BB’s to open in two weeks
Brooks Bassler with BB’s Café said that they will be opening in the next two weeks. They are currently getting all their staff needs met and look forward to serving up their ‘Cajun inspiration and a Texas twist’ cuisine to the Oak Forest/Garden Oaks area. Marble Slab Creamery will be open by then as well.
The Purple Cat Resale and Thrift closing brick and mortar
The resale shop at 2128 W. 34th St. closed its doors on Friday Oct. 26. Their social media post said – “We have been able to really do some good, and will be moving to the on-line market (eBay, etc), and hopefully estate sales, to continue to raise money for Fix Your Pets Houston.” They told customers to keep an eye out online for future donation drop off/pick up options and for the big rummage sales they will be having.
Kim’s Service Station officially closed
Kim’s Service Station at 3210 N. Shepherd is officially closed. Many neighbors stopped by to wish Mr. Kim well in his new endeavors as he moves his business north. Revive purchased the station last year and is currently looking for tenants for the space.
See http://www.reviveco.com for more information.
Therapy Village makes way for dental expansion
Speech and Language Pathologist, Julie Ngo Scott opened the Houston branch of TTV in 2012 at 1354F W. 43rd St., but says they did not renew their lease, choosing to focus on their Cypress location. Oak Forest Dental Group and Orthodontics will be taking over the space.
Fire damage closes Heights restaurant Presidio
HoustonEater reports that the damage Presidio, 911 W. 11th St., incurred last weekend will close it for the foreseeable future. Chef Adam Dorris told CultureMap that the Houston Fire Department cited a faulty electrical outlet near the front of the building as the source of the fire, which damaged parts of the dining room, roof, and vents in the building. “We would like to thank the brave men and women [at Houston Fire Department] for saving our building and giving us a chance to rebuild stronger,” reads a post on Presidio’s Facebook page. “Thank you so much to the Houston restaurant community for being so quick to reach out and help. Your support means everything to us.”
Dorris reportedly plans to host pop-ups as Presidio is closed for rebuilding.
Lemon Laine to open in Heights Mercantile
According to beautyindependent.com, Lemon Laine is planting its first store outside of Nashville at the Heights Mercantile on Nov. 3, with several first-to-market concepts. The natural beauty and wellness retailer will open a 1,000-square-foot location in the complex which also houses Warby Parker, Will Leather Goods, and Local Foods.
“It’s a super underserved market, and my gut is telling me that, if this is something that was needed in Nashville, it has to be needed in Houston,” said Laura Lemon, CEO and founder of Lemon Laine. “This isn’t a fad. It’s here to stay, and it’s only going to get larger. A market like Houston could have the capacity for 10 clean beauty stores or more, but I like that I’m going to be one of the first.”
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