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Advance Auto Parts to open new Plano location on Coit Road this April

Advance Auto Parts will open its second Plano location at 1225 Coit Road in April. The auto parts store also offers motor oil recycling, battery and wiper blade installation, and testing services. Its other Plano store is located at 1890 K Ave. 972-422-2308.... more

Sears Appliance and Hardware Store closes off Hwy. 6 in Sugar Land

Sears Appliance and Hardware Store closed on Jan. 6. The store located at 4550 Hwy. 6 S, Sugar Land, sold home appliances, tools, fitness equipment, furniture, and lawn and garden equipment. Property management company Fidelis Realty Partners said they were unsure of a new tenant for the 22,500-square-foot space next to Fitness Connection.... more

All Body Waxing and Threading now open on Rayford Road in Spring

All Body Waxing and Threading opened in early January at 3555 Rayford Road, Ste. 20, Spring. The salon offers waxing, threading, eyelash extensions and fullbody treatment services. 281-719-5956.... more
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Jimboy’s Tacos closes for renovations on Spring Creek Parkway in Plano

Jimboy's Tacos, located at 101 W. Spring Creek Parkway, Ste. 734, Plano, is temporarily closed for renovations and is expected to reopen sometime in late summer. These renovations began Oct. 1. The California-based taco restaurant serves a variety of tacos and burritos. 972-575-8220... more

Painting with a Twist will open Tomball location this April

Dan and Kim Augsburger will open Painting with a Twist in early April at 14059 FM 2920, Tomball, located in the Four Corners Shopping Center. The paint-and-sip studio offers public and private painting classes with step-by-step instructions and more than 7,000 paintings to choose from. Classes are offered in the studio and can be held at off-site locations for special events. Each Painting with a Twist studio also hosts Painting with a Purpose events to support local nonprofit organizations.... more

Video game developer​ Certain Affinity to ​relocate headquarters to ​North ​Central Austin

Video game developer Certain Affinity will moving its headquarters in June to a 55,000-square-foot building at 7620 Guadalupe St., Austin, a location that was previously the office of the Texas Association of School Boards. The company is currently based in Northwest Austin off MoPac near Oak Creek Drive. Certain Affinity purchased its new building and is planning extensive renovations to create a development space, gaming test labs, sound design suites and a virtual reality development lab... more
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Wet Seal to close all stores, including First Colony Mall location this weekend

Wet Seal will close all stores by Feb. 26, including the one at First Colony Mall, 16535 Hwy. 59, Sugar Land. The chain is offering 60-80 percent discounts on merchandise in anticipation of the closing. Wet Seal sells clothing for teen and young adult women, accessories, shoes and intimates.... more

Lupe Tortilla now under construction on Hwy. 290 in Fairfield

Construction is underway on a new location of Lupe Tortilla in the Fairfield area, 28302 Hwy. 290, Cypress, next to the H-E-B shopping center. The Mexican food chain, which began in Houston, offers a variety of steak and seafood dishes as well as Tex-Mex favorites. The restaurant also offers lunch, vegetarian and dessert menu options.... more

130-140 J.C. Penney Co. stores closing this year, resulting in layoffs or early retirement for employees

Plano-based J.C. Penney Co. is planning to close 130 to 140 stores and two distribution centers as the company increasingly focused on online retail and aims to invest capital in fewer storefronts, according to a Feb. 24 statement. In all, 13 percent to 14 percent of the company’s stores are slated to close in the second quarter of 2017, resulting in an undisclosed number of layoffs and the initiation of a voluntary early retirement plan for 6,000 employees. The company plans to release a... more
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Wet Seal offers deals online after closing all stores, including location at Willowbrook Mall

The Wet Seal location at Willowbrook Mall, 2000 Willowbrook Drive, Houston, closed in February. The store sold clothing and accessories for young women. Wet Seal is offering 60-80 percent discounts off merchandise online and all sales are... more

Foxy Roxy’s Doggy Day Out and Boarding offers 1,800 square feet of indoor space on Slaughter Lane

Foxy Roxy’s Doggy Day Out and Boarding, a cage-free boarding and day care facility offering 1,800 square feet of indoor space and almost an acre of outdoor space for dogs, opened at 2103 W. Slaughter Lane, Austin, on Jan. 21. 512-787-4973.... more

Colleyville Boulevard’s Snap Kitchen eatery closes its doors

Snap Kitchen closed this winter at 4712 Colleyville Blvd., Colleyville. The business, which opened August 2015, served healthy, freshly made meals for in-store or curbside pickup. Ninety-nine percent of the menu was gluten-free, and there was a selection of vegetarian, vegan, Paleo, dairy-free, carb-conscious and sodium-conscious items.... more
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Mel’s Pet Parlour celebrates 15 years of business in Round Rock

Mel’s Pet Parlour, 200 Northwest Drive, Ste. B, Round Rock, celebrated 15 years in business Feb. 1. The business offers boarding and day care for dogs and cats along with grooming services. 512-341-9730.... more

George Bush Intercontinental Airport to add barbecue restaurant Q this year

Southern barbecue joint Q will offer Southern favorites from Chef Greg Gatlin’s menu, such as smoked meats and ribs cooked in his custom-built smoker. It is expected to open in the George Bush Intercontinental Airport before the end of 2017. 917-533-0644.... more

Beauty With a Twist to open on corner of Comanche and Hopkins Streets in San Marcos

Beauty With a Twist, 302 W. Hopkins St., Ste. 3, San Marcos, will open in late February. The studio is co-owned by Ruth Redden and Tony Belmonte and will offer makeup application instruction. Guests are also offered martinis during the application lessons. The studio will also be focused on wedding and theatrical makeup, Redden said.... more
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100 drink menu items soon available at The Teahouse Tapioca and Tea in Pearland

Local Houston franchise The Teahouse Tapioca and Tea is set to open a location at 2810 Business Center Drive, Ste. 111, Pearland, in March. With nine area locations already open in the greater Houston area, the tea shop is set to open four more in the coming months. The Teahouse offers more than 100 drink menu items, including black and green teas, blended options and tapioca cream tea. The first location opened in Houston in 2000. 832-468-7388.... more

Climate-controlled All Season’s Indoor Play Park coming soon to Kuykendahl Road in Spring

All Season’s Indoor Play Park will open in late March at 20434 Kuykendahl Road, Spring. The facility provides 1,500 square feet of playground area in a climate-controlled environment as well as a toddler area, interactive video games and space for birthday parties. Field trips can also be scheduled at the facility. It also offers an on-site cafe.... more

Zesty Cleaners now open on Grand Parkway in Richmond

Zesty Cleaners opened Dec. 1 at 5650 W. Grand Parkway S., Ste. 300, Richmond. The business offers a variety of services, including dry cleaning, laundry, leather cleaning, and wedding dress cleaning and preservation. Tailoring and alterations as well as 24-hour dropoff services are also available. 281-239-7810.... more
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Pflugerville’s Spirit of Texas Independent Distillery adds tasting bar

Spirit of Texas Independent Distillery, 1715 Dalshank St., Ste. A, Pflugerville, expanded operations to include a tasting bar. The company distills Pecan Street Rum and Straight Silver Rum infused with Texas pecans. 512-989-9292.... more

Austin Beerworks increases capacity and production with new taproom on Industrial Terrace

Austin Beerworks held a grand opening Feb. 5 for its new taproom at 3009 Industrial Terrace, Austin. The taproom, which replaces a smaller space the brewery opened in 2011, can hold up to 250 people and as an outdoor seating area. Starting Feb. 27, the taproom will be open seven days a week. Austin Beerworks will also operate an expanded production space with the capacity to brew about 40,000 barrels of beer annually, about double the brewery’s previous output. In addition to beer,... more

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