The Hispanic Grocer El Rancho Supermercado opened its second location in the Houston area on Wednesday, Oct. 3 with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5624 W. 34th St. The location was formerly a Randalls supermarket.
According to a press release, the grocer is doing gift giveaways through Saturday to the first 1,000 customers for each day. El Rancho says the store will bring an estimated $27.5 million dollars in new economic development to the Northwest area of Houston.
“We are very excited about the opening of our second Houston Area store,” said El Rancho Marketing Director Daniel Balcazar. “El Rancho Supermercado is growing faster than we expected and we feel privileged in continuing to be a part of this great community.”
With 40,615 square feet of space, El Rancho will offer a fresh meat department with a Carniceria (butcher shop), a fresh seafood department, a large and diverse farm quality produce area, a full service Panaderia/Pasteleria (Bakery and Pastry), an authentic “Made from scratch Tortilleria,” their famous Cocina (Latin American Home-Style Kitchen) and a fully stocked grocery.
Their bright yellow façade is part of the company’s self-described “unique store design and décor, a traditional visual trademark of El Rancho Supermercado stores, [which] will provide an exquisite and exotic atmosphere in which one can shop for groceries.”
MANNA out at Temple Oaks Baptist; church under contract again
Ministry Assistance of the Near Northwest Alliance (MANNA) recently announced that they would no longer house their food pantry at Temple Oaks Baptist, 2101 W 34th St., Houston, TX 77018. The church, which had disbanded in early 2018 in anticipation of the sale of church property, is now in negotiations with another buyer.
“We are sad to announce that our days at Temple Oaks Baptist Church are over, but we are excited because MANNA is moving on to bigger and better things,” said Executive Director Nia Amuzie. “As of now, we will be temporarily cutting off our services as we work on remodeling our new store and transitioning into a new pantry space. We will definitely let everyone know when the store and new pantry is ready.”
Vice President Tommy LeBlanc at Avison Young who is brokering the sale of Temple Oaks said that he’s hopeful the contract will be finalized by November. There is no word yet on how the proposed buyer intends to use the property.
Orangetheory opens in Yale Marketplace
Orangetheory Fitness Houston opened its newest studio on Friday, September 28 in the Heights at 3004 Yale St., Suite 200, Houston, TX 77018. Orangetheory Fitness (OTF) is a high-intensity, interval-training, heart-rate based workout.
The 3,440 square foot studio in the Heights will feature 16 each treadmills, rowers and strength floor stations.
This newest OTF studio will be the 17th studio in the Houston-area. OTF recently opened studios in Bellaire and in Fairfield. Additional studios will be located in Midtown, Riverstone (Sugar Land) and Atascocita.
Edward Jones Title Sponsor for Alzheimer’s Association Walk
Edward Jones branch associates are honored to support the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® in Houston, and the Edward Jones office of Oak Forest resident Danyel T. Ramelow is with Team Walk #1. Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s Association care, support and research programs. The Houston walk will take place on November 3 at University of Houston – Lynn Eusan Park. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:30 a.m.
The financial service firm is the national presenting sponsor of this year’s walk and has committed $12 million over five years to support the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association.
“Edward Jones is proud to support Walk to End Alzheimer’s and the Alzheimer’s Association,” said Ramelow, an Edward Jones financial advisor. “The Alzheimer’s Association continues to provide valuable support services to individuals living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers, while also supporting critically needed research. We are aware of the dramatic impact Alzheimer’s has on individuals, families and companies, so we are committed to support the Alzheimer’s Association.”
Computer donation to Stevens
The good news just keeps coming for Stevens Elementary. Principal Jennifer Barrientez said that Stevens has partnered with an organization called Comp-U-Dopt which provided 70 families with a free computer last weekend.
Comp-U-Dopt was founded in 2007 by Jonathan Osha, with the belief that every child deserves equal access to education and opportunity. He realized that the life cycle of a computer in a corporate environment is typically less than three years. Usually sent to landfill or shelved, these lightly used tools can become a dream come true for a young learner ready to broaden their skills and knowledge, as well as an opportunity to demonstrate good environmental stewardship by our partner organizations.
Program Manager Stephanie Tran said that Comp-U-Dopt’s programs serve to eliminate limited access to computers by placing them directly in the homes of applicants, as well as fostering and supporting education for the youth of Texas.
Self Defense and Fitness Class
Fight Back Fit at 3622 Golf Dr is offering a 5 week Self Defense and Fitness Class specifically designed with women in mind. For more information visit them on Facebook or at https://www.fightbackfit.com/.
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