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The Woodlands

The Woodlands Mall to welcome Shake Shack, Creamistry locations in November

New Shake Shack and Creamistry locations are expected to launch at The Woodlands Mall in November, mall management confirmed.

A new animal hospital and testing lab launch, plus 4 more business updates in The Woodlands area

Cole Veterinary Hospital's second location launched Nov. 2 in Spring.


WoodsEdge Coffee House now open on Gosling Road in Spring

WoodsEdge Community Church, located at 25333 Gosling Road, Spring, celebrated the grand opening of its new WoodsEdge Coffee House on Nov. 2. Located inside a new building on the WoodsEdge campus, the coffeehouse offers handcrafted espresso, coffee and tea as well as pastries.

Ellen's Cafe in Old Town Spring to transform into Lynn's Table

Ellen's Cafe in Old Town Spring plans to rebrand as Lynn's Table, restaurant officials announced via Facebook on Nov. 2.

Charm Thai Bistro now open on Spring Stuebner Road

Following a soft opening in late October, Charm Thai Bistro opened to the public Nov. 1 at 2203 Spring Stuebner Road, Ste. 100, Spring. The authentic Thai food eatery offers a variety of dishes ranging from curries and pad thai to orange chicken and pineapple fried rice.


New mixed-use venue coming to Katy

Norris Centers has announced that The Ark, a new mixed-use venue in the Katy area at 21402 Merchants Way, Katy, will open soon. The 3,200-square-foot ballroom has floor-to-ceiling windows and hardwood floors.

Heights-River Oaks-Montrose

Uptown Houston virtual countdown video to replace 2020 Uptown Holiday Lighting event

Due to COVID-19 guidelines from the city of Houston, Uptown Houston will not be hosting a 2020 iteration of the Uptown Holiday Lighting event.

Houston chef Chris Shepherd kicks off fundraising series for Austin Tice

Award-winning Houston chef Chris Shepherd will lead the first in a series of virtual fundraising events for Austin Tice, a Houston native, Marine veteran and journalist who was has been held captive in Syria since 2012.

Houston Farmers Market announces new tenants, concepts

A year after the groundbreaking of the redevelopment project, the new Houston Farmers Market has announced new tenant details, including a meat market and two restaurants from Underbelly Hospitality, and the hunt is on for a few more restaurants to represent Houston's food scene.

Sugar Land-Missouri City

November-December to-do list: 8 in-person, virtual events to attend in Sugar Land, Missouri City

As of press time, the city of Sugar Land still plans to hold its annual tree lighting event Dec. 4, although city officials said the event will look different this year in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.


Food's Here delivery service now operating in Conroe, Montgomery

Tomball-based food delivery business Food's Here expanded its services into Conroe and Montgomery on Oct. 19. Started in 2017 by Tomball native Mitchell Bethea, the company offers food delivery services in partnership with local restaurants in the Tomball, Magnolia, Brenham, Conroe and Montgomery areas.

Ski Dock, a full-service boat dealer, opens on Lake Conroe

Ski Dock, a full-service boat dealer, opened a new location at 17720 Hwy. 105 W., Conroe, on Oct. 24. Boats include Chaparral Boats, Centurion, Supreme, Yamaha Boats and Yamaha Waverunners.


BUSINESS ROUNDUP: 6 restaurants that opened in Pearland, Friendswood in September, October

Here are six restaurants that opened in Pearland and Friendswood in September and October.

Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood

Houston-based Big City Wings to open new eatery near Fall Creek neighborhood

Big City Wings will open a new location in mid-December at 9240 N. Sam Houston Parkway E., Ste. 101, Humble, near the Fall Creek community.

Camp Bow Wow to open dog care facility in Humble

Camp Bow Wow will open a new location in April 2021 at 11321 N. Sam Houston Parkway E., Humble. The national dog care franchise has eight locations in the Greater Houston area.

ROUNDUP: 4 businesses that are now open, coming soon in the Lake Houston area

Several new businesses have recently opened or will soon open in the Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood areas. Here is a look at some of the businesses making changes recently.

Adriana Rezal, Hunter Marrow, Hannah Zedaker, Matt Dulin, Nola Valente, Ben Thompson, Ben Dickerson, Eva Vigh, Haley Morrison and Kelly Schafler contributed to this report.