What we reported Co-ownersDonna Cotterman and Stacey Pullum expanded their antique shop, Vintage Station, on Oct. 15 to include two storefronts in Tomball. The expanded showroom, which is located in the former Aidan Grace children’s boutique, features additional merchandise, antiques and vintage finds.
The latest The expanded space allows Vintage Station to showcase larger items as well as maintain a monthly window display in the second storefront. The business also acquired additional exterior space in the expansion, which has helped grow the vintage inventory displayed behind the Main Street storefronts.
What’s next Cotterman said she plans to add more vintage merchandise in 2017 as well as renovate a small building located behind Vintage Station. The building features music selections like vintage record albums and serves as a storage facility for larger items that have been purchased.
107 W. Main St., Tomball
What we reported Adelyne’s Teacher Supplies and Gifts opened Aug. 13 in Tomball. It offers games, bulletin board supplies, teacher tools and multilingual resources for purchase. Nonteachers can also buy arts and craft supplies, children’s books, puzzles and music.
The latest Owner Kim Chapman said the business has added a selection of jewelry, gifts, serving pieces and the Kate Spade New York gift line.
What’s next The store will expand into the 300-square-foot space next door in February and will add boutique clothing to its inventory.
11729 Spring Cypress Road, Tomball
What we reported Farmers Market on Tamina opened Oct. 1 in Magnolia with 25 vendors and more than 700 attendees. The market is open year-round every Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and has room for up to 60 vendors. It offers everything from fresh produce, local meat and fresh baked breads to handcrafted jewelry.
The latest The market has grown to 55 vendors and has become known as the “foodie farmers market,” since quality vendors are hand-picked, market organizer Jennifer Lobel said. The market also features a guest musical artist each month.
What’s next Lobel said the Culinary Courtyard, in which the Farmers Market on Tamina is located, plans to add a brick oven pizza and craft beer venue in the first quarter of 2017.
32907 Tamina Road, Magnolia
What we reported Brooke Manning opened Junkin Gypsies, a hands-on pallet art studio, Sept. 17 in Tomball. The business hosts group parties and workshops during which customers can choose any design to put on a pallet. Wooden door hangers and other products are also available. The location is an offshoot of the original Junkin Gypsies in Nederland.
The latest Manning said the studio has been completely booked since its September opening. Junkin Gypsies has hired project managers and added additional services and inventory, such as custom orders, take-home kits for making pallet art and essential oils holders. Mother’s Day Out workshops are also available a few times a week.
What’s next The studio plans to add nonseasonal home decor options in 2017 as well as themed art for events and holidays like the Super Bowl.
16807 FM 2920, Ste. B, Tomball
What we reported Homer Allison opened The Wilderness Campground on Nov. 12 behind the Magnolia ISD Agriculture Barn. Housed on 8 acres of land, the primitive campground is donation-based and includes 12 campsites, a picnic area, gaga ball pit, an outdoor movie screen, outdoor dodgeball arena, tetherball, kickball and horseshoes.
The latest The Wilderness Campground welcomed 600 people and 44 families to its grand opening celebration in November.
What’s next Allison said he has plans to add a fishing pond, recreational vehicle sites and themed weekends in 2017 to offer a retreat for families and first responders.
14320 FM 1488, Magnolia
What we reported Owner Robin Marshall opened Toffee Cellar Artisan Toffee and Other Obsessions on Oct. 1 near the Farmers Market on Tamina in Magnolia. The business offers eight types of artisan toffee and six flavors of cupcakes, with plans to add flavors as the business grows. Shipping services are also available.
The latest After focusing on toffee sales for the holiday season, Toffee Cellar resumed its cupcake production in early January. Marshall said her signature vanilla bean cupcake with caramel drizzle and white chocolate cashew toffee crumbles on top has become a customer favorite.
What’s next Marshall plans to add artisan, homemade-style ice cream in 2017 and additional cupcake flavors.
32907 Tamina Road, Ste. C, Magnolia
What we reported Owner Ryan Ricca of Ricca Boot Shop is expanding the shop space in Tomball to include additional space for storage. The shop, which specializes in handmade boots, is also adding women’s shoes to its footwear options. Construction was expected to be finished in late summer 2016.
The latest Due to construction and permit delays, the expansion has not been completed. However, the shop remains open for business.
103 W. Main St., Tomball