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Office Evolution joins coworking trend in Westchase District

Office Evolution joins coworking trend in Westchase District

Coworking venues now total 1.5 million square feet of the city’s available office space, according to Forbes. In Westchase District, companies such as TechSpace and Regus have helped transform what used to be a niche alternative to traditional office leases for start-ups and freelancers into a widely-embraced workspace option for companies of all sizes. Joining the District’s coworking offerings is Office Evolution, which opened its first Houston location earlier this year at Briar Forest Crossing,…..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

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

Growing Companies Choose to Remain in District

Growing Companies Choose to Remain in District

  Recently, four businesses based in Westchase District either have relocated to new offices while remaining in the District or have expanded their existing footprint. Their decisions to stay in Westchase District are an encouraging show of confidence in the area and a validation of the efforts of the District to attract and retain world-class companies.   Costello Inc. After 20-plus years at 9990 Richmond Avenue, Costello, Inc., a preeminent civil engineering and surveying firm,…..Read More

Public Safety through the Lens of Big Data

Public Safety through the Lens of Big Data

The enormous volume of digital data created daily is used to customize everything in our lives from our entertainment and shopping experiences to health services and even our safety. Processing, analyzing and then putting to use all of this big data can change our lives today as well as influence the near future. Westchase District is harnessing crime data collected by the Houston Police Department to identify “hot spots” within the District and allocate resources…..Read More

Robinson Westchase Neighborhood Library reopens with new features, services

Robinson Westchase Neighborhood Library reopens with new features, services

A fashion show, origami classes and a Chinese lion dance were all part of the recent grand reopening celebration of the Judson W. Robinson, Jr. Westchase Neighborhood Library, located at 3223 Wilcrest Drive. After being closed since September 2016 for extensive renovations, the library is back and better than ever, offering the latest technology, helpful staff and a state-of-the-art gathering space for community events and exhibits.   Rich history The library first opened in 1991…..Read More

Mural Pays Tribute to Harvey Heroes

Mural Pays Tribute to Harvey Heroes

  Another public art installation is taking place this summer in Westchase District and will be the District’s largest piece to date: a 100-foot wide by 20-foot tall mural designed as a tribute to Hurricane Harvey rescuers.   Flood channel canvas The mural will be located on a concrete slope where the Brays Bayou Connector Trail intersects with the Wilcrest Connector Trail, just north of the Westpark Tollway. The trail follows along a Harris County…..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

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

Higher Ed Options Abound at Nearby Schools

Higher Ed Options Abound at Nearby Schools

College degrees, certificates offered at several institutions in Westchase District   Whether you’re graduating from high school, looking to take your career to the next level, returning to the workforce or simply wanting to explore new directions, Westchase District offers several degree-granting higher education options that are worth considering.   “I had looked at other schools downtown, but I didn’t want to commute more than an hour each way for night school,” said Rayshell Ford,…..Read More

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