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.
Ready for takeoff: Those rumors flying around the island are true — enterprising island brothers Billy, John and Todd Sullivan have acquired the 100,000-square-foot building formerly occupied by the Lone Star Flight Museum, 2002 Terminal Drive in Galveston.
Buzzy buzz: It was the case of the disappearing Shell station. As one reader put it: “It was gone in a matter of days.”
Crystal clear: More details are emerging about the 70-acre mixed-use entertainment destination planned for Lago Mar, particularly about the 12-acre crystal clear lagoon. And it’s apparent the development will significantly increase the number of restaurants in Texas City.
Tail to tell: The island’s seawall is home to a new distillery, and this one serves moonshine — legally.
Street strategy: Island businessman Allen Flores confirms he and business partner Bebob Neumann plan to open Playground Patio Bar, 2325 Strand, in the space previously occupied by Portside Bar & Clothing.
Moveable feasts: Here’s a tasty tidbit for mainlanders who’ve long hankered for a restaurant to return to the space formerly occupied by Ryan’s, a buffet and steak concept that closed its 2310 FM 2004 store in Texas City in February 2016.
Shop talk: Maybe it was pent-up demand, curiosity or all the opening day giveaways. Whatever the reason, hundreds of shoppers descended Thursday on Aldi for the grocery store’s opening in Palmer Plaza, 3442 Palmer Highway in Texas City.
Title tattle: Anyone else notice those fresh For Sale signs at the property occupied by the long-vacant Gerland’s Food Fair building, 2402 45th St. on the island?