School is out for the summer and it’s time to start making plans for Independence Day.
5 Reasons To Celebrate Independence Day At Kings Harbor
School is out for the summer and it’s time to start making plans for Independence Day.
SCHOOL IS OUT for the summer and it’s time to start making plans for Independence Day. Located on Lake Houston in Kingwood, Kings Harbor effortlessly combines relaxing lakeside views and the feeling of getting away with the ease of access for neighbors, visitors and families. Kings Harbor is hosting its 6th annual concert and fireworks show on Wednesday, July 4 from 7-10 PM and here are 5 reasons why you won’t want to miss it!
1. Eat and Shop Local Kings Harbor is a dynamic waterfront, 20 acre mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented village located in the heart of northeast Houston. The only commercial development within the market located directly on Lake Houston, Kings Harbor offers the perfect blend of uses, including locally owned and operated restaurants and boutique shops. Eat and shop local and enjoy the very best Kings Harbor has to offer.
2. #KingwoodStrong Not only will you eat and shop local by choosing Kings Harbor as your holiday destination, but you’ll be a part of a larger celebration with the return of our beloved community and waterfront destination after Hurricane Harvey. The community has received an outpour of support and volunteers over the past 10 months, so help us celebrate Kingwood’s comeback and those who helped make Kings Harbor’s July 4 Fireworks + Concert celebration possible!
3. The Grass is Greener… Got kids? Bring them to play and dance on Kings Harbor’s popular turf plaza, The Green. It’s like your backyard… but better! Don’t have kids? Challenge your friends to a competitive game of giant jenga or cornhole on The Green. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy the sunset, lake views and live music on July 4th.
4. A Salute to the Red, White & Blues Wednesday evening’s celebrations will kick off at 7 PM with a blues-inspired performance from TC & The Cannonballs. TC and the Cannonballs is a well-known band in the Houston area, with past performances at CITYCENTRE, Axelrad and Sugarland Town Square. They have also opened for many distinguished blues acts such as Stevie Ray Vaughan at his album release party for “Texas Flood”, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Albert King, Jack Mack and the Heart Attack, Los Lobos, Room Full of Blues, John Hammond, The Nighthawks, Buddy Guy, and Joey Long.
5. End Your Night With a Bang! To cap off the Independence Day celebration, enjoy a 12-minute fireworks show off of Kings Harbor’s pier at 9:30 PM.
This year’s event is sponsored by: The Berry Bar, Sharky’s, Zammitti’s, Capital Title, Pretty Little Things, Dapper Darlings, Raffa’s, Chimichurri’s and The Tribune.
As Kings Harbor rebuilds, local businesses rebound
Only months after devastating flood damage, Kingwood’s waterfront village revives with renewed and expanded office, retail and restaurant offerings
Kingwood, Texas (February 13, 2018) – Kings Harbor, a 20-acre mixed-use development on the Lake Houston waterfront greeted the new year with a new office tenant, exciting news on rebuilding efforts, and a refreshed brand and website.
“Kings Harbor has seen a lot of community support since Harvey,” said Suzanne Weatherall, Sr. Vice President of Commercial Asset Management at Midway. “We are very excited to begin the process of rebuilding and reintroducing the Kingwood community’s favorite waterfront destination.”
After Hurricane Harvey’s historic deluge and the release of water from the Lake Conroe Dam, Kings Harbor, which had never flooded before, took on 6 feet of water in all its first-floor businesses. Once the flood waters receded, remediation efforts and building repairs began immediately. Many of the locally owned businesses operating “mom and pop” single locations at Kings Harbor also suffered severe damage to their homes. But they wasted no time, as some, like Nikole Davis, owner of Pretty Little Things boutique, quickly opened temporary pop-up locations and online shops catering to loyal customers while also piecing their lives back together.
On August 29, Davis posted on her personal Instagram, “I don't know that you're ever prepared to hear about your home & business being under water, but the outpouring of love is beyond what I could ever hope for. Thank you. We're coming back!”
By November, the second-floor offices of Joseph Chris Executive Partners, BRW Architects, Inc., Comfort & Care Medical Supplies, Inc., and Orion Engineered Carbons had resumed operations.
In addition to existing tenants returning and reopening, one Kings Harbor tenant chose to open a second business for the first time there.
Felicia Cumby, owner of Dapper Darlings Boutique also is a branch representative for Edward Jones. The new Edward Jones location at Kings Harbor will occupy 1,099 SF of second level office space and construction is currently underway.
"I am excited to be moving my Edward Jones office to Kings Harbor. It's an area I frequent with my family," Felicia Cumby said. "Our firm concerns itself exclusively with the needs of individual investors and small-business owners, and I'm happy to continue to bring that kind of personalized service to this community."
Kings Harbor has several other businesses not just rebuilding, but also expanding. Pretty Little Things is expanding to include an office area for boutique owner, Nikole Davis. This will increase Pretty Little Things’ space to 1,457 SF.
"We wanted to take this time to start fresh and take a look at what we loved and what could use improvements. An additional room for storage and an office will keep the store open and organized,” said Nikole Davis, owner of Pretty Little Things. “We cannot wait to get back into the space and recreate ourselves! It will still be us, just better!"
Midway anticipates an increase in construction activity in the coming months. Currently, Capital Title has completed its rebuild and began operations in December 2017. Restaurants returning to Kings Harbor include Chimichurri’s South American Grill, which began construction in January 2018, with Raffa’s not far behind, and Zammitti’s planning to expand its offerings with espresso and an enhanced bar.
“Seeing our space full of activity and dust flying is a very emotional and sensitive feeling,” said Ronald Perez, owner of Chimichurri’s. “We look forward to opening our doors and serving the community again very soon.”
Dapper Darlings Boutique, Pretty Little Things Boutique and The Berry Bar are projected to begin construction this month. The popular Sharky’s restaurant also plans to return, although the exact date targeted for reopening has not yet been determined.
Kings Harbor will celebrate its revival with a brand refresh and new website. The community will have the opportunity to check out the new logo and branding on social media as the destination’s rebuilding campaign launches a hashtag, #Demos to Dreams. The new website will follow soon after.
“We saw this time of rebuilding as a great opportunity to refresh the look and feel of the Kings Harbor brand,” said Robert Williamson, vice president at Midway. “The new logo and brand design is timeless, and appropriately reflects the project’s beloved waterfront location. We look forward to sharing it with the community very soon.”
For up-to-date information on the rebuilding efforts at Kings Harbor, follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Kings Harbor Tenants: BRW Architects, Inc. – 2,400 SF Capital Title – 4,218 SF Chimichurri’s South American Grill – 3,250 SF Comfort and Care Medical Supplies, Inc. – 1,835 SF Dapper Darlings Boutique – 1,121 SF Edward Jones – 1,099 SF Joseph Chris Executive Partners – 12,810 SF *Orion Engineered Carbons – 19,390 SF *Pretty Little Things Boutique – 1,457 SF Raffa’s Waterfront Grill – 6,300 SF *Sharky’s Waterfront Grill – 3,988 SF The Berry Bar – 1,114 SF *Zammitti’s – 2,828 SF
*Plans to expand
About Kings Harbor Kings Harbor is a dynamic waterfront, 20-acre mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented village located in the heart of northeast Houston. The only commercial development within the market located directly on Lake Houston, Kings Harbor offers the perfect blend of uses, with signature restaurants, boutique shopping, town home, apartment and brownstone living, and office space. These factors, along with community events and celebrations, combine to create a unique urban environment. For more information on Kings Harbor, visit www.kings-harbor.com.<... Midway Midway’s purpose is to create enduring investments and remarkable places that enrich people’s lives. Houston-based Midway is a privately owned, fully integrated real estate investment and development firm that has provided the highest level of quality, service and value to its clients and investors for almost 50 years. The Midway portfolio of projects completed and/or underway consists of approximately 45 million square feet of properties in 23 states and Northern Mexico ranging from office and industrial facilities, corporate headquarters, mixed-use centers, business and industrial parks, medical facilities, manufacturing facilities, and master-planned resort and residential communities.