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IMPACT: Katy area Walmart off FM 1093 to open this summer

A new  190,000-square-foot Walmart Supercenter is now under construction at 26824 FM 1093, Richmond. The store is expected to open this summer, according to the company. The new location will support up to 300 jobs with a full-time average hourly wage of up to $13.37. The supercenter will include a grocery department with a deli, bakery, prepared foods and produce sections. The store will also feature a drive-thru and full-service pharmacy selling $4 generic prescriptions, as well as a... more >

Katy beauty studio reopens on Westheimer Parkway after flooding

DLG Cosmetics Beauty Studio at 20680 Westheimer Parkway, Ste. 70, Katy, reopened Feb. 1 after undergoing renovations. The business is located behind the Barker Reservoir and took on water during Harvey. DLG Cosmetics Beauty Studio offers haircuts, coloring, treatments and styling; waxing, make-up and eyebrow tinting. Owner Martha De La Garza said she temporarily worked out of Highland Salon and Spa in the meantime. 281-829-9899.... more >

Katy-area martial arts studio now has permanent home

Next Level Jiu Jitsu opened in a permanent space during the third week of December at 26440 FM 1093, Richmond. The facility offers classes for ages 4 and older in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. All skill levels are welcome and owner Ted Stickel offers self-defense and anti-bullying instruction, as well as training for competitions. Summer camps are also available. 832-913-9982.... more >

IMPACT: Pizza Cucinova now open in Katy near I-10 and 99

Pizza Cucinova opened Dec. 12 at 94 W. Grand Parkway S., Katy. The restaurant sells Neapolitan-style pizza with toppings including bruschetta, chicken and artichokes, and steak and gorgonzola cheese. Pasta and salads are also available. 281-665-8669.... more >

New Katy shop serving up rolled ice cream, crepes

La Poire opened Dec. 2 at 20240 Park Row, Katy. The restaurant serves crepes, waffles and ice cream rolls. Savory crepes include smoked salmon, and shrimp or chicken alfredo while sweet crepe varieties include Nutella and strawberry madness. 832-723-0400.... more >

IMPACT: Katy insurance office back open after flooding

The office of Ed Perez—State Farm Insurance moved back into its original space at 20680 Westheimer Parkway, Ste. 20, Katy, on Dec. 8. Staff members were temporarily displaced due to Harvey’s flooding and repairs were need to the entire office, including flooring, walls and furniture replacement. Perez offers a range of coverage options, including home, auto, property, business and life insurance. 281-828-2222.... more >

IMPACT: Katy area Topgolf now in fifth year

Topgolf celebrated five years at its Katy area location Dec. 4 with music, dancing, a balloon drop, confetti cannons and golf cart karaoke. The indoor entertainment venue at 1030 Memorial Brook Blvd., Houston, has golf games on a driving range-type course, food and a full bar, as well as a children’s area and lessons for those wishing to improve their swing. Group reservations and parties are also available. The winter season for Topgolf’s multiplayer leagues runs Mondays and Tuesdays.... more >

Hawaiian coffee shop now open in Katy

Kona Haven Coffee opened Jan. 28. Located at 25829 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy, the shop sells its original coffee blend including cold-brew, pour-over and espresso drinks. Tea, smoothies, gelato, pastries and crepes are also available. 281-394-2034.... more >

Katy dental practice opens near Grand Parkway

Katy Dental Loft opened Feb. 1 at 94 W. Grand Parkway S., Ste. 240, Katy. Owner Anna Cartwright Katy offers preventative and pediatric dentistry, extractions, crowns and sealants, and whitening. 281-402-3351.... more >

New Kelliwood training gym now open in Katy

F45 Training - Kelliwood opened Jan. 20 at 21020 Highland Knolls Drive, Katy. The gym offers group classes and 45-minute workouts of high-intensity circuit training. 832-453-2395.... more >

New Fulshear shopping center gets Chase Bank branch

Chase Bank opened a full-service branch Dec. 19 at 27005 Fulshear Bend Drive, Fulshear. The bank, located near the intersection of Fulshear Bend Drive and FM 1463 in Fulshear offers a full array of financial products, including an ATM. The branch is part of the Market at Cross Creek Ranch shopping center. 346-307-8312.... more >

The Clinic Houston Chiropractic now open in Katy

The Clinic Houston Chiropractic opened Jan. 1 in the Katy Medical Plaza at 23530 Kingsland Blvd., Ste 201, Katy. Owner Michael Shiha specializes in upper cervical chiropractic care. 346-387-0622.... more >

GlowZone indoor challenge arena, entertainment venue now open in Katy

The Katy area's newest recreation venue, GlowZone, opened Jan. 27 in the Katy Ranch Crossing shopping center at 830 Katy Fort Bend Road, Katy. The facility is designed for visitors of all ages with some areas restricted to small children. Activities include American Ninja Warrior-style obstacle and climbing courses, Bazooka Ball paintless paintball, mini golf, bumper cars, arcade games and a Lazer Maze. GlowZone also offers a cafe and accepts reservations for private events. 281-383-9380.... more >

First restaurant of Katy Asian Town now open: Yummy Pho & Bo Ne

Yummy Pho & Bo Ne, a Vietnamese restaurant, was the first establishment to open in the new Katy Asian Town shopping center. The eatery opened Jan. 27 at 23119 Colonial Parkway, Ste. A11, Katy, and business hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. Menu items include pho, fried rice, short ribs and what co-owner Quan Phi called a Vietnamese steak and egg, made with filet mignon. Phi said Kevin Dong is also an owner of Yummy Pho & Bo... more >

Xscape Theatres announces opening dates for The Woodlands, Katy locations

Xscape Theaters, an Indiana-based movie theater, will make its Texas debut in The Woodlands this June, Xscape Theatres Marketing Coordinator Corry Hodges said. The theater, located at 16051 Old Conroe Road, Conroe, near FM 1488, will be located at the border of Conroe, Magnolia and The Woodlands. Xscape Theatres' second Texas location in Katy off Fulshear Road will open in October, Hodges said. The Woodlands theater will feature 12 screens, two of which are designated "Extreme Screens"... more >

Tractor Supply Co. recovers from Harvey

Tractor Supply Co. at 444 FM 1463, Katy, was flooded during Tropical Storm Harvey and celebrated a soft reopening Nov. 4. The business’ grand reopening was Nov. 30 with a visit from Santa Pig from Right Track Farms. 281-574-1391. more >

Katy Barber Shop repairs after flooding

Katy Barber Shop at 5817 Hwy. 90, Katy, reopened Nov. 3 after repairing damage from flooding caused by Tropical Storm Harvey. The owner, Bernice Barreto has come out of retirement to ensure that the shop recovers successfully. The barber shop provides haircuts for... more >

Salt & Pepper weather Harvey flooding

Salt & Pepper at 811 Ave. D, Ste. 110, Katy, reopened Nov. 12 after incurring flood damage from Harvey. The restaurant, serves international food with a Latin touch for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. 281-712-1690.... more >

Closed: Tutti Frutti/O My Buns

Tutti Frutti/O My Buns at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch announced on its social media pages Nov. 27 of its plans to close due to “economical impacts.” The store phone was not in service as of Dec. 6. The franchise sold frozen yogurt, drinks, bubble waffles, and coffee-glazed pastry buns with various fillings. It was located at 23701 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Ste. 115, Katy. 281-395-9424.... more >

Polished Nails Studio celebrates first anniversary

Polished Nails Studio marked its first anniversary Dec. 5. To celebrate, the salon offered special discounts Dec. 9. Located at 28818 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Ste. 110, Katy, the studio offers a variety of health and beauty services including manicures, pedicures and spa packages, eyelash extensions, waxing, facials and dipping powder for nails. 281-665-8716.... more >

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