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Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery opens in the Pearland Town Center

Boutique sweet shop and national franchise Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery opened its first Pearland area location Oct. 13 at Pearland Town Center, 11200 W. Broadway St., Ste. 655, behind James Avery Jewelry. The bakery celebrated its grand opening Nov. 2. Smallcakes features 18 signature cupcake flavors as well as ice cream. The business became popular nationwide after appearances on the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” TV show.... more >

FEMA and SBA extend deadline for disaster assistance application

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Small Business Administration extended the deadline for applying for disaster assistance to Nov. 30. Individuals who are interested can call 800-621-3362 or register online at or through the FEMA app. Those who need assistance applying can visit a disaster recovery center. Friendswood’s disaster recovery center: 209 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood. Pearland’s disaster recovery center: 2341 N. Galveston Ave.,... more >

Nutrition HUB opens Pearland location in early November

Nutrition HUB opened Nov. 4 at 8201 Broadway St., Ste. 113, Pearland. The business offers meal planning and nutrition services, one-on-one wellness coaching, weight loss plans and skin care plans for men and women. This is the company’s first location in Pearland. 832-736-8564.... more >

Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers opens first Pearland location

National fast food chain Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers opened a location at 2620 Pearland Parkway, Pearland on Oct.31. The eatery is slated to open three more restaurants in honor of the chain’s 15th anniversary. Freddy’s is popular for its thin chopped steakburgers and its frozen custard dessert, to which customers can add cookies, candy or other mix-ins. The restaurant also sells french fries and hot dogs. 281-997-7772.... more >

Cafe Taraiz celebrates 30 years in Pearland in November

On Nov. 1, Cafe Taraiz celebrated 30 years in Pearland. Specials during the month of November include $5 off when diners spend $25 and a kids eat free offer on Tuesdays. Cafe Taraiz serves both Mediterranean and American food. Located at 9415 Broadway St., Pearland, some of the eatery’s most popular dishes include tabouli, hummus and kabobs. Cafe Taraiz also offers catering and cooks favorites, such as prime rib, stuffed lamb and pork tenderloin. 281-485-7329. more >

Salon by InStyle opens in JCPenney in Friendswood, Pearland

Salon by InStyle opened in two locations Nov. 3: one at 100 Baybrook Mall, Friendswood, and another at 2500 Smith Ranch Road, Pearland. The salon chain was launched by JCPenney and offers clients an array of services, including haircuts, coloring, blowouts, hair treatments, extensions and natural styling, as well as popular products, tools, and accessories. 281-218-7000, (Baybrook). 713-436-1548, (Pearland).... more >

Next Level Urgent Care coming to Pearland in late December

Next Level Urgent Care will open a location Dec. 20 at 8325 Broadway St., Ste. 220, Pearland. Next Level Urgent Care provides services for those seeking treatments or consultations for health issues and complaints, insect bites, illnesses, disorders, and checkups. Next Level Urgent Care is open seven days a week and accepts walk-ins. 281-783-8162. more >

Made-in Friendswood Pharmacy and Compounding opens to public on Nov. 6

Located at 405 E. Parkwood Ave., Made-in Friendswood Pharmacy and Compounding will open to the public on Nov. 6. The pharmacy sells commercial medications and also compounds medications for individual patients' needs. The store will also compound medications for pets.  Made-in Friendswood Pharmacy and Compounding is also a local injection center, and is able to administer long-acting, anti-psychotic injections, as well as vaccines. The pharmacy is also a part of Texas Vaccines for Children, so... more >

Griggs Video Services opens office in Friendswood

Troy Griggs, owner of Griggs Video Services opened his office location on Aug. 1; the business has served the Friendswood community since 2015. Now located at 4815 FM 2351, Ste. 209, the business specializes in video transfer and preservation. The store offers video and production services, including video transfers of VHS or 8-millimeter film to DVD or a cloud-based storage system. The business also offers transfers of photos from paper copies, computer files, negatives or 35-millimeter slides... more >

Watercrest celebrates Shadow Creek Ranch grand opening

The grand opening of Watercrest at Shadow Creek Ranch in Pearland was on November 2. While the apartment complex has been opening in stages since February, Watercrest was able to open the whole building for move-ins in July. Located at 11745 Broadway St., Pearland, the active retirement living apartment complex offers several lifestyle options and high-end finishes. The complex also offers residence living spaces up to three bedrooms in size. The business is the seventh location for the... more >

JV Hair moves to East Walnut Street in Pearland

JV Hair moved from 8201 Broadway St., Pearland to 3322 E. Walnut St., Ste. 110, Pearland, near the Starbucks and Papa Murphy’s Pizza June 1. The salon offers eyebrows waxes, hair color treatment and chemical services, and offers services for men, women and children. 281-412-2035.... more >

Southern Tails: A Paws Destination coming to Pearland next year

Susan McCormack, owner of Pearland Barkway, is opening a new grooming academy, Southern Tails: A Paws Destination, in early 2018. The new location will be at 11720 Broadway St., Ste. 102 and will specialize in teaching owners how to handle dogs. The academy will also offer grooming, boarding and day care. 281-741-7058. more >

Takumi Asian Bistro, formerly Tose Steak and Sushi, now under new management

After new owner Lizhen Wang took over in August, Tose Steak and Sushi was rebranded in late September and is now Takumi Asian Bistro, 1853 Pearland Parkway, Ste. 117. More Chinese food has been added to the menu, including items like the house special rice and noodle dish, Wang said. Additional items like hot pots and sizzling plates are also new to the menu. 281-997-2800.... more >

My Vinyl Shop coming to Friendswood in November

My Vinyl Shop, 2407 W. Parkwood, Ste. 116, Friendswood, it set to open in mid-November. The store will sell adhesive and heat transfer vinyl, as well as T-shirts, tank tops, cups, wine stoppers, pillow cases and more. The store will also offer classes on how to use vinyl and paper cutters and will have a heat press station for customers to use.... more >

Rock Martial Arts and Fitness now open in Friendswood

Rock Martial Arts and Fitness opened in late August at 2407 W. Parkwood Drive, Ste. 100, Friendswood. The center offers self-defense, muay thai, boxing, kickboxing, Jiu-Jitsu and MMA classes for children and adults. Various grand opening specials are available until the end of October. 281-947-2027. more >

Sugar Rush Pearland opens another location in town

Full-service bakery Sugar Rush Pearland opened Oct. 6 at 9811 W. Broadway St., Ste. 117, Pearland. The shop sells a variety of sweets, including cupcakes, cookies, cheesecake, chocolate-covered strawberries, and its most popular peach cobbler. The business also sells custom cakes for special occasions. The bakery also has locations in Missouri City and Houston. 713-434-7874.... more >

Satya Indian Grocery and Takeaway adds 1,000 square feet to Pearland store

Indian grocery store and eatery, Satya Indian Grocery and Takeaway, added on 1,000 square feet to its storefront in September. Roughly 3800 sq. ft. and located at 12155 Shadow Creek Parkway, Pearland the store sells cosmetics and Indian-inspired ingredients. While the store is still open, the grocery will not be fully operational until mid-October. 832-781-4655.... more >

Peña’s Donuts & Diner celebrates 1 year anniversary

Owner Rob Peña opened Peña’s Donuts & Diner on Oct. 21, 2016, at 10555 Pearland Parkway, Ste. 1A, Houston. The restaurant serves up a variety of doughnuts, hamburgers, sandwiches and other American diner items. The business is temporarily closed due to the effects of Hurricane Harvey, and will reopen for business in November. 832-831-9630. more >

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Pearland celebrates grand opening, will open at end of October

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Pearland celebrated its grand opening on October 16. HealthSouth will open its doors to the Pearland community towards the end of October. Located at 2121 Business Center Drive in Pearland, the hospital specializes in rehabilitation for both illnesses and injuries. The hospital also has a Sugar Land location. 800-765-4772. more >

Flawless Skin Care Lounge celebrates grand opening in October

Flawless Skin Lounge had its grand opening on October 10. Located at 607 S. Friendswood Dr., Ste. 19, the lounge is run by Dena Tocco and Shea Pugh, two licensed aestheticians with over 20 years of practicing in the skincare industry. The business offers facials, chemical peels, cool slimming and microblading. The business has been offering its skin care services since late May. 832-596-4238.... more >

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