Retail

Engaged Owners Reinvest in Retail

Engaged Owners Reinvest in Retail

Let’s face the fact that the façade (French for face) of a storefront creates the greatest impression about a retail business. An appealing frontage lures customers inside, while a more run-down exterior can steer customers to stay away. Fortunately, many retailers and property owners in Westchase District have decided not only to face it, but re-face it, investing big dollars into remodeling existing strip malls and stand-alone stores. A Whole New Look In 2014 Whole…..Read More

Stuffing Buns across the Country

Stuffing Buns across the Country

Behold the Texas kolache: a spin on Czech- and Slovak- inspired homemade dough filled with meats, cheeses or fruits. Over the years, the popularity of the semisweet pastries has grown from central and southeast Texas to spread across the country. While both Caldwell and West, Texas assert themselves to be the state’s kolache capitals, Westchase District lays claim as the birthplace of Kolache Factory, one of the fastest growing companies in Houston. Local Roots Though…..Read More

A Westchase District Food Favorite Turns 50

A Westchase District Food Favorite Turns 50

Pick Your Pepper: Randalls store director Steve Budd keeps things fresh and colorful at the Woodlake Square store in Westchase District. In a volatile grocery industry, Randalls has stood the test of time, remaining a vital retailer and an integral part of the Westchase District community. Founded in 1966 in Houston, the company has been headquartered in Westchase District since 1989 at 3663 Briarpark. The grocer has 30 Houston-area stores, including one in Woodlake Square…..Read More

Low-Key Approach Fits District Business to a T

Low-Key Approach Fits District Business to a T

  Inside an unassuming service center in Westchase District on Westoffice Drive sits Accent Screen Printing, Inc., a woman-owned business that has quietly been decorating garments with screen printing and embroidery since 1994. Owner Paula Sidler estimates that in 2017 alone, her crew of 12 employees adorned about one million garments with logos, names, numbers and designs.   From P.E. to printing A former health and physical education teacher, Sidler said she would take her…..Read More

Restaurant’s Delicious Legacy Continues on Westheimer

Restaurant’s Delicious Legacy Continues on Westheimer

  Logan Farms Honey Glazed Hams & Market Café recently moved from the intersection of Westheimer and Blue Willow to the Lakeside Village shopping center at 10950 Westheimer. Though the address changed, the popular restaurant remains in Westchase District offering the same quality food and service customers have loved for decades.   From Pink to Pisani Since 1984, founder James “Pink” Logan has worked a threefold business model in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi: retail storefronts…..Read More

The Doctors Will See You Now

The Doctors Will See You Now

  Most of us don’t enjoy seeing a doctor, but when we must, we want it to be affordable, quick and convenient. Consumer demand has driven a boom in recent years of healthcare facilities with extended hours that are located in or near high-traffic retail centers. Westchase District has two of them on Westheimer Road: one is an urgent care clinic within walking distance of a grocery store and the other is a new freestanding…..Read More

Cupcakes, cookies, pies and pudding are works of art at new cake gallery

Cupcakes, cookies, pies and pudding are works of art at new cake gallery

Since the early 2000s, America has been caught up in a cupcake craze, with customers clamoring for gourmet versions of the frosted desserts. A new business recently opened in Westchase District that aims to help satiate shoppers’ sweet-tooth urges: Sugar Rush Too – Westchase, located at 10908 Westheimer Road. The store features a glass display case against a fuchsia wall, where rows of ornate cupcakes made fresh daily sit like works of art. The smell…..Read More

‘A Great Decision’ – Leading Industry CEO Describes Corporate Headquarters in Westchase

‘A Great Decision’ – Leading Industry CEO Describes Corporate Headquarters in Westchase

In the four years since Phillips 66 placed its future in Westchase District by establishing headquarters at 2331 CityWest Boulevard, CEO Greg Garland couldn’t be happier. “We choose to call Houston, Texas and Westchase our home,” said Garland. “A lot of thought went into that. Westchase was a great location for us and our employees. We love Westchase. It was a great decision,” said Garland speaking before a large audience at the Westchase Today &…..Read More

Aldi Arrives in Westchase

Aldi Arrives in Westchase

You’ll find ALDI in cities, suburbs and rural areas. And, now you’ll also find it in Westchase District. One of the newest ALDI stores in Houston opened at 9525 Westheimer Road in October. ALDI’s entry increases grocery options in Westchase District. Randalls and Kroger are within a mile of the store on Westheimer. Whole Foods Market is 2.4 miles away. At 18,900 square-feet of space in Tanglewilde Center, the ALDI Westchase location is one of…..Read More

HREDA, GHP Spur Into Action to Promote SBA Resources

HREDA, GHP Spur Into Action to Promote SBA Resources

Westchase District continues to find helpful information to share with small business during the COVID-19 crisis. As the Small Business Administration offers guidance, economic development organizations are diligently getting the word out. The Houston Region Economic Development Alliance (HREDA) and Greater Houston Partnership have held weekly meetings focused on SBA resources as thousands of Paycheck Protection Program applications for loans are being processed. While lending institutions like Frost Bank are only serving existing clients, other…..Read More

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