The small business landscape in Houston is experiencing a period of change, as some stores and businesses are moving while others are opening, reopening, or soon to open.
Here are some of the changes:
––Sugar & Spice Boutique and Gifts has moved from its former location in the McCloud Center on U.S. 63 south and is now open in the free standing building on 63 adjacent to Pizza Express, formerly occupied by Re/Max.
––Autos 4 You is moving from its location at U.S. 63 and First Street to a new space at U.S. 63 and Cleveland Road. Manager Paul Jordan said he hopes the new lot will be up and running by the end of this week.
Jordan said inventory will be expanded beyond pre-owned vehicles to include swimming pools and Current River Hardwood portable buildings.
––Crowley’s HomeWorks has expanded with a “Clearance Store” featuring “scratch and dent” and clearance items next door to its main showroom on U.S. 63.
––After sustaining heavy damage from flooding in early August, Houston Bowl has recovered and is operating on a limited schedule. A banner at the facility’s entrance on Highway B just east of U.S. 63 announces lanes are open Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to midnight.
––Blissful Nirvana Massage has moved from its former location inside New Concepts salon on Grand Avenue to the free standing building on U.S. 63 next to Hardee’s that formerly housed the Community Betterment and Arts Council of Houston headquarters. The building now features multiple rooms outfitted with décor designed to create a pleasant, soothing atmosphere, and owner Jennifer Crowl said two new therapists will soon join her staff.
––A new photography studio has opened on Grand Avenue above Memories and Dreams Antiques and More and Elmore’s Men’s and Boys’ Clothing.
“Joyful Expressions Photography” is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, and other appointment times are available by arrangement. Owner Tessa Dixon has done on-location photography by appointment for about two years, and plans to continue offering that service.
––Detailed Impressions, an automotive detailing shop has moved to a new location at U.S. 63 and Main Street in a building that years ago was Romines Motor Company’s body shop. Owner Melissa Elliot, who opened the business three years ago, said she is considering sub-leasing an enclosed bay that’s available in the building.
––A nail salon equipped with foot spa gear will soon open on Grand Avenue, across the street from Elmore’s. The fitness studio that has occupied the space for a while will move to the back portion of an adjacent hair salon.
––A swap-and-shop store featuring furniture, tools and many other items of value will soon open in the building on U.S. 63 north of town that for a short time this year was home to a barbecue restaurant and was a daycare in the past. Owners indicate customers of “Pop’s Swap and Shop” will be able trade for inventory or purchase it outright.
––New signage is going up at Hayes Café at U.S. 63 and Highway B. The huge sign faces U.S. 63.