Firehouse Pet Resort to open in Round Rock and 4 other business highlights

Shakkal Ware, Firehouse Pet Resort's resort supervisor, poses with Ganon. Firehouse Pet Resort is anticipated to open in Round Rock on Sept. 21. (Courtesy Daniel Crotty Photography)
Shakkal Ware, Firehouse Pet Resort's resort supervisor, poses with Ganon. Firehouse Pet Resort is anticipated to open in Round Rock on Sept. 21. (Courtesy Daniel Crotty Photography)

Shakkal Ware, Firehouse Pet Resort's resort supervisor, poses with Ganon. Firehouse Pet Resort is anticipated to open in Round Rock on Sept. 21. (Courtesy Daniel Crotty Photography)

Firehouse Pet Resort will open a luxury animal boarding facility and day care center in Round Rock in September. Read on to learn more about Firehouse Pet Resort and four other business highlights from Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto.

COMING SOON | Firehouse Pet Resort

Firehouse Pet Resort will open a location at 541 Louis Henna Blvd., Ste. 200, Round Rock, on Sept. 21. The upcoming animal boarding and day care center is a sister business to Firehouse Animal Health Center, an Austin-based veterinary chain. 512-310-7387. www.firehousepetresort.com

COMING SOON | Julio’s Mexican Restaurant

Julio’s Mexican Restaurant will open at 560 Hwy. 79, Ste. A100, Hutto, in the former site of Rio Grande Tex-Mex Restaurant. Julio’s specializes in Mexican cuisine including enchiladas, fajitas and tamales, among others. www.diaztexmex.com/locations


NOW OPEN | Spirit Halloween

Spirit Halloween opened a seasonal storefront at 1512 Stone Hill Drive, Pflugerville, on Sept. 5, according to a notice posted on the company website. The store will open in the building formerly occupied by Charming Charlie in Stone Hill Town Center. Spirit Halloween specializes in Halloween costumes, makeup, accessories, decorations and related seasonal items. 866-586-0155. https://stores.spirithalloween.com/tx/pflugerville/halloween-store-61266.html

Spirit Halloween opened at 120 Sundance Parkway, Ste. 350, Round Rock, in September. The seasonal store sells Halloween costumes, decorations and accessories, among others. 866-586-0155. https://stores.spirithalloween.com/tx/roundrock/halloween-store-60765.html

ANNIVERSARY | Red Rooster’s

Red Rooster’s, located at 109 E. Pecan St., Pflugerville, will celebrate 10 years in business Sept. 15. The burger bar recently reopened dine-in services. 512-945-7538. www.roosteraustin.com

By Kelsey Thompson
Kelsey Thompson is the reporter for Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, where her work focuses on education, city government and community development. Originally from Upstate New York, Kelsey relocated to Austin after graduating from Syracuse University in May 2019.


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