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3, 2000, by Sara and Rob Cromie, who are also the creators and owners of The Raven Grill, La Grange, and Cottonwood. 713-524-0201. www.picnicboxlunches.com RENOVATIONS 7 HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center , 1313 Hermann Drive, Houston, has announced it will begin a comprehensive renovation project by the end of 2020. Improvements at the 400,000 square-foot specialty care hospital include an addition- al cardiovascular operating room, robotic operating rooms, operat- ing suites and pre/post-surgery areas; an expansion of digestive disease care areas; and the reno- vation and expansion of nursing units, surgery waiting rooms and the hospital’s front entrance. 713-527-5000. www.hcahoustonhealthcare.com 8 The Raven Grill , 1916 Bissonnet St., Houston, has ex- panded its outside patio seating by 60%, adding another 36 patio seats, with tables inside and out spaced at least 6 feet apart to follow social distanc- ing guidelines. The restaurant serves regional food cooked over a wood re grill and served in a casual atmosphere as well as a wine list and full bar, according to the restaurant’s 9 The Bellaire Planning and Zoning Commission on Oct. 8 refused a request by Evelyn’s Park to allow a parking lot constructed at 4300 Bellaire Blvd. to remain in place, putting it one step closer to a potential demolition. Bellaire City Council will have the nal say on how to proceed. City ocials have recommended against approval and said the building permit was originally approved in error. webpage. 713-521-2027. www.theravengrill.com IN THE NEWS

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FEATURED IMPACT COMING SOON The Palace Social, a bowling alley, arcade, event space, bar and restaurant that will anchor the Southside Commons development at 4191 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, announced new details ahead of its spring 2021 opening. The 30,000-square-foot space, built on the former location of the longtime Palace Bowling Lanes, will also feature other entertainment options, such as sport simulators, karaoke and an e-sports lounge. “We are excited with the team assembled to bring this project to life, one that will make a positive impact on the community as a gathering space for all ages,” said Billy Forney, Palace Social’s managing partner, in a news release. “Palace Social will draw on elements from the past while rmly establishing itself as a new concept sure to create memories for new generations to come.” www.southside-commons.com

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NOWOPEN& REOPENINGS 1 A new Sprouts Farmers Mar- ket , at 1212 Old Spanish Trail, Houston, opened Oct. 14. The 26,000-square-foot grocery store, located within two miles of the Texas Medical Center at a former Toys ‘R’ Us location, brings 110 jobs to the area, ac- cording to a news release. The Phoenix-based national grocery chain focuses on providing healthy products, and over 90% of its more than 19,000 items are natural or organic. 346-326-7639. www.sprouts.com 2 Hu’s Cooking , located at 2502 W. Holcombe Blvd., Houston, reopened to dine-in customers Oct. 12. The Chinese fusion restaurant, which orig- inally opened in March 2019, oers a contemporary dining atmosphere with Szechuan cuisine that draws on other Chinese cultures as well. The restaurant also oers delivery and carryout. 713-660-0020. www.huscooking.com

ANNIVERSARIES 5 The Bagel Shop Bakery , located at 9720 Hillcroft Ave., Houston, marked its 45th year on Oct. 14. The bakery opened in 1975 and shares space with New York Deli and Coee Shop, which opened later in 1981. The restaurant continues to oer an array of bagel choices, as well as omelets, home fries and other deli food along with traditional breakfast oerings. Delivery and curbside pickup are available for customers as well as dine-in. 713-723-8650. www.nybagelsandcoee.com 6 The bakery and box-lunch restaurant Picnic , 1928 Bisson- net St., Houston, celebrated its 20th anniversary Oct. 3. It serves sandwiches, salads, soups, and baked goods and bread, with vol- ume orders going to organiza- tions such as the Texas Medical Center, downtown and the Gal- leria. The dining room at Picnic remains closed but is operating drive-thru service Monday-Sat- urday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and catering service. Picnic was opened Oct.

3 The new Target store in the Shepherd Square Shopping Center, 2075 Westheimer Road, opened Oct. 25. The store re- places a former Randalls grocery store footprint with 63,000 square feet and the chain’s rst “small format” store in Houston. The store includes typical Target oerings, including grab-and-go grocery items, a Starbucks and a CVS Pharmacy. The location also supports curbside and in-store pickup options. 346-398-5902. www.target.com COMING SOON 4 Toasted Yolk Cafe will bring its 16th location to 5107 Bellaire Blvd., in Bellaire Town Center in March, according to a news release from commercial real estate rm Henry S. Miller, which represented the company when it signed the new lease. The Houston-area restaurant chain, known for oering break- fast, lunch, and brunch items as well as cocktails, beer and wine, leased 4,100 square feet. www.thetoastedyolk.com

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