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
By Charlotte Aguilar Bellaire is about to become a one-supermarket city with the news Tuesday that Randalls, 5130 Bellaire Blvd., is planning to close by Feb. 20. A manager told Essentials that a closeout sale would begin Wednesday. The manager said that employees were told it was the only Randalls in the area shutting down — that the Weslayan, Holcombe and Meyer Park … [Read more...] about Bellaire Randalls set to close next month; is ‘urban village’ ahead?
Bagel Shop Bakery — which has operated a Hillcroft Avenue location in southwest Houston for 45 years — is adding a location in Bellaire and aiming for an opening within days in the second phase of a new complex that will eventually include an adjacent New York Deli & Coffee Shop. The opening couldn’t come at a better time for local bagel lovers, as the closest outpost of … [Read more...] about As one local bagel shop shutters, another prepares to open in Bellaire
The venerable Tex-Mex favorite, Los Tios, is launching a year-long celebration to mark its 50th anniversary in business, including its nearby Meyerland location, one of five in the Houston area. Started in 1970 by the Garbett family, the chain was purchased by Bellaire’s Gary Adair, founder of Skeeter’s Mesquite Grill, 20 years ago. It’s now part of the multigenerational, … [Read more...] about Los Tios kicks off golden anniversary year
Nathan Maynor, proprietor of Bellaire’s Sugar Shop Bakery, lost his battle with COVID-19 early Saturday morning, friends reported. He was 58 years old and had been hospitalized with severely compromised breathing and other symptoms for about three weeks. More than 150 contributors had exceeded a $15,000 goal with GoFundMe.com to help pay the bills for his business in hopes … [Read more...] about COVID claims beloved Bellaire bake shop owner