Mean Green Dumpster Rental opened in September at 895 S. Loop 4, Buda. The company services the surrounding areas of Buda, offering 20- to 40-foot roll-off dumpster rentals for waste management and junk removal. Dumpsters can be rented by residents, businesses and for construction sites. The customer service line is available 24 hours. 512-599-7988. www.meangreendumpsterrental.com
Plaza Las Rosas Gifts, an Austin-based traveling market, opened a retail location at the Tanger Outlets, 4015 I-35 S. Ste. 408, San Marcos. A grand opening celebration will be held Oct. 15 with poetry, writing, kids crafts and ornament-making workshops. Generally, Plaza Las Rosas Gifts holds pop-ups throughout Austin and exclusively carries artisan goods from local market vendors. It also partners with local businesses and hosts open-mic or music performances. www.plazalasrosas.com
Starbucks opened a new location in early Oct. at 19140 I-35, Kyle, within the Dry River District. The new store menu features classics and seasonal specials, such as the pumpkin spice latte, in a traditional walk-in cafe setting and a drive-thru. Customers can also order ahead through the Starbucks app. www.starbucks.com
Car Wash Express will open a new location in February at 233 Wonder World Drive, San Marcos. The car wash will feature a 120-foot automatic car wash and over 10 vacuum stations. The vacuums, towels and window cleaner will be free and provided to all customers.
Smoothie King will open a new location early 2022 at 200 N I-35 Ste. 100, San Marcos. The menu will feature the chain’s classic high-protein smoothies, blends under 350 calories per 20 ounces and 12-ounce smoothies for kids. www.smoothieking.com