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.


The CISD board of trustees met April 20 and discussed the naming process for new campuses. (Screenshot via YouTube)
Conroe ISD begins naming process for new campuses

Submissions for names will be accepted through May 14.

As part of President Joe Biden’s plan to reopen schools safely nationwide, the department’s National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option is being expanded beyond the summertime. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
USDA extends free school meals provision through 2021-22 school year

Schools nationwide will be able to serve nutritious meals to all students free of charge regardless of eligibility through June 30, 2022, officials announced.

Appointments for a coronavirus vaccine are not needed at Woodforest Bank Stadium. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Appointments no longer required at The Woodlands-area vaccination hub

Everybody age 16 and up is eligible for a vaccine at the hub.

Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston region in 2017. (Vanessa Holt/Community Impact Newspaper)
How Harris County residents can prepare for hurricane season

After the most active hurricane season on record in 2020, Harris County officials said residents should be prepared for the upcoming season starting June 1.

(Courtesy Conduit Coffee)
Conduit Coffee opens on Glen Loch Drive

The coffee shop celebrated its grand opening April 20.

Home prices continue to increase, according to local real estate data. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
See where the most homes sold in The Woodlands area ZIP codes in March

In the highest price range for which data was collected, $1.6 million and higher, a total of nine houses sold in The Woodlands area ZIP codes in March.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo speaks at an April 19 press conference at a mass-vaccination site at NRG Park. (Screenshot courtesy Facebook Live).
Harris County accepting walk-ins for vaccine at NRG Park

As demand for vaccines has fallen, officials are looking for ways to make them more accessible.

The Howard Hughes Corp. completes local move amid shifts in workforce in The Woodlands

In March, The Howard Hughes Corp., which steers both commercial and residential construction in The Woodlands, consolidated its regional offices within The Woodlands to the company-owned The Woodlands Towers at The Waterway.

Vaccinations at any of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic's 26 Greater Houston-area locations are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment only at no cost to the individual or family. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Houston-based Kelsey-Seybold Clinic expands vaccine eligibility to age 16 and older

Vaccinations at any of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic's 26 Greater Houston-area locations are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment only at no cost to the individual or family.

Early voting runs April 19-27 for the May 1 election. (Graphic by Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Election Q&A: Shenandoah City Council, Position 3

Voters will cast ballots on May 1, and early voting is from April 19-27.

Here is everything you need to know to vote early in the May 1 election in south Montgomery County. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Find out where to cast your ballot during early voting or on election day, May 1, in The Woodlands area

There are several locations in The Woodlands area registered voters can cast their ballot for the May 1 election.

Among data presented at the 2021 Economic Outlook Conference presented by The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, health care maintains its hold on the No. 1 spot among major nonretail employers. (Vanessa Holt/Community Impact Newspaper)
Health care continues to grow, energy sheds jobs: Takeaways from 2021 Economic Outlook Conference

Health care first overtook energy as the area’s No. 1 major nonretail employer in the 2020 report and grew to 28% of the region’s employees in the 2021 report.