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James Rios will open Grind House Coffee & Cocktails, 109 W. Center St., Kyle, on May 11.

The full-service coffee bar will offer coffee, espresso drinks, fruit smoothies and tea. In addition, Round Rock donuts, breakfast tacos, pastries, sandwiches and salads will be sold.

Rios said Grind House will introduce to downtown Kyle a business that caters to both daytime and nighttime patrons.

“The downtown area is becoming known as a nightlife district,” he said. “I’m trying to fill a void in the community by having an actual coffee bar people go in during the day but also cater to adults who want to come in after hours.”

James Rios will open his fourth business in the Kyle and Buda area on May 11. James Rios will open his fourth business in the Kyle and Buda area on May 11.[/caption]

Rios said the coffee bar will acquire a license from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission to sell liquor, wine and beer in July.

The restaurateur also owns Cleveland’s in Buda, as well as Desperados and Centerfield Sports Bar & Grill in Kyle.

In addition to the 2,100 square feet of indoor space, the coffee bar’s patio will be about 700 square feet, Rios said. On Fridays and Saturdays the venue will host live acoustic music. The business can be reached at 512-504-9559.

Debbie Mylius and Amy Knight held a soft opening for Proof Liquor & Deli, 3420-B FM 967, Buda, on May 5. The 2,300-square-foot store offers beer, wine, liquor, cigars and specialty foods. The store also provides free Wi-Fi as well as indoor and outdoor seating. Food items are mostly local and organic. 512-784-8998. www.proofliquoranddeli.com

Hals Skaggs moved his gun shop, Gun Guys & Gals, from 109 W. Center St., Kyle to 100 Precision Drive, Ste. 103, Buda in May. The gun shop specializes in traditional firearms for competition and hunting. The shop also offers gunsmithing and federal firearms license transfers. 512-277-0484. www.gunguysgals.com
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