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COMING SOON 5 Mandito’s Tex Mex is planning to open its rst Houston-area restaurant at 5101 Bellaire Blvd., Bellaire. The restau- rant, coming out of Round Top, Texas, serves its own brand of Tex-Mex style cuisine, including burrito bowls, enchila- das and autas. The Bellaire site will be Mandito’s second location. www.manditos.com 6 Chicken Salad Chick will open in late August or early September at 5310 Weslayan St., Unit W01, Houston. The fast-casual concept specializes in Southern-style chicken salad dishes as well as fresh salads, soups, sandwiches and desserts. More than 50 new Texas locations of the Alabama-based chain are expected to open over the next ve years. www.chickensaladchick.com RENOVATIONS 7 Nine Memorial Hermann urgent care facilities in the Houston area underwent renovations in late June before reopening July 1 as Memorial Hermann-GoHealth Urgent Care centers, including the West University Pediatric Urgent Care at 3501 W. Holcombe Blvd., Houston. The renovations updated design and technol- ogy to “optimize workows and improve the patient experience,” ocials said. Memorial Hermann clinicians provide both in-person and virtual care at the centers. The centers are equipped to treat non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries, and complete sports physicals for children. Centers are available for walk-ins, or appointments can be made online. 281-407-9341. 288 FANNIN ST. 90 CounterCommon Beerworks & Kitchen GEORGE WIEBECOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
A groundbreaking was held July 8 for two new soccer elds in Gulfton. FEATURED IMPACT COMING SOON Ocials with Harris County Precinct 4 and the Gulfton community broke ground July 8 on two new hard-surface mini soccer pitches in Houston’s Gulfton neighborhood. Located in Burnett-Bayland Park at 6000 Chimney Rock Road, Houston, the July 8 groundbreaking event took place three weeks after FIFA chose Houston as one of the 16 host cities for the 2026 World Cup. “Soccer is a tool in the building of community, of helping us come together,” Precinct 4 Commissioner Jack Cagle said at the groundbreaking. The Dynamo, Houston’s Major League Soccer team, partnered with Harris County to develop 15 mini-pitches across the city and county. The project includes lighting, fencing, goals, benches and lockable storage at the site. An opening timetable for the new parks had not been set as of press time Aug. 1. GEORGE WIEBECOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
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NOW OPEN 1 Ocials with the Houston Community College system opened a new Security Operations Center , a simulated training lab, at the system’s West Loop campus on June 24 at 5601 West Loop 610 South, Houston. The building is designed to prepare students for high-skilled jobs in cybersecurity and was funded through a $650,000 state grant. It features a training ground where students can play out scenarios and defend against cyber- attacks in a controlled environment. Over 500 students are enrolled in cybersecuri- ty at the campus. 713-718-2000. www.hccs.edu WILLOWBEND BLVD. 2 Bellaire’s newest brewpub, Counter- Common Beerworks & Kitchen , opened July 8 at 5413 Bellaire Blvd., Bellaire, near the Chimney Rock Road intersection. The venue features Asian and Latin dishes, and German beer. Co-founder Jamie Robles said he aiming to build an experience where family and friends can enjoy “excel- lent food and beer.” 713-393-7765. www.countercommon.com
3 Scenthound , a dog wellness and grooming chain, opened July 11 at 4850 Beechnut St., Houston, across from Meyerland Plaza. The groomers provide coat, ear, nail, skin and dental care to all breeds. The opening is part of a string of expansions, including another Houston location coming to the River Oaks area at 2621 S. Shepherd Drive, Houston, later this year. 281-884-9191. www.scenthound.com/houston-tx-013 4 Business partners Emily Durham and Ashley Rosenfeld—two longtime residents of the Bellaire and Meyerland areas— opened Southern Sweets Bakehouse , a comfort-style cafe and bakery, in Meyer- land June 23. Located at 4530 Beechnut St., Houston, the bake shop oers a “bake like your grandmother used to” experi- ence, Durham said. The homemade aair features a variety of coee options, ice cream and baked goods, such as cookies, muns and cakes. Flavors include Fruity Pebble & Flu Cookies and Sage, Brown Butter & Honeycomb Biscuits, among others. 713-485-0954. www.southernsweetsbakehouse.com
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