Five businesses recently opened in the San Marcos-area, and two recently closed, among other local commercial activity.

Now open

Rhinestone Cowboy

Locally owned by Eddie Christy, Nicole Plata and Christa Rowe, Rhinestone Cowboy offers an assortment of vintage clothing and accessories, cameras, records and more.Crater Coffee

The coffee shop offers a variety of lattes, teas, shakes and refreshers. Crater Coffee also offers an assortment of pastries.Magnolia Hospice

The privately owned hospice care company offers different kinds of expert hospice care, including in-home care and comprehensive care. This is Magnolia Hospice's third location in Texas, and there are plans for expanding into the Dallas and Houston areas.Martindale Flower Shop

The shop is locally owned by Tonya Amerson, who owned Finley Florals, a two-horse trailer turned into a mobile flower bar. Martindale Flower Shop will take orders for custom flower arrangements and will have delivery and pickup options.
  • Opening Feb. 14
  • 17050 San Marcos Highway, Martindale
  • Facebook: Red Barn Bakery

The Austin-based Korean-inspired barbecue restaurant is now open at Springtown Center in San Marcos. Chi'Lantro lets customers create their own rice bowls with add-ons, such as marinated tofu, kimchi and Korean-barbecue steak.Coming coon

Giggle and Grow

Owners Arin Garner and Trevor Garner are looking to open their second Giggle and Grow location this spring in San Marcos. The family-based day care/preschool will serve children 6 weeks to 5 years old. Giggle and Grow is now open for enrollment.In the news

Rick's Lock & Key

The locksmith, previously located at 114 E. San Antonio St., went fully mobile in January, according to its website. The locksmith serves San Marcos and other surrounding areas, such as Maxwell, New Braunfels, Martindale, Fischer, Fentress, Luling, Prairie Lea and Lockhart. Rick's Lock & Key provides a selection of mobile locksmith services for commercial, residential and automotive.San Marcos Utility Billing

The office, previously located at 630 E. Hopkins St., has relocated to 1040 Hwy. 123 in San Marcos. The two utility billing offices combined Dec. 18 to accommodate growth, according to an email from communications specialist Madeline Baker. An overnight drop box was installed at City Hall to replace the existing drive-thru and lobby at 630 E. Hopkins St. on Dec. 4.Chepo’s Mexican Restaurant

The locally owned Mexican restaurant reopened Feb. 1 after being remodeled.Closings

Earth Burger

According to the general manager, the closure was due to consistent clientele issues. The sign included a thank you message to the community for its support and invited customers to visit Earth Burger’s San Antonio locations. Earth Burger is a plant-based fast food restaurant serving breakfast, burgers and wraps.MJ’s Liquor

The liquor store sold a wide variety of alcohol, including beer, seltzers, shooters, tequila, vodka and more.
  • Closed end of January
  • 1525 Aquarena Springs Drive, San Marcos