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New Ordinance Requires Pearland Restaurants to Display Health Inspection Scores

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— Yesterday, the City of Pearland announced that it would require all restaurants in the Houston suburb to visibly display their scorecards from the health inspectors. The new rule is reportedly aimed at improving food safety for diners in Pearland, and restaurants that do not comply will be charged with a misdemeanor for violating the ordinance, requiring them to appear in court and potentially pay fines. The new rule goes into effect on July 1. [Chron]

— Flower Child, the healthy eatery from Arizona-based group Fox Restaurant Concepts, will open its second location in The Woodlands next year. That restaurant joins an Uptown outpost that opened earlier this year, along with sister eatery Blanco Tacos and Tequila, which is expected to open at the Galleria later this fall. [EaterWire]

— Dish Society’s outpost in the Heights is set to arrive later this year. Construction is expected to begin soon on the 3,600 square foot space at 1050 Yale Street, and the restaurant’s owners anticipate that it will arrive sometime in December. The growing chain also has a project in the works for forthcoming Downtown food hall Finn Hall, and plans to expand outside of Space City in the coming years. [Houston Business Journal]