Suite spot: After more than a year of renovations, Ami and Georgia Meyer Barzilay have transformed a long-vacant hotel space into nine boutique office suites in a venture called Urban Works, 601 Ninth Ave. N. in Texas City.
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.
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.
Long before coronavirus, movie theaters were working hard to recapture audiences and now face an even even less certain future.
Buzz Blog is back with plans to break local business news all week digitally to complement the weekend’s print edition of Biz Buzz. Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll find online.
Few, if any, businesses are unscathed by the coronavirus. But deals are getting done — and undone — and commerce continues. Some retailers and restaurants are forging ahead with planned openings and expansions, although with adjustments and some uncertainty. Some are closed or offering limit…
Smoke signals: Is this a chain in the making? Owners of Texas Pit Stop BBQ have agreed to open a restaurant in Mainland City Centre, formerly known as Mall of the Mainland, 10000 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway in Texas City.
Property lines: Vacation rental management is big business on the island, which is buzzing about a major acquisition. Ryson Real Estate & Vacation Rentals has acquired a management portfolio that includes 150 rental homes from Deem Realty. That acquisition gives Ryson, which began in Gal…
Whether it was by flooding, displaced employees, power, fuel and supply disruptions or curfews, Hurricane Harvey affected businesses across the county — some obviously more than others. In the middle of their own storm recovery efforts — personal and professional — many business owners were …