A half a city block on North Shepherd is about to undergo a major makeover. Houston-based Capital Retail Properties, a full-service commercial brokerage firm, announced plans in a press release to bring a new, 30,000-square-foot lifestyle destination for dining, plus specialty retail and services, to 1533 N. Shepherd. The property, which also fronts Laird and 16th streets, is currently home to a used car lot and food machinery company among other businesses. Conceived and developed by Capital Retail Properties in partnership with Randy Wile of Wile Interests, Inc., Market at Houston Heights plans to deliver space to tenants for build out in fall 2018. The release states that the 75,000-square-foot parcel encompasses nine tracts and is situated on the active west side of Shepherd, … [Read more...] about New retail center announced at North Shepherd near 16th Street
Last year was the first year for a book giveaway at Katherine Smith Elementary and according to reading specialist Jessica Sealfon, it was a huge success. “The scholars get them before the holidays and in January you see them with their books,” said Sealfon. “They are carrying them around for the rest of the year.” This year, the school also looks to gather books for every scholar in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. The school refers to its students as scholars. Book fair points from Scholastic have already enabled the school to get books for the pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, first and second graders. Now the school is using additional Scholastic points to get books for the third, fourth and fifth graders. They are also still seeking donations of new or gently used … [Read more...] about Holiday book drive at Katherine Smith Elementary
According to Monica Danna, Director of Community Outreach at Revive, the center at 34th and Ella is over 90 percent leased, with options currently out on the final two spaces. The most recent signee is Re/Forme lagree fitness. Popsugar recently posted an article on the fitness program which centers around the Megaformer, “which uses adjustable spring-loaded resistance to allow for a customizable resistance load that is engaged via slow, deliberate movements that activate slow-twitch muscle fibers, increasing stamina and oxygen capacity of your muscles and allowing the body to burn energy for longer periods of time.” The method was developed by Sebastien Lagree, “a self-described former chubby kid who wanted to merge the nurturing approach of Pilates with the more rigorous … [Read more...] about Re/Forme lagree fitness is newest Revive tenant
By Kim Hogstrom For The Leader Friends for Life, a no kill animal shelter located in the Houston Heights, made history during Hurricane Harvey. The nonprofit organization teamed up with the American Red Cross to help shelter people with their pets in the George R. Brown Convention Center. It had never been tried before, but thanks to the fine work of Friends for Life, it will happen again. Hurricane Katrina taught us lessons. Many people in New Orleans refused to evacuate because pets were not welcome in shelters. There is no way to know how many people died as a result, but the Red Cross revised its sheltering model following; the agency now allows pets. With Harvey, the Red Cross was prepared to shelter people, but not animals. Then Friends For Life stepped up. “I sit on the … [Read more...] about Heights animal shelter rises to Harvey
Dear Tabby, We adopted a puppy over the summer and my kids enjoyed playing and taking care of her. Now that school is starting, I’m worried that the change in routine will upset the puppy. What can we do to ensure a smooth back-to-school season for our pooch? Bummed About Back To School in Brookesmith Dear Bummed, You’re right. While back to school can spell the return of structure and good habits for humans, it can be a lonely, confusing time for you pet--especially a pet who is new to a family with children. Instead of lazy mornings at home, spent with the pets, now the kids are rushing out the door before the sun is up and often aren’t home until the sun is setting. This spells long, boring days for a dog who has only known long walks, outside time and snuggling all … [Read more...] about Is your dog ready for Back-to-School?