Deli downer: Some islanders are mourning the sudden closure of sandwich shop McAlister’s Deli, 6600 Seawall Blvd.
For years, I've had a tradition of turning the Biz Buzz tables on readers. Instead of telling you what I know about retailers and restaurants coming to the county and Clear Lake area, I ask you to tell me what you'd like to see.
Some readers were alarmed today when they saw construction crews completely “smashing up” the space that will be home to the island’s long-awaited restaurant serving authentic Indian and Nepali cuisine.
I'm bringing back a Biz Buzz holiday tradition. Tell me what store, restaurant or business you'd love to see in your Galveston County or Clear Lake area community.
National companies bombard reporters daily with pitches about new products or how they’re making life easier for consumers. I delete a lot of them.
Popular downtown island eatery Yaga’s Café and neighboring bar, Tsunami Exotic Tequila Emporium, are temporarily out of commission after a power pole behind Yaga’s, 2314 Strand, fell Sunday, knocking out electricity.
When an email arrived in my inbox with news that a limited edition bottle of The Balvenie Fifty, a single malt Scotch whisky valued at $38,000 would be opened and served during a dinner for 12 at Cullen’s American Grille, I immediately perked up.
Island restaurateurs and brothers Larry and Tikie Kriticos were deep into a deal to open a League City restaurant before deciding the property they were keen on just wouldn’t work.
Biz Buzz is filed for Thursday and I’m already working on next week’s column. One Buzz item of note is about a mother and daughter — Natalie Malphrus and Darcie Malphrus-Schlegel – who have co-written a book “Galveston: Beyond the Beach.”
Details are scarce, but rumor has it that developer Jerome Karam plans to buy yet another vacant department store building at Mall of the Mainland — this time the space formerly occupied by J.C. Penney.
We've been very busy around here working on the launch of the new and improved Coast, which comes out in October with a very different look, feel and name — Coast Monthly.
Owners of Bistro LeCroy are turning to crowd funding to raise enough money to reopen the downtown island restaurant after an Aug. 8 electrical fire.
I thought I would offer this friendly restaurant reminder after talking to Webster officials, who are worried that nearby construction work might block signage and keep people from knowing that the 12,000-square-foot Luby’s/Fuddruckers at Baybrook Shopping Center is opening today (Aug. 14).
I’ll be out of the office on Monday and won’t have a Tuesday Biz Buzz column. So, I thought I would leave you with some small bites of next Thursday’s Buzz.
I’ll be on vacation until May 27, but I thought I would ask readers to keep the buzz going. (I will have a Biz Buzz column for Tuesday that's filled with some pretty tasty tidbits.)
An observant reader sent me a photo of an unsavory note that was taped to the former door of Tex-Mex purveyor Don Julio's Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, 1804 W. FM 646 in League City.
At a time when most regional malls are struggling to stay relevant, Baybrook Mall is planning to add 555,000 square feet to the 1.2-million-square-foot shopping center.
Zagat, a national organization that offers restaurant guides and reviews based on user-generated content, has singled out seven island eateries and a bar that it says makes the trip to Galveston worth it. Click here to see the list.