Little lagniappe: As promised, La Marque’s cuisine scene just got a little spicier. Husband-and-wife team Kendrick and Deshanda Barrow this week launched The Bourbon Bayou Catering & Takeout food truck at Gulfway Plaza, 11001 Delany Road.
Under construction: Crews this week officially broke ground on the 64,000-square-foot Moody Neurorehabilitation Institute, a research and rehabilitation facility that will replace a longtime island facility specializing in brain injury care.
Checking in: Is Dave Jacoby the new owner of island hotel property Pearl Inn, 1002 Seawall Blvd.? And is he soon to be the owner of a private beach in Galveston? “No comment” and “no comment,” Jacoby, a Galveston Island Park Board trustee, said this week.
Running on empty: Inquiring readers are wondering about demolition of what was a Murphy USA fueling station near Walmart, 6810 Seawall Blvd. in Galveston.
Hub-bub: An unconfirmed but very reliable rumor is making the rounds that Amazon Logistics plans a 180,000-square-foot warehouse on state Highway 96 and Tuscan Lakes Boulevard.
Building buy: A historic, high-profile commercial building on the island has a new owner.
Track record: Bound by confidentiality agreements, stakeholders are mum about plans for the idled Gulf Greyhound Park, 1000 FM 2004 in La Marque.
Room service: In a real estate transaction that will mean an interior renovation for a high-profile seawall hotel and a franchise expansion for a popular island eatery, the Galveston Restaurant Group has The Commodore on the Beach and The Gumbo Diner land and buildings under contract.
And sow it goes: More details have cropped up about an agrihood development called Mulberry Farms in Santa Fe that will include 168 residential lots and 6.7 acres of mixed-use commercial.
Soul-searching: After nearly a year of construction and much anticipation, Phil Palmer plans a May 28 grand opening of Big Phil’s Soul & Creole Café in Mainland City Centre, 10000 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway in Texas City.
Rumor no more: Those rumors stampeding around town that restaurant concept The Buffalo Grille is planning an island eatery are true. The restaurant company’s president, John McAleer, Friday confirmed the plan to open in Evia, a neighborhood on 93 acres at 99th Street and Schaper Drive on the…
Building buy: The West End island building formerly occupied by the popular Café Michael Burger, 11150 FM 3005, has a new owner. But buyer James Somerville isn’t yet divulging plans for the building once known for burgers and German cuisine, including wienerschnitzel and bratwurst.
Grill thrill: Dickinson’s dining scene just got more interesting with the opening of Gator’s Bar & Grill, 3535 Gulf Freeway.
Bank notes: It isn’t unusual for banks to spruce up their branches with fresh décor and amenities. But when Texas First Bank this week debuted a major renovation of its Hitchcock branch, 8128 state Highway 6, it unveiled not only a renewed banking center but also a museum paying tribute to t…
Property lines: Contrary to speculation, the historic 1891 Henry Beissner House, 2818 Ball St. in Galveston, wasn’t in the path of an eminent domain lawsuit brought by CenterPoint Energy. But CenterPoint wanted land about a block away from the house, said Anthony P. Griffin, who owns the Bei…
Full circle: Most people wouldn’t buy a million-dollar house on a beachfront lot just to be near a convenience store. But Sammy Virani did. And when he hired crews to demolish the Jamaica Beach mansion, it caused quite a stir and some speculation Virani wants to set straight.
Who let the buzz out? Rumors and speculation are racing around about a deep-pocketed developer buying the idled Gulf Greyhound Park, 1000 FM 2004 in La Marque.
Tower talk: The pandemic has altered but not stopped island-based American National Insurance Co.’s plans for a major modernization of its 20-floor tower, One Moody Plaza in Galveston’s downtown.
In what promises to be a game-changer for Mainland City Centre, developer Jerome Karam on Friday opened Texas Entertainment Xperience, or TEX, the largest family entertainment destination in the state. But he isn’t stopping there as his long-planned restaurant row at the center is near becom…