Still simmering: Readers are hungry for status updates on Katie’s Seafood House, a much-anticipated eatery at Pier 19.
Supply side: A well-rooted rumor is cropping up that Brentwood, Tenn.-based Tractor Supply Co. is planning a store at state Highway 146 and FM 646, in the far north part of Texas City. Beyond that, details were scarce.
American ambitions: Just a couple of years ago, developers were planning apartments at the American Indemnity Building, 2115 Winnie in the island’s downtown. But the most recent plans call for self-storage on the second and third floors and 20,000 square feet of commercial space on the first…
Fried and true: Five years after debuting its downtown island restaurant, Shrimp ‘N Stuff is planning a move.
Hot dish: Islanders are serving up spicy but undercooked rumors that Pappasito’s Cantina is considering opening a restaurant in the site of the former Nonno Tony’s Seafood Kitchen on Pier 21 in Galveston.
Lowe-down: Who bid last week on the prime parcel between 55th and 57th streets in Galveston that was once the planned site for a Lowe’s Home Improvement store? That’s the multi-million dollar question.
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.