The North San Antonio area has seen the opening of a sushi/seafood restaurant, a smoothie bar, a dog spa and bar and a coffee shop chain franchisee. Additionally, North Side residents are getting ready to welcome three more coffee shops, celebrate the first anniversary of a fourth coffee shop, and are enjoying the relocation of a wine and spirits retailer. Also, a renowned fast-food chain is replacing a longtime Hill Country Village-area restaurant with a bigger and enhanced storefront.

Primal Juice and Smoothies held a grand opening May 7 for a new location at 14375 Blanco Road, San Antonio. Primal Juice offers a variety of fresh-made smoothies and juices, acai bowls and natural juice shots. 210-803-0710.

Fine Whines and Lickers Dog Bar and Spa had a grand opening May 17 at 300 W. Bitters Road, Ste. 160, San Antonio. Fine Whines and Lickers offers on-site and mobile dog grooming. Pups may enjoy a blueberry facial and/or an ear wash made with essential oils. Dogs may also enjoy “puptails” and “doggy brews” made with organic ingredients. 210-245-0519.

Umiya Sushi Seafood and Bar opened in May in the Huebner Oaks Shopping Center at 11075 W. I-10, Ste. 200, San Antonio. Umiya offers all-you-can-eat Japanese fusion cuisine. 210-455-0299.

Austin-based Summer Moon Coffee opened its fourth San Antonio storefront April 16 at 21134 N. US 281, Ste. 105, San Antonio. In addition to coffee drinks, Summer Moon offers coffee pods, bags of roasted coffee and other merchandise. The Stone Oak location includes a drive-thru area. 210-598-0025. Early Bird Coffee, a mobile coffee vendor based at Huebner Oaks Shopping Center, plans to open a brick-and-mortar location this summer in the same retail center, 11745 W. I-10. Early Bird can be found online on Instagram at

Dutch Bros. Coffee, a Portland, Oregon-based drive-thru coffee chain, is developing two North San Antonio locations at 10319 Blanco Road, immediately south of the Blanco Road entry to Phil Hardberger Park, and at 18535 N. US 281 near Stone Oak. The $550,000 construction project near Hardberger Park began in May and is expected to be finished this summer, according to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. The $800,000 Stone Oak-area project is scheduled for completion this fall.

Black Rock Coffee Bar representatives said the Portland, Oregon-based coffee shop chain plans to open one of its first San Antonio locations in late July or early August at 11701 Blanco Road, the site of a former Taco Cabana restaurant. Black Rock offers hot and cold classic and signature coffee drinks as well as energy drinks, noncoffee drinks and child-friendly beverages. Black Rock is also developing other San Antonio locations at 14635 Huebner Road and at 13980 Nacogdoches Road.

Clear Light Coffee Co., 12656 West Ave. in San Antonio, announced it will host a first anniversary party at 7 p.m. July 9 with live music, an art show and the launch of a new in-house food concept, Good as Gold. 210-272-0039.

Statewide wine and spirits retailer Twin Liquors announced June 27 it has expanded into a bigger space at the Alamo Quarry Market. The relocated store now occupies a former Stein Mart site at 99 E. Basse Road, San Antonio. According to a news release, this expanded Twin Liquors store boasts a tasting bar and education center along with a fine wine room, expanded product selection and more.

A McDonald’s franchisee has demolished the Hill Country Village-area location at 15715 San Pedro Ave. and will build a new McDonald’s storefront in the same spot. According to a Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation filing, plans for the $750,000 construction project call for the new 5,408-square-foot McDonald’s to include a dual dive-thru layout. The filing said the project, which began in March, is scheduled for completion in December.