TOP 10: These are the most-read business, dining announcements of 2019 in Tomball, Magnolia

The most-read impact of the year announced the construction of Raising Cane's in Tomball, which opened in late October. (Courtesy Raising Cane's)
The most-read impact of the year announced the construction of Raising Cane's in Tomball, which opened in late October. (Courtesy Raising Cane's)

The most-read impact of the year announced the construction of Raising Cane's in Tomball, which opened in late October. (Courtesy Raising Cane's)

As 2019 comes to a close, take a look back at the most-read impacts in the Tomball and Magnolia areas this past year as of publication.

1. Raising Cane's begins work on Tomball location

Published: June 26

Lousiana-based Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers broke ground on its first Tomball location June 26 at 27691 Business 249, Tomball, restaurant officials announced in a June 26 news release. The restaurant is slated to open in late October.

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2. Arlan's Market to close in Magnolia

Published: July 9

Family-owned grocer Arlan's Market announced July 8 it will close its Magnolia location this summer, said Nick Arlan, vice president of Arlan's Market. The store, located at 17529 FM 1488, Magnolia, opened July 1, 2013, he said.

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3. New Tomball storefront offers natural, CBD products

Published: April 22

Natural Ways CBD and More opened Feb. 23 at 23802 FM 2978, Ste. A5, Tomball.

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4. Tressie's at the Yellow House expects mid-August opening in Magnolia

Published: June 17

Tressie's at the Yellow House, located at 312 Commerce St., Magnolia, will tentatively open the historic home-turned-restaurant in mid-August, said Matt Knotts, manager of restaurant operations and executive chef. Knotts and his team had to completely gut and remodel the home's interior, add a second patio deck upstairs and repaint the exterior with a brighter yellow.

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5. Market Street Cafe coming soon to Old Town Tomball

Published: July 16

Co-owners Forrest and MaryEllen Edmonds and General Manager Elaine Edmonds will open Market Street Cafe at 302 Market St., Tomball, in mid-August.

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6. Comix Cafe to bring pop culture hangout to Tomball

Published: April 12

Owners Darrin and Lindsay Stringfield will open Comix Cafe next month at 27620 Business 249, Ste. A-6, Tomball.

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7. Captain Brad's Coastal Kitchen now open off Hwy. 249 in Tomball

Published: Jan. 28

Captain Brad's Coastal Kitchen opened at 24435 Hwy. 249, Tomball, on Jan. 28.


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8. New CBD shop now open on Grant Road in Cypress

Published: July 15

CBD Cypress, located at 12930 Grant Road, Cypress, opened in late June.

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9. Raising Cane's makes Tomball debut Oct. 29 with grand opening giveaways

Published: Oct. 28

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers opens in Tomball on Oct. 29 at 27619 Business 249.

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10. Mel's Country Cafe to celebrate 25th anniversary with giveaways, activities

Published: Aug. 15

After serving the Tomball community for 25 years, Mel's Country Cafe is celebrating its anniversary Aug. 16 with giveaways, a burger-eating contest and other activities.

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