Little S.T.E.M. Academy opened on Nov. 8 at 2975 Kingsley Drive, Ste. 137, Pearland. The school is a day care specializing in teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics to children pre-K thru second grade. The academy is the first of its kind in Pearland. 346-570-4670
Main Squeeze Juice opened in Pearland on Nov. 11 at 12568 Broadway St., Pearland. This is the eighth Houston-area store for the franchise. Main Squeeze Juice is a juice and smoothie bar that also offers juice cleanse programs. 346-342-1675
Smoothie King opened a location Oct. 23 at 140 W. Parkwood Ave., Friendswood. The business is owned by native Houstonians Trenton Thomas and Bonita and Vincent Green, according to a press release. The smoothie chain has over 1,000 locations worldwide. 832-569-5028.
Jana Marie's Childcare opened in October at 6307 Broadway St., Ste. 111, Pearland. The preschool offers care for children 18 months to 5 years old. The business follows a daily schedule and uses the Applebaum curriculum. The business is also open on some Saturdays. 832-328-5375
Code Ninjas (Friendswood) opened Sept. 1 at 1130 Broadway St., Ste. 122, Pearland. The business teaches coding to kids ages 7-14 but also has a junior coding program for younger children. 832-569-5176
Locally owned Surge RX opened Sept. 1 at 4320 Broadway St., Ste. 110, Pearland. The pharmacy offers all the same services as a franchised pharmacy, along with delivery and copay assistance. 281-741-1266