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  • Tilman Fertitta says he may start accepting Bitcoin at restaurants January 19, 2018
    Houston's billionaire mogul Tilman Fertitta has joined the cryptocurrency craze.
    Fernando Ramirez, Houston Chronicle
  • Retail Wrap: Katy Ranch Crossing is filling up January 18, 2018
    Katy Ranch Crossing, a 750,000-square-foot retail development of Freeway Properties on 130 acres at the southeast corner of Interstate 10 and Katy Fort Bend Road, is almost fully leased. The center has generated about 150,000 square feet of lease deals annually for the last 5 years, said Lilly Golden, a broker with Evergreen Commercial Realty […]
    By Katherine Feser
  • Valvoline Instant Oil Change targets Houston for expansion January 18, 2018
    Valvoline Instant Oil Change, the nation's second biggest chain of drive-thru oil change and automotive maintenance centers behind Houston-based Jiffy Lube, has inked deals for the first company-owned locations in the Houston market. Lexington, Ky.-based Valvoline has secured sites in Grand Parkway Marketplace II, a regional shopping center at Kuykendahl Road and the Grand Parkway […]
    By Katherine Feser
  • Hertz Investment buys Westchase Park Plaza January 18, 2018
    Hertz Investment Group has entered Texas with the purchase of Westchase Park Plaza, a 10-story office building at 11490 Westheimer, from Miami-based Parmenter. The Woodland Hills, Calif.-based company said it paid $24 million for the 232,108-square-foot building. The property, which recently underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation, is 60-percent leased. Moody Rambin will handle leasing. The Richland […]
    By Katherine Feser
  • Crew Fitness to debut in Houston at Heights bungalows January 18, 2018
    Crew Fitness will open a Houston location in the Bungalows on 22nd Street, a new retail development of Randy Wile of Wile Interests and Capital Retail Properties in the Heights.
    Katherine Feser
  • Houston misses Amazon cut; Austin, Dallas still in January 18, 2018
    Amazon ruled out Houston as a spot to build a second headquarters, narrowing its list of cities down from more than 200 to just 20, including Austin and Dallas.
    Collin Eaton, Houston Chronicle
  • Facebook picks Houston for Community Boost digital training January 18, 2018
    Facebook will teach digital skills to job seekers, business owners and online newbies April 3-6 when the Facebook Community Boost program comes to Houston. Facebook Community Boost will take place in 30 U.S. cities throughout 2018. Details for the first five cities - Houston, St. Louis, Albuquerque, N.M., Greenville, S.C., and Des Moines, Iowa - […]
    By Andrea Rumbaugh
  • California investor enters Texas with Westchase office building January 18, 2018
    Hertz Investment Group has entered Texas with the purchase of Westchase Park Plaza, a 10-story office building at 11490 Westheimer. The Woodland Hills, Calif.-based company now owns and manages 62 retail and office properties throughout the United States, including a recently acquired building in Cheyenne Corporate Center in Las Vegas.
    Katherine Feser
  • Humans will review video from most popular YouTube creators January 18, 2018
    NEW YORK - Google says humans will now review video from its most popular YouTube creators after recent complaints. The videos being targeted are ones Google packages to advertisers as "preferred" content. While Google has had human reviewers before, it relies heavily on software to flag potential problems. YouTube was criticized for moving too slowly […]
    ASSOCIATED PRESS
  • Entire operation of federal consumer regulator under review January 18, 2018
    NEW YORK - The Trump-appointed acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Wednesday that he is launching a review of all the federal consumer watchdog agency's policies and priorities. It's the second major step taken this week by Mick Mulvaney, who took over as acting director in late November, to reshape the bureau. […]
    By Ken Sweet, ASSOCIATED PRESS