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Code Ninjas now open off Westheimer Parkway in Katy

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Code Ninjas Cinco Ranch held a grand opening 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on July 7 at 22167 Westheimer Parkway, Ste. 140, Katy. Code Ninjas provides after-school and summer camp programs, teaching students how to code through a game-based curriculum, logic, math and problem-solving skills. The business offers drop in programs, summer camps, birthday parties and parents night out programs. Current specials include $100 toward the drop-in program with purchase of a summer camp. 281-301-5380.... more >

Katy Area Economic Development Council to relocate to Grandway West Business Park in September

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The Katy Area Economic Development Council will relocate from its current office in the former Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union to a new 2,200 square foot office in the Grandway West Business Park in September, according to a press release. The Katy Area EDC currently works out of the former Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union at 438 FM 1463 in Katy after it leased space from Katy ISD in 2017. The building currently houses human resources operations for Katy ISD in the majority of the... more >

Rio Bravo Mesquite Grill closes Syms Street location in Fulshear

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Rio Bravo Mesquite Grill located at 8506 Syms St. in Fulshear closed May 14. The restaurant’s specialty was grilled meat cooked over an open mesquite fire. According to a Facebook post, the restaurant is closed for refurbishment but no response was received clarifying when a possible reopening date might be. Representatives of the company responded to emails May 16 and stated the restaurant is closed. 281- 533-0909. www.riobravomesquitegrill.net... more >

Aristoi Classical Academy in Katy plans to expand with new gym, amphitheater

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Aristoi Classical Academy graduated its first senior class at its 5610 Morton Road location in Katy June 2. The charter school sits on 22 acres that it is continuing to develop with plans in the works for a competitive gym, a new amphitheater and brick-and-mortar buildings instead of modular buildings it currently operates out of. The school serves families with children in kindergarten through grade 12. 281-391-5003.... more >

The Hub on 4th celebrates one year anniversary

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The Hub on 4th, a collaborative work space, celebrated its first anniversary May 1 at 5705 Fourth St., Katy. Owner Tara Wilson said the business offers 2,000 square feet of space designed for entrepreneurs and individual workers. The Hub consists of six office suites available for lease with shared kitchen and reception areas as well as a shared conference room. Suites can be leased furnished with or without a desk. Wilson said she plans to hold quarterly networking events in the space.... more >

The Cheese Bar celebrates one year anniversary

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The Cheese Bar opened June 2017 at 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Ste. D130, Katy. The restaurant is a European-style bistro specializing in high-end cheese and meats by the pound, offering cheese plates and gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. Other sandwiches, such as the Reuben, are also available, as are soups, desserts and homemade potato chips. Bottles of wine and beer are also available. 281-394-7500. www.thecheesebar.net... more >

Fast-casual Italian restaurant MONA now open in Katy

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MONA Fresh Italian Food located at 19355 I-10, Ste. 500, Houston, held a soft opening July 9. The fast-casual Italian restaurant offers fresh housemade pasta dishes that can be customized with various meats, dressings and seasonings. Some of the ingredients MONA creates dishes with, such as tomatoes, basil, oregano and other vegetables and herbs, are grown in the restaurant's in-house garden. The restaurant also offers to-go service and retail dried housemade take-home pastas. A grand... more >

Katy Coin celebrates one year anniversary

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Katy Coin celebrated its first anniversary June 12 at 5365 First St., Katy, next to No Label Brewing Co. The business sells collectible coins and jewelry made from platinum, gold, silver, copper and bullion. Services also include appraisals and one-on-one consultations, as the business is a licensed precious metal dealer with a precious metals spectrometer and certified scale. 832-443-8509.... more >

Old Katy Car Care to relocate to Hwy. 90

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Old Katy Car Care will move to 27233 W. Hwy. 90 in Katy from its old location at 715 Thomas Ave. in Katy. The car repair shop provides general mechanic services, state inspections, oil changes and other routine maintenance, electrical diagnosis and repair and air conditioning and heater repairs for automobiles. 281-848-9825. www.oldkatycarcare.com... more >

Shining Way Esthetics relocates to Kingsland Boulevard in Katy

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Shining Way Esthetics, LLC will move its 15-year practice from Salon Park at Dairy Ashford to 24646 Kingsland Blvd. in early July. The medical spa and wellness center provides Botox, dermal fillers, polydioxanone thread lifts—also known as PDO thread lifts—colon hydrotherapy, laser treatments, Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement and IV detox therapies. 281-497-4463. www.shiningwayesthetics.com... more >

Serene Wax Boutique’s second location to open in August off Peek Road

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Serene Wax Boutique will open at 6356 S. Peek Road, Ste. 400, Katy, by late August. The boutique specializes in hair removal using soft wax and offers bikini wax, body wax, and eyebrow waxing services. The Katy location is the boutique’s second location; the first is located off Westheimer Road and Beltway 8.... more >

iRace Entertainment to open in Katy in July

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iRace Entertainment is expected to open at 24984 Katy Ranch Road in Katy in July. The new entertainment venue will feature kart racing, NASCAR simulators, boutique bowling, laser tag, virtual reality machines and an arcade. Party suites, 5,000 square feet of meeting space and The Garage Bar & Restaurant will also be included in the new facility. 832-304-7223. www.iraceusa.com... more >

Infinity Eyecare & Optical coming soon off FM 1463

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Infinity Eyecare & Optical will open in July at 1437 FM 1463, Ste. 180, Katy. The optometry office will offer several brands of eyeglasses and will be able to cut lenses in-house for most single-vision patients. General services include eye exams, eyeglasses, contact lenses, LASIK and cataract management. 281-907-6112.... more >

Kokai Sushi and Lounge coming soon near Katy Mills

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Kokai Sushi and Lounge will open in mid-August near Katy Mills at 2404 Texmati Drive in Katy. The restaurant will feature traditional and innovative Japanese dishes. Specialties will include signature sushi rolls with Latin-inspired and tropical flavors. Kokai is an international brand that began in Valencia, Venezuela, and later expanded to Doral, Florida. This will be the company’s first Texas location. www.kokaisushi.com... more >

The Toasted Yolk Cafe now open off the Grand Parkway in Katy

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After its original June 4 opening date was pushed back, The Toasted Yolk Cafe opened at 98 S. Grand Parkway W., Bldg. A. Ste. 100, Katy, on June 20, according to owner Herb Lagarra. The cafe serves made-fromscratch breakfast and lunch dishes and is open 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Sunday. The cafe also serves brunch and cocktails, beer and wine. Lagarra said the cafe is still looking to hire all positions, including kitchen staff. Interested applicants can apply online or call the restaurant for more... more >

Phat Eatery now open in Katy Asian Town off Colonial Parkway

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Phat Eatery opened in Katy Asian Town at 23119 Colonial Parkway in Katy on June 26. The restaurant serves Malaysian street food. According to a job posting by the company, which is now hiring, Malaysian food is a mix of all of Southeast Asia, including Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Indian and colonial British food.... more >

Clear Choice Consulting now open in LaCenterra

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Clear Choice Consulting opened an office in LaCenterra at 2717 Commercial Center Blvd., Ste. E200, Katy in late April. The information technology consulting firm offers IT services, cloud solutions, disaster recovery and technology consultations. 346-702-5303.... more >

Green Heart Dry Cleaners now open off Westheimer Parkway

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Green Heart Dry Cleaners opened April 9 at 25600 Westheimer Parkway, Katy. The store has standard dry-cleaning services and also provides a drive-thru option. 832-437-9894.... more >

Sharetea now open in Katy’s Asian Town off the Grand Parkway

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Sharetea celebrated its grand opening in Katy Asian Town at 23119 Colonial Parkway, Ste. C12, Katy, on June 9. The drink spot offers iced teas with a variety of fruit flavors, including kiwi and strawberry. Tapioca jellies and pearls are available to add to drinks. Popular selections include kiwi fruit tea, strawberry ice blends and the classic pearl black milk tea. 832-437-4104.... more >

Trading Heritage International now open off Avenue A in Katy

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Trading Heritage International opened at 817 Avenue A, Katy on May 21. The surplus casing and tubing company provides oil companies with oil field and oil country tubular goods and buys excess products from area oil companies. The Katy office is expected to house six staffers for the company. 832-247-8112.... more >

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