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Comforting, long-time Korean restaurants ride a boom

Long Point Road near Blalock Road is bustling, scrappy and effervescent with new businesses jammed into storefronts, kiosks and strip centers. Stately, though, it is not — unless you push open the heavy doors of two older businesses, Seoul Garden restaurant and its across-the-street neighbor, Korea Garden restaurant. For close to three decades, serving classic [...]

“Sister city” brings potential Spring Branch commerce & cultural growth

Houston could see advances in “green” electricity generation and a boom in Korean culture on the heels of a Sister City agreement with Ulsan, South Korea. In Spring Branch, the heart of the Houston area’s Korean-American community and commerce, leaders have already begun seeding relationships between businesses and cultural organizations in both cities. Ulsan, a [...]

2022-08-01T12:30:43-05:00July 25th, 2022|Korean, My Spring Branch|0 Comments

Korean-Spanish name signals empowerment group’s mission

On a weekend evening at the Korean American Association and Community Center in Spring Branch, the silhouette of a quinceañera dress is no trick of the light. Hyunja Norman, front left, and staff It’s not uncommon for local residents to rent the center for traditional Hispanic girls’ 15th birthday celebrations, according to Hyunja Norman, executive director of [...]

New leader looks to enliven Korean American chamber of commerce in Spring Branch

Kang at his induction Real estate broker Casey Kang is aiming to revitalize Houston’s Korean American Chamber of Commerce after the organization’s 10-year dormancy. He is bringing his considerable business acumen and involvement in the Asian American community to his new role as the chamber’s president and chairman. Emblematic of his vision for [...]

2022-07-28T16:06:40-05:00March 28th, 2022|Business, Korean, My Spring Branch|0 Comments
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