Anniversaries, recent openings and more: Here's the latest business news for Tomball, Magnolia

Local used car dealership Magnolia Max Auto Sales LLC celebrated its first year of business Jan. 1. (Courtesy Magnolia Max Auto Sales LLC)
Local used car dealership Magnolia Max Auto Sales LLC celebrated its first year of business Jan. 1. (Courtesy Magnolia Max Auto Sales LLC)

Local used car dealership Magnolia Max Auto Sales LLC celebrated its first year of business Jan. 1. (Courtesy Magnolia Max Auto Sales LLC)

In addition to recent business anniversaries and openings, the Tomball and Magnolia area has seen recent business relocations and closures.

Anniversary: Magnolia Max Auto Sales LLC celebrates one year of business in Magnolia

Local used car dealership Magnolia Max Auto Sales LLC completed one year of business Jan. 1, according to owner Roger Torabi. Located at 18730 Patricia Lane, Magnolia, the business offers a selection of vehicles in various makes and models, including Ford, Toyota and Nissan. 832-647-0659. www.magnoliamaxautosalesllc.com

Now open: Kenny's Outdoor Corner holds soft opening

A soft opening was held for Kenny's Outdoor Corner in early January. Located at 16022 Coe Loop Road, Magnolia, the business offers a propane filling station, zero-turn mowers, battery-powered lawn equipment and pool supplies. 281-713-5900. https://kennyscorner.com


Relocation: Nalley Custom Homes and Remodeling relocates from Tomball to Spring

Nalley Custom Homes and Remodeling relocated to 25003 Pitkin Road, Ste. A500, Spring, on Dec. 1, 2020. Previously located off of Hwy. 249 in Tomball, the home design center offers interior remodeling services for kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms. The business also offers exterior remodeling services, such as roof replacement. 281-374-4009. www.nalleycustomhomes.com

Coming soon: Kids 'R' Kids South Woodlands targets early March opening

Kids 'R' Kids South Woodlands plans to open in early March at 23303 Kuykendahl Road, Tomball. The child care and early education center will offer programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and pre-K students, as well as before- and after-school care and camps. The new campus is currently offering pre-enrollment. 832-479-2658. www.kidsrkids.com/south-woodlands

Closing: Q-shi Sports Bar and Grill closes its doors in Magnolia

Q-shi Sports Bar and Grill closed in October 2020 due to business complications stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, according to owner Karma Lockhart. Previously located at 32823 FM 2978, Ste. A, Magnolia, the business opened in mid-March and served sushi and barbecue dishes. www.qshibistro.com
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Construction on a three-story medical office building is underway at 3786 FM 1488, Conroe, following an April 22 groundbreaking, the development company, Egrets Group, announced in a May 10 release. (Courtesy Egrets Group)
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