El Luchador Tacos set to become 1838 Grill; the Brauntex celebrates 80 years and more New Braunfels business news

El Luchador Tacos is set to become 1838 Grill, the second location of the restaurant. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)
El Luchador Tacos is set to become 1838 Grill, the second location of the restaurant. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)

El Luchador Tacos is set to become 1838 Grill, the second location of the restaurant. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)

El Luchador Tacos and Enchiladas, which opened at 123 S. Union Ave., New Braunfels in August, announced its closure in January. The restaurant will be converted to 1838 Grill New Braunfels, the second location of 1838 Grill in Seguin, which is located at 1338 E. Court St. The new restaurant will offer a variety of American and Mexican dishes. 830-609-9022. www.facebook.com/1838Grill

Big Hops, a craft beer bar that has three locations in San Antonio, opened 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. www.bighops.com

Butcher Boy Taco House opened in December at 2031 Spur St., New Braunfels. The Mexican restaurant offers breakfast tacos, enchiladas, chalupas and more and is open from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. 830-609-9171. https://www.facebook.com/Butcher-Boy-Taco-House-101263995770010

In November, Larissa Thompson opened her first permanent studio space for her business, Capture Life Beautiful Photography. Thompson offers newborn, child, senior and family photography sessions at 118 S. Union Ave., New Braunfels. 210-412-4659. www.capturelifebeautiful.com

In December, Terrace Rooftop Bar & Kitchen opened in Freiheit Village at 2031 Central Plaza, Ste. 101, New Braunfels. The location previously housed Pale Horse Drinkery and Skybar before being sold in last summer. The new eatery offers a small-plate menu, a full bar and cocktails. 361-441-9599. www.terraceskybar.com


RiverBend Counseling will relocate from 262 N. Union Ave., New Braunfels, to 1099 N. Walnut Ave., Ste. A, in January. The office was established in 2001 and offers services for individuals, couples, families and children and holds a free obsessive compulsive disorder support group each month. 830-515-8480. www.riverbend-counseling.com

The Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre, located at 290 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels, will celebrate its 80th anniversary in January. The theater was originally opened in 1942 as a movie palace before it was temporarily closed in 1998. In 2000, the venue was reopened as a performing arts theater and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 830-627-0808. www.brauntex.org
By Lauren Canterberry

Reporter, New Braunfels

Lauren joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in October 2019. After graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, Lauren was a freelance journalist and worked as a college English teacher in China. At CI, Lauren covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in New Braunfels.