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China Garden 518 now offering dine-in, takeout and delivery in Pearland

Asian fusion eatery China Garden 518 opened on Sept. 1 at 2540 E. Broadway St., Ste. E, Pearland. The eatery serves sushi and Chinese food, and popular dishes include peking duck, mongolian beef, General Tso’s chicken and kung pao chicken. The restaurant offers dine-in, takeout and delivery options.... more

Child care center Kiddie Academy of Lake of Savannah opens for the fall semester

Child care center Kiddie Academy of Lakes of Savannah held its grand opening on Aug. 26. The franchise, which is located at 5158 Savannah Parkway, Rosharon, is owned by former Super Bowl Champion James Ihedigbo and his wife, Brittany. Kiddie Academy enrolls students ages 6 weeks to 12 years old and offers full-time educational care, before- and after-school care and summer camps. 619-234-0345.... more

Farm-to-table restaurant Whiskey Cake opens its Baybrook Mall location

Plano-based Whiskey Cake opened its Baybrook Mall location on Aug. 21 at 18840 I-45, Friendswood. The restaurant serves local farm-to-table food in a scratch kitchen. All ingredients are sourced from local or regional farms. The eatery serves Southern fare for brunch, lunch and dinner, and offers a full bar. 832-558-2253.... more

Crosspoint Church opens Next Generation Academy child care center in Pearland

Crosspoint Church opened Next Generation Academy on August 21. The center offers infant care, after school care and preschool, and is located at 1134 Old Alvin Road, Pearland. The 20,000 square-foot campus houses 11 classrooms and offers part-time and full-time care to children 6 weeks to 10 years old. 281-741-7420.... more

Pearland’s Tom Reid Library relocates for the rest of 2017 for renovations

Tom Reid Library temporarily relocated this summer from its location at 3522 Liberty Drive, Pearland, due to building renovations. Patrons can drop off or pick up books and browse new selections at the library substation, 2341 North Galveston Avenue, Unit 220, Pearland. All programs and library activities will be held at the Pearland Recreation Center and Natatorium, 4141 Bailey Road in Pearland. The library’s Liberty Drive location is slated to reopen in early 2018. 281-652-1677.... more

Friendswood Chamber of Commerce moves to a temporary location on Friendswood Drive after flooding

After taking on 20 inches of floodwater, the Friendswood Chamber of Commerce has temporarily relocated from its offices at 1100 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, as repairs are ongoing. The Chamber will be temporarily housed in Standfield Properties at 807 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, at least through mid-October. 281-482-3329.... more

First Watch breakfast restaurant opens a new location on Pearland Parkway

First Watch opened its first Pearland location July 24 at 2560 Pearland Parkway, Ste. 100. The chain specializes
in health-conscious entrees, such as breakfast power bowls, salads and juice. The eatery serves seasonal items as well. 281-716-3014.... more

Nacho Nachos restaurant opens on Broadway Street

Food truck Nacho Nachos opened a storefront in July at 1330 E. Broadway St., Ste. 104, Pearland. The business specializes in customizable nachos, offering a variety of sauces, toppings, and ways to cook meat. Each type of nacho is named after a city in Texas, and the cities correlate with the type of meat and cooking style. Customers not interested in chips can build their nachos on top of fries or a bed of lettuce instead. 832-569-4666.... more

Red Robin opens its newest restaurant location at Baybrook Mall

Fast-casual restaurant and national franchise Red Robin opened its first southeast Houston area location in late July at Baybrook Mall, 18830 I-45, Friendswood. The restaurant has a full bar and serves American fare, including burgers, sandwiches, soups and salads. 832-632-4363.... more

A B Sea Preschool will open on Pearland’s Texas Avenue this fall

Former early childhood educator Nancy Mazza will open A B Sea Preschool between late August and early September at 2335 N. Texas Ave., Ste. B, Pearland. The preschool has classrooms for 3- and 4-year-olds with play-based, open-ended activities in a low student-to-teacher ratio setting. The preschool follows the Pearland ISD district calendar. 832-243- 4602.... more

Family-owned Korean restaurant Seoul Pig Korean BBQ will open in Pearland this month

Family-owned Korean eatery Seoul Pig Korean BBQ will open in late August at 2510 Smith Ranch Road, Ste. 108, Pearland. The restaurant specializes in traditional Korean dishes along with Korean-American hybrids, such as Korean burgers, tacos and chicken wings. The restaurant will also offer a hibachi experience. 281-372-8814.... more

New restaurant Latino Bites Express opens near Hwy. 288 in Pearland

Family-owned Latino Bites Express opened its fast-casual concept at 2251 Country Place Parkway, Ste. A, Pearland. The eatery serves arepas, burgers, burritos, quesadillas, sandwiches and tacos along with fresh-pressed juices and yucca fries. Latino Bites Express also has an all-day breakfast menu and children’s menu. 832-444-4620.... more

Build your own salad at Salata, coming to Pearland Parkway in September

Salata, the salad chain, will open its second Pearland location at 2570 Pearland Parkway, Ste. 102, in early September. Salata offers a build-your-own-salad bar with over 50 different salad topping options as well as a selection of meats and homemade salad dressings. The chain also has a location in Friendswood.... more

Mobile cleaning company Papillon Home Services now serves the Pearland and Friendswood areas

Mobile cleaning company Papillon Home Services opened in June; it services the Pearland and Friendswood areas. The company specializes in environmentally friendly cleaning services and offers recurring cleanings, one-time cleanings and custom jobs. 281-412-4422.... more

Locally owned Big Bob’s Furniture store opens in Pearland on Broadway Street

Big Bob’s Furniture opened in
 early June at 1331 E. Broadway St., Ste. C, Pearland. The locally owned furniture store carries brands, such as Ashley Furniture, Franklin, Catnapper and Avalon. The store carries a wide range of furniture, from mattresses to sofas, and offers a 15 percent discount for military and first responders. The business also offers furniture delivery. 281-993-4622.
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Aldi grocery store opens in the former Pearland Bowling Center

German-based discount grocer Aldi opened its second Pearland location May 4 at 3412 E. Broadway St., Pearland, which is the site of the shuttered Pearland Bowling Center. The grocery store is known for selling a brandless selection of items—meaning there are no private labels for the same products—and a small inventory of weekly must-haves.... more

Liquor Zone opens in Pearland’s Food Town Shopping Center on Broadway Street

Pearland’s first stand-alone liquor store, Liquor Zone, held its grand opening July 17. The 1,500-square-foot storefront is in the Food Town Shopping Center at 7109 W. Broadway St., Pearland. Owner Hiren Patel filed his permit in January after Pearland residents voted to overturn a liquor store ban in November. 346-219-0494.... more

Brewingz restaurant opens in Shadow Creek Ranch next to Jimmy Changas

Brewingz opened a Pearland location on Aug. 2. Located in Shadow Creek Ranch at 3541 Business Center Drive, the restaurant serves chicken wings glazed with 20 different sauce options along with burgers, sliders, soups, salads and sandwiches across its 12 Greater Houston area locations. The 6,000-square-foot Pearland location includes a 1,000-square-foot outdoor patio. 281-741-0662.... more

Replenish Cryo and Recovery opens on Shadow Creek Parkway in Pearland

Health and wellness center Replenish Cryo and Recovery opened its Pearland location in late July at 12155 Shadow Creek Parkway, Ste. 115, Pearland. Replenish offers cryotherapy, compression therapy, an infrared sauna and facials. Replenish’s cryotherapy exposes clients to vapors at 166 degrees below zero for three minutes. 832-736-0055.... more

Olivia’s Donut Shoppe celebrates one year of business in Pearland

Olivia’s Donut Shoppe celebrated its first anniversary July 19 at 12810 W. Broadway St., Ste. 120, Pearland. The doughnut shop offers a variety of traditional, seasonal and festive doughnuts as well as cinnamon rolls, kolaches and sandwiches.... more

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