1. A new locally and family-owned Factory Mattress location opened May 11 at 18840 I-35, Ste. 100, Kyle. The Kyle store is a new build within the Dry River District, a mixed-use development along I-35. The business was founded in 1977 and has now expanded to more than 20 stores across the Austin and San Antonio metro areas. Factory Mattress offers mattresses from a variety of brands, ranging in size from twin to king, as well as bases and other bed items. 512-866-0667. www.factorymattresstexas.com
2. The second location of Hays Co. Outfitters opened May 7 at 305 S. Main St., Ste. 102, Buda, at the Buda Mill & Grain Co. The first location opened in San Marcos in 2012. The shop offers outdoor clothing, such as swimwear, hats and more as well as outdoor gear for camping, hiking, fishing and more. 512-295-0662. www.hayscooutfitters.com
3. Rub My Rib food truck opened in March at 403 Rebel Drive, Kyle. The truck was started by Derek Beasly, who has more than 20 years of experience in the restaurant industry. Rub My Rib serves slow-cooked smoked pork ribs, pork belly, brisket, chicken and more. The truck also offers catering services for a variety of events. 512-514-5291. www.rubmyrib.com
4. A food truck called Uncle Buda is set to open in the Buda area by the end of June. The truck will offer Japanese comfort food, namely Japanese curry, and other Japanese delicacies. The menu will feature items, such as curry udon and chicken karraage, as well as mochi ice cream and Japanese drinks. Facebook: Uncle Buda.