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Kingwood-based Swamp Donkeys Crawfish and Seafood opens second location in Spring

Swamp Donkeys Crawfish and Seafood celebrated its grand opening March 13 at the Track Shack, located at 25811 W. Hardy Road, Spring. This is the second location for the Kingwood-based business, which specializes in selling live and boiled crawfish, shrimp and crab as well as its signature seasoning blend.


Dottie’s Gelato and Italian Ices coming soon to Main Street in Tomball

Dottie’s Gelato and Italian Ices will be coming to Main Street in Tomball at the end of March, according to business owner Lorraine Featherston. Soon to be located at the rear entrance of 411 W Main St., Tomball, the gelato shop will offer homemade gelato with natural ingredients, waffle cones and bowls, and espresso and other coffee beverages.


Kumon Math and Reading Program now open in Bridgeland

A new location of Kumon Math and Reading Program is now open in the Bridgeland area at 10611 Fry Road, Ste. B2-200, Cypress, within the Lakeland Village Center, according to a March 16 press release from the Howard Hughes Corp.

Bay Area

ROUNDUP: The Lost Cajun opens in League City and more business news

Here is a roundup of recent business news from the Bay Area.

League City to paint ‘mini murals’; local artists encouraged to apply

To increase public art and make League City more attractive, officials are launching a campaign to paint “mini murals” on traffic utility boxes across the city through the fall.

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Thai eatery and coffee house Silom Station to open in Sugar Land this May

Silom Station, a Thai Cottage Group restaurant, is planning to open in May at 222 Hwy. 6, Ste. 500, Sugar Land. The restaurant will serve Thai food and coffee.

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Mr. Gatti's Pizza to open third Houston-area eatery in Kingwood

Mr. Gatti’s Pizza, a pizza franchise, will open an eatery in late April or early May at 1345 Kingwood Drive, Kingwood. Franchisee owners Jessi Juarez and Viviana De La Cruz said the eatery is a full-service buffet offering pizzas, pastas, salads and chicken wings and has an arcade. It offers pickup but will also deliver in the future.

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River Oaks Theatre likely to close despite further negotiations

After new negotiations offered some hope that the historic River Oaks Theatre could be saved, a statement from the owner suggests time has run out.

Matt Dulin, Kelly Schafler, Colleen Ferguson, Adriana Rezal, Hannah Zedaker, Shawn Arrajj, Jake Magee and Claire Shoop contributed to this report.