Here's what's coming soon to the Tomball and Magnolia communities, from an ax-throwing business to wood-smoke chicken.


1. The Axeperience, an ax-throwing business, is planning to open a location in late August or early September at 11721 Spring Cypress Road, Ste. S, Tomball, co-owner Jackie Parker said via email. When the brick-and-mortar location opens, it will have at least 10 lanes, a video game area for kids, and a space for kids 10 and younger to throw with a kid-safe ax and target, Parker said. While the brick-and-mortar location is in the works, the mobile portion of The Axeperience is up and running, Parker said. The business also offers discounts for first responders, veterans, nonprofits and teachers. 346-233-0891.

2. Journey Justeen’s Boutique, which offers children’s clothing and accessories, is planning to open sometime around June at 18635 N. Eldridge Parkway, Ste. 400, Tomball, owner Amber Latu said via email. Recently moving to Tomball from Florida, Latu said the business is inspired by her late daughter, Journey, who died in 2021. The boutique will offer children’s clothing and accessories in sizes ranging from newborn to 14-16, Latu said.

3. Gong Cha will open a new location at 24441 Hwy. 249, Ste. 90, in May. Gong Cha is an international beverage franchise specializing in freshly prepared bubble tea. The menu includes a variety of special mixes including dirty brown sugar milk tea and lychee oolong along with slushes, lattes, coffee and a bubble waffle. Guests can add toppings such as milk foam, pearls and jelly.


1. Chick N Max has signed a lease for a new eatery at 10060 Research Forest Drive, Magnolia, as of late April. The franchise specializes in almond wood-smoked chicken and wings, sandwiches, and tenders. Construction has not begun on the Magnolia location, but it is expected to open in the late fourth quarter of 2023, according to a media representative of the company.

2. F45 Training, a fitness business, is anticipated to open in a 2,500-square-foot location at the Magnolia Village development at FM 1488 and Spur 149 in July. The business offers 45-minute classes and over 5,000 exercises.