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Tigers Martial Arts Group will add a second Katy location on Cinco Ranch Boulevard this summer

Tigers Martial Arts Group is opening a second Katy location this summer at 27278 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy. The martial arts studio hosts taekwondo classes for students from 4 years of age to adults. The black belt program also includes yongmoodo. Classes are held Monday through Thursday as well as Friday and Saturday. The first location is at 1717 S. Mason Road, Katy. 281-599-8000.... more

Katy’s AlphaGraphics now under new ownership

Brian Maness became the owner of AlphaGraphics in Katy on March 16, according to Store Manager John Mattei. Located at 20302 Park Row Drive, Ste. 800, the business provides printing, design and signage services for primarily commercial and corporate needs, as well as for individual consumers. 281-944-4271.... more

Comic Con-themed store Bambu Katy now selling boba tea and coffee drinks

Bambu Katy held its grand opening May 20 at 9555 Spring Green Blvd., Ste. E, Katy. The franchise is owned by Tommy Ly and his wife, Phyllis, and sells boba tea and coffee drinks as well as Vietnamese che desserts, which are made with ingredients, such as sweet beans, puddings and fruits. The store also has a Comic Con theme, with comic book-inspired decor, board games and anime cartoons streamed on TVs. Bambu Katy will partner with Springbased The Gaming Goats for in-store events.... more
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Fleet Feet will open its 5th Houston location at LaCenterra on July 1

Fleet Feet will open a store in LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch, 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Ste. J120, Katy, on July 1. This is the fifth area location for the Houston-based company. Fleet Feet sells running apparel and shoes, and features local running club information on its website. The stores also sponsor run clubs and organize events.... more

Wild Birds Unlimited opens for birdwatchers on Westheimer Parkway

Wild Birds Unlimited opened May 9 at 23930 Westheimer Parkway, Ste. 115, Katy. Brian Stierwalt owns the franchise location and operates it with his daughter Kayla. The store caters to birdwatchers—not pet owners—and sells supplies to attract birds, including feeders, seed, bird baths and birdhouses. No live birds are sold in the store. 832-437-4937.... more

V’s Barbershop opens for business at its third Texas location on FM 1463

V’s Barbershop held a soft opening May 17 at 6420 FM 1463 Road, Ste. 300, Katy. The location will offer services, including straight-edge razor shaves and boys and men’s haircuts. This will be the third location to open in Texas. 281-346-8584.... more
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Sushi 9 opens an a la carte dining location on Katy’s Pin Oak Road

Sushi 9 opened a second location April 24 at 1251 Pin Oak Road, Katy. Unlike its original spot on South Mason Road, which is all-you-can-eat, the new location features traditional a la carte dining. Sushi 9 serves sushi and shabu-shabu, a dish of meat and vegetables boiled and served in a pot at the table. The restaurant also has beer and wine, and takeout is available.... more

Bling Out Loud Apparel and Gifts marks its first anniversary with celebration on Saturday, June 17

Bling Out Loud Apparel and Gifts reached its first anniversary May 14 at 623 S. Mason Road, Katy. The company merges Bling Out Loud and SewGeekAustin, two home-based, women-owned online businesses. The store offers custom apparel with rhinestones and spangles, handmade gifts, screenprinting and do-it-yourself supplies. To mark the occasion, the store will hold a celebration June 17, in time for Father’s Day, with refreshments and a class for families to learn how to use a silhouette... more

Free cookie cakes available for Great American Cookies’ 40th anniversary on June 22

Great American Cookies is celebrating its 40th anniversary June 22. The company sells cookies and cookie cakes. To celebrate the occasion, the franchise chain will give free cookie cakes to the first 40 customers at each participating store as well as sell up to a dozen 40-cent cookies to each customer. Participating stores include The Katy Mills Mall store at 5000 Katy Mills Circle, Katy. 281-644-4444.... more
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Sertinos Cafe marks one year of business on Westheimer Parkway

Sertinos Cafe celebrated its first anniversary March 18 at 25707 Westheimer Parkway, Katy. The cafe serves specialty organic coffee from Oregon as well as various sandwiches, salads, soups, ice cream and smoothies. The business has a drive-thru along with indoor and outdoor seating. 281-769-2066.... more

Leslie’s Pool Supply opens its new store on FM 1463 in Fulshear

Leslie’s Pool Supply's soft opening was May 5 at 5102 FM 1463, Ste. 1000, Fulshear. The store sells swimming pool equipment, pool chemicals, cleaning supplies, toys and lounge chairs. Services also include free water tests, free in-store repairs of pool cleaners, and at-home installations and repairs of other equipment. 281-574-9245.... more

Top Dog Grooming opens on Katy’s Grand Parkway

Top Dog Grooming opened Feb. 20 at 402 W. Grand Parkway S., Ste. 109, Katy. The business offers grooming for dogs, including full haircuts, minigrooming services, such as trims around the face, nail trims and baths. 832-437-2975.... more
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Katy Elite Chiropractic will hold a grand opening on Monday, June 12

Katy Elite Chiropractic held a soft opening April 19 and is planning a grand opening June 12. Owned by Ammon Zukerman, the practice is located at 416 Park Grove Drive, Katy. Katy Elite Chiropractic treats back pain, injuries and sports-related pain, sciatica and spinal problems in children. Kinesio taping and laser therapy for damaged tissue are also available, among other services. 281-994-9020.... more

MidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza Company opens on I-10 in Katy

MidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza Company opened May 5 at 21784 I-10, Ste. 100, Katy. Owner Brandon Gawthorp said the franchise restaurant is located near the CarMax dealership between North Westgreen Boulevard and North Mason Road. The menu features thin-crust Neapolitan-style pizza, burrata cheese plates, salads, desserts and appetizers. MidiCi also features a full bar as well as espresso drinks. MidiCi has three stores in the Greater Houston area. 281-394-9739.... more

14,000-square-foot indoor basketball facility Katy Hustle opens on Clay Road

Katy Hustle opened May 15 at 23441 Clay Road, Katy. Owner Tony Luprete began the youth basketball program in 2011, and this is the first permanent location. The 14,000-square-foot indoor facility will house two basketball courts and offer training programs for boys and girls of all skill levels in grades 4-12. Boys teams are also available while Luprete said he hopes to add girls teams in the future. Summer camps for boys and girls of all skill levels will also be offered. 832-245-7181.... more
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Raising Cane’s opens on Katy’s Gaston Road

Raising Cane’s opened May 9 at 9730 Gaston Road, Katy. The Louisiana-based fast-food chain is known for chicken fingers, french fries, Texas toast and signature sauce. 281-574-3779.... more

Aldi opening a new grocery store in Fulshear this month

Aldi will open a store at 5840 FM 1463 Road, Fulshear, in June, according to a company spokesperson. The German discount supermarket chain sells primarily store-brand products in a warehouse-style layout. The company is expanding its U.S. presence and has two Katy locations. www.aldi.us/en... more

D’Elegance Salon & Day Spa now under new ownership in Katy

D’Elegance Salon & Day Spa is under new ownership. The spa, located at 20940 I-10, Katy, has been open for over 28 years. Services include hair and nail care and styling, massage therapy, facial treatments and makeup application. Eyebrow threading will also be introduced to the salon. The previous owners retired after 13 years. A re-opening event was held in February. 281-646-8001.... more
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Tutor Doctor offering in-home tutoring throughout the Fort Bend County area

Tutor Doctor opened Feb. 16 and offers in-home tutoring in Katy and throughout the Fort Bend County area. The franchise works with anyone who would like help with learning challenges, but typical students are in grades K-12. All subject areas are available. Owner Al Greene matches students with tutors based on needs, personality and learning style so the tutoring is customized for each student. 281-223- 9170. www.tutordoctor.com... more

Storage West self-storage facility opens on Katy’s Westheimer Parkway

Storage West opened a location in late March at 25595 Westheimer Parkway, Katy. The self-storage facility offers spaces for both residential and business uses, including recreational vehicle, or RV, vehicle and boat storage. The facility will also sell moving supplies and offers renters free use of a moving truck for up to one day. There are six other locations in the Greater Houston area. 281-394-3500.... more

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