From new openings to expansions, relocations, anniversaries and businesses coming soon, the following 17 businesses were in the news recently in New Braunfels.

Now open

ARTitude Cottage

The gift shop and home decor store features the creations of local artists, artisans and creatives in New Braunfels. Apart from the artwork for sale, the shop also sells paint, candles, stencils and t-shirts.
  • Opened May 1
  • 968 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels
  • 830-837-5417
NB Par Tee Haus

The indoor golf facility is owned and operated by Michael Mann and Jordan Ramirez. It is adjacent to Gruene Leaf, which is also owned by Mann. The facility offers multiple golf simulators, a putting green and a full bar.JKCards NBTX

The trading card and comic book memorabilia haven offers different trading cards ranging from numerous sports, as well as Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh and Magic: The Gathering. Apart from trading cards, the shop carries different sports and pop culture memorabilia items.Plant Culture

The potting bar and shop revolves around indoor plants. The shop offers a range of indoor plants, succulents, potting equipment and plant accessories, along with local artwork. It also features a potting bar where customers can pot their plants with expert guidance using provided soils and additives.Santa’s Sleigh Christmas Shoppe

The shop specializes in Christmas ornaments and decorations. The shop also caters to major holidays and offers a variety of gifts year-round and Christmas decoration rental services for events.
  • Opened June 1
  • 339 Main Plaza, New Braunfels
  • 830-312-7778

The organic waxing chain offers more than 40 different waxing treatments as well as laser hair removal, facials, brow lamination and lash lifts.Valkyrie’s Kiss Meadery

The meadery recently opened its storefront. The honey is locally-sourced from Youngblood Honey and Holdman Honey. Other mead flavors include apple, cherry, strawberry and bourbon.River Rapid Renovations LLC

The veteran-owned business offers home improvement services including remodeling, new builds, handyman services, cleaning, repairs and more.

Opened May 6

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Coming soon


The Utah-based beverage shop’s officials plan to open locations across the San Antonio area. Swig is known for its customizable soda drinks. Patrons can choose from various base sodas and add different flavors, syrups, and mix-ins to craft their own drinks.Tejas Birria

The third location of the birria food truck is opening in the parking lot of the former Hermes Insurance building. The food truck offers birria tacos, quesadillas, melts, ramen, flautas and more.Relocations

The Quilt Haus

The business offers quilting and sewing services including repairs, fabrics, supplies, sewing machines and more. The shop also features monthly quilting classes. It relocated to one mile north of their previous location also on Elliot Knox Boulevard.Expansions

Arlan’s Market taqueria and hot deli

A new restaurant opened inside Arlan’s Market that offers tacos, gorditas, barbecue plates, menudo and barbacoa by the pound and quick service items. The small grocery store chain of 15 stores throughout Texas is owned by La Michoacana Meat Market, which operates more than 200 stores in Texas.In the news

Hodell Window Covering

The business celebrated 40 years in business in May. It offers blinds, shades, shutters, draperies, motorization of window treatments and more.Resolute Baptist Hospital

The second full service hospital in New Braunfels celebrated its 10th anniversary on June 24. The hospital first opened its doors June 24, 2014, and has since served more than 345,000 patients, performed 25,000 surgeries and provided outpatient care to approximately 400,000 individuals, Resolute Baptist Hospital CEO Mark Bernard said.The Villa

Casey Frank is now the owner of The Villa, a bar and live music venue near the Gruene Historic District. Frank said she formally took over ownership from Roger Beasley on May 1. The venue offers live music nearly everyday of the week, with at least two acts Thursday-Sunday.Walmart

The New Braunfels location is undergoing renovations estimated to be completed by May 2025. The $2.7 million project will bring a family restroom, mother’s room, new refrigerated cases, a health services room in the pharmacy, interior and exterior signage and relocation of their money center within the store.Closings

The Artisan Haus

Local antique store Artisan Haus will be closing its doors after eight years in business. The shop, owned by Dawn McCord Rodriguez, is known for its handcrafted home decor, eclectic furnishings and support for local artisans in the area.