2021 in review: 5 most read business updates in Tomball, Magnolia

Magnolia Place is a mixed-use project that will feature an H-E-B. (Rendering courtesy Stratus Properties Inc.)
Magnolia Place is a mixed-use project that will feature an H-E-B. (Rendering courtesy Stratus Properties Inc.)

Magnolia Place is a mixed-use project that will feature an H-E-B. (Rendering courtesy Stratus Properties Inc.)

Here are the five most read business updates by Tomball and Magnolia readers in 2021 as of Dec. 22.

1. H-E-B breaks ground at Magnolia Place on FM 1488

Construction is underway at the H-E-B in Magnolia Place, which broke ground this summer. Read more

2. Name, partner announced for new brewery on South Persimmon Street in Tomball

Paradigm Brewery opened in December in Tomball. The name was announced in early 2021. Read more


3. Little Woodrow's bar and grill now open in Tomball

Bar and grill franchise Little Woodrow's opened its eighth Houston-area location in Tomball on Feb. 23. Read more

4. Tree House Cafe in Magnolia under new ownership

Mike Kelton, a retiree who now owns restaurants as a hobby, took over as owner of Tree House Cafe on June 1. Read more

5. Smitty's Meat Market & Smokehouse to relocate to larger space in Tomball

Smitty’s Meat Market & Smokehouse is planning to relocate to a new facility at 22621 Hufsmith-Kohrville Road, Tomball. Read more
By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball/Magnolia & Conroe/Montgomery

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor for the Tomball/Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.