D-BAT opens in Cedar Park and 5 other area business updates

D-BAT, an indoor baseball and softball training facility, opened June 26 in Cedar Park. (Courtesy D-BAT)

D-BAT, an indoor baseball and softball training facility, opened June 26 in Cedar Park. (Courtesy D-BAT)

Now open: D-BAT

D-BAT, an indoor baseball and softball training facility, opened June 26. The facility has rentable batting cages with pitching machines and performance technology. Softball and baseball lessons are taught in 30-minute or hourlong sessions. D-BAT will hold over 50 camps and clinics annually. Memberships, birthday parties and a pro shop are also available. The facility is at 1202 BMC Drive, Ste. 800, Cedar Park. 512-540-3228. www.dbatcedarpark.com

Now open: The PREP School of Crystal Falls

The PREP School of Crystal Falls, a private preschool, opened June 29 in Leander. The preschool is enrolling children 6 weeks to 5 years old and enrolling for its kindergarten program. Director Lindsey Robidas said the school functions like a "mini elementary school," with outdoor areas, technology rooms and enrichment programs. The school is at 3361 N. Lakeline Blvd., Leander. 512-240-7737. www.theprepschools.com/locations/crystal-falls

Coming soon: Cajun Skillet

Cajun Skillet will open a standalone restaurant in Cedar Park as an addition to its regular food truck and catering service. The New Orleans-style restaurant will serve gumbo, po’boys, fusion tacos, bread pudding varieties and basil lemonade. Owners Steven and Shantrese Gillam said the restaurant will open in early August at 251 N. Bell Blvd., Ste. 101, Cedar Park. The grab-and-go restaurant will have online and to-go ordering. 512-579-1319. www.cajunskillet.com

Relocation: Müv Dance & Fitness

Müv Dance & Fitness will move its Cedar Park studio into The Crossover later in 2020. The new location will be at 1717 Scottsdale Drive, Leander. The dance and fitness studio will grow from five studios to eight and expand its fitness classes. 512-514-1223. www.muv678.com

Anniversary: Kai Sushi

Kai Sushi, located at 1805 US 183, Ste. 400, Leander, celebrated its five-year anniversary Aug. 1. The sushi and Japanese restaurant is currently operating with to-go and delivery orders. 512-456-0147. www.kaisushitexas.com

Anniversary: Patchouli Joe's Books & Indulgences

Patchouli Joe's Books & Indulgences will celebrate its one-year anniversary Aug. 31. The independent bookstore, located at 106 W. Willis St., Ste. B, sells a combination of new and used books including nonfiction and children's books. To celebrate the one-year mark, the bookstore will hold giveaways and events throughout August, including a free gift with every purchase. More details will be on the store's Facebook page. 512-861-0925. https://patchoulijoesbooks.com
By Taylor Girtman

Reporter, Cedar Park and Leander

Taylor Girtman became the reporter for the Cedar Park-Leander edition in February 2020. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Florida.