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Summerwood Veterinary Clinic is changing its name and moving to a new location on West Lake Houston Parkway in August

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Summerwood Veterinary Clinic is changing its name to Generation Pet Veterinary Clinic and moving from its previous location at 13507 W. Lake Houston Parkway, Houston, to its new location at 12210 W. Lake Houston Parkway, Houston, in August. The clinic is more than doubling its space from a 2,500-square-foot facility to a 7,000-square-foot facility. 281-458-3885.... more >

R.B. Tullis Branch Library opened a new educational center for children in May

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R.B. Tullis Branch Library, located at 21569 Hwy. 59, New Caney, opened Play-Learn-Grow, an educational center for children and families, on May 29. In a press release, library officials said they hope the center promotes early childhood development, literacy and parental engagement. The center consists of educational toys, puzzles, books and games. 281-577-8968.... more >

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt opened in Valley Ranch Town Center in June

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Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt opened in Valley Ranch Town Center at 11939 N. Grand Parkway E., Ste. 200, New Caney, on June 25. The yogurt franchise features an assortment of flavors that include cookie dough, pineapple cake and cheesecake. Menchie’s also offers gluten-free and vegan options and uses real spices, fruits and nuts. 346-775-9950.... more >

Pizza Cucinova opened in Valley Ranch Town Center in June

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Pizza Cucinova opened in Valley Ranch Town Center at 12029 N. Grand Parkway E., Ste. 100, New Caney, on June 13. The restaurant offers a selection of pizzas and also offers customers the chance to create their own pizzas. The restaurant also offers customers the chance to create their own pastas and salads. 281-601-7816.... more >

Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream opened on West Lake Houston Parkway in May

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Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream opened in May at 12230 W. Lake Houston Parkway, Ste. 250, Houston. The ice cream shop uses liquid nitrogen to instantly freeze a guest’s choices into a creamy ice cream. Guests with dietary restrictions can choose from a variety of milk that includes regular, low-fat, lactose-free and sugar-free as well as other vegan options, custard and yogurt. Guests can choose from several flavors, including butterscotch, mango or Nutella, and add mix-ins, such as mixed... more >

Bibo’s Bistro and Bar opened in Generation Park in May

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Bibo’s Bistro and Bar opened in Generation Park at 250 Assay St., Houston, in May. The locally owned restaurant’s menu consists of Vietnamese staples, such as boba tea and pho. The restaurant also serves beer and cocktails from its full bar. Bibo’s Bistro and Bar is the first restaurant to open on the ground floor of 250 Assay St., a mixed-used office building. 713-860-3100.... more >

CoCo Crepes, Waffles & Coffee opened on Kingwood Drive in May

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CoCo Crepes, Waffles & Coffee opened in May at 4525 Kingwood Drive, Ste. 150, Kingwood. The Houston-based restaurant offers a selection of sweet and savory crepes, waffles, panini, soups and salads. The eatery also offers a selection of beverages, such as coffee, tea and smoothies. 281-459-0720.... more >

Dublin Hound Cigars opened on Loop 494 in Kingwood earlier this year

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Dublin Hound Cigars opened this spring at 22704 Loop 494, Ste. I, Kingwood. The store sells premium cigars, cigar cutters, specialty cigar lighters and humidors. 281-761-8818.... more >

UPDATED: A new Checkers location is set to open on N. Sam Houston Parkway E. on July 9

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Update: The opening of the Checkers location has been delayed until July 9.  Checkers opened a new location at 11863 N. Sam Houston Parkway E., Houston, on June 26. The restaurant is known for offering a selection of burgers, sandwiches, hot dogs, wings and desserts, such as milkshakes and ice cream.... more >

Courtyard by Marriott is slated to open in Generation Park in 2019

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Courtyard by Marriott is slated to open in Generation Park’s Redemption Square at 250 Assay St., Houston, in 2019. Work on the five-story hotel began May 8. The 2,000-square-foot hotel will consist of 144 rooms, a fitness center, an outdoor pool, workspaces and a bistro featuring food options and Starbucks Coffee. 713-860-3100.... more >

Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers will open a new location on Kingwood Drive in September

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Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers will open a new location at 4533 Kingwood Drive, Kingwood, in September. The 3,615-square-foot location will seat 95 guests inside, with additional seating available on the patio. The Kansas-based chain has more than 300 restaurants across 31 states and is known for its steakburgers, fries and frozen... more >

Gringo’s Mexican Kitchen scheduled to open in New Caney this fall

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Gringo’s Mexican Kitchen will open a new location at 21576 Hwy. 59, New Caney, in the fall. The Pearland-based chain was founded in 1993 and has locations throughout the Greater Houston area. The restaurant serves Tex-Mex staples such as enchiladas, tacos, flautas and fajitas. For drinks, the restaurant offers various margaritas, beer and... more >

Mercer Botanic Gardens opened its Children’s Garden on June 9

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Mercer Botanic Gardens officials opened the park’s Children’s Garden on June 9 at 922306 Aldine Westfield Road, Humble. The new garden features various types of plants and interactive booths for children. 713-274-4160.... more >

A new Schlotzsky’s concept opened in Valley Ranch Town Center in May

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Schlotzsky's Austin Eatery opened at 12073 N. Grand Parkway E., Ste. 100, New Caney, in May. This is a new concept from the Austin-based chain Schlotzsky's and features a new take on the soups, salads and sandwiches the restaurant usually serves.... more >

Tune Up “The Manly Salon” opened on N. Sam Houston Parkway E. in May

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Tune Up "The Manly Salon" opened at 9455 N. Sam Houston Parkway E., Ste. 300, Humble in early May. The salon offers haircuts, manicures and pedicures, beard trims and other salon services for men along with a free drink. 281-569-4957.... more >

A new Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery location opened on Northpark Drive in April

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Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery opened in April at 1310 Northpark Drive, Ste. 400, Kingwood. The bakery offers fresh gourmet cupcakes made daily and cupcake-infused ice cream prepared in the store. The bakery chain has more than 200 locations worldwide.... more >

Toasted Yolk Cafe opened in Valley Ranch Town Center in May

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Toasted Yolk Cafe opened May 16 at 11985 N. Grand Parkway E., New Caney, in Valley Ranch Town Center. The restaurant offers a variety of breakfast items, like omelets, and lunch items, such as sandwiches and soups. This is the Houston-area restaurant chain’s fifth location. 281-892-2388.... more >

Memorial Hermann opened three sports medicine and rehabilitation clinics in the Lake Houston area in March

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Memorial Hermann opened three sports medicine and rehabilitation clinics throughout the Lake Houston area in early March. These clinics offer physical and occupational therapy services as well as sport-specific rehabilitation. www.memorialhermann.org/physical-therapy Here are the addresses and phone numbers for each clinic: 18411 W. Lake Houston Parkway, Ste. 550, Humble. 713-814-2520 9522 N. Sam Houston Parkway E., Ste. 2350, Humble. 713-814-2510 601 Rockmead Drive, Kingwood.... more >

Hippo Burgers opened its second location on Atascocita Road in May

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Hippo Burgers opened its second location at 5234 Atascocita Road, Atascocita, on May 6. The restaurant offers a selection of hamburgers and chicken sandwiches, like its Hippo Texas Burger, along with a variety of french fries, such as Cajun or garlic fries. The restaurant also serves milkshakes.... more >

Dueling piano bar, Norman’s Dueling Pianos, opened in May on FM 1960 Bypass Road W.

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Norman’s Dueling Pianos opened May 3 at 9441 FM 1960 Bypass Road W., Ste. 700, Humble. The dueling piano bar features four piano players when it is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Two of the pianists are house regulars who play at the bar every week, while the other two are new performers. The show starts at 7 p.m., and there is a $7 cover charge. The business consists of a full kitchen and bar as well as an outdoor patio. 281-570-4957.... more >

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