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Texas Bay Area Credit Union opens its Katy branch on FM 1463

Texas Bay Area Credit Union opened April 24 at 4747 FM 1463, Ste. 900, Katy. The branch includes full-service amenities, such as drive-thru service and a drive-up ATM. The chain has six other Greater Houston area locations. 800-577-3164.... more

Cane Island’s Amenity Village now available for rent in Katy

Master-planned community Cane Island announced the opening of a 3,500-square-foot indoor-outdoor event space at Cane Island’s Amenity Village in May. Available for rent by residents and nonresidents alike, the facility is located at 2100 Cane Island Parkway, Katy, and also includes a 1,500-square-foot glass-walled conservatory available for seasonal use in the fall and spring. Groups reserving the event center or conservatory may also access an upper level fireplace loft and the Amenity... more

Absolute Fitness and Nutrition closes its Katy location

Absolute Fitness and Nutrition, formerly located at 25600 Westheimer Parkway, Ste. 300, Katy, closed in May. The business offered cross training, fitness boot camp, personal training and massage therapy.... more
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Leap Dance Center will offer classes for ages 2 and older in Katy beginning this month

Leap Dance Center will open in August at 10452 Gaston Road, Katy. Owned by Demi Knight, the studio offers ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary and hip-hop dance classes for students ages 2 and older. Drill team prep, theater dance and acro dance, which combines classical dance and precision acrobatics, are also available. Mommy & Me classes for infants ages 3-18 months will also be available at the 9,500-square-foot space. 281-890- 9999.... more

Family-owned Alternate Reality Escape Rooms business opens on I-10

Alternate Reality Escape Rooms opened July 1 at 21788 I-10, Katy. The business has three themed rooms from which teams must learn to escape using clues. Alternate Reality Escape Rooms is a family-owned business of more than 4,000 square feet, with rooms decorated in steampunk, “Texas Chainsaw Massacre”-style, and a room styled like a nuclear fallout shelter.... more

Mainstream Boutique women’s clothing store celebrates one year of business in Katy

Mainstream Boutique marked its first anniversary July 9 at 25757 Westheimer Parkway, Ste. 110, Katy. The franchise is a multigenerational women’s clothing store offering a collection of apparel and accessories. 832-437-3124.... more
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Vietnamese and Hawaiian restaurant Aloha Pho marks one year of business in the Morton Ranch area

Aloha Pho marked its first anniversary June 22 at 2710 N. Mason Road, Ste. 110, Katy. The restaurant specializes in both Vietnamese and Hawaiian cuisines and serves a variety of dishes, such as pho, vermicelli and several types of noodles. Takeout and delivery are also available. 281-206-7607.... more

58,000-square-foot VibraLife of Katy facility will open in the ParkWest Business Park

Vibra Healthcare LLC and Memorial Hermann Health System are collaborating to open VibraLife of Katy. The new 58,000-square-foot post-acute and residential care facility will be located in the ParkWest Business Park on the north side of I-10 between the Grand Parkway and Katy Fort Bend Road. VibraLife of Katy will have 104 beds, including a 70-bed skilled nursing facility as well as an 18- bed assisted-living center and a 16-bed secured memory care unit. Construction is scheduled to be... more

After-school program Kumon Katy Morton Ranch now open on Grand Parkway

Kumon Katy Morton Ranch opened June 26 at 2918 W. Grand Parkway N., Katy. The after-school math and reading program offers tutoring for preschool through 12th grade students. This center also offers free placement testing, and programming is available all year long. 281-657-9229.... more
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Hormone Harmony office marks one year of business on Provincial Boulevard

Hormone Harmony marked its first anniversary in May at 21392 Provincial Blvd., Katy. A family nurse practitioner is on staff and practices general medicine, performs annual physicals, treats infections and writes prescriptions. 281-944-9472.... more

Tech-savvy pet facility iLucky Dog Pet Campus opens on Katy’s Clay Road

Pet facility iLucky Dog Pet Campus opened July 10 at 21725 Clay Road, Katy. The business features a variety of services for dogs, such as boarding, day care, grooming and training. Amenities include a wellness center with veterinary services and a 20,000-square-foot private dog park with two splash pads and a 35-by-65-foot, bone-shaped pool. Technology will play a large role in the day-to-day operations of the complex, as dog owners will receive email and text updates during their pet’s... more

36,000-square-foot indoor rock-climbing gym Momentum Katy partners with REI to offer classes and trips

Momentum Katy, a 36,000-square-foot indoor rock-climbing gym, opened July 29 at 25410 Katy Mills Parkway, Katy. The gym is the first Texas location for Utah-based Momentum and offers REI’s Co-Op Climb. REI and Momentum offer classes while the co-op will organize rock-climbing trips to the Austin area. Momentum Katy offers bouldering, moderate climbing, more advanced lead climbing and an auto-belay climbing section. Belay climbing does not require a partner on the ground level to... more
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Katy Lions Rugby Football Club merges with youth club to become West Houston Rugby Club

This fall, the Katy Lions Rugby Football Club for men and the youth-oriented West Houston Rugby Club will merge under the name West Houston Rugby Club. The organization will offer rugby from prekindergarten to adult, and all age levels within the club will play as the West Houston Lions. The men’s team will continue practicing at Katy City Park at 5850 Franz Road, Katy, while locations for youth team practices and matches are still pending. West Houston Rugby Club’s season lasts from... more

Katy Dental Loft will open in the Shoppes at Grand Crossing in November

Katy Dental Loft will open in a 2,000-square-foot space in the Shoppes at Grand Crossing by late November. The shopping center is located at the southwest corner of the Grand Parkway and I-10 intersection. Owner Ayana Cartwright will offer family dentistry services, including fillings, oral surgery, dentures and teeth... more

WingStop unveils its new interior design at Katy’s Grand Parkway location

WingStop opened in May at 2918 W. Grand Parkway, Ste. 160, Katy. The restaurant unveiled a new interior design for the nationwide chain. Chicken wings are tossed in a variety of sauces and spices, including original hot, Cajun, mango habanero and atomic. Customers can order online or through the mobile application. There are four other locations in Katy. 281-665-4100.... more
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Alibabba Arabian Cuisine celebrates its one-year anniversary on Fry Road

Alibabba Arabian Cuisine, 9006 S. Fry Road, Ste. C, Katy, marked its first anniversary June 20. The eatery serves Arabic cuisine, such as falafel, baba ghanoush, hummus, yogurt, shawarma, tabbouleh and fattoush. The restaurant takes to-go orders and is open seven days a week. 832-913-8072.... more

The Vitamin Shoppe’s Katy location adds an on-tap kombucha bar and other features with renovations

The Vitamin Shoppe reopened July 1 at 19712 I-10, Katy. The 4,000-square-foot store underwent renovations and added an on-tap kombucha bar, a sports protein sampling station, an expanded natural beauty product selection, fit freezers and a healthy pantry. One-on-one consultations with an on-staff certified nutritionist and monthly well-being workshops are also now available. 281-829-3315.... more

California-based Black Bear Diner chooses Katy for its first Texas location

Black Bear Diner is opening its first Texas location in Katy in January. The restaurant will be located in a 5,400-square-foot space at 24600 I-10, Katy. The California-based chain offers homestyle cooking, including breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert options. Each location has a log cabin feel with chainsaw art and bear sculptures.... more
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Pinch A Penny Pool Patio & Spa opens on Katy’s Gaston Road

Pinch A Penny Pool Patio & Spa opened at 9722 Gaston Road, Ste. 180, Katy, on June 16. Owned by Angel and Adriana Arciniegas, the store sells products and chemicals for swimming pool servicing and cleaning. Pinch A Penny also offers equipment repairs and installations as well as monthly cleaning services. 281-665-8642.... more

Children’s hair salon Kiddie Cuts and Beyond opens on Mason Road in Katy

Kiddie Cuts and Beyond, a children’s hair salon, opened July 10 at 2004 S. Mason Road, Katy. Owned by Yarubi Chen, the business offers haircuts for boys and girls, as well as video games and iPads for customers to use at the store. A private area is available for style parties with features such as make-up, costumes, and karaoke stage. 832-739-8829.... more

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