Spring area welcomes Crafty Crab restaurant and more Houston metro news

The home-style seafood restaurant is inspired by New Orleans cuisine and offers seafood boils, featuring crab, lobster, shrimp, crawfish, clams and mussels. (Courtesy Crafty Crab)
The home-style seafood restaurant is inspired by New Orleans cuisine and offers seafood boils, featuring crab, lobster, shrimp, crawfish, clams and mussels. (Courtesy Crafty Crab)

The home-style seafood restaurant is inspired by New Orleans cuisine and offers seafood boils, featuring crab, lobster, shrimp, crawfish, clams and mussels. (Courtesy Crafty Crab)

Read the latest business and community news from the Greater Houston area.

Spring-Klein

Crafty Crab now open for takeout on FM 1960

Crafty Crab, located at 211 FM 1960 W., Ste. L, Houston, began offering takeout Aug. 8. The home-style seafood restaurant is inspired by New Orleans cuisine and offers seafood boils, featuring crab, lobster, shrimp, crawfish, clams and mussels; fried items, including catfish, tilapia and calamari; steamed oysters and scallops; and gumbo.

Virus Kill Sanitation now open in Spring



Virus Kill Sanitation opened Aug. 18 at 17150 Butte Creek Road, Ste. 219, Houston. The business specializes in virus, bacteria and fungi sanitation and disinfection for residential and commercial properties using materials that are less harsh than bleach.

Painted Tree Marketplace to open Champions-area boutique

Painted Tree Marketplace plans to open a new boutique in the former location of Palais Royal at 5407 FM 1960 W., Houston, later this fall.

The Woodlands

Shogun Japanese Gill and Sushi Bar-Gyusho plans September opening at Harmony Commons Plaza

A new location of Shogun Japanese Gill and Sushi Bar-Gyusho is expected to open next month off of the Grand Parkway in Spring, according to NewQuest Properties.

The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival shifts to online for October event

The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival announced for the 15th anniversary of the festival, this year's event will be held for free online from Oct. 17-18.

Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood

Houston-area Milano Nail Spa opens new location in Kingwood Place shopping center

Milano Nail Spa opened June 1 at 20045 Northpark Drive, Ste. 300, Kingwood, in the Kingwood Place retail center. The nail salon franchise has multiple locations in the Houston area. The business offers manicures, pedicures and waxing services.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Premier Properties to open real estate office in Kings Harbor development

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Premier Properties will open a new office this fall at 1660 W. Lake Houston Parkway, Ste. 505, Kingwood. The residential and commercial real estate company is located in the Kings Harbor development, according to a news release from Dancie Perugini Ware Public Relations.

Starbucks now open in Kingwood Place shopping center

A Starbucks opened July 27 at 30130 Rock Creek Drive, Ste. 100, Kingwood, in the Kingwood Place retail center. The international coffee chain offers hot and cold coffee and espresso beverages, teas, sandwiches and pastries. The location has a drive-thru, free Wi-Fi and outdoor seating, and it employs 25 people, according to a Starbucks spokesperson.

Heights-River Oaks-Montrose

Heights roundup: A new coney on the block, plus Killen's, coffee and crawfish

Take a look around what is new in the Heights area this past month and what is coming in September.

Sugar Land-Missouri City

Painted Tree Marketplace to open Sugar Land boutique in First Colony Commons

Painted Tree Marketplace plans to open a new boutique in the former location of Babies R Us in First Colony Commons at 15555 Hwy. 59, Sugar Land, in early November.

Sugar Land to observe Healthcare Heroes Week on Aug. 24-28

To honor health care workers in the community, Sugar Land residents are invited to deck the city blue by replacing their porch lights with blue bulbs, tying blue ribbons around trees in their yard, and taping blue hearts to their front door or windows.

Tomball-Magnolia

Boutiques, barbershops and burgers: 6 new businesses in Tomball, Magnolia

From antique boutique Tomball Treasures to Burlap Ranch Baby, the Tomball and Magnolia area continues to see business openings and expansions.

Cy-Fair

IDEA Lab Kids now open with new pod learning program in Cypress

Cy-Fair High School alum Shivam Bhakta opened a new location of IDEA Lab Kids in early July at 11808 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress.

The facility offers after-school programs, summer camps and birthday parties.

Menu at Bananas Thai Cuisine traced back to family recipes

When Brodhi Atley goes grocery shopping to pick up supplies for the restaurant he manages—Bananas Thai Cuisine on FM 529 in Cy-Fair—he said his shopping cart looks a little different from the rest of the customers.

Katy

Venezuelan family opens first U.S. El Kourmet location in Katy area

The Vielma family migrated their restaurant, first established in their home city of Mérida, Venezuela, to the Katy area in 2015.

Nola Valente, Beth Marshall, Hannah Zedaker, Shawn Arrajj, Kelly Schafler, Matt Dulin, Claire Shoop, Andy Li, Adriana Rezal, Danica Lloyd, Andrew Christman and Ben Thompson contributed to this report.