June and July saw plenty of business activity in the Sugar Land and Missouri City area, with new bakery concepts, new locations for American casual restaurants and a new pottery shop that offers classes opening. Here is a list of June and July business openings across the area. This list is not comprehensive.

1. The Nines Thai Cuisine, a Sugar Land restaurant specializing in authentic Thai cuisine with different menus for lunch and dinner, reopened with new management in mid-July, restaurant officials said. The restaurant, located at 203 Century Square Blvd., Ste. 150, Sugar Land, held a soft reopening July 12-16. The Nines offers a variety of Thai cuisine, including pad thai, egg rolls, spicy seafood soup, Thai barbecue, broccoli stir fry and green curry. 281-302-5497. www.theninesthai.com

2. Plant-based cinnamon roll concept Cinnaholic opened a new Sugar Land location July 29 at 13540 University Blvd., Ste. 300, Sugar Land. The concept brings plant-based, allergen-friendly cinnamon rolls, edible cookie dough and additional sweet treats, such as brownies, cookies, Baby Buns, Cinnacakes and the brand’s signature dairy-free soft serve, Dole Whip. 281-207-6035. www.cinnaholic.com

3. Located at 12223 Southwest Freeway, Stafford, Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar opened July 13, offering its twists on American dishes, including BBQ Bison Meatloaf made with Durham Ranch grass-raised Wyoming bison, campfire pot roast and Southern fried chicken salad with a side of Nashville hot sauce for dipping. The restaurant offers a full bar with a variety of handcrafted cocktails, such as the Smoked Maple Bacon Old Fashioned and the Mango Chile Margarita. Guests can also enjoy craft house beers, such as the Huckleberry Haze IPA and limited-release beers from Lazy Dog Beer Club. 281-982-1470. www.lazydogrestaurants.com

4. Xia’s Massage studio is now open in Sugar Land, the studio confirmed with Community Impact Newspaper. The studio opened at 1914 Wescott Ave., Ste. 130, Sugar Land, on July 2. With the opening, Xia’s Massage is offering a variety of massage services, including traditional Thai, deep-tissue, Swedish, hot-stone and prenatal massages, according to the studio’s website. 281-302-5114. www.xiasmassage.net

5. Pottery shop Smashed Clay + Studio opened in early June at 16205 City Walk, Sugar Land, according to shop officials. Smashed Clay + Studio offers two kinds of pottery: throw, which uses the pottery wheel to shape clay into pottery; and smash, which uses colored clay, clay cutters and texture tools to form clay by hand or with molds. According to store officials, customers who want to participate and make handmade pottery at the studio do not need to have experience. The studio offers workshops and classes for adults and kids. There are also sessions available for couples as well as the option to build your own mug. 832-655-7879. www.smashedclay.com

6. Ori’Zaba’s Scratch Mexican Grill held its grand opening July 10 at 13513 University Blvd., Ste. 200, Sugar Land. The eatery serves build-your-own tacos, burritos and nachos, and offers vegetarian, gluten-free and plant-based options. It also serves traditional drinks, such as horchata and agua frescas. 281-302-6875. www.zabas.com

7. Drive-thru coffee shop Dutch Bros Coffee opened a new location in Rosenberg on June 29 at 538 Minonite Road. With the opening, Dutch Bros is now serving its specialty coffee, smoothies, freezes, teas, exclusive Dutch Bros Blue Rebel energy drink and nitrogen-infused cold brew coffee. 541-955-4700. www.dutchbros.com

8. National home inspection company Pillar to Post opened a new franchise in Sugar Land in early June. Mohamed Patel, a Sugar Land resident and former Boeing employee, opened the new home inspection franchise out of his home in early June. Patel uses several technologies, including PTP360, which provides a 360-degree visual inspection summary and includes every room and a home’s exterior; cost estimator PTPEstimates; and PTPFloorPlan technology. 346-874-7368. www.mohamedpatel.pillartopost.com