Ashley HomeStore opens in Cedar Park plus 3 more new local businesses

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Ashley HomeStore is located at 1501 E. Whitestone Blvd., Bldg. E, Cedar Park. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Ashley HomeStore is located at 1501 E. Whitestone Blvd., Bldg. E, Cedar Park. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Now open: Ashley HomeStore

Ashley HomeStore opened a Cedar Park location May 5. The mattress and furniture store is located at 1501 E. Whitestone Blvd., Bldg. E, Cedar Park. Two more Ashley HomeStore locations are in Pflugerville and South Austin. 737-757-7055.

Now open: Laurel Dental

Laurel Dental, a general dentistry office, opened in April at 10824 E. Crystal Falls Parkway, Ste. 303, Leander. Dr. Aliisha Choucair opened the practice after having served Leander and nearby communities for 10 years. 512-900-1720.

Now open: Pedego Electric Bikes

Pedego Electric Bikes opened a Cedar Park location March 12 at 1310 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. 560, Cedar Park. The store sells and rents electric bicycles. 512-986-7344.

Now open: Swish Dental

Swish Dental opened a dentistry office in Cedar Park on March 22. The office offers family dental services, cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry, Invisalign and oral surgery. It is located at 12160 W. Parmer Lane, Ste. 110, Cedar Park. 512-866-3184.

By Taylor Girtman
Taylor Girtman became the reporter for the Cedar Park-Leander edition in Feb. 2020.


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