Learn more about three New Braunfels businesses that have recently celebrated significant business anniversaries.

Located off Hunter Road between New Braunfels and San Marcos, Riley's Tavern celebrated its 90th business anniversary Sept. 30. The tavern was recognized in 2013 as a historic landmark by the Texas Historical Commission and features a full bar, beer garden, and indoor and outdoor stages.

The tavern has turned into a haven for patrons to enjoy drinks in the historic and rustic setting while listening to performances by Americana, classic country, blues and rockabilly musicians. Husband and wife Joel and Angie Hofmann purchased Riley's Tavern in 2004 due to their interest in supporting musicians and preserving the historic charm of the building.

For 90 of the past 178 years since the founding of New Braunfels, the Sophienburg Museum & Archives has documented and cataloged the history of the town and those who lived there.

On Oct. 8, the nonprofit held a celebration of those 90 years. In addition to the museum’s exhibits and artifacts, the Sophienburg houses oral history recordings, genealogical records, newspaper clippings dating back to 1852, maps, manuscripts, diaries, and other records throughout the city’s history and founding.

Blinders Hair Salon celebrated its 50th business anniversary Oct. 21 alongside around 300 guests. The business provides haircuts and coloring services to clients in the traditional European way of hairstylists sitting on stools during the haircut.

Blinder said the stylists at the hair studio—Melissa Aguirre, Holly Cruz, Deana Ferreira, Michelle Hurd, Heidi Mueller and Lizabell Ramos—have been working at the business for over a decade.

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