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.



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Freeze-damaged homes might qualify for property tax reduction

As of March 31, HCAD said it had only received about 150 applications for the exemption.

As part of President Joe Biden’s plan to reopen schools safely nationwide, the department’s National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option is being expanded beyond the summertime. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
USDA extends free school meals provision through 2021-22 school year

Schools nationwide will be able to serve nutritious meals to all students free of charge regardless of eligibility through June 30, 2022, officials announced.

Desert Industries opened April 15. (Courtesy Desert Industries)
Deseret Industries thrift store now open on FM 1960 in Cy-Fair

The new store opened last week with clothing, home goods and more.

Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston region in 2017. (Vanessa Holt/Community Impact Newspaper)
How Harris County residents can prepare for hurricane season

After the most active hurricane season on record in 2020, Harris County officials said residents should be prepared for the upcoming season starting June 1.

Phase 1 is designed to hold 667 acre-feet, or roughly 217 million gallons of stormwater, while Phase 2—which is still under design—is expected to hold an additional 600 acre-feet, or 190 million gallons of stormwater, upon completion. (Courtesy Harris County Flood Control District)
Flood control district completes Phase 1 of Aldine Westfield Stormwater Detention Basin

Phase 1 is designed to hold 667 acre-feet, or roughly 217 million gallons of stormwater, while Phase 2—which is still under design—is expected to hold an additional 600 acre-feet, or 190 million gallons of stormwater, upon completion.

Klein ISD will begin accepting student applications for its new tuition-free virtual school, Klein Virtual Academy, on April 23. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Application process for Klein Virtual Academy to launch April 23; masks could be optional by June 1

The new school will be open to students in fourth to 12th grades who are meeting grade-level readiness standards, have fewer than 10 absences, and are engaged and active learners.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo speaks at an April 19 press conference at a mass-vaccination site at NRG Park. (Screenshot courtesy Facebook Live).
Harris County accepting walk-ins for vaccine at NRG Park

As demand for vaccines has fallen, officials are looking for ways to make them more accessible.

Cy-Fair ISD's mask mandate is set to end June 7. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)
End in sight for Cy-Fair ISD's mask mandate, future of virtual learning still uncertain

Superintendent Mark Henry released a statement about the future of the district's mask mandate and virtual learning option.

More COVID-19 cases were confirmed last week in Cy-Fair ISD. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)
78 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Cy-Fair ISD schools April 12-18

The district saw about a 9% decrease in new cases confirmed over the previous week.

The project will add dual left-turn lanes at Cutten Road, Breton Ridge Street and the Willowbrook Mall entrances as well as lengthen all turning lanes on FM 1960 between Centerfield Drive and Cutten Road to provide additional space for vehicles. (Graphic by Ronald Winters/Community Impact Newspaper)
Construction on Willowbrook-area FM 1960 improvement project delayed for third time

Construction on the project is now expected to begin in December 2021 and will take roughly 28 months to complete.