Sugar Land and Missouri City have seen many new businesses emerge throughout the summer, including spas, a school, restaurants, and clinics.
Here is a list of businesses that popped up in the area from June through early September. This list is not comprehensive.
- USA Vein Clinics, the vein treatment center network, opened a new clinic in Missouri City on June 1, according to a clinic representative. The location opened at 6218 Hwy. 6, Missouri City.
The clinic, which is one of the largest networks of vein treatment centers in the United States with over 90 clinics, comes to Missouri City, providing a team of cardiovascular surgeons offering a variety of minimally invasive treatments to meet individual patient needs, including endovenous laser therapy, Clarivein, sclerotherapy, and VenaSeal treatments.
- A new premium liquor store is now open and operating in Missouri City. Premium Liquors, at 8027 Hwy. 6, Ste. 400, Missouri City, held its grand opening July 1, the store announced via Facebook.
The liquor store offers a variety of options, including whiskey from brands such as Mr. Dowel’s, Antiquity Blue, Royal Challenge, Black Dog, and Basil Hayden.
The store also offers a variety of premium wines and port wines, liquor, liqueur, tequila, seltzers, and rum as well as cigars.
- Sylva Spa opened its doors at the end of July at 13440 University Blvd., Ste. 240, Sugar Land.
The spa offers a variety of therapies with a large focus on dry salt therapy, in which pure-grade sodium chloride is heated; ground, and crushed into tiny microparticles; and then dispersed into a salt room, salt cave, or salt chamber during a typical session.
The therapy is designed so particles penetrate the lungs, bronchi, bronchioles, and alveoli to aid respiratory concerns, while the noninhaled salt particles are absorbed by the body to combat skin conditions.
- Southwest Urgent Care opened a new clinic in Sugar Land’s Telfair neighborhood at 400 Promenade Way, Ste. 1500, Sugar Land.
The clinic opened in late July-early August, clinic officials said, bringing services, such as general illness and urgent care; immunizations and flu shots; a variety of lab work; and physicals.
- Heiress nail spa opened a storefront in Sugar Land’s First Colony Mall—located at 16535 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land—in early August, according to First Colony Mall officials.
Owner and makeup artist Amber Wilson brings the spa to the mall, offering manicures, acrylics and dips, pedicures, makeup, and hair services such as braids and weaves in addition to waxing.
- Miniso a global lifestyle brand opened a new location in Sugar Land’s First Colony Mall.
The Japanese-inspired retailer opened in early August at 16535 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, bringing a variety of low-cost household and consumer goods such as kitchenware, toys, stationery, and cosmetics.
The company, headquartered in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, first began operations in 2013 and now operates more than 4,200 stores in over 80 countries, including the U.S., Canada, Australia, Spain, Russia, India, and Mexico.
- Spectators Bar & Grill held a soft opening on Aug. 17 at 1525 Lake Pointe Parkway, Ste. 100, Sugar Land. The bar opened at the former Korean fried chicken restaurant Bonchon, which closed on July 1, 2021.
With the opening, Spectators has a full bar, offering local craft beers, cocktails, wine, and high-end alcohol.
The bar also offers a variety of food options, including burgers, salads, fried chicken sandwiches, and waffle fries in addition to a small kids’ menu.
- Harmony Public Schools, a Texas-based pre-K-12 college preparatory charter school system, announced the official opening of a new high school in Sugar Land.
Located at 13738 Old Richmond Road, Sugar Land, the new school, Harmony School of Innovation—Sugar Land, opened Aug. 29, built to serve 900 students in ninth to 12th grades in Fort Bend County, the charter school system announced.
The new campus includes several state-of-the-art science labs, a makers space, and a soccer and football field, according to the announcement.
The opening comes almost a week after Harmony announced it opened a school for eighth to 12th grades in the Katy area on Aug. 23, Harmony School of Innovation – Katy, at 21650 Bellaire Blvd., Richmond.
It has room for 700-800 students in addition to physics, biology, chemistry, and engineering labs; a maker’s space; and a soccer and football field.
The Sugar Land school was granted an A rating by the Texas Education Agency across seven areas: English Language Arts and Reading, mathematics, science, social studies, comparative academic growth, postsecondary readiness, and comparative Closing the Gaps.
- With its Sept. 2 opening at 1525 Lake Pointe Parkway, Sugar Land, Poke Burri offers to poke bowls, sushi burritos, and build-your-own options along with food such as sushi pizza, doughnuts, and a sushi corn dog.
The Sugar Land location is the second Poke Burri restaurant in the Greater Houston area. Poke Burri, which started inside Atlanta food hall We Suki Suki in 2016, opened its first Houston location in June 2020.