Shake Shack, Creamistry coming to The Woodlands Mall and more Houston-area news

Shake Shack is now expected to open in The Woodlands this November. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Shake Shack is now expected to open in The Woodlands this November. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

Shake Shack is now expected to open in The Woodlands this November. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

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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.


Harris County Flood Control District is planning to submit preliminary flood plain maps to the Federal Emergency Management Agency in late 2021. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Harris County's preliminary flood plain maps to be released in late 2021

The new flood insurance rates in Harris County could take effect in 2023 or 2024.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced the opening of a COVID-19 vaccine waitlist at a Jan. 25 press conference. (Screenshot courtesy Facebook)
Harris County to open waitlist for COVID-19 vaccines Jan. 26

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo warned that vaccine supply remains "extremely limited," and it will still take time for those waitlisted to get an appointment.

Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 filed a counterclaim against Cypress Creek EMS on Jan. 22. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
Harris County ESD No. 11 issues counterclaim against Cypress Creek EMS for $20 million

According to the counterclaim, the district is suing Cypress Creek Emergency Medical Services for about $20 million in “missing and stolen taxpayer funds.”

The Woodlands Christian Academy theater program, pictured here performing "The Diary of Anne Frank," is part of its fine arts department under new leadership. (Courtesy The Woodlands Christian Academy)
The Woodlands Christian Academy welcomes first fine arts director

In the 2020-21 school year, The Woodlands Christian Academy has brought its fine arts programs together under its first director of fine arts, Phil Sweger, to coordinate creative programs.

Montgomery County's two COVID-19 vaccine hubs received allocations of around 2,000 doses each this week. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Montgomery County's 2nd vaccine hub set in The Woodlands; Conroe hub, public health district to get more doses

The Woodlands hospital hub now offers vaccines on an invitation-only basis, and those interested in future vaccination may join the hospital's waitlist.

Preregistration does not guarantee an appointment. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
UPDATED: Montgomery County COVID-19 vaccination preregistration full in 30 minutes; Conroe hub plans Jan. 25 registration

The Montgomery County Public Health District's initial preregistration for COVID-19 vaccinations filled in less than 30 minutes after the program's launch Jan. 25.

The John Cooper School is located in The Woodlands. (Courtesy The John Cooper School)
A guide to private schools in The Woodlands area in 2021

Our annual guide includes a number of schools in The Woodlands area serving elementary through high school grades.

The Woodlands Township board meetings returned to a videoconference format Jan. 21. (Screenshot courtesy The Woodlands Township)
The Woodlands approves contract changes with Shenandoah for policing in mall, Market Street area

The Woodlands Township board of directors returned to a video conference format for its January meetings.

Retail locations began to open at Metropark Square in 2020. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Second phase announced for Metropark Square development focusing on 324-unit apartment complex

The Sam Moon Group has announced plans for moving its Metropark Square development, located off of I-45 in Shenandoah, into its second phase later this year.

Less than 7,000 COVID-19 cases remained active in Montgomery County as of Jan. 22. (Community Impact staff)
Montgomery County's active COVID-19 case count falls below 7K, 7 new deaths reported Jan. 20-22

Active cases in the county fell by several hundred this week, while COVID-19 hospitalizations among residents reached a new high.

Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 met Jan. 21 at its new administrative offices. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 lays groundwork for 911 dispatching plans

Cypress Creek EMS currently serves as a dispatch facility for 17 emergency agencies.