ROUNDUP: 8 businesses recently opened, coming soon or relocating to Old Town Spring

Several businesses have recently opened in, are coming soon to, are relocating to or are celebrating anniversaries in Old Town Spring. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)
Several businesses have recently opened in, are coming soon to, are relocating to or are celebrating anniversaries in Old Town Spring. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)

Several businesses have recently opened in, are coming soon to, are relocating to or are celebrating anniversaries in Old Town Spring. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)

Several locally owned businesses have recently opened in, are coming soon to or are relocating to Old Town Spring.

In addition to these businesses, Old Town Spring launched its weekly farmers market May 1, which is held every Friday from 2:30-6:30 p.m. in the
Immanuel United Church of Christ parking lot. For more information about the Old Town Spring Farmer's Market and for weekly updates on vendors, click here.

Now Open


1. Blue Buffalo Mercantile, a Texas-based boutique, celebrated its grand opening in Old Town Spring on May 16 at 217 Main St., Spring. The Western-style retail boutique offers clothing for women and children, in addition to candles, welcome signs, bath products and more. www.bluebuffalomercantile.com

2. After several months of only offering beer to go, Excalibur Brewing held the soft opening of its taproom and biergarten March 7. Located in Old Town Spring at 26510 Border St., Ste. A, Spring, Excalibur Brewing is a small-batch craft brewpub that offers more than 15 brews in half-pints, pints, 16-ounce crowlers and 32-ounce crowlers. Beers available range from "Young Arthur" and "Key Lime High" to "Moat Juice" and "Captain Fishbeard." 832-592-7637. www.excaliburbrewing.com

3. The Junk Between Us, a thrift and consignment store in Old Town Spring, celebrated its grand opening May 2. Located at 26408 Preston Ave., Spring, the store offers a wide variety of items, ranging from home decor and furniture to gently used clothing and jewelry. 832-244-1516. www.facebook.com/thejunkbetweenus

4. Following a soft opening in mid-March, ManBasics celebrated its grand opening in Old Town Spring on May 23. While ManBasics has been operational since 2018, the business's first physical storefront is located at 419 Gentry St., Ste. 104, Spring. The business specializes in high-quality men's grooming products, including beard oils, balms, washes and scrubs; handcrafted soaps; lotions; and more. The new storefront also includes a barbershop, which offers a variety of men's grooming services, including haircuts, straight razor shaves and beard trims. In addition to its new Old Town Spring location, ManBasics also has a kiosk in The Woodlands Mall and is a regular vendor at local farmers markets in The Woodlands and Old Town Spring. 936-443-3201. www.manbasics.com

Coming Soon


5. Twisted Sisters Nutrition Shack plans to open in early August at 200-2 Noble St., Spring. Owned by sisters Emilee Hamilton and Kaitlin Morris, all of the products at Twisted Sisters Nutrition Shack will be sugar free and lo-carb, including its meal replacement shakes, loaded and beauty teas, specialty teas and energy Jell-O shots. www.facebook.com/twistedsistersnutrition

Relocations


6. Spring-based boutique Golden Gypsies relocated within Old Town Spring from 134 Main St., Spring, to 214 Main St., Spring, on July 11. The accessory store and gift shop specializes in women's jewelry, gifts and home decor. 281-288-0005. https://shopatggs.myshopify.com/



Anniversaries



By Hannah Zedaker
Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. In January 2019, she was promoted to serve as the editor of the Spring/Klein edition where she covers Spring ISD and Harris County Commissioners Court, in addition to business, development and transportation news.


MOST RECENT

The overall death total in Harris County hit 805, with the majority of deaths—78%—occurring in individuals ages 60 and older. (Community Impact staff)
Harris County coronavirus count: 17 deaths confirmed Aug. 5, including man in his 20s

The overall death total hit 805, with the majority of deaths—78%—occurring in individuals ages 60 and older.

Harris County Public Health provides daily updates on the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county. (Ronald Winters/Community Impact Newspaper)
DATA: Confirmed, active COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Spring, Klein for Aug. 5

This number has increased by 74 cases since Aug. 4 and includes 1,264 active cases, 2,228 recoveries and 38 deaths.

The Confederate Soldiers Monument stands on the south grounds of the Texas Capitol. A group of Democratic lawmakers have called for its removal, along with other statues and portraits honoring the Confederacy. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
State legislators seek removal of Confederate monuments at Texas Capitol

The decision may ultimately lie with Gov. Greg Abbott and the rest of the State Preservation Board, which last year authorized the removal of a plaque in the Capitol that said slavery was not an underlying cause of the Confederate rebellion.

Frassati Catholic High School is offering in-person and remote learning options for families in the upcoming 2020-21 school year, which will begin Aug. 12. (Courtesy Frassati Catholic High School)
Religious private schools in Spring, Klein see renewed interest ahead of 2020-21 school year

Local religious private schools, including Frassati Catholic High School and Northland Christian School, will begin the fall semester with in-person instruction Aug. 12; Providence Classical School will begin the school year with in-person instruction Aug. 24.

A notice to proceed with construction was issued April 13 on a project to widen Riley Fuzzel Road from a two-lane asphalt roadway to a five-lane concrete paved section with improved drainage between Elm Street and the Hardy Toll Road. (Graphic by Ronald Winters/Community Impact Newspaper)
Construction continues on Riley Fuzzel Road expansion

The project will also realign the road at West Hardy Street to incorporate a four-way intersection and close the railroad crossing at Caroline Street to accommodate a new railroad crossing north of Riley Fuzzel Road.

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown will remain closed for the 2020 season due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, park officials announced Aug. 4. (Courtesy Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown)
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown to remain closed for 2020 season

According to the announcement, all 2020 Hurricane Harbor Splashtown season passes and pre-purchased tickets will be valid for the 2021 season.

A total of 723 of the new cases were confirmed in Harris County outside of the city of Houston, which is the most to be confirmed outside of the city in a single day. (Community Impact staff)
Harris County coronavirus count: 1,438 new cases, 22 deaths confirmed Aug. 4

A total of 723 of the new cases were confirmed in Harris County outside of the city of Houston, which is the most to be confirmed outside of the city in a single day.

Harris County Public Health provides daily updates on the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county. (Ronald Winters/Community Impact Newspaper)
DATA: Confirmed, active COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Spring, Klein for Aug. 4

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases across nine Spring- and Klein-area ZIP codes has increased by 119 cases since July Aug. 3.

With some Harris County residents waiting up to two weeks to get test results, the county has announced a maximum turnaround time of 3-5 days on county-sponsored tests moving forward. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Harris County announces evening testing hours, faster turnaround on COVID-19 tests

With some Harris County residents waiting up to two weeks to get test results, the county has announced a maximum turnaround time of 3-5 days on county-sponsored tests moving forward.

In the last year, Whataburger launched a new, modern restaurant design and began offering curbside and delivery services for the first time amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the release. (Courtesy Elizabeth James for Whataburger)
Whataburger to celebrate 70th anniversary, unveil food truck, expand into 3 states

Nine more new Whataburger locations are planned by year's end, and 35 new restaurants are proposed for 2021.