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 March, YMCA of Greater Houston announced the first phase of construction is slated to begin on The Holcomb Family YMCA this month, and officials with The Centrum announced plans to reopen the venue on April 4 for Easter Sunday. Additionally, CVS Health officials announced March 29 that they are now offering mental health counseling and care services at MinuteClinics inside five Houston-area CVS locations, two of which are in the Spring-Klein area.

Now open

1. Main Chick opened its second Greater Houston-area food truck at 16803 Stuebner Airline Road, Spring, on March 19. The food truck, which specializes in Nashville hot chicken, offers hot chicken tenders and sliders available in six heat levels ranging from no spice to Cluck It. Sides such as mac and cheese, waffle fries and coleslaw are also available. 713-739-8898.

2. Following a soft opening March 12, Uncle's BBQ celebrated its grand opening March 17 at 23211 Kuykendahl Road, Ste. D, Tomball. Menu items range from barbecue sandwiches, burgers and hot dogs to tacos and empanadas. Traditional barbecue sides including mac and cheese and potato salad are also available as well as desserts such as apple crisps and Oreo fried ice cream. The new barbecue joint offers takeout and curbside services as well as delivery. 346-298-9955.

3. Bimbimbox, an Asian grill and tea bar, hosted a soft opening March 31 at 10111 Louetta Road, Ste. 800, Houston. According to its website, the new concept is based on the popular Korean bibimbap and allows patrons to create their own Bimbimbox with their choice of savory grilled meats, hearty vegetables and homemade sauces. Freshly brewed loose-leaf teas topped with boba are also available in a variety of flavors. 281-789-0803.

4. Viva Jalisco Taqueria & Restaurant opened at 10800 Spring Cypress Road, Ste. 100, Tomball, on March 24. This is the fourth location for the taqueria, which specializes in authentic Mexican fare such as fajitas, carnitas and carne guisada. The new eatery also features a children's menu, beverages such aguas frescas and margaritas, and serves breakfast daily. 346-808-5886.

5. 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. 346-318-3708.

6. The fifth location of gourmet kolache and doughnut shop Karma Kolache celebrated its grand opening March 6 at 10211 Cypresswood Drive, Ste. 100, Houston—the former location of Pin’s Donuts. Kolache flavors range from cheeseburger and smoked brisket to boudin and pepperoni pizza. Cinnamon rolls, apple fritters, cake doughnuts, breakfast sandwiches and coffee drinks are also on the menu. The Cypresswood Drive location features a drive-thru. 832-604-6670.

7. New England-based Wing It On opened its first Texas location at 7316 Louetta Road, Ste. B303, Spring, on March 11. Known for its 18 signature sauces and six dry rubs for its classic-style wings, boneless tenders and thigh wings, the franchise also serves sandwiches, salads, sides and fries. The Spring location is owned by husband-and-wife duo David Alleman and Jessica Stuckey. 832-698-2415.

8. Kiddie Academy of Cypresswood opened in late January at 13909 Mandolin Drive, Houston, near the intersection of Hwy. 249 and Cypresswood Drive. The 10,500-square-foot educational child care facility is bringing 35 new jobs to the community and is expected to serve 187 students ages 3-12, according to a press release. Kiddie Academy has more than 270 locations across the U.S., and another 35 new facilities are slated to open within the next year. Curriculum at Kiddie Academy of Cypresswood promotes intellectual, social, physical and emotional growth, officials said. 346-388-6600.

9. The newest location of Ogle School opened Feb. 22 at 12974-A Willow Chase Drive, Houston. Classes at Ogle School prepare students for careers in the beauty industry with full-time and part-time schedules available. Financial aid is available for qualified individuals. Hair, skin and nail services performed by students and supervised by licensed professionals are available to the public. Due to COVID-19, appointments are required and are currently limited to haircuts and styling, hair color and highlights, chemical texturizing and skin care. Another Houston-area Ogle School location operates in Stafford, but the school has nine locations throughout the state including in San Antonio and the Dallas-Fort Worth area. 713-487-2060.

Mobile exterior painting company Spray-Net began servicing the Greater North Houston area in February to early March of this year. The Spring-based company offers exterior painting services for surfaces such as aluminum and vinyl sliding, stucco and brick. In addition to exterior paint jobs, the company also services front and garage doors, windows and kitchen cabinets. Owned by franchise owners Amir Chowdhry, Darren Burks and Oscar German, Spray-Net services areas including Lake Houston, Conroe and Tomball, among others. 877-457-7729.

Coming soon

10. Blended Paradise Energy & Nutrition plans to celebrate its grand opening April 10 at 16716 Stuebner Airline Road, Spring. The new business will offer a variety of fat-burning energy teas and protein smoothies. 601-966-5913.

11. Amazon will open a delivery station at Northcrest Drive and Spring Stuebner Road in Spring in 2021, according to a March 24 press release. The station will bring in about 300 full-time jobs paying $15 an hour as a starting wage. The station is one of four that will open in the Houston area during 2021. The stations will open through the summer and second half of 2021.


12. La Boucherie Cajun Meats—formerly located at 3323 FM 1960 W., Houston—celebrated the grand opening of its new location at 18908 Kuykendahl, Spring, on March 1. The 17,000-square-foot facility is four times larger than the business's previous space and features retail and production areas, an expanded kitchen and a three-level freezer. La Boucherie—which means "the butcher shop" in French—offers a wide selection of Cajun favorites, from turducken and boudin to crawfish jambalaya and jalapeño cornbread. La Boucherie Cajun Meats offers pickup, online ordering and delivery services. 281-583-8177.

13. Masones Pub & Grill will be relocating from Louetta Road in Spring to Northpointe Boulevard in Tomball on April 1, according to bartender Lauren Schwaeble. Soon to open at 24441 Hwy. 249, Tomball, the eatery offers a selection of tacos, wings and flatbreads as well as a drink menu. 281-374-0163.

14. The Popcorn Bag opened its new storefront, located at 9337 Spring Cypress Road, Ste. B2, Spring, on March 19. Owned by Tim Voigt, the business—formerly located at 8701 Spring Cypress Road, Ste. F, Spring—first opened in December 2011 and specializes in gourmet popcorn, boasting more than 40 sweet and savory flavors that change seasonally.

15. Language Arts Academy—formerly located at 5503 FM 2920, Spring—celebrated the grand opening of its new location March 1 at 20423 Kuykendahl Road, Ste. 400, Spring. Owned by Gabriela De Coss, the early-education center offers programs for children ages 2 months old to 6 years, including full- and part-time day care, pre-K, bilingual kindergarten, Spanish and English immersion, mothers' day out, and drop-in and after-school programs. De Coss said the academy also boasts flexible schedules to help working parents; small student groups; and certified, experienced teachers. Language Arts Academy also offers summer camp for children ages 2-10. 832-458-2300 or 832-422-3105.

16. Mindful Transformations Spring Counseling Center is now open at its new location at 20008 Champion Forest Drive, Ste. 601, Spring. Formerly located at 8900 Eastloch Drive, Ste. P, Spring, the private practice moved to 20008 Champion Forest Drive, Ste. 601 prior to moving to its current location—a larger suite at the same address—in January. With eight counselors on staff, Mindful Transformations provides counseling services to individuals, couples and groups for all ages, and offers free, 15-minute consultations to prospective clients. Appointments can be made by emailing [email protected] or calling 281-892-9986.

Andy Li, Danica Lloyd, Adriana Rezal and Ben Thompson contributed to this report.