Beer buzz: After years of home-brewing as a hobby, business partners Ryan DeLaRosa and Matt Emmite plan to develop and open a taproom and also what will be the first beer production brewery in Dickinson.
Freight lines: After months of scouting Texas City sites, California-based Harbor Freight Tools has settled on a space at what’s become a bustling retail center at the business office building formerly occupied by Marathon Galveston Bay Refinery, 3403 Palmer Highway.
Apartment department: It looks like Galveston is getting a complex — a luxury apartment development on the seawall.
A new downtown coffeehouse is coming to Galveston; another hotel planned for Seawall Boulevard
Tasty tidbit: If your fortune cookie predicts a new Texas City restaurant will soon come into your life, believe it. Yummy Yummy Hibachi Sushi & Buffet was planning to open Monday, provided final inspections went well. The eatery is in the building previously occupied by steak and buffet…
Prost: When a German tells you, Das ist nicht dein bier, which translates to “That is not your beer,” what he’s really telling you is, “This is none of your business.”
Tex-Mex tattle: Remember reports back in June that a regional purveyor of Tex-Mex cuisine was planning to move into the former CVS building, 201 FM 270 in League City?
Retail detail: Friendswood attorney and developer Jerome Karam has high-profile projects around the county, but none in League City — until now.
Ready to roost: After much clucking and pecking for opening date answers, there’s finally something to crow about. The Chick-fil-A underway for months at 3440 Palmer Highway in Texas City plans a 6 a.m. April 4 opening, the operator, Lori Chalmers, confirms.
Greek drama: The sudden, surprising closure earlier this month of Olympia Grill in League City is only temporary, according to a sign at the restaurant, 2535 Interstate 45 in Pinnacle Park.
Cashing in chips: This might give some readers heartburn, but it doesn’t appear Alfie’s Fish & Chips in Texas City is returning, at least not to 2115 Palmer Highway, where it operated for decades.
HQ coup: La Marque is now home to the headquarters of a growing industrial services company that plans to make the city its base of U.S. and international operations.
Along with apartments, an international businessman plans to add a rooftop bar and event center, along with a street-level yoga studio to the United States National Bank Building in the island's downtown.
Will a government shutdown slow down a beer garden? And what ever happened to plans for downtown island eatery The Southern By The Strand?
Covert operation: For all those readers hungry for opening-date status of Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in La Marque, there’s news.
Nailing it down: After 63 years in the same Galveston spot, Village Hardware might be making a move.