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Business Beat: December 2017

Written by Debbie Westbeld. Posted in Community

Business Beat is a monthly column recognizing Deer Park’s newest businesses and giving you other interesting business news from around town. Debbie Westbeld is the Economic Development Administrator for the City of Deer Park, and can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 281-478-2042. Visit for more business information.

Dr. Pamela Liu will soon open her new 2,200 square foot TexSmiles dental office next door to Planet Fitness at 3601 Center St. in the Deer Park Marketplace retail center. They anticipate being open for business by the end of this year. The retail center has one remaining 3,280 square foot end-cap still available for lease.

Authentic, Japanese ramen has now arrived in Deer Park at Otsuka Ramen & Bar, located at 8035 Spencer Highway (next door to 1000 Degrees Pizza and Chipolte). The owner is Andy Chen, who also owns Spicy Chen Chinese restaurant on Spencer near Center Street. Eating ramen is an everyday ritual in Japan, and traditional ramen is more about the broth than the noodles. Otsuka sent their chef to Japan for a six-month course on authentic preparation, consisting of simmering broth for over ten hours and finding the perfect ingredients like savory meats and vegetables. The restaurant should open the first week of December. Stop by and experience the taste of Japan.

CS Unitec has relocated their Houston office to 4330 Center St. (in the former Hurricane Tool building). This power tool company specializes in industrial power tools and safety tools for construction and industry. Innovation and high quality are synonymous with CS Unitec's power tools. In 1991, the company invented the first pneumatic portable band saw. CS Unitec has added to its list of industry firsts with the widest range of portable magnetic drills and hand-held concrete core drills. The line also includes surface preparation tools for metal, concrete and masonry, air, electric and hydraulic portable band saws, reciprocating saws, hack saws, nut runners, rotary hammer drills, rolling motors, non-sparking safety tools, portable mixers and dust extraction vacuum systems.

Sub-Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream will soon open at 9315 Spencer Hwy. (next door to MOD Pizza and YoYo’s Chinese restaurant). Drawn to the idea of “customizable food”, Jerry and Naomi Hancock wanted to apply this to desserts. With a background in chemistry, Jerry developed a method to freeze ice cream using liquid nitrogen. This cool way to eat delicious ice cream became the first Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream restaurant in 2004. Kids love watching the science behind their favorite dessert, and you will love the fresh taste of ice cream that has not been sitting in a freezer.

Look for them to open in mid-December and “like” their Facebook page at

YoYo’s Chinese Restaurant is now open at 9315 Spencer Highway (next door to MOD Pizza and Nails of America).

The AL Law Group has opened an office in Deer Park at 203 Ivy Ave. (same building as the Economic Alliance Houston Port Region). The AL Law Group is an innovative, environmental solutions firm. In addition to offering traditional legal services, they offer transdisciplinary and investment services. The AL Law Group has created a new “Innovative Environmental Solutions” approach to expand economic and environmental opportunities in a 21st century world. Learn more at or check out their informative articles on Facebook at

Want to start or grow a small business? The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for San Jacinto College moved to Deer Park five years ago, locating in the Economic Alliance building at 203 Ivy Ave. SBDC provides advice, counseling and mentoring for anyone looking to start or grow a small business. They stay with you every step of the way and the best news is that it is all free of charge. See the classes they are currently offering at or call them at (281) 476-9176 ext. 7.