While established businesses up and down Eldridge Parkway and Memorial Drive continue to recover from disastrous Hurricane Harvey-related flooding, new ones are putting down stakes in the Energy Corridor District.
One popular retail establishment set to reopen is the CVS Pharmacy at Eldridge and Memorial Drive. Freshly remodeled and ready to serve the community, the store will welcome back customers on April 1.
Across the street at 840 N. Eldridge Parkway, Memorial Eye Center will reopen April 2. Meanwhile at the retail center, Murphy’s Deli, D&T Nails and the Ken Gerner State Farm Insurance Agency have been back in business serving Energy Corridor customers. New Sound Hearing Aids plans to reopen in mid-April.
Head east on Memorial to the reopened Polydoros Center, 15115 Memorial Drive, and you’ll find neighborhood residents once again savoring Sichuan specialties at Ni-Hao Chinese Restaurant and appreciating the convenience of dry cleaning from Presto Cleaners.
Down Eldridge Parkway at the corner of Enclave Parkway, customers are gladly returning to the popular shops and businesses at Plazas on the Parkway, home to the reopened Beans Café Coffeehouse, Cigar Towne, Enclave Cleaners, Enclave Vision Associates, Houston Barbecue Company, Josephine’s Day Spa, Silvia’s Enchilada Kitchen, Venezia Nails Spa and the UPS Store. The retail center celebrated its revitalization from Harvey-related flooding with a party in early March.
And then there’s places at the same shopping center like the former Achille Italian Grill, where the owners turned recovery into rebirth. Six challenging months of rebuilding later and Amici Wine Bistro, is welcoming patrons into a new concept. It’s an accommodating place, the owners say, created “for friends to come and enjoy themselves with a great meal and great wine.”
Energy Corridor diners are now relishing Amici dishes like crab cakes in champagne garlic sauce accompanied by a springtime Mascoto wine, or build-your-own pastas like pappardelle, joined by a robust, crimson glass of Amarone. Amici is open for lunch and dinner, with a daily happy hour from 2-7 p.m., at 1127 Eldridge Parkway, Suite 1030. Find out more on their Facebook page here.
New Businesses Sprouting Up in the District
The folks behind the popular Flip ‘n Patties food truck have opened their first brick and mortar restaurant, and they chose the Energy Corridor District to do so.
Now settling in at 1809 Eldridge Parkway, Flip ‘n Patties has been dishing out soulful Filipino street food and gourmet Akaushi beef burgers out of its colorful food truck for several years. The Flipsters, as they call themselves, are on a mission to join two cultures to make the best Filipino hamburgers in Houston.
Open for lunch and dinner 12-8 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, Flip ‘n Patties also supports causes to end hunger. For more, visit flipnpatties.com.
Señor Burritos Authentic Mexican Grill is now serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks at 1029 Hwy. 6, Suite 500, near IH-10.
According to its Facebook page here, Señor Burritos is setting out to make the best burrito and Mexican food in West Houston. In addition to dining in, they offer catering and delivery with a menu of Mexican favorites, not to mention good ol’ pancakes and eggs.