Here’s which businesses will join Lubbock in 2023 including Tropicale

Lubbock is set to see a business boom in 2023, with a slew of new restaurants, shops and businesses. Some current stores are set to expand or move to bigger spaces. Here’s what we know is coming in the new year.

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What: A 70,000 sq. ft. commercial development will “offer everything an office needs.” The development already has a list of businesses ready to move in, though have not announced them as of Dec. 20, 2022.

There will be a rooftop restaurant, a tea or coffee shop, a bank and a mix of local and national retailers. The Plaza Restaurant will also open their second location there.

“We’ve been very pleased and kind of shocked at the amount of activity we’ve had, at least from the leasing side,” said Randy Egenbacher, Certified Commercial Investment Member, in an October article. “People are coming from all over, which we’re excited about. There will be some well-known names out there.”

Where: Corner of 114th and Slide.

When: Spring of 2023.

More:Southwest Lubbock development to bring electric vehicle stations, restaurants, more

Bombshells Restaurant and Bar

What: “Bombshells is the modern embodiment of a vintage era. It is reminiscent of the USO clubs of the 1940’s where GI’s could socialize, enjoy entertainment, and find great food and drinks,” according to the company’s Facebook. The business offers an extensive menu, with items such as the Bettie Boop Wrap and The Green Beret Burger.

Where: 1 Main St.

When: Not announced. Keep up with the business at

D’lish Sweets & Gelato

What: Amy Hayes, owner of the upcoming D’lish business, announced her plans to turn her love of baking into Lubbock’s newest bakery and gelato shop.

“I’m just excited to see it all come together,” Hayes said in a November article. “I want everyone to try this out.”

Where: 5017 Milwaukee Ave. #200.

When: Estimated opening day is Jan. 5.

More:D’lish: Lubbock family continues sweet traditions with upcoming gelato shop

Frost Brewhouse

What: This upcoming brewery’s website says it is “making Lubbock water drinkable one beer at a time.” A pair of Texas Tech science alumni, Trevor and Kayla Frost, hope to make this microbrewery a casual space with exceptional beers in 2023.

Where: 3121 34th.

When: Unannounced. Follow them at or Instagram.

Johnny Fab’s Cadillac Grill & Bar

What: This restaurant will offer an open rotisserie, oyster bar, mesquite woodfire grill and full bar, according to its Facebook page.

Where: 11603 Slide Road.

When: Spring of 2023.


What: The KPOT, a Korean BBQ and Hot Pot restaurant chain, allows guests to build their own hot pot and BBQ at their tables. Lubbock will become the latest spot in their rapid expansion, and will open in the former Furr’s near the South Plains Mall.

Where: 6001 Slide Road.

When: Not announced.

More:Korean BBQ restaurant announces Lubbock location in former Furr’s Cafeteria

Mulligans Golf Bar

What: “Mulligans is an interactive ‘Sports Bar & Grill’ designed for year round, all-weather golf play on our world-class simulators with a full-service bar,” according to the business’ Facebook page.

Where: 4525 Milwaukee, Suite 300.

When: Unannounced, likely in early 2023.

Oceans Behavioral Hospital

What: Oceans Behavioral Hospital, which is part of Plano-based Oceans Healthcare, will offer in- and outpatient behavioral services to people ages 50 and older.

“There’s a very big need, so the community in general, and the medical community there are arms wide open,” said Dax Parker, vice president of market development, in the November article. “We’re really just hoping to be able to bring awareness and complement UMC and Covenant, and just be a real mental health backbone for the community.”

Where: 4202 Princeton St.

When: Mid-January. A ribbon cutting has been set for Jan. 10, 2023.

More:Oceans Behavioral Hospital announces Lubbock opening, hiring, and services

Salata Salad Kitchen

What: This Houston-based franchise promotes an array of salad and wrap options made with fresh ingredients. The company announced that they were searching for a franchisee, and had several potential applicants as of Nov. 29. Once a franchisee is found, one or more locations could open within 6-9 months. The company has their eyes on Lubbock, calling it “the gateway to West Texas.”

Where: Not confirmed.

When: Late 2023, pending franchisee.

More:Gateway to West Texas: Salata Salad Kitchen seeks franchisee for Lubbock

Texas Roadhouse

What: Texas Roadhouse has been located off South Loop 289 since opening on Aug. 19, 2002. In early August, social media users believed the business may be moving into the former Toys R Us. The company confirmed that they would be moving into a new building, and closing the former location in the new year.

Amanda Norton, a company spokesperson, said the reasons for the move included a need for more dining space and parking.

Where: 6101 Slide Road.

When: Spring of 2023.

More:Lubbock’s Texas Roadhouse will move, here’s when, where and why

Toot’n Totum

What: Toot’n Totum is an Amarillo-based chain of travel centers and fuel stations. The company will enter the Lubbock market for the first time, and has been chanting “Lubbock or bust” as they announced multiple locations. Some of the stores will have restaurants, including Wendys and Mitch’s, and all will have the “fast and fresh” food program. The expansion will create around 350-400 jobs in the Lubbock market.

Where: It might be easier to ask where aren’t they opening? At the time of the Oct. 13 article, the list of Lubbock locations included:

  • 7012 Zenith St.
  • 11301 Slide Road
  • 8306 Upland Ave.
  • 5024 Milwaukee Ave.
  • 301 Milwaukee Ave.
  • 98th/Milwaukee
  • 7008 University Ave.
  • 12901 University Ave.
  • 5112 114th St.
  • 7303 82nd St.
  • 9711 US Highway 87
  • 11311 Indiana Ave.
  • 4414 Woodrow Road
  • 4301 Clovis Road
  • 7201 19th St.
  • 5216 130th St.
  • 2424 34th St.
  • 2171 E. Slaton Road

When: The Slide Road and Upland Avenue locations will be the first to open, likely in either the first or second business quarter of 2023.

More:Toot’n Totum to open nearly 20 Lubbock locations: Here’s when, where and what’s next

Tropicale Foods

What: Bringing in hundreds of jobs and a $66.8 million capital investment, Tropicale Foods announced that they would build a facility in Lubbock, which would be its first in Texas. The company is known for La Michoacana and Helados Mexico paleta brands. The facility will make paletas at first and later expand to Bolis, cups and other innovates. 

Where: 1001 East 33rd St.

When: The facility hopes to begin production in 2023. An exact date has not been announced.

More:Tropicale Foods to open Lubbock paleta facility, add 500 jobs

Uptown Cheapskate

What: “Uptown Cheapskate is not your average thrift store. We pay cash on the spot for the stylish gently used apparel, handbags, and accessories you loved yesterday and sell them today at up to 70% off mall prices,” according to

Where: 5027 Milwaukee, Building F, Suite 100.

When: Unannounced, expected early 2023. Follow them on Facebook.

Western Bank

What: In August, Western Bank broke ground for a new banking center in Lubbock. This will become their third location in the Hub City, and their 10th across Texas.

Where: 118th and Slide Road. 

When: Western Bank hopes to open it in the third quarter of 2023.

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In 2022, Leprino broke ground on a new facility and Dillards announced a move. These locations will not be ready until 2024 or 2025.

Alana Edgin is a journalist covering Business News in Lubbock and the surrounding area. Send her a news tip at