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Face Foundrie

Founder Michele Henry opened a new location of her “all-inclusive” facial bar, which seeks to make skin care more accessible. The chain was founded in Minnesota with plans for more throughout the country. Face Foundrie offers individual and group appointments for regular and mini facials, brow waxing and lamination, massages, and more.FS8

The Australian fitness studio opened its first United States location, offering a trifecta of workouts. FS8 allows for low-impact workouts with Pilates and yoga moves meant to improve balance and strength. FS8 studios offer showers and a changing area for before or after workouts.
  • Opened March 2
  • 3601 S. Congress Ave., Bldg. E, Austin
Hattie B’s

The Nashville-based hot chicken restaurant Hattie B’s opened in the former Maria’s Taco Xpress space. The menu features hot chicken sandwiches, wings and tenders with varying heat levels, and pimento mac and cheese, crinkle-cut fries, baked beans and potato salad. The space features a 78-indoor dining room and large outdoor patio.LeRoy and Lewis

The Austin-based food truck opened a brick-and-mortar restaurant, offering barbecue and drinks. Behind the restaurant are co-owning couples Evan and Lindsey LeRoy, and Sawyer and Nathan Lewis. The new space will have space for beer and wine, packaged barbecue goods and merchandise. Additionally, the menu will expand to include items, such as starters, sides and desserts.Coming soon

The Diamond Reserve

A third location of the Denver-based jewelry company is slated to open in the Lamar Union Plaza. Kaeleigh Testwuide has helmed the company for nearly a decade, with her team, offering custom bridal and fine jewelry using lab grown diamonds.Relocations

Art for the People Gallery

The local art gallery, founded by Deanna Worden, will relocate from 1711 S. First St., Austin, to Good Dad Studios. Since its inception in 2015, the gallery has showcased original art, jewelry, prints, writing and more from emerging and experienced artists. Good Dad Studios will also begin hosting open studio days once a month, featuring more than 90 of artists and boutique shops.In the news

Austin Aqua-Dome

Founded by Gary Coffman, the Austin Aqua-Dome has been a go-to for fish and fish tank purveyors. In February, the business celebrated the completion of its $90,000 exterior renovation, encasing the dome of the building with a new coating. The business offers fresh- and salt-water fish, coral and more.