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August 2022 Biz Brief
Gordon Food Service (GFS) Marketplace Under Construction
Gordon Food Service Marketplace—a Michigan-based company—is moving its heavily stocked cart to League City. GFS sells food in bulk, similar to Sam’s Club or Costco, but without the hassle of a membership fee. They’re the largest family-operated, broadline food distribution company in North America, with 125 years in service and five generations of their family that have passed through ownership. The company is planning to open in the old Palais Royal at 215 W. Main St., although an opening date has not been announced.
UTMB League City Expansion
This $250 million expansion includes the south tower’s staggering increase from five floors to eleven. The expansion will allow for 200 additional beds.
Houston Methodist Clear Lake Emergency Care Center
The emergency room will include access to x-rays, CT scans, and ultrasounds, plus easy transfer to Houston Methodist’s main hospital if necessary. The new League City facility will be located at the corner of S. Egret Bay and Highway 96.
Riverview at Clear Creek Plans Under Review
League City has approved the development of Riverview at Clear Creek, near the northeast intersection of I-45 and FM 518. Plans are under review for the project, which will be a 70-acre development complete with a boardwalk, amphitheater, 100-slip marina, fishing deck, new trails, an outdoor gym, and picnic space. It will include 30,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space, plus a 150-room luxury apartment complex.
Plaza 96 Commercial Construction
This new plaza will hold spaces for small shops and businesses, and will be located on State Highway 96 near Southshore Blvd. Construction is expected to begin in the next six months.
- Tako and Tequila | 220 Gulf Fwy S.
A new twist on Mexican cuisine
This Mexican restaurant serves world-class tacos and cocktails in a family-friendly environment. Their menu ranges from taquitos to flavorful wings, with a diverse selection of drinks to top it off—including signature cocktails, branded beers, tequila flights, wines, and liquors. The restaurant also offers private dining, a drive-through, breakfast tacos to-go, and 10% off entrees and drinks if you are currently or previously have been a member of the military.
- Egghaus | 1061 FM 646
Their gourmet breakfast includes a variety of breakfast tacos, egg sandwiches, coffees, teas, house drinks like their signature lemonades, and mouth-watering kolaches. Their menu strives for healthy living with no artificial sweeteners, aluminum free baking powder, and food that is baked fresh daily. They also offer catering, and a “surprise truck” you can apply for online and receive service from for charity events, corporate functions, school fundraisers and fun celebrations!
- Antiques Etc. | 1011 East Main St.
For the antique aficionado
Antiques Etc. offers an eclectic collection of antiques like ornately framed mirrors, jewelry, glassware, lamps, wall art and unique figurines.
- Crafty Crab | 112 Gulf Fwy N.
Home-style seafood with authentic recipes
Recently opened, customers can enjoy crab, crawfish, shrimp, gumbo, oyster, lobster, and more. The restaurant’s New Orleans-style taste is an excellent addition to the League City food scene.
- Crumbl Cookie | 1620 FM 646
Sweet treats that can’t be beat
Crumbl Cookies took social media by storm this past year, with thousands of TikToks and Instagram posts raving about the cookies’ unique flavors. Their menu rotates weekly to offer five different specialty flavors, but their famous Milk Chocolate Chip are always available.
- Fizz Drinks | 241 S. Egret Bay Blvd.
Specialty sodas you don’t want to miss
If places like Sonic and Starbucks have been your go-to, consider checking out Fizz Drinks. Fizz Drinks is the largest specialty soda shop chain in America, with forty-seven locations nationwide. Soda-based drinks with add-in flavors are their main area of expertise, but they also offer a variety of frozen drinks in flavors like Dreamsicle and Butterbeer (yes, from Harry Potter), delicious fruit smoothies, and sweet or savory snacks like edible cookie dough bites and soft pretzels.
- Food of Life | 2500 Marina Bay Dr.
Sweets that fit your dietary needs
Living with allergies or specific dietary restrictions can make navigating desserts difficult. Luckily, League City has just the place to find sweet baked goods that cater to your dietary needs. Food of Life specializes in organic, gluten free, soy-free, and vegan baked goods like sticky buns, pies, cookies, cakes, scones, and even cheesecakes. You can also frequently find their pop-up stands at local farmers’ markets.
- Graeson Bee Boutique | 3020 Marina Bay Dr.
Cute clothes for the whole family
Graeson Bee is a mix of boys and girls clothing with the goal of affordability for moms with lots of little ones. The boutique specializes in coordinating looks for the whole family with cute, comfortable rompers, dresses, shirts, pants, shoes, and accessories. It’s the perfect place to shop clothes for picture day. You may also have heard of the shop’s well-known owners—the Busby family, from TLC’s “Outdaughtered” and parents to America’s only all-female quintuplets.
- Makenzie Layne Boutique | 1830 W. Main St.
Hip styles in a welcoming shop
Makenzie Layne Boutique offers stylish shirts, dresses, hats, skirts, jeans, blouses, shoes, earrings, and even candles. Essentially, you name it, Makenzie Layne probably has it. Their style is perfect for rodeo season or country lovers, or if you’re just looking for a new ‘fit to rock!
- Tiff’s Treats | 201 S. FM 270
Cookie connoisseur heaven
This popular cookie shop had its start in Austin, Texas in 1999 and has since grown to have over 50 locations across the state. While they’re well-known for their cookies, their store also includes cookie dough truffles, ice-cream (and ice-cream sandwiches), and brownies. With their birthday bundles and cookie trays, Tiff’s Treats is a great place to pick up birthday party desserts or receive catering for your special event.
Opening estimate: Very soon
- Nothing Bundt Cakes | 2515 Gulf Fwy S., Ste. 200
Tasty cakes for one or more
Nothing Bundt Cakes offers a selection of sweet, frosted bundt cakes in various flavors such as snickerdoodle, red velvet, and of course your traditional chocolate and vanilla. With their sizes ranging from four-inch minis to ten-inch cakes, they’re perfect for birthdays, graduations, office gifts, and for a sweet treat at any time of year.
Opening estimate: Very soon
- La India Bonita | 401 E. Main St.
A local favorite, back and better than ever
This local favorite is nearly ready to opens its doors after being struck by a vehicle in late 2020. The restaurant plans to reopen in a new location only about a block away from its old location, and will feature outdoor patio space. Their menu offers classic tacos and burritos, alongside tortas, gorditas, and sopes.
Opening estimate: Fall or winter, 2022
- Crust Pizza Co. | 1921 W. League City Pkwy.
Award-winning, Chicago-style thin crust pizza
Crust Pizza Co. is the perfect place to get Chicago-style food, with their ten- to fourteen-inch pizzas, plus sub sandwiches, calzones, salads, and pizza bowls.
Opening estimate: Late 2022, early 2023
- Salad and Go | 2590 E. League City Pkwy.
Convenient, healthy eating
Salad and Go offers a healthier alternative to fast food with their drive-through style restaurant, serving a variety of salads, wraps, soups, breakfast burritos, and delicious drinks to appeal to your taste. The fast-food chain took North Texas by storm with its quick-style service and healthy options, and is no doubt an exciting addition to South Texas with its upcoming League City location.
Opening estimate: Late summer, early fall 2022
- Dutch Bros. Coffee Shop | 1911 W. League City Pkwy.
The friendliest coffee shop on the block
Dutch Bros. is a popular coffee shop with a menu that includes a wide selection of warm and iced coffees, fruit smoothies, iced teas, lemonades, sodas, and frozen drinks. It’s plan for League City does not include dine-in seating, but Dutch Bros. is the perfect place to pick up a quick, refreshing drink on a busy afternoon, or to grab a coffee for your next study session at the library.
Opening estimate: December 2022
- Scooter’s Coffee Shop | 2615 W. Main St.
Drive-thru for a fast and tasty coffee fix
A drive-thru coffee shop, Scooter’s offers a variety of hot and iced drinks, blenders, smoothies, teas, and limited-time menu options such as their Iced Malted Mocha Latte.
Opening estimate: April 2023
- Miru Seafood | 2490 S. Gulf Fwy
A new concept from an acclaimed sushi restaurant owner
Located in the building that formerly housed Slim Chickens, Miru Seafood is expanding the facility by more than 3,000 square feet, and will offer a wide variety of seafood. Miru Seafood is owned by Andy Zhuo, who also owns the acclaimed Michiru Sushi in Webster.
Opening estimate: December 2022