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.


Junk Chic Designs plans an August opening in Old Town Spring. (via Courtesy Junk Chic Designs)

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Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of the paper in March 2017.
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