A number of new office leases were announced by Howard Hughes for The Woodlands at Hughes Landing and other locations, and several new eateries and retail locations opened in May in The Woodlands area. In addition, the Republic Grille marked 10 years in The Woodlands this spring.

Now open

Eat This

A new pickup-and-go style restaurant, opened in late May in The Woodlands area.

Eat This provides fresh food available for carryout or pickup that can be heated up at the location. Food made to order includes Caesar salad, tacos and Pretty Healthy And Tasty (P.H.A.T.) Rolls. The location also uses compostable containers, and meals that require reheating are not subject to sales tax, according to Eat This.

  • Opened May 24

  • 442 Sawdust Road, Spring

  • www.eatthisthewoodlands.com

Excalibur Brewing

Owners Jeremy and Melissa Hahn expanded their brewing business with a second location in May. The business's first location opened in early 2020 in Old Town Spring.

Excalibur Brewing offers a variety of house-made beer flavors and diverse beer styles including India pale ales, Hazy IPAs, sour beers and fruit beers. The brewery also offers beer to-go in cans and growlers as well as live music on the weekends.

  • Opened May 18

  • 5505 FM 1488, Bldg. A, Magnolia

  • www.excaliburbrewing.com


The casual menswear store opened its newest location within The Woodlands Mall in mid-May, providing a variety of shorts and pants as well as children's clothing. Chubbies specializes in men's clothing for casual and beach wear as well as pajamas and hats.

  • Opened May 17

  • 1201 Lake Woodlands Drive, Ste. 1178, The Woodlands

  • www.chubbieshorts.com


Officials said the company expanded with a new office location in The Woodlands on May 17.

The 6,183-square-foot office is occupied by 20 members working on sales and engineering activities while primarily focusing on Samsung’s memory and data storage business as well as supporting original equipment manufacturer customers, officials said.Riverstone Commercial Real Estate

Riverstone Commercial Real Estate announced the opening of its second location within The Woodlands, providing property management, investment and marketing services for commercial properties.

"This expansion aligns perfectly with our commitment to delivering best-in-class services tailored to each client’s unique needs," the company said in a social media post. "As a company, we’re looking forward to this next step in our growth plan to better serve the commercial real estate industry in this region and throughout the state of Texas."

Wood Wonders

Wood Wonders is now open along Tamina Road, owner and sales manager Rossy Sanchez confirmed via email.

Wood Wonders offers customers a variety of furniture, including live-edge tables, and indoor and outdoor rustic furniture, Sanchez said.

The business also offers wood engravings and free delivery within the area, Sanchez said.

Navita Health

The new mental health clinic serves adults and teens with treatments including traditional, group, family, dialectical, behavioral and trauma-informed treatments.Third Coast Bank

The bank opened a new location, offering services such as savings and checking accounts, individual retirement accounts and certificates of deposit.Coming soon

SkyHigh Aerial Fitness

The fitness studio aims to provide an engaging fitness experience for children and adults through a variety of classes. Classes offered include aerial fitness, pilates, mobility and aerial yoga.

SkyHigh Aerial Fitness officials said the fitness studio's aerial youth summer camp is open for registration for its July summer camp and the studio's grand opening will be held in mid-August.Blue Power Partners

The Denmark-based renewable energy company is leasing 4,172 square feet at the Three Hughes Landing building, according to a news release from Howard Hughes. Blue Power Partners specializes in solar, wind, and water resources for environmental sustainability.


Workspace provider IWG will bring a location for its coworking brand to The Woodlands in a 27,520-square-foot space.Rockefeller Capital Management

The financial advisory services firm has signed a new lease for 7,587 square feet of space, Howard Hughes announced in May.Bionova Scientific

Bionova Scientific announced it will open a facility in The Woodlands in 2025 producing material for cell and gene therapy, joining a growing number of life sciences companies that have opened new facilities in The Woodlands. A news release from Bionova, an Asahi Kasei Group company, states the full-service biologics contract development and manufacturing organization will focus on producing starting material for cell and gene therapy, and DNA/RNA-based and recombinant protein therapeutics in the first quarter of 2025. The new venture in The Woodlands will allow the company to expand into plasmid DNA, or pDNA, production, according to the release.Relocations


The Lush bath and body store opened at its new location within Market Street as of early May, Market Street officials said.Lush
  • Relocated in May
  • 9595 Six Pines Drive, Ste. 880, The Woodlands
  • www.lush.com

Sterling Infrastructure

The infrastructure company is expanding by 5,475 square feet at the One Hughes Landing building. The company builds infrastructure in the U.S., according to a news release. The company specializes in construction and transportation consulting as well as tech infrastructure such as data centers, warehousing and energy management.
  • Expanding this summer
  • 1800 Hughes Landing Blvd., Ste. 250, The Woodlands
  • www.strlco.com
In the news

Chill Milkshake and Waffle Bar Magnolia

The business is under new ownership as of March, co-owner Jeannie Rosett confirmed via email. The eatery’s menu includes Blue Bell ice cream, grilled cheese sandwiches and coffee.Havertys Furniture

According to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, a new Havertys Furniture store is under construction in The Woodlands. The 34,000-square-foot project is expected to be completed by Dec. 31.Closings

Crave Cupcakes

The Woodlands location of Crave Cupcakes has closed. The cupcake company has two other Houston locations.Tapped DraftHouse & Kitchen

The casual craft beer taproom and restaurant, has closed its location in The Woodlands area.