By Charlotte Aguilar The murmur never quite goes away, reaching a crescendo at times like this, when a nice-sized, reasonably updated supermarket property becomes available in the Bellaire-West University area. It’s always campaign season when a community is trying to snag a Trader Joe’s Market. Read social media posts or converse with a Trader Joe’s aficionado, and one would … [Read more...] about The odds on Trader Joe’s coming to town: Will Two-Buck Chuck ever live in Bellaire or West U?
West U Business
By Charlotte Aguilar West University’s Scott Novich describes his business as “something out of Star Trek,” but in reality, Pluck is literally down-to-earth. It’s “yardiculture” — a company growing, both literally and figuratively, and looking for would-be gardeners in West University and Bellaire interested in harvesting some of their own food to test the service. Pluck is … [Read more...] about Yard-to-table, Pluck enables home-growing without the hassle
Jill Egan’s path to her own interior design business started in classrooms at West University Elementary and River Oaks Baptist schools, where she taught math. Her love of design led her to a job with a leading upholsterer. At the same time she worked as a design assistant for an interior firm’s showroom as an entry into the world of antiques buying, traveling to Europe to … [Read more...] about Jill Egan Interiors opens new Rice Village studio/showroom
Scenthound — which offers both routine grooming and wellness-focused dog care — has opened its first Houston location, at 4850 Beechnut St. in Meyerland Court, across from Meyerland Plaza. The franchise offers month-to-month membership plans starting at $35 that include essential hygiene services, with 25 percent discounts on all additional services and products. Trained … [Read more...] about Scenthound looks after dogs’ grooming, well-being
Text and photos by Charlotte Aguilar Christopher Arcidiacono has assembled a crack team to help him create his new business — but ultimately, it’s his heart and his gut instincts that are guiding him. “An idea that comes from what I’ve lived,” is how he describes it. With roots deep in West University, the 34-year-old’s local knowledge is reflected in the design, menu and … [Read more...] about Finding the joy in sobriety: Christo Mio puts owner’s life lessons into action