Several new businesses are now open or coming soon to the area, including a cigar lounge, coffee shop and smoothie bar.



East Pecan Cigars opened April 10 at 105 E. Pecan St., Pflugerville. Delton Southern, who co-owns the store with his business partner Andre Artiss, said the shop is an old-fashioned cigar lounge where people can relax, watch a game, enjoy music and have a good conversation while enjoying a top-quality cigar. East Pecan Cigars sells a variety of brands from its shop. 512-665-3923. Facebook: East Pecan Cigars

Tropical Smoothie Cafe opened May 24 at 2100 Autumn Slate Drive, Ste. 100, Pflugerville. The Georgia-based chain’s menu includes smoothies, wraps, sandwiches, flatbreads, quesadillas, salads and a breakfast menu. 512-551-9800.

Coming Soon

Austin-based lawn and garden wholesale distribution company Exaco Trading Co. will be open by the end of July at the earliest, according to Andrew Cook, vice president of sales and marketing. The company, which also sells greenhouses and garden tools, broke ground on the at 16001 Impact Way, Pflugerville, in May 2021. Exaco planned to move from its facility at 10203 B Metropolitan Drive, Austin, by the end of 2021, but Cook said supply chain issues and other delays slowed completion of the project.




Black Rock Coffee Bar
held a grand opening June 3 at 5013 Gattis School Road, Hutto. The coffee company’s menu includes hot and iced coffee drinks as well as drinks without coffee. Black Rock Coffee Bar also offers flavored syrups and sauces and sells its own roasted coffee and coffee subscriptions. 512-890-2450.

A new Taco Casa opened June 14 at 330 Ed Schmidt Blvd., Hutto, making it the first location in the Austin-metro area. The Fort Worth-based Tex-Mex chain specializes in light Mexican fare including tacos, burritos, nachos and tostadas. Taco Casa broke ground on the Hutto location in December. 817-851-4906.

Vape Gallery opened May 20 at 525 Chris Kelley Blvd., Ste. 400, Hutto. The store offers a variety of vape and smoke products and is open from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. seven days a week. Vape Gallery does not yet have a website. 512-800-8298.

Coming Soon

Construction is underway on Texas AllStar Cheer & Dance, a 14,000-square-foot gym located at 325 Ed Schmidt Blvd., Hutto. The facility is expected to be complete this winter. Currently, AllStar Cheer rents a space at 4674 Priem Lane, Ste. 200, Pflugerville. The gym offers a variety of cheerleading classes, after-school training and summer camp programs. 512-251-0034.

Locally owned Frosties is scheduled to open in mid-August at 117 East St., Ste. 150, Hutto. The to-go daiquiri shop was originally scheduled to open in June, but the opening date was delayed mainly due to the inspection process, according to owner Roshon Alfred.

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