Bellaire - Meyerland - West University Edition | March 2021

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Businesses that have recently opened or are coming soon, relocating or expanding

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The former benjy’s restaurant is now Local Foods Market. FEATURED IMPACT NOWOPEN Local Foods Market , a new concept by Benji Levit, opened Feb. 26, taking over the former benjy’s restaurant space in Rice Village at 2424 Dunstan Road, Houston. The new concept oers counter service and grab- and-go meals as well as a boutique grocery marketplace with goods from local suppliers and a selection of organic, hard-to-nd wines. The newly redesigned, 4,500-square- foot, two-story space includes an expanded covered patio for up to 50 guests, new built-in booths, 1940s-inspired light xtures and heritage pieces from Levit’s grandfather’s grocery store in Florida. The market also features a coee bar and wine on tap. The existing Local Foods restaurant space next door, meanwhile, closed to dine-in service for about a month starting Feb. 15 while it undergoes a refresh. 713-522-7602 www.localfoodsmkt.com COURTESY LOCAL FOODS MARKET

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NOWOPEN 1 Bao Shi Yi , a modern Chinese restau- rant chain oering healthy breakfast and fresh, homemade drinks, opened its Texas Medical Center location at 2328 W. Holcombe Blvd., Houston, in early Febru- ary. In addition to its signature drinks, the eatery serves buns, dumplings, potstick- ers, wraps, bowls and noodles. The chain now has four locations in the Greater 2 Citadel BBQ , which pays homage to small-town, Southern barbecue joints with Texas-style oerings, opened at the Texas Medical Center at 6601 Main St., Houston, on Jan. 13, bringing smoked meats, sandwiches, breakfast loaded baked potatoes, and Southern sides and desserts as well as cold beer and cock- Houston area. 346-867-3941. www.baoshiyibunhouse.com 3 Diesel Barbershop , a modern-day version of a vintage-style barbershop where customers can watch sports, play video games, listen to music, and enjoy a cold beverage while getting a haircut, reopened to the public Jan. 16 at its West tails. 346-444-3227. www.citadelbbq.com

University-area location at 3351 Westpark Drive, Houston. The barber shop will host an event from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 16 oering free haircuts for children with

will oer its chef-driven menu, featuring bone-in chicken wings, in a fast-casual atmosphere adjacent to The Ion. Opening dates have not been announced. www.ionhouston.com 6 Restore Hyper Wellness + Cryother- apy is coming to the West University area with a new location set to open in the spring at 2715 Bissonnet St., Houston. Restore will oer a broad range of ser- vices, including whole body cryotherapy, intravenous drip therapy, red light thera- py, cryo skin slimming, toning and facials, Stretch+, mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy, compression therapy and HydraFacial. www.restore.com IN THE NEWS 7 Bellaire-based food rescue nonprot Second Servings saved close to 1,000 pounds of food and other items from the Randalls store at 5130 Bellaire Blvd., Bellaire, that closed Feb. 20 after a liquidation sale. All collected items were donated to Mission Centers of Houston, a nonprot that provides food assistance to over 30,000 people a year. www.secondservingshouston.org

special needs. 832-834-4344. www.dieselbarbershop.com COMING SOON

4 Float Baby , the rst-ever baby spa in the United States, oers essential water exercise and infant massage instruction and is tentatively set to open March 8 in the West University area at 3642 Univer- sity Blvd., Ste. 103, Houston. 832-819- 8380. www.oatbaby.com 5 Three local restaurants are slated for an early summer opening in The Ion at 4201 Main St., Houston, and in the surrounding innovation district. Late August , a new concept by chefs Chris Williams and Dawn Burrell, will join the rst brick-and-mortar location for STUFF’d Wings as well as the on-the-go bistro and bakery Common Bond . Late August will pay homage to The Ion’s past as a former Sears building by tying into the department store’s catalog, annually released in late August. STUFF’d Wings

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