Vanessa Wodehouse says Big Blue Whale toy store on West 19th Street has attracted kids big and small, young and old. Now, the store’s looking to give back with a day of activities as the toy store celebrates its first birthday. The Big Blue Whale will be hosting story time, music, face painting, giveaways and […]
Louie Comella knows a thing or two about making cool treats – his family has been making ice cream since 1953 – and his business, Gelazzi, is a testament to that. Bringing an Italian flair that’s hard to find in Houston, Comella lets the quality of his gelato speak for itself. “We offer free samples […]
While the idea of wearing bamboo around your waist or using it as comforter for a bed sounds like something ripped straight from a tropical cartoon, it’s something Linda Whittington, owner of Cariloha Bamboo and Heights resident, is hoping shoppers will consider. “It’s twice as soft as cotton and can keep you 3 degrees cooler […]
While The Leader has many businesses nestled in the many business parks in the area, perhaps none is more unique than Krishna Culture, 3522 East TC Jester Boulevard, in the Brookwood Business Park. Offering everything from statues of Hindu deities to saris, posters, paintings, incense, meditation beads yoga clothing and more, Krishna Culture attracts customers […]
The Hildebrand Foundation has pledged $10 million in support of the Parks Board’s Bayou Greenways 2020 project, updates on Ella Plaza and the GOOF OFF Summer Block Party.
Since December, Gatlins BBQ has been committed to the space at 3510 Ella Blvd. At the time NewQuest Properties leasing agent Danny McCormack said the other half of the 8,500 square foot space was not officially spoken for yet. It is now.
For those looking for a home-buying service with a bit more of a civic or community-minded approach to business, 1-2-3 Sold Fast owner Will Denker is hoping local residents will turn to his business for their needs. Denker, who has been in the business of home buying for about 13 years, said his group of […]
Erik Hendrickson, Funeral Director at Pat H. Foley Funeral Directors, knows better than most that times have changed in the funeral business. After over 50 years of serving the community, he is hoping a slew of renovations and additions to the iconic funeral home will meet the ever changing needs of local residents. “When it […]
For most shops and boutiques, making the sale is what matters most. Over on 19th St., Manready Mercantile has a different outlook than most and believes what truly matters is the story they tell about the items carried within the store – and also that the stories have a positive ripple effect from a consumer […]
The metamorphosis of Ella Plaza continues. As Braun Enterprises’ Dan Braun told The Leader in December, construction will be complete by the end of the second quarter of 2015. The tenants are shaping up too.