Cy-Fair Edition - May 2020

BUSINESS INNOVATION

Local business owners adapt to coronavirus restrictions

GIVINGBACK The Houston Food Bank can provide three meals for every $1 donated . With Shannon Valentine’s goal of donating $5,000 , local families will help provide 15,000 meals to Houstonians in need.

CREATIVE EFFORTS AR Workshop is offering several new services during the coronavirus pandemic. Instead of participating in the studio, customers can choose between several take-home do-it-yourself kits: • Plank signs

• Wood letter tiles • Mini wood signs • Canvas bags • Cornhole boards • Chunky knit blankets

Capturing coronavirus Longtime Cypress resident and full-time photographer Shannon Valentine, owner of Lunalux, found a way to continue photographing families and make the most of the coronavirus pandemic while she was unable to conduct business as usual. On April 7, she launched a GoFundMe campaign called the

Getting crafty at home Local do-it-yourself craft studio

shannon@lunaluxtx.com www.facebook.com/lunaluxtx in your photos. This is all about coming together, creating mem- ories and enjoying sharing what we’re all doing,” she said. $3,000 of her $5,000 goal. In addition to supporting an organization doing good during the pandemic, she said the project was intended to be fun for local families. “Don’t stress about how you look

continue offering the take-home kits for a while. The business also began offering party kits, including signs and plank trays for two to six people to create their own decor, which range in price from $57-$145. Pickup times are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. 16718 House & Hahl Road, Ste. C-1, Cypress 832-653-7277 www.arworkshop.com

AR Workshop temporarily closed its indoor studio March 25, and owners launched a new service for custom- ers to pick up DIY “take and make” crafting kits. Projects include knit blankets, wood signs, letter tiles, tote bags, yard games and pillow covers, among others. Customers can place their orders online and pick up their supplies outside AR Workshop. While the business reopened May 4, owner Rebecca Warriner said she would

Texas Front Porch Project—an effort to capture portraits of families on their front porches in exchange for donations to the Houston Food Bank. By early May, she had raised nearly

Finding favorites in store

In addition to handling deliveries and offering a special menu for takeout and curbside pickup, the staff at Peli Peli launched a partnership with Kroger on April 17, offering $10 to-go meals. The South African restaurant curated a special menu for the meals. The program expanded to 11 loca- tions by early May, including at 24350 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress.

“[The coronavirus pandemic] has been devastating for us, but we are making adjustments to survive ... and provide a means of support for our employees,” owner Thomas Nguyen said. 110 Vintage Park Blvd., Bldg. J, Ste. P, Houston 281-257-9500 www.pelipeli.com

Peli Peli teamed up with Kroger to offer $10 to-go meals.

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