Common Bond to open in Heights
The popular Montrose bakery and café, Common Bond, is opening their second location in the heights. According to CultureMap, Common Bond’s owners, Johnny Carrabba and George Joseph, reached an agreement with Braun Enterprises for their new location to be included in the Heights Waterworks development.
Previously, the space was to be occupied by Dallas-based coffee shop, Ascension, but those plans have been cancelled. Common Bond will occupy the 3,200-foot Building C, with Austin-based Hopdoddy Burger Bar and Ripe Cuisine’s first brick and mortar in neighboring buildings.
Construction on the development has begun, but with Common Bond still in the early stages of designing the new location, the company isn’t ready to commit to an open date.
Snooze opens in the Heights
The Denver-based Snooze, an AM Eatery, has opened its doors on Jan 24 in the Heights, according to PaperCityMag. The newest location on the corner of 18th Street and Shepherd is Snooze’s fourth Houston area location.
Lines of early birds usually stretch out of the doors of Snoozes, which isn’t surprising with specials like Pancake of The Day. A new recipe is created each day and recipes rarely get recycled, giving the customers new flavors every day. This restaurant chain specializes in brunch, with hours 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every day of the week.
New bagel shop with old-world approach
Golden Bagels & Coffee is new to the Heights, introducing the neighborhood to an old-fashioned way of making bagels, reports CultureMap.
The bagels are made in house, using a two-stage dough. They use a technique that slows the fermentation process, which allows for the flexibility of baking the loaves later and this improves the flavor of the bagels. Then they bake the loaves in a refurbished Cutler oven. All of the spreads and cream cheeses are made onsite and they even use real blueberries for their blueberry bagels.
In the kitchen, Oak Forest resident chef Joseph Apa, formerly of Rudyard’s British Pub and t’afia, joins the team as lead in the kitchen. Eventually, the restaurant has plans to expand their menu for lunch options. You can find them at 3119 White Oak Dr.
The Heights gets an Italian grocery store
Louie Comella just opened up Italian American Grocery Co. right next to his gelato and pizza restaurant, Gelazzi. The grocer offers imported goods from Italy and Italian-American places like Chicago and New York, according to CultureMap. From deli items, to prepared items, like made-to-order sandwiches, and Italian cakes and cookies, the store has a wide variety of goods.
Once the store has settled into operations, Comella plans to offer a delivery service from Gelazzi and the grocery store. For now you can drop by the new store located at 3605 White Oak Dr.
–By Zarah Parker