Royal pain: At least two Palais Royal stores in Galveston County have or are preparing to reopen from pandemic closures, but only long enough to liquidate inventory and close — unless parent company Stage Stores can find a buyer.

Houston-based Stage Stores, which operates Bealls, Palais Royal, Goody’s and Peebles, this month filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, a move industry trackers have speculated about since February.

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Jose' Boix

Laura Elder has an uncanny, crafty and clever way to "lead in" her Biz Buzz column segments. Aside from sharing interesting all-around news, her style tends to capture the readers' attention. Just consider a few of today's "lead in" headliners: Royal pain, Property lines, Laydown low-down, Skimpy on the details and The Dirt. Kudos, congrats and keep writing!

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And thank you for reading all my lead-ins and Biz Buzz. It's my favorite thing to write. I appreciate it.

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