UPDATED: The New Braunfels business and grocery guide

Gruene Hat Co. (Courtesy Gruene Hat Co.)
Gruene Hat Co. (Courtesy Gruene Hat Co.)

Gruene Hat Co. (Courtesy Gruene Hat Co.)

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D Pad continues to sell it's vast catalogue of used gaming products online. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Lucky Ewe sells yarn and tools for knitting, crocheting, spinning and weaving. (Community Impact Newspaper)


Note: This article will be updated as new information is received and is not a comprehensive list.

The city of New Braunfels has issued a stay-at-home order requiring all nonessential businesses to close down and others to adjust their operations. Restaurants are able to offer customers drive-thru, pickup, curbside and delivery services.

Businesses with exemptions to the rule include grocery stores, retail establishments, medical and childcare facilities, office spaces, hotels, residential buildings, and manufacturing facilities.

Information for these businesses will be updated as often as possible but may have operations or hours different than those described due to the developing nature of the coronavirus outbreak.


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Groceries and nutrition resources (Numbered on Map)

Services available (Purple on Map)


Closures (Red on Map)

Bars, lounges, nightclubs, taverns, microbreweries, micro-distilleries, wineries, private clubs, gyms or health studios, indoor commercial amusement businesses, bowling alleys, bingo parlors, massage parlors, theaters, barber shops, hair removal services, spas, tattoo or piercing parlors, nail salons, hair salons, beauty salons, and all other non-medical personal care services in New Braunfels are required by the city to close indefinitely.

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In response to Gov. Greg Abbott's March 2 announcement that Texas' statewide mask mandate and COVID-19-related business restrictions will be lifted as of March 10, the Texas Education Agency released updated public health guidance March 3. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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H-E-B will continue to require employees to wear face masks until further notice. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Photo from inside a movie theater
Alamo Drafthouse files for bankruptcy, closes theaters in downtown Austin and New Braunfels

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced March 2 that mask mandates and business capacity restrictions will be lifted in Texas. (Courtesy Office of the Texas Governor)
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Appointments to the New Braunfels Housing Authority board are the only mayoral appointment in the city. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The equipment will give visitors to Landa Park and Wurstfest better access to cell service. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)
New Braunfels City Council approves plan to improve cellular coverage in and around Landa Park

Verizon will install cell equipment on a light pole in the park.

The New Braunfels ISD bus fleet includes 35-40 vehicles. (Courtesy New Braunfels ISD)
New Braunfels ISD adds buses equipped with AC units to district fleet

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Snow covers I-45 in Houston during a winter storm that hit Texas the night of Feb. 14. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
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H-E-B will open a new location in the Oak Hill neighborhood of Southwest Austin in August. (Rendering courtesy H-E-B)
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