1. Fierce Whiskers Distillery is preparing to open in late summer at 5333 Fleming Court, Austin. The name of the rye and bourbon whiskey distillery owned by native Texans Tim Penney and Tri Vo comes from a quote former U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes wrote in his journal in 1849 on a visit to Texas, calling Austin a place with “fierce whiskers, gaming and drinking very abounding in all quarters.” www.fiercewhiskers.com

2. Label Society, an Austin-based retailer selling preowned designer handbags, watches and accessories, planned to opened its second location at Barton Creek Square mall in August. The shop carries brands including Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Chanel and Hermes. Label Society’s first location is at the Hill Country Galleria in Bee Cave at 12801 Hill Country Blvd. The new store will be located on Barton Creek Square’s lower level near Nordstrom at 2901 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., Austin. www.labelsociety.com

3. Offline by Aerie, a sister store to young adult fashion purveyors American Eagle and Aerie, will open its first Texas location at Barton Creek Square this fall. Offering leggings, sports bras, workout dresses and other activewear pieces for women, Offline will be located on the mall’s upper level across from its sister stores at 2901 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., Austin. www.bartoncreeksquare.com

4. Home furnishings designer and wholesaler Four Hands completed a remodel of its corporate headquarters and showroom at 2090 Woodward St., Austin, in June. Led by Austin-based firm Michael Hsu Office Architecture, the design includes three house-like structures within the warehouse space. www.fourhands.com

5. SunHouse at Easton Park, located on Solari Drive in Southeast Austin, will be Tesla Energy’s first all-solar neighborhood. Construction on the first roughly dozen solar homes began in June and will continue in phases over the next year. In partnership with developers Brookfield Residential and Dacra, SunHouse at Easton Park homes will feature Tesla’s V3 solar roof tiles, Powerwall battery storage and vehicle charging stations. Tesla will use SunHouse as a model for other communities worldwide, Brookfield said. www.eastonparkatx.com/innovation