When Brittany Moss and Briana Hubbard first signed a lease in Stomping Grounds on West 34th Street, they planned to open a WowMoms franchise that would cater to mothers and their children. Now, however, they have pivoted to a new standalone concept, Tulum Wellness Spa – which they refer to as a place where “nature meets science and well-being.”
The name is a nod to Tulum, a city in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, which has become a destination for wellness.
“Our medical wellness spa will replicate Tulum’s holistic healing identity and will incorporate the latest in beauty and precision medicine for a personalized care approach,” Moss said. “We will give our guests the highest-quality spa experience blended with beauty and personalized regenerative functional medicine care.”
Moss and Hubbard say it will be a medispa offering facials and other treatments while also providing a number of holistic therapies, like reiki and halotherapy as well as nutrition counseling.
Hubbard, who used to work as a nurse, said wellness is something she and Moss have always been passionate about. Moss is studying to be a holistic health practitioner. Moss says they will also bring in partners from the community.
Tulum will open this summer in a 3,000 square foot space on the second floor of Stomping Grounds.
Find them on Instagram at tulum.wellnessspa or on Facebook at Tulum Wellness Spa.
Open Road debuts in Garden Oaks area
Chris and Joy Shute announced the opening of Open Road Automotive Repair Shop at 400 W. Crosstimbers St.
Providing everything from tune-ups and state inspections to intensive diagnostics and repairs, Open Road services all vehicle makes and models as well as European and import vehicles.
Chris Shute is an ASE certified, master technician with more than 15 years of experience in the automotive industry.
"Quality auto repairs and excellent customer service is my passion," Shute said. "A core value of our business is integrity. I wanted to open a repair shop where residents can come and get a clear explanation of any issues with their vehicles and be confident in the outcome. We accomplish this by providing reliable, honest service with complete transparency."
Open Road Automotive offers a two-year/24,000-mile warranty on most repairs. The shop also offers digital vehicle inspections sent directly to customers' phones or emails complete with photos and a summary of the overall health of their vehicle.
Guests can also enjoy complimentary beverages, such as Starbucks coffee, and snacks when dropping their cars off for service.
Hours of operation are 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Visit them online at www.openroadautorepair.com, on Facebook @OpenRoadAutoRepair and Instagram @open_road_automotive
Go Easy is newest M-K-T tenant
Go Easy, which bills itself as “a self-care focused shop” opened its first location in the Bishop Arts District of Dallas and is now making the move to Houston this summer at M-K-T on North Shepherd Drive. The store will carry skincare and CBD products as well as a host of other items, including sexual wellness products.
Owner and creative director Molly Mathias said in a news release that the store aims to take the taboo out of purchasing sexual wellness products and wants their customers to be informed and excited when shopping.
“Go Easy is thrilled to bring our unique brand of self-care to Houston,” Mathias said. “We are so glad we found a home at the M-K-T development. We have some fun surprises up our sleeves so stay tuned for a summer opening.”
Added Lisa Reyerse, the marketing and brand director for Triten Real Estate Partners, one of the M-K-T developers: “Health and wellness is a huge component of the M-K-T lifestyle which is evident in our site’s programming with Yoga on the Lawn, KIDZ MOVEZ, M-K-T Sunset Market, and more. Go Easy’s theme focused on accessible self-care and wellness plays perfectly with the M-K-T vibe and their location at Building 1 will only heighten the visitor’s experience we are providing with other unique, female-owned retailers.”
For more information about Go Easy, visit https://www.goeasy-shop.com/.
GooseWorks Screen Printing Studio open in Oak Forest
Gustavo Gonzalez’s new screen printing studio is fully operational at 3511 Pinemont Dr., Unit C2. Gonzalez has more than five years of experience in the industry and offers T-shirt printing and graphic design.
“We would love to help design and/or print your T-shirts for your business, club or event,” Gonzalez said. “Automatic equipment means outstanding consistency, higher quality prints and a quicker turnaround time. Please contact us for a quote.”
CatDog Pet Sitting launches
Megan Scheiffele has been working as a pet sitter in the area for years and recently opened her own pet-sitting business, CatDog Pet Sitting. CatDog Pet Sitting, LLC is bonded and insured and open seven days a week. Email email@example.com.
Rodriguez moves to Sola Salon Studios Grove
Arthur Rodriguez moved from Revive Salon on West 43rd Street to the Sola Salon at 1928 W. 18th St.
“Salon ownership has always been a long-term goal of mine, so this is why I’m excited to announce that I have taken a small step towards that goal,” he said in a message to clients. “I look forward to seeing everyone in my new space.”
Pho & Grill closes
Pho & Grill, the Vietnamese restaurant that opened in 2017 on Northwest Freeway and got good neighborhood reviews, is now closed. Its last Facebook post was from March 2020 with a message about takeout options due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Goodwill shutters Northwest Freeway location
A Goodwill representative said the location at 10903 Northwest Fwy. is permanently closed for both shopping and donations.
There are still Goodwill drop-off locations at Ella Boulevard and West 43rd Street and in the Heights at 215 W. 20th St.
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