Here are seven restaurants and businesses that opened in Pearland and Friendswood in the month of July.

1. Pearland's fifth Chick-fil-A location, 3621 Business Center Drive, off Southfork Drive and Hwy. 288, opened on July 25. This is a drive-thru-only location with a covered patio with heating and lighting, and a walk-up service window.

2. Russo’s New York Pizzeria opened July 23 in Pearland Town Center at 11200 Broadway, Ste. 635. The pizza chain has several locations throughout the Greater Houston area.

3. National liquid nitrogen ice cream chain Creamistry opened a location July 14 at 211 W. El Dorado Blvd., Friendswood. The ice cream store’s use of liquid nitrogen ice cream allows for extra creamy, made-to-order ice cream. The extremely cold temperatures result in rapid freezing. 832-224-9123.

4. Originally slated for a May opening, Allendale’s Kitchen and Cocktails’ location at 5010 Broadway St., Pearland, opened in July. The owner of the catering service and food truck renovated the old Emma’s restaurant space. 713-299-9188.

5. Star Kids Preschool and Daycare  opened in mid-July at 11720 Broadway, Ste. 120, Pearland. The day care serves children ages 6 weeks to 13 years from 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Summer camp programs are also available from June to August. 281-506-8962.

6. Bergamos Retreat's spa in the renovated and expanded facility opened July 13 at 313 E. Edgewood Drive, Friendswood. Portions of the facility are still coming soon. The $6.5 million renovation will offer 20 treatment rooms, four couples’ rooms, two Vichy showers, five massage rooms, seven facial rooms and one float room. It will also offer a cafe, apothecary and event space. 281-992-3775.

7. Lary’s Florist and Designs unveiled its new expanded location July 2 at 315 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood. The new building doubles the amount of space and will allow the business to add home decor, gifts and other products. 281-482-7070.