The owners of Karachi Restaurant in Sugar Land have opened an ice cream shop to go with their Pakistani cuisine.
Keri Schmidt and her staff at the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce weathered the coronavirus pandemic, and even helped distribute more than $43.7 million in grants to 3,310 businesses, she said.
The arrival of the pandemic in March 2020 spelled disaster for many Fort Bend County residents and businesses, many of whom would lose money, jobs and, in some instances, be forced to close as rising case numbers forced people home.
Coronavirus cases might be trending down and life is returning to some sense of normal in Fort Bend County, but for contractors and those that work in the home and business repair business, the strangeness is just beginning.
Johnson Development has closed on the purchase of a 630-acre parcel of land that will soon be home to more than 1,000 homesites adjacent to the already-burgeoning Harvest Green subdivision in Richmond, according to a news release from the Houston-based home developer.
Despite the coronavirus pandemic changing life for many businesses, progress on The Grid development in Stafford continues, with crews expected to break ground on another 350 apartment units before the end of the year, according to developers behind the project.
The Fort Bend Women’s Center was awarded an Affordable Housing Program (AHP) subsidy of $236,500 from CommunityBank of Texas and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) on Feb. 9.
After 12 years in Sugar Land and more than 50 years in the Houston area, Minute Maid has closed its Town Square headquarters and is relocating to Atlanta, according to CoStar, a commercial real estate information company.
In a Feb. 4 webinar hosted by representatives of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce and the Houston office of the Small Business Administration (SBA), they outlined some of the changes from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act signed into law on Dec. 27, 2020.
There may be changes coming to the Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses, and the local chamber of commerce will host a session to update business owners on what that means later this week.
By STEFAN MODRICH firstname.lastname@example.org The Small Business Administration (SBA) provided a lifeline to many businesses of varying sizes and across several industries in Fort Bend County through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The list of loan recipients in zip code 77478, which includes Sugar Land, was dominated by food distributors and restaurant franchisors. Tri City […]
By STEFAN MODRICH email@example.com Harvest Green residents, including one vocal board member of Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District (MUD) 134E, halted a plan by Clayton Garrett and Scott Snodgrass of Agmenity and Chad Rochester of Rochester Development to annex a non-adjacent tract of land for a residential development that could have saddled residents of […]
By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com Small businesses still reeling from financial ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic have another chance to get some relief. On Dec. 8, Fort Bend County Commissioners Court approved another round of relief for the area’s small business community. Qualified applicants can be granted up to $25,000 while funds last, according to an […]
By STEFAN MODRICH firstname.lastname@example.org Amazon’s expansion into Fort Bend County continues. The e-commerce giant announced in a news release Monday it plans to open its first fulfillment center in Missouri City. A spokesperson for the city said the facility will be located at 2303 Hurricane Lane, next to Hightower High School at the intersection of […]