Now open

Compass Bible Church Hill Country launched in New Braunfels on Sept. 12 and holds weekly services at 9 and 11 a.m. The church is currently meeting at 138 Industrial Drive and has plans to move to a new location at 2415 Lifehaus Industrial Drive in several months. 949-540-0699.

Guadalupe Coffee Co., a Canyon Lake-based coffee company, opened its New Braunfels location in early September. The coffee shop is located inside Cakes Couture at 2031 Central Plaza, Ste. 107, and offers a variety of coffee drinks and baked goods. 830-964-2110.

A fourth McDonald’s location opened in New Braunfels at 304 FM 306 in mid-August. The chain was founded in 1955 and serves hamburgers, french fries, breakfast items and more. 830-643-0036.

Urban Mutt opened at 242 Business I-35, New Braunfels, in September. The grooming salon caters to all breeds of cats and dogs, and specializes in doodle sculpture, bathing and full scissor grooms. 830-627-4336.

Boozy Ball Cookies was started in the home kitchen of Kerry and David Christensen in March, and a soft opening for its online store was held Sept. 15. The shop's virtual grand opening will be held Nov. 1. The shop sells soft and chewy, liquor-infused cookie balls that are prepared in Alamo Kitchens—a commercial kitchen in San Antonio—and delivered throughout the area. The company offers a wide variety of liquor-filled cookies, including maple walnut bourbon, chocolate chip coffee liqueur, salted caramel whiskey and more. 866-950-3397.

Coming soon

A new 7-Eleven location is nearly complete and is slated to open Nov. 4 at 2505 I-35, New Braunfels. The convenience store and gas station will be the fifth 7-Eleven location in New Braunfels, and it will also house a Laredo Taco location. 800-255-0711.

Big Hops, a craft beer bar that has three locations in San Antonio, is slated to open a New Braunfels location at 2188 Hwy. 46, Ste. 107, in November. The taproom is expected to have more than 30 rotating taps and will serve beer, wine, mead, cider and nonalcoholic drinks.

A new specialty hospital called New Braunfels ER & Hospital will open at 3221 Commercial Circle in late 2021. The physician-owned hospital offers treatment for illness, diagnostic imaging, lab tests, and adult and pediatric emergency care. 830-402-2170.

Rise Up NBTX is slated to open at 625 Central Parkway, Ste. 106, New Braunfels, in December. The business will serve smoothies, teas, coffee and healthy popsicles made with protein and organic ingredients.

A new drive-thru tea shop is slated to open at 580 S. Business I-35, New Braunfels, in March. Texan Tea will serve freshly made lemonade and iced tea in a variety of flavors. The business also offers its brews at local events and businesses.

Vista Alta del Veramendi, a community designed for residents age 55 and older, broke ground in New Braunfels on Oct. 15. The gated neighborhood will consist of 61 high-end, villa-style homes along with a clubhouse, gathering areas and more. 830-370-6518.