We want to celebrate and honor Sugar Land’s amazing local African-American business owners for their continued success and contribution to the city and learn more about their humble beginnings.

Looking at a bouquet with Pat Houck from House of Blooms at Sugar Land Town Square.

Checking out an arrangement with business owner Patricia Houck at House of Blooms

House of Blooms

Patricia Houck is the boss lady behind the floral design studio - House of Blooms. She paved the way for many others in 2007 when she launched House of Blooms as one of the first businesses in Sugar Land Town Square. Patricia noticed a gap in the market for a custom floral boutique and decided to bring her idea to life after discussing her plans with a friend. She started out with a small kiosk and big dreams of leaving a legacy behind for her children and since then, has exponentially grown the brand to a storefront that stands proud on City Walk. 

Now her entire family works passionately towards the business; her husband manages e-commerce, her veteran son is the operations specialist, and her daughter is the lead event coordinator, and designer. House of Blooms is a stellar example of teamwork and embraces the community in everything they do.

Next time you’re searching for a sweet and thoughtful gift while in Sugar Land, make sure to reach out to House of Blooms.



MODChic is a couture boutique that serves to empower women with its contemporary and cutting-edge designs located at Sugar Land Town Square.  The magic behind MODChic is credited to its owner, Ebele Iloanya, a Nigerian American woman, wife, and mother of two, who has been a business owner for the past 13 years. Ebele had an interest in the beauty industry from a young age. She noticed the effect clothing and jewelry would have on her mood and wanted other women to feel uplifted by the power of her designs too. After moving to Houston many years ago, she decided to learn sewing to make custom pants for herself and that somehow snowballed into her career as a creative designer and business owner.

Make sure to swing by MODChic to spruce up your style and let Ebele's innovative designs make you feel like a million bucks.


Fried chicken and waffles at The Roof

Fried chicken and waffles at The Roof.

The Roof

At the Roof, you can dine overlooking Brooks Lake and indulge in a panoramic view of Sugar Land. Enjoy culinary creations Like Shrimp, Grits and Crab, a Bourbon Glazed Pork Chop and Blackened Chicken Pasta among other delicacies. Enjoy their Sunday Brunch and Live Music at The Roof nights for a night-time date.


Embedo Coffee

If you are craving a cup of exceptional cup of coffee made with authentic Ethiopian beans, then you have to make a stop at Embedo Coffee. Try their menu of cold and hot beverages like the Embedo Cold Brew, the Vanilla Latte and the Blended Mocha Chip among others. Walk to the back of the shop and sit by the window overlooking a stunning view. Loved their coffee? Take some beans with you and bring the Ethiopian flavor to every cup of joe at home. 


Day 6 Coffee Co.

If you are in need of a caffeine fix or a sweet treat, Day 6 Coffee Co. is the perfect place for you. This cozy cafe was founded by brothers, RJ and Ian Wilson. They provide customers with more than just a cup of coffee but a community as well as the Wilson brothers value serving others. Whether you're going for their specialty latte or to savor a handcrafted breakfast sandwich, Day 6 Coffee Co. promises an unforgettable experience, one cup at a time.


Wynn Network Plus

Step into Wynn Network Plus and embark on a journey reminiscent of a bygone era. The establishment offers a unique blend of modern convenience and nostalgic charm, much like a Blockbuster store with DVD rentals. As a cherished family business, it also features a cozy cafe serving artisanal coffees and homemade treats, perfect for relaxing or catching up with friends. 


Williams Smokehouse BBQ and Blues

Brought to you by Sugar Land natives Kennis Williams and Furrest Greenwood, this restaurant will serve you the tastiest, juiciest meats smoked to perfection using aged wood and a blend of their specialty in-house seasonings. Taking inspiration from childhood memories spent with his uncle when they’d burn barbecue pits of pecan wood in the early hours of the morning, Williams decided to combine his love for barbecue and blues music and share it with the Sugar Land community he is so fond of. 

Trained in barbecue by his uncles, Williams plans on offering unique dishes like Creole candy smoked wings and smoked stuffed turkey legs with dirty rice filling and shrimp and sausage alfredo sauce topping at Williams Smokehouse BBQ and Blues as well as live blues music and outdoor dining to enjoy the lovely Town Square atmosphere. 

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