PetSuites The Woodlands, Viva Jalisco Taqueria and 3 other recently opened businesses in Tomball, Magnolia

This is the fourth location for the taqueria, which specializes in authentic Mexican fare such as fajitas, carnitas and carne guisada. (Courtesy Viva Jalisco Taqueria & Restaurant)
This is the fourth location for the taqueria, which specializes in authentic Mexican fare such as fajitas, carnitas and carne guisada. (Courtesy Viva Jalisco Taqueria & Restaurant)

This is the fourth location for the taqueria, which specializes in authentic Mexican fare such as fajitas, carnitas and carne guisada. (Courtesy Viva Jalisco Taqueria & Restaurant)

1. PetSuites The Woodlands opened in April at 8531 Hufsmith Road, Tomball. The location offers pet boarding, training and grooming. 832-559-0337. www.thewoodlands.petsuitesofamerica.com

2. Viva Jalisco Taqueria & Restaurant opened at 10800 Spring Cypress Road, Ste. 100, Tomball, on March 24. The taqueria specializes in authentic Mexican fare such as fajitas, carnitas and carne guisada. 346-808-5886. www.vivajalisco4.com


3. James Avery Artisan Jewelry opened April 7 at 33020 FM 2978, Ste. 531, Magnolia, in Westwood Village. The Texas-based, family-owned retailer offers finely crafted jewelry designs for men and women in sterling silver, 14K and 18K gold, bronze and gemstones. The Magnolia location offers curbside pickup, options to buy online and pick up in store, and in-store shopping. 800-283-1770. www.jamesavery.com

4. Local craft daiquiri business Daq Shack held a soft opening at 6920 FM 1488, Magnolia, in late February. The business is planning to hold a grand opening May 5. In addition to offering a selection of flavored daiquiri cocktails, the drive-thru business hosts a number of food trucks on-site, such as Mr. Porco HTX, Kaleb’s Krawfish & Seafood and Chamowes. 832-400-4629. www.facebook.com/daqshackmagnolia

5. Mother-daughter duo Ashley and Andie Bearden launched an online women’s boutique Feb. 15 from their Tomball home. The boutique, Hen Scratch & Co., is “rooted in hometown living and influenced by a taste of the city,” Ashley said. The business offers local porch pickup daily from the 77377 ZIP code as well as shipping to all 50 states. www.henscratch-co.com
By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball/Magnolia & Conroe/Montgomery

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor for the Tomball/Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.