According to a study done by a group called Welcomemat Services, a zip code in Katy was the hottest zip code in the United States during the month of May. Nearly 600 families are reported to have either moved into a home or an apartment in Katy during May.
Costco Wholesale is scheduled to open in Spring 2014 at the corner of I-10 and Grand Parkway, as part of a 14 acre shopping center. It will create more than 200 jobs!
Costco is a membership warehouse club that sells brand-name items wholesale. Its sales exceed $64 billion. Their merchandise spans from designer apparel to fine wine and almost everything in between, including pharmacy and travel services.
Costco also carries its own label called Kirkland Signature. The goal of this label was to “Create an item of the same – or better- quality than the leading brand at a lower price.”
What makes Trader Joe ‘s so special? After all, Katy has a zillion stores that sell groceries and other supplies.
What does make Trader Joe’s unique is its merchandise, prices and quality. Many everyday items are sold under the Trader Joe’s logo, which offers their customers access to high end products at great values!
Known as Pronto Markets in 1958 and later as Trader Joe’s since 1967, employees don Hawaiian style shirts and ring a bell when they need assistance. Ten to fifteen new products are introduced each week and the same number are eliminated. The innovative 12,500 square foot store set to be located at 2643 Commercial Center Boulevard, will be a wonderful addition to the Katy area in 2014.
Week 2 of Human Trafficking Awareness Month includes the Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition 4th Annual Shop Smart: A Fair Trade Shopping Market. Simply shopping fair trade will give you an opportunity to learn more about human trafficking and ways to combat it through conscientious purchases. The event will highlight the importance that shopping fair trade has on eliminating human trafficking.
This year’s event features a larger space with lots of great vendors and door prizes. Join HRRC to learn more about conscious consumerism, make a difference in the fight against slavery, and get a head start on your holiday shopping!
Please stop by anytime between 10 am – 2 pm; however, prizes will be announced at 11:30, 12:30, and 1:30 pm.
A partial list of vendors includes:
Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition Fair Trade Bake Sale
The LoVE Project
Paul Devine Photography
Ten Thousand Villages
Women Craft Social Enterprise
Butterfly Project Jewelry
Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC)
Night Light International
Fe y Justicia Workers Justice
Colores del Pueblo
Audrey Omenson, Artist
A 2nd Cup
Katonians and Katy, Texas visitors will be enjoying more great shopping, dining, and outdoor activities as a result of the coming expansion of the La Centerra shopping center.
Portions are set to be completed between December 2012 and the summer of 2014. Some of the venues scheduled to open are Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, Zoes Kitchen, Bonefish Grill, World of Beer, and Emmanuel Salon. Other projects include Central Green, an outdoor amphitheater, and 350 luxury residential mid-rise units.
To find out more about the growth of La Centerra and about leasing, visit their website.
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