ROUNDUP: 18 Spring-Klein business updates readers may have missed in January

Menu items at Coreanos range from Kimcheese fries and Korean barbecue burritos to Korean barbecue tacos and rice bowls. (Courtesy Coreanos)
Menu items at Coreanos range from Kimcheese fries and Korean barbecue burritos to Korean barbecue tacos and rice bowls. (Courtesy Coreanos)

Menu items at Coreanos range from Kimcheese fries and Korean barbecue burritos to Korean barbecue tacos and rice bowls. (Courtesy Coreanos)

Several businesses have either recently opened or are coming soon, expanding or relocating in the Spring and Klein area.

In addition to these business updates published by Community Impact Newspaper throughout the month of January, Lone Star College opened its Houston North Fallbrook campus on Jan. 19, Spring ISD opened the Westfield High School Ninth-Grade Center on Jan. 5 and Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman's Office released a C4 Now custom mobile app on Jan. 11 to inform residents of real-time crime and traffic hazards.

Now open

1. Godfather's Pizza opened a new location at 5275 Louetta Road, Spring, on Jan. 11. The pizzeria offers create-your-own and specialty pizzas available in six sizes, from mini to jumbo. The menu also features wings, salads, breadsticks and a variety of dessert options. 281-257-0100. www.godfathers.com

2. Following a soft opening Jan. 23, Island Fin Poke Co. celebrated the grand opening of its new location in The Shops on Gosling at 24345 Gosling Road, Ste. 120, Spring on Jan. 30. According to franchise co-owner Matt Gustafson, this is the first of three franchise locations planned to open over the next two years in the north Houston area. The Hawaiian-style restaurant allows patrons to create their own poke bowl by choosing from eight proteins, more than 25 toppings, house-made sauces and specialty mix-ins. According to Gustafson, patrons can enjoy locally and responsibly sourced ingredients in a beach-shack environment. 832-310-0261. www.islandfinpoke.com


3. Dickey's Barbecue Pit opened a new location in mid-January at 17045 Stuebner Airline Road, Spring. The Texas barbecue franchise, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, offers a variety of barbecue plates and sandwiches and boasts fall-off-the-bone ribs and pit-smoked wings. Pickup, delivery and catering services are available at the new location. 281-826-3375. www.dickeys.com

4. Following a soft opening Dec. 22, Coreanos celebrated its grand opening Jan. 9 at 6880 Louetta Road, Spring. This is the fourth location of the food truck, which specializes in Mexican-Korean fusion cuisine. Menu items range from Kimcheese fries and Korean barbecue burritos to Korean barbecue tacos and rice bowls. 281-380-1612. www.coreanostx.com

5. Desi Vibes TX opened Nov. 14 at 7912 Louetta Road, Spring. Owned by Mohammad Asif Rao and Kerrie Bikram, the food truck specializes in Pakistani and Caribbean cuisine with menu items ranging from chicken biryani and onion pakoras to Caribbean-style seafood fritters and jerk chicken fries. 832-928-1835. www.facebook.com/desivibestx

6. Algoo Buenoo celebrated its grand opening at 16314 Stuebner Airline Road, Spring, on Jan. 2. The new business offers protein doughnuts, gourmet shakes, energy teas and protein iced coffee. 832-610-5198. www.facebook.com/algoo.buenoo

7. Heart & Hustle CrossFit opened at 21901 Hwy. 249, Ste. 400, Houston, on Jan. 4. The new business is housed in a climate-controlled facility that features state-of-the-art equipment. It offers five different classes that cater to all levels of experience and that incorporate high-intensity interval training, weightlifting and cardio circuits. Heart & Hustle CrossFit will host a grand opening celebration Feb. 13 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. that will include a community workout of the day and an open house. The event will also feature local vendors, including Bearded Fox Brewing Co., PeachTree Custom Designs, Mudslingers H-Town and Sugar Viking CBD Recovery. 832-377-7153. www.hxhcrossfit.com

8. Finesse BJJ celebrated the grand opening of its new studio at 17711 Kuykendahl Road, Ste. A, Spring, on Jan. 16. The martial arts and fitness studio offers Brazilian jiujitsu classes for adults of all ages and anti-bully Brazilian jiujitsu self-defense classes for children age 5 and older. 281-542-8008. www.finessebjj.com

9. D1 Training, a new fitness training facility, opened its doors at 8727 W. Rayford Road, Ste. 150, Spring, on Dec. 7. Owner Nate Jones joins a list of other franchise owners that includes Super Bowl MVP Von Miller, Tim Tebow and Michael Oher. D1 Training has more than 45 performance centers open with 99 additional locations in development. 713-714-7476. www.d1training.com

10. Waxing the City celebrated its grand opening in Grand Parkway Marketplace on Jan. 22. Located at 6630 Spring Stuebner Road, Ste. 510, Spring, the studio offers a variety of waxing services for men and women as well as eyelash and eyebrow tinting. 832-761-7206. www.waxingthecity.com

11. University Title Co. opened a new location Dec. 21 at 16000 Stuebner Airline Road, Ste. 150, Spring. This is the fourth location for the Texas-based company, which is a full-service title and real estate settlement provider that handles residential and commercial closings. 832-234-2210. www.utitle.com

12. Lance and Tessa Elrod opened Next Step Financial Transitions LLC in early January with appointments available upon request at 118 Vintage Park Blvd., Ste. W712, Houston. The husband-and-wife team are both certified financial planners and offer personalized financial advice and investment management services. With more than 20 years of combined experience, the Elrods specialize in helping families and individuals navigate life transitions such as starting a family, buying a first home, career changes, retirement and divorce. Next Step Financial Transitions offers fee-only services with no account minimums. 832-856-2825. www.nsfinancialtransitions.com

13. Camp Lone Star, an outdoor Lutheran ministry, opened its second campus in October at 22610 Tuwa Road, Tomball. Known as the Pines Campus, the camp and retreat center offers guests of varied ages venue space for Christian-focused events, including weddings, summer camps and overnight retreats, according to Site Manager Wendy Kaiser. Camp Lone Star's first location is the La Grange Campus, located in La Grange. 979-968-1657. www.lomt.com/index.html

Coming soon

14. New England-based Wing It On plans to open its first Greater Houston-area location at 7316 Louetta Road, Ste. B303, Spring, in early 2021. Known for its fresh, all-natural wings and sandwiches, the eatery boasts 18 signature sauces and six dry rubs for its classic-style wings, boneless tenders and thigh wings. The restaurant will also offer entree salads as well as sides such as Super Slaw; Loaded Street Corn; and straight-cut, waffle or curly fries, which can be seasoned with a patron's choice of seven different rubs. www.wingiton.com

15. Chipotle plans to open a location in early February in CityPlace at Springwoods Village, located at 1400 Lake Plaza Drive, Ste. D, Spring. The eatery is known for its build-your-own burritos, burrito bowls, lifestyle bowls, salads and tacos. www.chipotle.com

Expansions

16. Northwood Montessori School celebrated the grand opening of its new toddler building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Jan. 29. Located at 14901 Welcome Lane, Houston, the preschool first opened in 1975 and offers a toddler program for children ages 18 months to 3 years and a primary program for children ages 3-6. 281-444-9433. www.northwoodmontessori.com

Relocations

17. The Popcorn Bag relocated from 8701 Spring Cypress Road, Ste. F, Spring, to 9337 Spring Cypress Road, Spring, in late January. Owned by Tim Voigt, the business opened in December 2011 and specializes in gourmet popcorn, boasting more than 40 sweet and savory flavors that change seasonally. 281-251-8465. www.mypopcornbag.com

18. Consultants in Dental Aesthetics and Houston Sleep Apnea relocated from 9720 Cypresswood Drive, Ste. 200, Houston, to 9700 Louetta Road, Spring, on Jan. 18. Both led by Dr. Michael J. Landry, the practices offer comprehensive dental care and sleep apnea treatment. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be hosted Feb. 11 at 3 p.m. in honor of the new facility's grand opening. 281-370-8786 (CDA), 281-612-3153 (HSA). www.dr-landry.com, www.hsapnea.com

Andrew Christman, Anna Lotz, Danica Lloyd, Adriana Rezal 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.