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Longtime West Houston Assistance Ministries’ Store Has Bigtime Bargains

Longtime West Houston Assistance Ministries’ Store Has Bigtime Bargains

Sitting in the store’s lamp section was a 65-inch floor lamp in an oil-rubbed bronze finish. It looked brand new. Its round shade in a cream canvas color was exactly what the shopper needed to complement his living area. Making the find even better was its price - $20 compared to $70 - $100 at Home Depot or Lowe’s. These bargains make West Houston Assistance Ministries’ (WHAM) Resale Store shopping experience the best deal in…..Read More

Remy on the Trails Opens

Remy on the Trails Opens

After breaking ground last year, a major multifamily development built by McNair Interests is opening its doors to its first residents. McNair Interests, a real estate developer and private investment and management company, has nearly completed construction of Remy on the Trails, Westchase District’s newest multifamily residence. Located at 10421 Deerwood Road at the West Sam Houston Tollway, Remy on the Trails has 400,000 square feet of living space for lease in the first phase.…..Read More

Perilous High Seas Work Prepared SEAL for Domestic Security

Perilous High Seas Work Prepared SEAL for Domestic Security

In 2009, Somali pirates took Captain Phillips and his crew hostage. In a crisis that gripped headline news and spawned a Hollywood movie, Phillips’ ship, the Maersk Alabama, was hijacked in the Gulf of Aden. It was one of 20,000 merchant ships sailing through a vital artery of world trade that opened into two million square miles of water comprised of the Red Sea, Indian Ocean and Gulf of Oman. These acts of piracy posed…..Read More

BioUrja Group Moves to Westchase District

BioUrja Group Moves to Westchase District

If you haven’t yet heard of the BioUrja Group, you soon will. With its principal headquarters in Westchase District, BioUrja has offices and facilities around the globe. It is a supplier and trader of physical commodities, including biofuels, petroleum products, crude oil, natural gas, electric power, metal alloys, grains and animal feed products. Recently, the company added commercial real estate ownership to its portfolio. Founded in 2006 by Amit Bhandari, BioUrja has grown organically and…..Read More

Westchase District Businesses Use Best Practices to Reduce Crime Risk

Westchase District Businesses Use Best Practices to Reduce Crime Risk

As crime continues to inch upward in Houston, Westchase District is not immune from the problem. Westchase District’s Vice President of Public Safety Mark Hubenak meets daily with property owners and building managers to discuss their particular needs and make recommendations on how to get the most from their public safety efforts. Many properties employ security officers – either armed or unarmed personnel. “Whether you employ armed officers, unarmed officers, uniformed officers or plain-clothed officers,…..Read More

Corporate Challenge Returns this Fall

Corporate Challenge Returns this Fall

Once upon a time, there was a popular community event that attracted hundreds of participants to enjoy a day in the sun, while raising money for charity. Then an unfortunate pandemic swept the globe, sending office workers home, shuttering retail stores and restaurants and making “social distancing,” “the new normal,” and “work from home” the new buzzwords. As the effects of the pandemic have subsided and more workers are returning to the office, Westchase District’s…..Read More

Fall Programs at Woodchase Park Build On Momentum

Fall Programs at Woodchase Park Build On Momentum

It was a windy, sunny fall day when Woodchase Park officially opened to the public before a large crowd of special guests, some of whom were instrumental in the park’s development. On October 28, 2021, Woodchase Park opened and Parks Programming Director Louis Jullien was feeling excited anticipation as he turned his focus to a massive community event only three days away. Jullien marveled over the task of distributing 20,000 pieces of candy to kids…..Read More

Pacha Nikkei Opens for Lunch and Dinner in Carillon

Pacha Nikkei Opens for Lunch and Dinner in Carillon

Pacha Nikkei Merges Two International Cuisines with New Restaurant What do you get when two great culinary traditions intersect? Serving Japanese and Peruvian fusion cuisine, Pacha Nikkei recently opened in Carillon Shopping Center next to Marble Slab Creamery. Chef-owner Masaru Fukuda curates and creates the recipes influenced by his Japanese-Peruvian ancestry. Fukuda's concept centers around Nikkei food which comes from Peruvian ingredients - tropical fish, quinoa, Amarillo peppers - molded by techniques perfected in Japan. Ceviche is…..Read More

A Force Multiplier to Reduce Crime

A Force Multiplier to Reduce Crime

Criminal activity and public safety issues never take time off. Neither does Assistant Police Chief Ban Tien with the Houston Police Department. Chief Tien recently gave a 3 a.m. media briefing in the rain for an incident involving a distraught man allegedly threatening suicide. The crisis escalated with gunfire between the man and a responding officer. It’s a dangerous reality that situations can develop at any time and as an HPD senior leader, Tien thrusts…..Read More

Granite Real Estate Professional Joins Westchase Board

Granite Real Estate Professional Joins Westchase Board

With 37 years in commercial real estate – 22 of them at Granite Properties – Sandy Benak has worn many hats during her career. From leasing professional to Senior Director of Corporate Marketing, she’s also served as an officer on the boards of several professional real estate organizations. “I transitioned from leasing to marketing in 2015,” said Benak. “At that time, the Houston portfolio was leased up and Dallas was going gangbusters. The Dallas office…..Read More

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