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Local Visual Artists: Apply to be an Artist-in-Residence at Zócalo in the Spring Branch District

2019-08-07T18:25:32-05:00August 7th, 2019|Business, Business Spotlight, Residential|

Applications Accepted Aug. 15 to Sept. 15 by Dorothy Puch Lillig The newly remodeled Zócalo Apartments in the Spring Branch District feature two full-building-scale murals by Houston artist, Anat Ronen. The colorful parrots and hummingbird pop against otherwise plain brick walls. The murals are stunning, but the apartment complex owners aren’t stopping there. Starting this [...]

Highly Anticipated Warehouse 72 Opens in the Spring Branch District

2019-07-30T08:12:07-05:00July 30th, 2019|Business, Business Spotlight|

by Dorothy Puch Lillig Just mention Spaghetti Warehouse, and people smile and bring up their fond memories from the past, says Doug Pak, owner of the shuttered Houston restaurant, which was located in Houston’s Market Square Historic District and closed due to flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Spaghetti Warehouse was a “place of celebrations,” Pak said. [...]

Taiwanese Bubble Tea in Spring Branch: Tila’s Teahouse

2019-07-28T20:31:03-05:00July 28th, 2019|Business, Business Spotlight|

By Christina Autry Squeezed into a retro, blue and white strip mall at the corner of Long Point and Blalock is one of Spring Branch’s few sources of boba tea: Tila’s Teahouse. With advertisements on the windows in both English and Spanish, boldly displaying their offerings of “Milk Tea Tapioca” or “Te Con Leche y [...]

Food for the Seoul

2019-07-28T15:21:48-05:00July 28th, 2019|Business, Business Spotlight|

By Christina Autry On a road renowned city-wide for its Korean cuisine sits Seoul Garden, one of many pearls on a strand that is Long Point Road. Since the 1980’s, Long Point has become a hub for authentic Korean food, and the go-to destination for the ever-popular Korean BBQ. After all, what Texan doesn’t love [...]

Texas-Made, Gourmet Burgers with Spring Branch Roots

2019-07-01T15:33:49-05:00July 1st, 2019|Business, Business Spotlight|

By Christina Autry Meeting in Buff Burger’s Spring Branch office and commissary kitchen, I carved out time from Sara Burden’s fast-paced behind-the-scenes schedule to talk about how her business got started. Sara and her husband Paul, who goes by “Buff,” are the owners and operators of Houston’s three Buff Burger locations, focused on providing fine [...]

Unique Shops, Art in Public Spaces and a “Signature Event” in the Works for SBMD as the District Evolves and Grows

2019-06-27T11:13:13-05:00June 27th, 2019|Business, Business Spotlight|

by Dorothy Puch Lillig Victor Alvarez, chairperson of the SBMD’s Business and Economic Development Committee, is seeing an exciting trend in the Spring Branch District. Residents who grew up in Spring Branch are coming back to live and raise their families. “Because they like the schools,” Alvarez said, which he considers a major selling point [...]

The Craft of Brewing in Spring Branch

2019-06-26T16:08:25-05:00June 26th, 2019|Business, Business Spotlight|

By Christina Autry Long before 4J Brewing Company was founded, sisters Jessica, Jackie, Joanna, and Jennifer were making home brewed beer in Spring Branch under the guidance of their father, Larry Edwards. “It was our dad-daughter time at the beginning. He taught us how to home brew. We took that and ran with it, making [...]