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Aqua S will open in the Heights
Almost two years after opening its first Houston-area outpost in the Dun Huang Plaza in Asiatown, Australian ice cream chain has a second location in the works. A post to the chain’s Facebook page indicates that it has plans for a new location in the Heights, though it hasn’t announced when that new destination for sweet soft-serve crowned with a halo of “fairy floss” will open its doors at 506 Yale Street. Stay tuned for more details.
Luna Y Sol finds a new home
Formerly located in Midtown, Luna Y Sol Mexican eatery quietly opened in its brand new home over the weekend. A post to its Facebook page indicates that Luna Y Sol held a grand-opening party on January 17, and is now open daily for lunch and dinner service. The restaurant describes its new outpost as in Katy, but the actual address — 9115 FM 723, Suite 500 — is located in Richmond.
Fluff Bake Bar is on the move
After nearly five years in Midtown, pastry chef Rebecca Masson’s Fluff Bake Bar is headed to a new location. According to CultureMap, Masson is set to move her bakery to 1701 West 15th Street in Shady Acres in the coming weeks. Fluff’s current location on West Gray in Midtown closed over the weekend, and its new outpost is expected to arrive in the next “couple of weeks.”
Construction is finally underway on Messina Hof’s Houston home
Last week, developers broke ground on the future home of Messina Hof Harvest Green Winery, which was originally expected to arrive sometime in late 2019 or early 2020. Per a press release, the project is set to arrive sometime after construction on its massive new home, which includes a 2,600 square foot covered patio, a 130-seat restaurant, and space for wine production, is completed in the next “10 to 12 months.”