As the population growth in Round Rock continues to rise at a rapid pace, so too does the number of businesses coming to the city. From a childrens' gym to an axe throwing facility to a hardware store, several new businesses have opened or are coming soon to Round Rock.

Anchor Bar opened in mid-October at 2702 Parker Drive, Ste. B, Round Rock, in the La Frontera Village shopping center. It is the New York-based chain’s third location in Texas. The new location is locally-owned by Round Rock native T.J. Mahoney. 512-494-6727.

Big Hug Gym opened Sept. 25 at 1920 Sam Bass Road, Ste. 700, Round Rock. The children's gym offers recreational gymnastics classes for children as young as 16 months old once or twice a week depending on parent preference. Rates vary based on a child's age and frequency of classes. A $35 enrollment fee is available for the whole family. 737-224-1929

Central TexAXE opened in Round Rock at 3590 Rockin J Ave. on Oct. 1. The ax-throwing venue is open Fridays from 5 p.m.-midnight, Saturdays noon-midnight and Sundays 2-10 p.m. After 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and after 8 p.m. on Sundays, customers must have a reservation. Parties of up to 16 people may book lanes with rates varying according to size. 512-851-3501.

Prime Nails Bar opened Oct. 22 at 635 University Blvd. Ste. 115, Round Rock. Services offered include manicures, pedicures and waxings, and customers may make appointments or walk-in. 512-713-8056.

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware opened at 2701-A Parker Road, Ste. 240, Round Rock, on Oct. 1. In addition to selling products ranging from lumber to power tools, Rockler offers learning services including classes and events centered on home repair. 512-813-7969.

Sauvage Salon and Spa opened Sept. 13 at 2851 Joe Dimaggio Blvd. Ste. 32, Round Rock. Owner Tabitha Dowell said the salon offers haircuts, styling, color service, luxury hair extensions and spa services. 512-502-5223.

Sha Sha Beauty Hair Supply Store and Salon opened Oct. 11 at 110 N. I-35, Ste. 130, Round Rock. Owner Shalavah Bundu said the full-service beauty salon offers braids, twists, chemical treatments and other hair services, as well as eyelash extensions and brow shaping services. 515-505-6026.

Taco Palenque is now open as a drive-thru only eatery. The "Fresh Mex" restaurant opened Oct. 15 at 130 Louis Henna Blvd., Round Rock. Juan Francisco Ochoa, who also created the El Pollo Loco franchise, founded the first Taco Palenque in 1987 in Laredo. 512-243-6553.

Texas-based Happy State Bank opened in September at 559 S. I-35, Ste. 100, Round Rock. Happy State Bank offers personal and business banking, as well as wealth management services. 737-220-9150.

Uptown Cheapskate opened Oct. 4 at 2601 S. I-35, Ste. D-300, Round Rock. Co-owner Christina Latterell-Loganimoce said the business purchases items such as gently used clothes, shoes, bags and accessories to stock its store, and offers sellers cash and store credit on the spot. 512-520-8025.


Veteran-owned Alamo Coffee Co. will open in Round Rock at 1021 Sendero Springs in January. The gourmet coffee roaster offers five "Alamo-inspired" coffee blends: San Jacinto, a light roast; Brazos, a breakfast blend; San Antonio Mission, a medium roast; Gonzales Garrison, a bold dark roast; and Victory or Death, an espresso. Alamo Coffee Co. has two other locations in Round Rock and Lampasas.

Co-working space Office Evolution will open at City Centre 2 at 551 S. I-35, Ste. 300, Round Rock, in December. When completed, the facility will offer 35 private and fully furnished offices, seven micro offices, six dedicated desks, a drop-in co-working lounge that fits 16, two conference rooms and two flexible day offices.

My Eyelab will open in Round Rock on Dec. 6, according to the company. The location at 2150 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Ste 300, will offer in-house eye exams, eye glasses, sunglasses, and contacts. 512-793-9917.