Business owners share winter storm experiences; luxury retreat with goats coming to Willis and more Houston-area news from February

Business owners share winter storm experiences; luxury retreat with goats coming to Willis and more Houston-area news from February

Homes at Happy Goat Retreat will include a private fire pit and a private rooftop deck. (Courtesy Happy Goat Retreat)

Read business and community news from the past month from the Houston area.

Bay Area

Intuitive Machines unveils mission control room for mission to the moon

As early as the fall, Intuitive Machines’ mission control room in South Houston will be manned for 24 hours a day for 22 straight days to operate the launch, flight, landing and mission of the company’s Nova-C lunar lander.

Bellaire-Meyerland-West University

Trio of new restaurants announced for innovation hub

Three local restaurants are slated for an early summer opening in The Ion and the surrounding innovation district.


Happy Goat Retreat, a luxury outdoor resort, eyes summer opening in Willis

The property will offer 15 lodging units made by upcycled cargo shipping containers.


Aerodrome Ice Skating Complex reopens after narrowly avoiding storm-induced disaster

The Aerodrome Ice Skating Complex in northwest Houston was not spared by Winter Storm Uri, but a combination of quick action, luck and camaraderie within the Houston ice rink community prevented what officials said could have been a much more serious setback.

Heights-River Oaks-Montrose

Iconic River Oaks Theatre at risk of closing

The lease between Landmark Theatres, which owns River Oaks Theatre, and Weingarten Realty is coming to an end, and negotiations to continue the partnership have stalled, ABC13 reported.


August & Ivy opens in Katy

August & Ivy, a new consignment boutique that will feature everything from handmade jewelry and personalized cups to wooden serving bowls and homemade cookies, opened Feb. 2.

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Italiano’s Restaurant offers New York-style pizza, pasta from new Kingwood eatery

Italiano’s Restaurant, a local family-owned restaurant, opened its fourth Greater Houston-area eatery Dec. 23 at 1414 Northpark Drive, Ste. I, Kingwood.


Rollie’s Frozen Custard in Pearland thrives, gives back to the community

Businesses that serve frozen custard are hard to find in Texas, Rollie’s Frozen Custard owner Brenda Wilson said. She opened Rollie’s Frozen Custard with her husband, Arthur Wilson, in February 2019.


Old Town Spring’s historic Wunsche Brothers Cafe & Saloon reopens 6 years after fire

After years of construction, Wunsche Brothers Cafe & Saloon reopened its doors Feb. 1 at 103 Midway St., Spring. The Old Town Spring staple has been closed for renovations for nearly six years following a fire in 2015.

Sugar Land-Missouri City

Seafood restaurant Crawfish Bistro coming soon in Missouri City

The restaurant’s fresh seafood offerings will be influenced by Asian flavors.

The Woodlands

Theiss Farms Market owner on winter storm: ‘I knew everything was going to die, and it did’

While the livelihoods of farmers have long hinged upon nature and luck, nothing could have prepared local farmers for last week’s winter storm, Theiss Farms Market co-owner Dwayne Theiss said.


Hot Dogs Express Magnolia now serving bacon-wrapped hot dogs

The food stall specializes in bacon-wrapped hotdogs and offers a selection of Mexican street food, including tacos al pastor, quesadillas and Mexican-style burgers.

Jake Magee, Hunter Marrow, Eva Vigh, Shawn Arrajj, Morgan Theophil, Kelly Schafler, Hannah Zedaker, Claire Shoop and Adriana Rezal contributed to this report.

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