These 10 businesses were some of the most notable openings and expansions we saw in 2016:

1. The Royal Standard, a Louisiana-area retailer that sells European products, opened Sept. 2 at 9955 Barker Cypress Road, Ste. 108, Cypress. Owners Mark and Krista Pierce sell fashion accessories, home decor and entertaining essentials from throughout Europe online and in store. 281-324-0377.

2. Escape Now Houston is planning an expansion at its existing location, 13243 Jones Road, Houston, by the end of January. The expansion will allow for three additional themes across four rooms: a superhero room, a classroom that changes seasonally and two spy rooms. The venue, which opened in May, offers an interactive, real-life group gaming experience that involved solving puzzles and riddles to escape from a room filled with clues. 832-220-5948.

3. Some Like it Hot Yoga & Fitness opened Aug. 15 at 11405 Barker Cypress Road, Ste. 120, Cypress. The yoga studio offers hot and nonheated yoga in addition to a variety of fitness courses. Inside, the studio has three rooms—two devoted to yoga and one to general fitness courses, including Zumba, high-intensity interval training and boot camps. 844-369-6364.

4. A grand opening took place in May at Bounce Bounce Trampoline Park, located at 7955 Barker Cypress Road, Ste. 100, Cypress. In addition to trampoline access, the park offers hamster ball rides, rocket ship rides and a zip line. Other activities include a ropes course, dodgeball, basketball and a foam pit. Party packages that include access to a private party room are also available. 281-246-4460.

5. Officials with the local nonprofit Cy-Hope opened a new resale market, The Hope Chest, Sept. 14 at 12015 Houston Drive, Cypress. Proceeds go to funding counseling services, feeding 1,600 children weekly, music and sports initiatives, after-school and summer programming, and scholarships. 713-466-4673.

6. Southern Divas Boutique opened Aug. 27 at 12784 Grant Road, Cypress. The boutique leased a 1,800-square-foot shop at Lakewood Town Square, its second Greater Houston area location. With brands such as Simply Southern Tees, Southern Divas Boutique specializes in women’s clothing, accessories and shoes in addition to home decor products. Mother-daughter duo Melinda Strain and Erika Zielinski own and operate the store. 832-953-2809.

7. Cy-Fair natives Lindsay and Matt Laboski celebrated the grand opening of the cryotherapy center, C4Cryo, on Sept. 2 at 16341 Mueschke Road, Ste. 180, Cypress. The business offers whole body cryotherapy, which works using a cryosauna that exposes the body to temperatures of minus 200 degrees. 281-304-2682.

8. Dragon’s Lair Comics and Fantasy opened Dec. 3 at 21151 Hwy. 249, Ste. A, Houston, as a full-service comic book and game store. Owner Christine Prohl said the shop offers a variety of gaming and pop culture items—including games, such as “Warhammer,” “Dungeons and Dragons” and “Pathfinder”—as well as collectible cards ranging from Pokemon to Magic: The Gathering. The original store opened in Austin in 1986. 832-761-0072.

9. Little Craft Place opened in early September at 11911 Jones Road, Ste. 5, Houston. The retailer carries a large selection of crafting supplies, including washi tape, planners, scrapbooking materials, coloring books and stickers. 832-604-7103.

10. The Dance Factory opened its second location Oct. 4 at 17810 Mueschke Road, Cypress, inside Cypress Oaks Church. The family-owned dance studio has been in business for 23 years on FM 529. Classes range from toddler to teen and include ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop and technique. 281-859-9383.