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wings and a glaze funnel cake. The eatery also oers beer, wine and soda. 713-702-1286. www.studwings.com COMING SOON 7 Hai Hospitality is preparing to open a new Loro Asian Smokehouse & Bar at 5333 Kirby Drive, Houston, north of Rice Village. Originally from Austin, Loro opened its rst Houston location in the Heights in February. The new Kirby loca- tion coming to the University Place area is scheduled for a summer 2023 opening. The Loro menu features the avors of Texas barbecue and Southeast Asian cuisine. www.loroeats.com 8 Lankford’s , the long-standing American and Tex-Mex diner in Montrose, is opening a new location in Bellaire. The 85-year-old restaurant’s new site will be located at 5200 Bissonnet St., Bellaire, within the Bissonnet Center. An opening is being planned for the fall, restaurant ocials conrmed. www.lankfordgrocery.weebly.com 9 Katy fried chicken eatery Urban Bird Hot Chicken has plans to open its third location this summer at 5406 Kirby Drive, Houston. The restaurant specializes in Nashville-style hot chicken and loaded fries. 346-428-1010. www.urbanbirdhotchicken.com 10 A luxury apartment building is in the works at the former site of the planned Ashby high-rise at 1717 Bissonnet St., Houston. El Paso-based Hunt Cos. in partnership with Dallas-based Street- Lights Residential announced plans for The Langley on May 2. The 20-story multifamily project will mirror The McK- enzie, a high-end apartment building in Dallas. The Langley will include 134 two- to three-bedroom apartments with units that range from 2,600-3,300 square feet, ocials said. The project will target long-term residents who are looking to make a move from larger single-family homes. Construction is slated for com- pletion in 2025. www.streetlightsres.com 11 Australia-inspired coee shop Blue- stone Lane will open in October in Rice Village at 2412 University Blvd., Hous- ton. The chain rst opened in New York City and can also be found on West 19th Street in the Heights. Menu items include
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5 Top Fitness , the exercise equipment store, opened a new Rice Village location May 17 at 2501 Rice Blvd., Houston. The store oers a variety of home gym equip- ment, including strength equipment, cardio machines and gym accessories. Customers can visit the store to try out and get a feel for the equipment before buying while also getting advice from sta. Other Texas stores are in Dallas, Plano and Southlake. 713-485-6516. www.toptness.com 6 Stu’d Wings opened April 29 near the Ion District in Midtown at 401 Rich- mond Ave., Houston, in a space formerly occupied by Shipley Do-Nuts. Jarrod and Prisoria Rector serve up their famous bone-in chicken wings stued with dirty rice, seafood boudin, chicken boudin, and mac and cheese. New menu items include new stungs and a breakfast menu consisting of hash browns, maple bacon
3 The rst Texas-based retail storefront for Blenders Eyewear opened April 27 in The Galleria mall at 5085 Westheimer Road, Ste. B3562, Houston. Entrepreneur Chase Fisher founded Blenders in San Diego. Customers can choose from pre- scription sunglasses and eyeglasses, ac- tive and sportswear sunglasses, oatable sunglasses, blue-light-blocking options and polarized sunglasses. Blenders also oers ski goggles, helmets, face masks and beanies. 346-293-8194. www.blenderseyewear.com 4 Knife manufacturer Zwilling J.A. Henckels opened a new location at The Galleria mall on May 11 at 5135 W. Ala- bama St., Houston. The chain’s rst loca- tion in the Houston area sells a variety of cutlery and kitchen necessities. The store is located on the second level across from Urban Outtters. 646-466-2556. www.zwilling.com
WILLOWBEND BLVD. option added to Rice Village. The eatery features an assortment of Middle Eastern foods, including hummus, kebab skewers and falafel. 281-612-3515. www.hamsahtx.com NOW OPEN 1 A new Israeli restaurant opened its doors May 11 at 5555 Morningside Drive, Houston. Hamsa is the latest dining 2 The newest location of sports and tness chain Dick’s Sporting Goods opened May 13 in Meyerland Plaza at 700 Meyerland Plaza, Houston. The store oers a variety of outdoor, health and wellness goods as well as tness apparel for men, women and children. The Pitts- burgh-based retailer is located at the former site of Bed Bath & Beyond, which
closed in 2020. 713-332-9397. www.dickssportinggoods.com
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