Goodwoods British Market gains new ownership, POPPs relocates: 24 Spring-Klein business updates readers may have missed in May

Alix Attaway took ownership of Goodwoods British Market on May 15 following the retirement of her father, Richard Goodlad, who owned the business for the past 31 years. (Courtesy Goodwoods British Market)
Alix Attaway took ownership of Goodwoods British Market on May 15 following the retirement of her father, Richard Goodlad, who owned the business for the past 31 years. (Courtesy Goodwoods British Market)

Alix Attaway took ownership of Goodwoods British Market on May 15 following the retirement of her father, Richard Goodlad, who owned the business for the past 31 years. (Courtesy Goodwoods British Market)

Several businesses have either recently opened or are coming soon, expanding or relocating in the Spring and Klein area. Additionally, throughout the month of May Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 began construction on its new 43-acre campus in Spring, the Harris County Elections Administrator Office announced eight new branch office locations countywide, and Houston Methodist announced plans for a new 400-bed hospital in Cypress.

Editor's note: Listings that are not numbered are not mapped.

Now open

1. House of Roux celebrated its grand opening May 15 at 317 Gentry St., Spring. Located in Old Town Spring, the new cafe offers traditional Cajun cuisine for lunch and dinner with menu items ranging from boudin balls and boudin egg rolls to chicken and sausage gumbo and gumbo pot pie—a House of Roux original. Owned by Abbey Hebert and Cody Nicholson, House of Roux's dishes are inspired by the flavors found in Hebert's hometown in Louisiana's Acadia Parish. www.houseofroux.com

2. Beard Papa's, a cream puff bakery, celebrated the grand opening of its new location in The Market at Springwoods Village on May 8. Beard Papa's allows patrons to build their own cream puffs by choosing from eight types of cream puff shells and eight cream filling flavors. The new business is located at 2174 Spring Stuebner Road, Ste. 360, Spring, and also offers desserts, including chocolate fondant, cheesecake and creme brulee as well as blended cream drinks. 281-651-5727. www.beardpapas.com


3. Tami Zimmerman opened Sweet Inspirations at 6054 FM 2920, Spring, on April 26. The tea room, cafe and gift shop offers a selection of hot and iced teas as well as homemade desserts, sandwiches, soups, salads and quiche. The cafe also offers a variety of take-and-bake casseroles and specialty desserts, which can be ordered 24-48 hours in advance of pickup. Also available to host private parties, Sweet Inspirations will celebrate its grand opening June 5. 346-351-2144. www.mysweetestinspiration.com

4. Blended Paradise Energy & Nutrition celebrated its grand opening May 1 at 16716 Stuebner Airline Road, Spring. The new business offers a variety of fat-burning energy teas as well as protein shakes and protein coffee drinks. 346-808-7300. www.facebook.com/blendedparadisetx

5. Vintage Chicks Old Town Market celebrated its grand opening May 22 at 123 Midway St., Ste. D, Spring. The boutique will offer handcrafted home decor, painted furniture, clothing and accessories. 281-671-0086. www.facebook.com/chicksmkt

6. The Fellow Cavern celebrated its grand opening May 22 at 123 Midway St., Ste. B, Spring. Located in Old Town Spring, the new business offers a variety of antiques, records, clothing, collectibles and home decor. 346-308-0645. www.facebook.com/the-fellow-cavern-109407884632171

7. Dotson Healthcare Institute, a locally owned nonprofit, began offering medical courses at 14300 Cornerstone Village Drive, Ste. 226, Houston on May 17. Owner Nicole Dotson said the facility's accelerated phlebotomy course is a 20-hour course for individuals who already have experience in the medical field who want to enhance their skills or learn a new skill in a five-day or two-day session. Students still must take their National Healthcareer Association exam before receiving the certification. Dotson said the business also hopes to receive approval and licensing in July from the Texas Workforce Commission to begin offering a six-week phlebotomy course and a four-week certified nursing assistant course. Unlike the accelerated course, the new programs will offer training for individuals with no experience in the medical field who want to gain the foundation to enter the industry, Dotson said. 832-286-4271. www.dotsonhealthcareinstitute.org

8. Sulcata Psychiatry opened June 1 inside The Work Lodge, located at 118 Vintage Park Blvd., Ste. W609, Houston. The practice is led by Stoni Johnston, who is a licensed and board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Sulcata Psychiatry offers a variety of services including psychiatric evaluation, diagnosis and treatment planning; follow-up treatment and medication management; cognitive testing; genetic pharmacology testing; and medical laboratory testing. 281-747-8588. www.sulcatapsychiatry.com

Christe Cantu launched her new business, Balloon Mama, out of her Spring-area home on March 30. According to Cantu, the new business offers custom balloon garlands and balloon mosaics for special occasions that can be delivered across the Greater Houston area. Balloon Mama also offers garlands to-go, which can be ready for pick-up within 48 hours. Basic three-color garlands to-go start at $50, however, customers can customize their garland with additional colors or by incorporating vinyl, chrome balloons or Mylar balloons at an additional cost. 713-447-5301. www.theballoonmama.com

Husband and wife Rick Holland and Rene Vasquez Holland launched their business, Spring Harvest TX, out of their Spring-area home in February. The urban farm grows a variety of nutrient-rich microgreens, including broccoli, sunflower, wheat grass, barley grass, arugula, beets, daikon radish and purple radish, which customers can incorporate into their daily diets. All microgreens are grown to order in a controlled environment from organic seeds with no pesticides, and they are harvested within 24 hours of delivery. 281-814-9779. www.springharvesttx.com

Coming Soon

9. Dutch Bros Coffee is planning to open a second Spring-area coffee shop at 5258 FM 2920, Spring, a Dutch Bros Coffee spokesperson confirmed May 11. As previously reported by Community Impact Newspaper, Dutch Bros Coffee is also planning to open a coffee shop at 19366 I-45, Spring, which will be the first for the Greater Houston area. With more than 400 locations across 11 states, the Oregon-based drive-thru coffee company serves specialty coffee, smoothies, freezes, teas, a private-label Dutch Bros Blue Rebel energy drink and nitrogen-infused cold brew coffee. Both Spring locations will be locally operated by Todd Sesock and are slated to open this summer. www.dutchbros.com

10. Stacked Pickle, an Indiana-based sports bar, will celebrate the grand opening of its first Houston location June 11 at 6944 FM 1960 W. Road. Known for its burgers, wings and beer, the restaurant will also offer healthier options, including wraps and salads, as well as a children’s menu and a full bar with signature cocktails. 832-775-8353. www.stackedpickle.com

Relocations

11. POPPS opened in its new, larger location in Old Town Spring at 216 Midway St., Spring on April 29. Formerly located at 317 Gentry St., Spring, the self-proclaimed "Purveyors of Perfect Popcorn" boast more than 30 varieties of small-batch, artisan popcorn with flavors ranging from dill pickle and barbecue bacon to caramel pecan and cinnamon red hot. In addition to gourmet popcorn, POPPS offers a variety of candy, cotton candy, slushees and ice cream. 346-351-1391. www.poppstexas.com

12. Evolve Alchemy moved less than a mile from its former location on FM 2920 and opened in a new, larger space at 3624 FM 2920, Ste. 1, Spring, on May 5. The business sells intention and herbal candles, crystals and stones, incense, jewelry, smudge and other items used in meditation practice and energy work. Additionally, Evolve Alchemy offers reiki, crystal sessions, akashic readings, intuitive and life coaching readings, and hosts reiki and spiritual connection classes and workshops. 281-719-0960. www.evolvealchemy.com

13. The Champions-area Billiard Factory will relocate this summer from 6911 FM 1960, Houston, to 7210 N. Grand Pkwy. W., Ste. B, Spring. The business offers a selection of home entertainment furniture, including pool tables, foosball tables, air hockey tables, shuffleboards, and bar and game room furniture. During the grand opening celebration, which will run June 18-July 5, the new storefront will be offering a 15% discount on Texana pool tables and a 20% discount on Texana air hockey tables, foosball tables and shuffleboards. 281-444-5740. www.billiardfactory.com

14. Six vocational rehabilitation staff with the Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services moved May 18 from 444 Holderrieth Blvd., Ste. 3, Tomball, to the Workforce Solutions Gulf Coast office located at 17725 Hwy. 249, Houston, according to a May 11 news release. Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services provides a variety of services to assist eligible people with disabilities in preparing for, obtaining, retaining or advancing in competitive integrated employment. Similarly, Workforce Solutions Gulf Coast is a public workforce system in the 13-county Houston-Galveston region of Texas that helps employers meet their human resources needs and individuals build careers. 281-807-9462. www.wrksolutions.com

15. Mexcor International, a spirits importer and distributor, announced May 24 the relocation of its corporate headquarters from 8950 Railwood Drive, Houston, to a 28-acre facility located at 11177 Compaq Center W. Drive, Houston. Established in 1989, the Houston-based company imports and distributes more than 4,900 brands of spirits and wine from over 80 countries to all U.S. states, according to a news release. The new 250,000-square-foot facility contains a warehouse for the company’s direct imported products as well as a temperature-controlled warehouse for its liquor, wine and beer inventory. 713-979-0066. www.mexcor.com

Expansions

16. Beginning May 10, mobile showers and hygiene stations will be available to those in need every Monday at Northwest Assistance Ministries, through a new partnership with Houston-based nonprofit Moving Waters. Founded by Jennifer Park in 2019, Moving Waters aims to improve the quality of life for homeless individuals across the Greater Houston area by providing mobile showers and hygiene stations through partnerships with other assistance organizations. Those in need can visit Moving Waters' mobile shower and hygiene stations on Mondays at NAM, located at 15555 Kuykendahl Road, Houston. 832-790-7499. www.movingwaters-houston.org

17. SIRE Therapeutic Horsemanship will host a groundbreaking ceremony for its new education and visitor center June 8 at 10 a.m. Located at 4610 Sloangate Drive, Spring, SIRE was founded in 1983 and aims to improve the quality of life for people with special needs through therapeutic horsemanship activities and educational outreach. The education and visitor center will feature an indoor area for riders and families to handle medical issues such as seizures, medications and feeding tubes; handicap-friendly bathrooms to replace the facility's existing portable toilets; comfortable indoor and outdoor spaces for observing therapy; a multipurpose lounge for families to use; and a kitchen, classroom, conference room and office space. The new education and visitor center is just one component of a $3.5 million project to renovate the nonprofit's 37-acre Spring location, which will double the number of riders and families who can be served annually, upon completion. 281-356-7588. www.sire-htec.org

Anniversaries

Benjamin and Rachael Covey celebrated the first anniversary of their business, Fire Smart, LLC, in May. Based from their home in Spring, Fire Smart, LLC, is a fire safety consulting and education company that serves the entire Greater Houston area and is led by Ben who is credentialed in fire safety, structural firefighting, fire investigation and public safety education with advanced certifications in firefighting and fire safety applications. In addition to owning Fire Smart, LLC, Ben is also a firefighter/paramedic with the Houston Fire Department. The business specializes in customized in-home consultations during which families will receive a fire safety plan specific to their house's floor plan; an age-appropriate, individualized plan for each family member; fire prevention safety measures; home evaluation to minimize potential fire hazards; device recommendations and placement; and educational materials. 832-510-7205. www.firesmartusa.com

Name changes

18. Northwest Assistance Ministries has changed the name of its adult learning center to the NAM Learning & Vocational Training Center effective immediately, nonprofit officials announced in a news release May 21. According to the release, the name change is meant to better reflect the wide selection of training opportunities available to the community through the Learning Center, which aims to help adults gain the necessary skills to chart a career path that will lead to financial stability. The name change takes effect ahead of registration for fall classes, which opens June 14. This fall, the NAM Learning & Vocational Training Center will offer the following courses: administrative professional, certified nurse aid, certified sterile processing technician, community health worker, forklift operator certification with OSHA 10, A+ certification and quickbooks. Additionally, the Harris County Department of Education will resume holding English as a second language classes at NAM this July. 281-885-4523. www.namonline.org/learning

New ownership

19. Alix Attaway took ownership of Goodwoods British Market on May 15 following the retirement of her father, Richard Goodlad, who owned the business for the past 31 years. Located in Old Town Spring at 220 Gentry St., Spring, Goodwoods British Market opened in Old Town Spring in 1991 and offers a wide selection of food items from the United Kingdom ranging from pork and meat pies to pasties and tea. Attaway, who has worked at the family-owned British grocer since she was 13, had been shadowing and training under her father for the past two years prior to taking the reins. According to a May 15 news release, Attaway is a first-generation American and dual citizen of England who plans to use her public relations experience to further expand the business's online and in-person presence. Most recently, Attaway completed a full remodel of the store, the release stated. 281-419-7540. www.goodwoods.com

In the news

20. TOPS Surgical Specialty Hospital named Grant Magness as the Spring-area hospital's new CEO in an April 23 press release. According to the release, Magness previously served as administrator of Memorial Hermann Surgery Center Greater Heights and Memorial Hermann Endoscopy Center North Loop. According to the release, Magness is focused on leading a team with a deep strategic focus on quality, patient experience, operations and growth. In his role as CEO of TOPS Surgical Specialty Hospital, Magness will also oversee the TOPS Comprehensive Breast Centers located in Spring, Houston, The Woodlands and Kingwood. TOPS Surgical Specialty Hospital is located at 17080 Red Oak Drive, Houston, and offers state-of-the-art equipment allowing surgeons to perform procedures in the areas of ear, nose and throat; gastroenterology; general surgery; gynecology; hand surgery; orthopedics; pain management; plastic and reconstructive surgery; podiatry; spine surgery; and urology. The hospital features nine operating rooms and 15 medical/surgical beds. 281-539-2900. www.tops-hospital.com

Closings

21. After eight years in business, Robyn's Nest Boutique announced it would be closing its brick-and-mortar location at 6402 Louetta Road, Ste. 100, Spring, and transitioning to an online-only store effective April 23. The business first opened in 2013 and offers women's clothing, shoes, accessories and gift items. www.shoprobynsnest.net

Wesley Gardner and Kelly Schafler contributed to this report.
By Hannah Zedaker

Editor, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Hannah joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor of the Spring/Klein edition and later became the editor of both the Spring/Klein and Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood editions in June 2021. Hannah covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Hannah served as associate editor of The Houstonian, interned with Community Impact Newspaper and spent time writing for the Sam Houston State University College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and The Huntsville Item.



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