Tru story: Readers are wondering about all the preconstruction activity west of Hospitality Health ER in the former military housing complex known as Fort Crockett. The work is for a 200-room hotel, confirms Ricky Patel, a principal in the company behind the venture.
Tattle-Tail: Nearly two years after opening in Galveston, Texas Tail Distillery is moving into a larger space to accommodate growth, even after a bumpy year for purveyors of adult beverages.
Pulling up stakes: A company founded in 1956 in Galveston is consolidating its island and League City operations.
It’s showtime: The long intermission is over. A little more than five months after closing under pandemic precautions, island movie theater Premiere Cinema has returned, ushering in a new name, new look and new Hollywood releases.
Secret sale? Pertinent parties aren’t talking, but rumors are flying that an unnamed buyer will soon acquire roughly 1,000 acres on the island’s West End.
Retail detail: Will commercial development rise on a prime Interstate 45 parcel in Dickinson?
Development debate: News last week that a real estate consulting firm had acquired one of the last tracts with direct beach access on the island’s West End generated much buzz, but not all of it was celebratory.
Cinema suspense: This is rated R for reality. Alamo Drafthouse is continuing its development of a 10-screen movie theater in Victory Lakes Shopping Center, FM 646 and Interstate 45.
Fortune cookie: Inquiring islanders want to know about all that construction-prep work near Odyssey Academy on the southeast corner of 61st Street and Stewart Road in Galveston. City officials confirm it’s for fast-food eatery Panda Express.
Dollar holler: The arrival of construction crews at the building formerly occupied by Baywood Foods in Hitchcock caused quite a buzz and stirred much hope among nearby residents longing for a grocery store in a city that doesn’t have one. But it became clear this week there wouldn’t be a gro…
On the burner: Restaurant row continues to grow at Mainland City Centre, formerly known as Mall of the Mainland.
Who is that masked man? Island-born billionaire Tilman Fertitta this week on CNBC's "Power Lunch" called on Americans to wear face coverings in public, saying it was necessary to keep the U.S. economy open during the coronavirus pandemic. Fertitta was wearing a mask at the beginning of the show.
In a time of heightened racial awareness when companies everywhere are retiring dated and stereotyped brands, one popular island restaurant is questioning its own name after someone argued it contains an ethnic slur.
Ground effect: Helicopter service companies Era Group and Bristow Group, which operate heliports at Scholes International Airport in Galveston, last week finalized a merger in an industry likely to see more consolidation as the oil and gas industry struggles against significant headwinds.
I knew things were tough for gyms, but it really hit home when I was searching for an incline bench at Academy this weekend. The pickings were slim to none — more like none — and the friendly employee couldn’t tell me when the island store would have a better selection.
Back on track? Dr. Harvey Slusky isn’t easily derailed from his self-financed development of a train-themed attraction in Texas City. After what appeared to be a long lull in construction and some litigation, readers lately are encouraged by signs of life at Slusky’s Adventure Pointe project.
Long before coronavirus, movie theaters were working hard to recapture audiences and now face an even even less certain future.
The dirt: Many readers are wondering about all that dirt work at 6615 Stewart Road in the former site of Village Hardware, where crews for months have been busy with elevation and foundation work.
Going vertical: A lot of readers are wondering about all that dirt work at 6615 Stewart Road in the former site of Village Hardware, where crews have been busy with elevation and foundation work.