IMPACT ROUNDUP: Junk Chic comes to Old Town Spring, Courtyard by Marriott opens in Springwoods Village

Coming soon: Jen and Matt Newport opened Junk Chic Designs four years ago in Richmond, offering antique furnishings customized with “shabby chic” makeovers, using chalk- and milk-based paints to give worn furniture a fresh appeal, co-owner Ryan Evans said.

Ryan and Holly Evans partnered with the Newports and decided to move from being a warehouse-based business in the Richmond to a storefront in a large yellow house in Old Town Spring.

Junk Chic Designs plans an August opening at 201 Midway St., Spring.

Evans said the idea behind the shop is to recycle old material into something new and decorative.

“We buy vintage or antique solid wood products or we get them from Craigslist or rescue them from the trash and everything in between,” Evans said. “If they are beyond repair we cut them up and recycle that wood and turn it into something else.”

Evans said the store will sell paints, finishes, refinished antique furniture and will take customization orders. The owners also plan to work with vendors to stock organic soaps, clothing, candles and other boutique items.

The store plans to offer military and first-responder discounts, as both Ryan Evans and Matt Newport have worked in law enforcement.


Other Impacts:
NOW OPEN: A 125-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel opened Friday at 22742 Holzwarth Road, Spring. It is the second hotel to open in Springwoods Village. A Residence Inn by Marriott opened in November 2015. Both hotels are owned by Dallas-based Woodbine Development. 281-353-1910.

COMING SOON: The opening of a new location for Woodlands-based Fish and Camaron has been pushed back to late August. A Spring area location is planned for 25219 Kuykendahl Road. The restaurant serves a variety of fresh fish and shrimp with a selection of signature salsas ranging from mild to spicy in flavor. 713-389-5363.

COMING SOON: Pinot’s Palette, a franchise that offers painting classes alongside a bar serving beer and wine, will open Aug. 18 at 5505 FM 1960 W., Ste. 512, Houston. The location also books private events including corporate team-building and children’s parties. An instructor leads the sessions, where each participant creates an original painting. 713-487-8289.

COMING SOON: Lupe Tortilla restaurant at 5482-B FM 1960 West moved its upcoming opening date to Sept. 1. The Tex-Mex restaurant chain offers fajitas, soups and salads, a vegetarian menu and Mexican specialties including carne asada and fajitas. The location also offers catering.


Services offered at the facility include 3D mammography, screening mammograms and bone densitometry. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Solis Mammography now open in the Shops at Chasewood Park

Services offered at the facility include 3D Mammography, screening mammograms and bone densitometry.

City of Houston Mayor Pro Tem Jerry Davis, who currently holds the District B seat on the Houston City Council, addressed the Harris County Commissioners Court Dec. 3. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)
Harris County considers legality, liability of removing Houston City Council Member District B race from Dec. 14 runoff ballot

Harris County commissioners have questions about the removal of the race for Houston City Council Member District B from the Dec. 14 runoff election and what it could mean for future elections.

The Greater Houston area is expected to see a net gain of 42,300 jobs in 2020. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Greater Houston region expected to see slower job growth in 2020

The Greater Houston area is expected to see a net gain of 42,300 jobs in 2020.

Loving Choice Pregnancy Help Center opened Dec. 2 at 17835 Kuykendahl Road, Ste. 103, Spring. (Courtesy Loving Choice Pregnancy Help Center)
Loving Choice Pregnancy Help Center now open on Kuykendahl Road

The center provides information, support, referrals and education to expectant mothers and fathers who are faced with an unplanned pregnancy.

Palava and The Tailored Teacher will host a toddler story time event Dec. 18. (Courtesy The Tailored Teacher)
The To-Do List: 12 events, things to do in Spring and Klein through December

A trivia night, eating cookies with Santa and celebrating the start of a new decade are just a few things to do in the Spring and Klein community throughout December.

The pizzeria, which specializes in Neapolitan and Roman-style pizzas, will hold its grand opening in Spring in early 2020. (Courtesy 1000 Degrees Pizza)
1000 Degrees Pizza opening soon at Birnham Woods Marketplace in Spring

The pizza franchise is planning a mid-December soft launch before its grand opening in early January.

Spring ISD raises pay for middle school substitute teachers in face of shortage

In hopes of having an easier time filling substitute teacher requests, the Spring ISD board of trustees approved a temporary pay increase for substitute teachers who take assignments at six middle school campuses during its Oct. 8 meeting.

Petition demands action at rundown FM 1960 building

Residents of the Spring and Klein area hope to finally see change at a longtime nuisance building or a property that is abandoned or in severe disrepair—located on FM 1960 through a petition demanding action.

Harris County Commissioners Court
Harris County unanimously approves plan for Healthy Food Financing Initiative program

The countywide competitive grant program will provide funding to support healthy food retail, nutrition education and urban agriculture in underserved communities.

The shop will offer a variety of doughnuts made fresh daily as well as scratch-made kolaches featuring Kiolbassa sausages.
Southern Maid Donuts to celebrate grand opening in Spring on Dec. 15

The shop will offer a variety of doughnuts made fresh daily as well as scratch-made kolaches featuring Kiolbassa sausages.

Smashburger Vintage Park and Willowbrook locations now closed

In addition to beef, chicken and black bean burgers, the restaurant also offered milkshakes, fries and side salads.

The Harris County Precinct 4 Parks Department has several projects under construction in the Spring and Klein area, which will piece together the Cypress Creek Greenway. (Photos by Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)
Champion Forest Park to open in first quarter 2020

The new park will include a small playground, three soccer fields, walking trails, picnic tables, ample lighting, a permeable surface parking lot and restroom facilities.

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