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‘Ride On In’ for a Drink at Cobble & Spoke in Spring Branch

By |2018-08-03T12:57:31+00:00August 3rd, 2018|Business, Business Spotlight, My Spring Branch, Residential|

by Dorothy Puch Lillig In the 19th and early 20th centuries, athletes sometimes drank beer to replenish water and minerals in the body. “Beer was the first sports drink,” says Kyle Steck, who today offers an array of beer choices to quench the thirst of both athletes and non-athletes alike at his new craft beer [...]

Tres Amigos: Out of this World Tres Leches in Spring Branch — and Maybe Soon Beyond

By |2018-07-13T13:50:27+00:00June 28th, 2018|Business, Business Spotlight, Community, Residential|

by Dorothy Puch Lillig Tres leches cake The Spring Branch District’s newest “panadería” may be expanding to other areas soon. “Business has been great,” said Robert Dihu, partner in Tres Amigos Bakery, located at 10064 Long Point Rd., Houston, 77055. “The area is perfect for what we were looking for,” he added. “While having [...]

Thrive+: Out of the Shark Tank and ‘Thriving’ in the Spring Branch District

By |2018-07-13T13:50:28+00:00June 28th, 2018|Business, Business Spotlight, Residential|

by Dorothy Puch Lillig You may remember him from ABC's Shark Tank, where he pitched his product earlier this year. Houston area native Brooks Powell, founder of Thrive+ Health Inc., has a product he says mitigates the negative effects of alcohol. It works by reducing short-term alcohol withdrawal, replacing lost vitamins, and providing your liver [...]

The Cannon: Launching Businesses from the Spring Branch District

By |2018-07-13T13:50:28+00:00June 13th, 2018|Business, Business Spotlight|

by Dorothy Puch Lillig From technology firms to media and marketing enterprises to oil and gas businesses, 75 companies now call the Spring Branch District’s The Cannon home. They will have more officemates soon. The Cannon is currently located in a 20,000-square-foot space on Brittmoore Road, but construction on a 120,000-square-foot space is underway next [...]

TRIO Pre-Apprenticeship Program: ’Direct Pathway to Lucrative Career’ for Spring Branch Students

By |2018-07-13T13:50:28+00:00May 29th, 2018|Business, Business Spotlight, Community|

by Dorothy Puch Lillig As the school year winds down in the Spring Branch Independent School District, a group of high school students completing their junior year are preparing to participate in a “boot camp” this summer. They’re not trying to join a military organization or complete an exercise program. If they make it through [...]

The Yellow Rose of Spring Branch: Houston’s First Whiskey Distillery is Right In the Neighborhood

By |2018-01-24T09:03:47+00:00January 24th, 2018|Business, Business Spotlight|

image courtesy Yellow Rose Distilling Facebook Did you know that Spring Branch is home to Houston’s first whiskey distillery? Yellow Rose Distilling, founded in 2010, and opened to the public in 2014, is the first legal distillery in Houston since the Prohibition era. While initially located downtown, it quickly outgrew its original space [...]

At the Houston Dog Ranch, Dogs Are the VIPs

By |2017-07-12T10:09:22+00:00July 12th, 2017|Business, Business Spotlight|

Tonia Whilden had a problem. Her rescue dog, Beauregard, got anxious around people and other dogs, and couldn’t be boarded at any of Houston’s existing kennels. So Whilden, a professional dog trainer, decided to start her own boarding business; one that would cater to “difficult” dogs like her own. “As I looked around Houston, I [...]