Ice cream and popsicle shop Bajo Zero opened its doors June 19. Located at 210 Ed Schmidt Blvd., Suite 450, the shop serves fresh flavored water, milk- and water-based popsicles, along with ice cream by the scoop. Ice cream flavors range from watermelon and lemon, to cookies and cream. Hours of operation are Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday from noon-8 p.m. 512-846-4101 https://www.instagram.com/bajozero_huttotx/
Hippo Cuts opened its doors June 19 at 312 Farley St. in Hutto. The beauty salon and spa offers cuts and trims for men and women of all ages, including infants. Hours of operation are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and the business is closed on Sundays. Customers can walk in or set up an appointment at 512-642-3802. Search Hippo Cuts on Facebook.
Solis Dental opened July 19 at 210 Ed Schmidt Blvd., Ste. 400, Hutto. Technology available at the clinic will include digital 3-D imaging, a handheld X-ray system and a DryShield system, which helps ensure patient safety and reduce procedure time. 512-846-3787. www.solis.dental.com
Construction on a second Salt + Waves Salon location at 2098 Murfield Bend, Hutto is estimated to be complete in November. The salon will feature a separate coffee shop and taproom entity called Dwell House Coffee + Tap. Owner David Bednarek said because the property is situated where a drive-thru can easily be added, he and his wife decided to include beer and coffee sales at the new location. www.saltandwavessalon.com
A Taco Casa is planned for Hutto along Ed Schmidt Boulevard across from Hampton Inn & Suites. The business is estimated to open at the end of October or early November, Kelly Franklin, president of Hutto's Taco Casa location, said. Taco Casa specializes in American-made ingredients, and their tortillas are fried in-house for hard taco shells. www.tacocasa.com