Mas Que Cafe now open; Closing of books at half price and other economic news from San Marcos

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Rudy Guerra (right) and his employee Danton Sutterfield opened Mas Que Cafe in April. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Journal)


Several businesses are now open or moving to San Marcos. Check out these updates and more below. This list is incomprehensible.

Open

1. A store called Atypical Apothecary held a grand opening on April 2 at 171 S. LBJ Drive, San Marcos. The shop offers a variety of handmade and hand-selected items, such as crystals, jewelry, incense, art and more. Atypical Apothecary also offers over a dozen herbs and teas. 512-820-8412. Facebook: Atypical apothecary

2. BB Market opened in early April at 4435 Hwy. 123 San Marcos. The market has gas pumps outside and offers a variety of dry and perishable goods. You will be able to buy produce, fresh meat, prepackaged meat, canned goods and other household essentials, such as cleaning products. 205-457-6088.

3. A new cafe called Mas Que Cafe opened on April 4 at 1340 Wonder World Drive, Ste. 3000 San Marcos. The shop specializes in coffee, Italian sodas and other beverages as well as snacks. There are also breakfast and lunch items made from scratch on site. The shop also has indoor and outdoor seating. 512-210-8511. www.masquecafe.business

4. A new Wingstop location opened April 20 at 651 Barnes Drive, San Marcos. The aviation-themed chain offers boneless and bone-in wings in a variety of flavors, such as lemon pepper, mango habanero, garlic parmesan and more. You can also order fries in a variety of flavors or topped with cheese. 512-210-8447. www.wingstop.com

5. A mosquito repellent franchise opened in March and serves all of Hays County. Mosquito Hunters provides commercial and residential mosquito, flea and tick control. Treatments last 21 days and the company also offers treatments using all-natural products. 512-866-5604. www.mosquitohunters.com

6. We Are One Anti-Bullying & More, a non-profit organization, began operations in February to serve San Marcos. The non-profit organization was founded by Dustin McGee, a victim of bullying himself, to provide support for victims of abuse, bullying, depression and other types of trauma. The non-profit organization offers group events and covers a range of topics to identify and prevent bullying. 713-392-0562. www.weareoneabsanmarcos.com

7. A non-profit organization called Outsiders Anonymous, located at 324 Riverwalk Drive, Ste. 218 San Marcos held a soft opening on May 2 and will hold a grand opening in June. Outsiders Anonymous is a free gym and sober community with group classes, weightlifting spaces, cold therapy, and sober events. www.outsidersanonymous.org

Removals

8. Parker & Parker Associates has moved to 1244 Hwy. 123, San Marcos, after 10 years in business at 618 S. Guadalupe St., Ste. 104, San Marcos, April 11. The office is an extension of Allstate Insurance and offers car, home and business insurance as well as life and renters insurance. 512-392-2822. www.allstate.com

9. Wireless America held a grand opening on April 22 after moving to 300 CM Allen Parkway, Ste. 206A, San Marcos, from 900 Bugg Lane, Ste. 113. The store offers mobile phone services from various carriers, including Boost Mobile and T-Mobile, and sells accessories, such as chargers and phone cases. The shop also offers CBD products for people and dogs. 512-392-2988. Facebook: America Wireless San Marcos

school notes

10. The San Marcos Art League, located at 117 N. Guadalupe St., Ste. 101, San Marcos, awarded scholarships totaling $2,250 to three seniors from San Marcos High School to help them pursue higher education in fine arts. Alfredo Castro-Rosa, Hayley Cheatham and Jillian Botello will pursue fine arts studies ranging from dance and theater to digital visualization at Texas A&M University and Texas State University. 512-679-5059. www.artleaguesmtx.org

Closures

11. Half Price Books, located at 900 Bugg Lane, San Marcos, will close June 5. The store opened in 2002, but rising rents and declining customer traffic made the business no longer viable. Any book, vinyl or item purchased at the San Marcos location can be returned to any other location. There is a Half Price Books store in San Antonio at 20821 US 281 N. and one in Austin at 9900 S. I-35. 512-805-7503. www.hpb.com

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