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Assisted Living Locators

A new Assisted Living Locators franchise is offering its services to seniors and their families in the Round Rock, North Austin, Georgetown, Pflugerville, Cedar Park and Leander areas. The business, owned by Georgetown resident Laura Langley, offers no-cost assistance in finding senior living options, including home care, independent living, assisted living and more. Langley is available to meet with clients virtually or in-person.Fairy Freeze

Owners Angie and Josh Skrobarczyk opened a new shaved ice truck in late August. Fairy Freeze offers sugar- and dye-free, all-natural syrups in classic flavors with various flavor combinations available as well. Customers can also order toppings for their shaved ice, including candies, coconut flakes and more.PetBar

The luxury pet boutique provides pet grooming and washing services with a self-service washing option for pet owners. Various membership plans are available. The franchise opened in Dallas in 2015 and has locations across the country.The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill

The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill opened in Cedar Park. The fast-casual restaurant features a modern take on traditional Mediterranean dishes, serving gyros, souvlaki plates, feta fries, salads, housemade dips and desserts. The Cedar Park location offers indoor and outdoor seating; pickup, delivery and catering options; and free Wi-Fi.Lakeline Mall Play Area

A new play area opened in the summer at Lakeline Mall. Director of Marketing Jana Griswold said the new design encourages engagement with parents as their children burn off energy. The seating allows for families with little ones to pull up their strollers to the outer perimeter of the play area while their children play.Pin Seeker’s Golf Lounge

The family-friendly entertainment spot is veteran-owned by Ed Amadis. The space provides customers with options that include an indoor golf lounge with multisport virtual game simulators. Food and drinks—both alcoholic and nonalcoholic—are also available for purchase.Salons by JC

The San Antonio-based salon offers a variety of beauty and wellness services, such as haircuts and coloring, natural hair care, nails, waxing, massages, tattoos, lashes and more. Services can be booked ahead of time online.Soccer Pups

Soccer Pups, an indoor soccer training facility for children, opened in Cedar Park in August. The company offers soccer classes, an academy, training, youth soccer leagues and private birthday parties. The programs aim to progress alongside a child’s development, from learning basic motor skills to training for club-level competition, Soccer Pups Founder Noel Rubert said.Texas Original

The Austin-based medical cannabis company opened its fourth location in Central Texas to serve as a prescription pickup location in Cedar Park. Texas Original provides Texas-grown medical cannabis to its clients throughout the state and offers one-on-one customer service to its patients.Valor Leander

A tuition-free charter school, the school offers students an education rooted in the classical liberal arts tradition, from fine arts to advanced math and science, Director of Marketing and Communications Erin Fonner said. The application period for the 2024-25 school year opens Sept. 18. The new Leander school serves kindergarten through eighth grade students and will add a grade each year until it is a full K-12 school, Fonner said.Coming Soon

Dirty Dough Cookies

A new cookie shop on Parmer Lane will offer “super-stuffed cookie bombs” that feature various combinations of layers, mix-ins and fillings baked into the dough. Some of the cookie options available include a raspberry toaster tart, a reverse with Reese’s and a classic chocolate chip. Gluten-free options are also available.Dr. Golf Studio

The indoor golf facility offers a studio that caters to golfers with skill levels from amateur to professional. Inside are six bays with technology such as Trackman and GC Quad to help achieve a thorough practice environment, according to the website. Guests should make an appointment ahead of time for individual practice and premium golf lessons.Gideon Math & Reading Center

The academic center takes a step-by-step approach to progressing students through curriculum from where they are to mastery of a subject so they can achieve results beyond their grade level. The Leander franchise is locally owned by Chandrakumar Jayakeerthy and Sri Ranjani Anandan.Jamba and Auntie Anne’s Pretzels

A dual-brand Jamba/Auntie Anne’s Pretzels will open later this year. Owned by locals Bradley Davis and Amanda Lorimer, the location will offer smoothies, various pretzels, pretzel nuggets and pretzel dogs. This marks the second location in the area, with another at 401 W. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park.Lake Creek North Austin OBGYN and Aesthetics Clinic

A new clinic dedicated to offering women’s services is set to open later this year in North Austin, offering OB/GYN care and medical aesthetic services. The clinic will be part of the Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women network.The Little Gym of Cedar Park

A gym geared toward children between the ages of 4 months and 12 years will open in Cedar Park in October. The Little Gym of Cedar Park will offer classes such as gymnastics, dance, sports skills and karate. This marks the third gym in the Austin area.Unity Rec Center

Amir Maknojia will open a new sports recreation center next year with several sports amenities such as pickleball courts, volleyball courts, basketball courts and more.
  • Opening in May 2024
  • 802 Old Mill Road, Cedar Park

The Texas-based fast food restaurant chain is bringing a location to the Bar W Marketplace retail center. Menu items include burgers, chicken sandwiches, breakfast food, salads, milkshakes and desserts, such as shakes and apple pies. This location will be the second in Leander.In The News

Wired Orthodontics

Smile Doctors in Leander became Wired Orthodontics in mid-July. Led by Dr. Giancarlo Santos, the new spot provides orthodontic treatment options, such as braces, Invisalign aligners, retainers and more. Other area locations include Lake Creek and Four Points. Appointments are available to book online.Closings

Crystal Falls Animal Hospital

The animal hospital, which first opened in 2015 and provided 24-hour emergency care, X-rays, ultrasounds and diagnostics for pets, has permanently closed. A reason for closing has not been announced, and there are no plans for relocation, according to staff.