From food trucks to community libraries, learn more about six new businesses that have recently opened in the New Braunfels community.

Pet Supplies Plus of New Braunfels recently held its grand opening. The business will offer amenities for large and small pets including food and supplies, online ordering for curbside and local delivery, full-service grooming and self-service pet washing stations. The Pet Supplies Plus location will be the second independently owned and operated by Air Force veteran Joe Petergal and his daughter Brenda Engman.Security Service Federal Credit Union opened a new location at the New Braunfels Town Center at Creekside. The business is a full service financial institution and offers mortgage products, investment services, insurance services, title insurance and settlement services, retail deposits and loan products.New Braunfels native Joe Ortega officially opened his food truck, Tamale Joe. The food truck sells an assortment of tamales, including chicken cream cheese jalapeno, traditional pork, traditional chicken, bean and cheese and more. Tamale Joe also sells tortas, flauta cups and street tacos.
  • Opened Oct. 3
  • 399 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels
  • Facebook: Tamale Joe
La Casa Gomez, a chips and salsa company turned food trailer, is up and running in New Braunfels. Although the food truck has mainly catered community events, its main location will be at New Braunfels Toobs.

La Casa Gomez is owned by husband and wife Richard and Sandra Gomez and sells homemade tortilla chips, salsa and nacho plates.The Vitamin Shoppe offers an assortment of health and wellness solutions, vitamins, minerals, sports nutrition, herbs, superfoods, green living products and more.

According to a news release, the new store is the company’s newest retail store and is part of The Vitamin Shoppe’s expanding franchise program. It is owned and operated by Joey and Marcy Zayas, who are husband and wife as well as Texas natives.The 8,800-square-foot Westside Library Branch held a grand opening celebration in September. The Westside Library Branch offers over 15,000 books, DVDs, newspapers and magazines along with a state-of-the-art meeting room.

The new branch also features a teaching garden, four study rooms and a teen area with gaming technology. Public computers with high-speed internet as well as printing, scanning and faxing capabilities will also be available for use.