Sweet Cup opens in Ella Plaza
Jasmine Chida with Sweet Cup Gelato & Sorbet said that they have had their final inspection and that their grand opening party will be this Saturday, November 4 at their new Ella Plaza location from 3-6 p.m.
“In addition to our Grand Opening party we will be handing out Free Swag and have light bites and complimentary drinks,” said Chida. “But most importantly, we will be serving $1 scoops in which the proceeds will be donated to Second Servings Houston. The founder of Second Servings Houston, Barbara Bronstein will be present.”
For more information visit www.sweetcupgelato.com/.
Museum of Fine Arts Pop-up at Heights Mercantile this weekend
One of the more unique tenants at Heights Mercantile at 714 Yale is a Museum of Fine Arts gallery next to Bespoke, a store with artisan made crafts. MFAH contemporary art curator Alison de Lima Greene tells the Chronicle that she plans to rotate artworks three times a year in the one-room gallery, “until we learn how to use the space, based on what the community wants.”
The first show opens this weekend. A monthly family program begins in December.
AshleyCakes Holiday Market
Ashley Griffith, who is opening a storefront in the same TC Jester center as King’s BierHaus, will be at a ‘Presents: Buy Local First Holiday Market’ this weekend sponsored by the Greater Heights Chamber of Commerce. It will be Saturday, November 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hampton Inn, 5820 Katy Frwy. Customers can get a taste of her cakes before she offers them through counter service at the new store starting in early 2018.
DOGPOP Hosts Largest Dog-Friendly Market In The Heights
This Saturday, November 4, from 5 to 10 p.m., DOG POP will bring its dog-friendly market and pup party to the parking lot of Birds Barbershop and Steel City Pops at 420 E. 20th Street. Highlights include a pet costume contest, dog play area from Modular Dog, 20+ pet-industry vendors, wine and drinks by Neue Creative, beer from Independence Brewery, food by Cochinitia & Co. and Happy Endings food truck and music by DJ Illset and DJ Dayta. Steel City Pops and Birds Barbershop will also offer photo booth stations and other goodies. The event is free, with a suggested minimum donation of $5 to benefit the Houston Homeless Pet Project. For more details, visit www.houstondogpop.com.
Lovett Dental first tenant for Braun on Shepherd
The 2016 announcement by H-E-B that they would open a new location at the site of the old Fiesta in the Heights at 23rd Street and North Shepherd, has driven an uptick in activity on an already busy corridor. Braun Enterprises purchased 1.05 acres at 2401 North Shepherd at the corner of 24th and N Shepherd in the fall of 2016. The first announced tenant for the complex is Lovett Dental. Their marketing flyer shows more than 20,000 square feet of available space for lease.
Flood Damaged Nundini to reopen in mid-December
Restaurateur Giampaolo Nundini has been affected by floods before. The original location of his food importing business was on Allen Parkway until 2001’s Tropical Storm Allison swept into town. At that time his store and restaurant were relocated to 500 North Shepherd Drive. This time it was Hurricane Harvey that necessitated a close and remodel. Nundini is shooting for a mid-December reopening.
New yoga studio opening in Montrose this weekend
Montrose Yoga Cooperative was created to respond to a clear call from the Houston Yoga community for affordable, accessible, intelligent yoga. Visitors can explore a wide variety of yoga classes: Heated Power Flow, Baptiste-Inspired, Yin, Restorative, Iyengar-Based and Meditation. The owners say they believe in making yoga economical so classes are $10. The address is 701 Richmond Ave. #260. Visit www.montroseyogacoop.com
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