Several businesses are now open or relocating in San Marcos. Check out these updates and more below. This list is not comprehensive.

Now open

1. A shop called Atypical Apothecary held a grand opening April 2 at 171 S. LBJ Drive, San Marcos. The shop offers a variety of handmade and hand-selected items, such as crystals, jewelry, incense, art and more. Atypical Apothecary also carries more than a dozen herbs and teas. 512-820-8412. Facebook: Atypical Apothecary

2. BB Market opened in early April at 4435 Hwy. 123, San Marcos. The market has gas pumps outside and offers a variety of dry and perishable goods. Guests can shop for produce, fresh meat, prepackaged meat, canned food and other household essentials, such as cleaning supplies. 205-457-6088.

3. A new coffee shop called Mas Que Cafe opened April 4 at 1340 Wonder World Drive, Ste. 3000, San Marcos. The shop specializes in coffee, Italian sodas and other drinks as well as snacks. There are also breakfast and lunch items made from scratch on-site. The shop also has indoor and outdoor seating. 512-210-8511.

4. A new location of Wingstop opened April 20 at 651 Barnes Drive, San Marcos. The aviation-themed chain offers boneless and bone-in wings in a variety of flavors, such as lemon pepper, mango habanero, garlic parmesan and more. Guests can also order fries in a variety of flavors or topped with cheese. 512-210-8447.

5. A franchise of Mosquito Hunters opened in March servicing all of Hays County. Mosquito Hunters provides commercial and residential mosquito, flea and tick control. Treatments last 21 days, and the business also offers treatment using all-natural products. 512-866-5604.

6. We Are One Anti-Bullying & More, a nonprofit organization, began operations in February servicing San Marcos. The nonprofit was founded by Dustin McGee, a victim of bullying himself, as a way to provide support to victims of abuse, bullying, depression and other types of trauma. The nonprofit offers group events and covers a range of topics to identify and prevent bullying. 713-392-0562.

7. A nonprofit called Outsiders Anonymous, located at 324 Riverwalk Drive, Ste. 218, San Marcos, held a soft opening May 2 and will hold a grand opening in June. Outsiders Anonymous is a free gym and sober community with group classes, weight lifting spaces, cold therapy and sober events.


8. Parker & Parker Associates relocated to 1244 Hwy. 123, San Marcos, after 10 years of business at 618 S. Guadalupe St., Ste. 104, San Marcos, on April 11. The office is an extension of Allstate Insurance and offers insurance for cars, homes and businesses as well as life insurance and renters insurance. 512-392-2822.

9. Wireless America held a grand opening April 22 after relocating to 300 CM Allen Parkway, Ste. 206A, San Marcos, from 900 Bugg Lane, Ste. 113. The shop offers cell phone services of various carriers, including Boost Mobile and T-Mobile, and sells accessories, such as chargers and phone cases. The shop also offers CBD products for people and dogs. 512-392-2988. Facebook: Wireless America San Marcos

School notes

10. The San Marcos Art League, located at 117 N. Guadalupe St., Ste. 101, San Marcos, awarded scholarships totaling $2,250 to three San Marcos High School seniors to support their pursuit of higher education in fine arts. Alfredo Castro-Rosa, Hayley Cheatham and Jillian Botello will be pursuing degrees in fine arts ranging from dance and theatre to digital visualization from Texas A&M University and Texas State University. 512-679-5059.


11. Half Price Books, located at 900 Bugg Lane, San Marcos, will close June 5. The store opened in 2002, but rising rent costs and declining customer traffic have led to the business no longer being viable. Any book, vinyl or item purchased at the San Marcos location can be returned at any other location. There is a Half Price Books store in San Antonio at 20821 U.S. 281 N. and one in Austin at 9900 S. I-35. 512-805-7503.