Mother nature isn't the only one springing to action this time of year. There are several new businesses springing up all over Abilene.
The sign is now up for Natural Grocers, an organic and natural food store set to open at the old Furr's Cafeteria off South Clack. Construction crews are working on finishing touches for a May date for opening .
Just down the road off of Ridgemont Drive and Rolling Green is a new branch of Communities of Abilene Federal Credit Union. Still under construction, the location will offer branch and ATM services.
Work is finally starting up on the old Luby's, which is set to become a Genghis Grill, which offers a "build your own" style Mongolian stir-fry cuisine. Originally set to open last December, construction has been delayed, but company reps tell KTXS the restaurant will be open by late May or early June.
Now hiring off of Buffalo Gap Road is Al's Mesquite Grill, set to open any day now. Owned by the folks of Square's Barbecue, the newly built restaurant is just north of the Chimney Rock intersection.
Also new on the southside of Abilene is Earthbound Trading inside the Mall of Abilene. The store offers personal and home furnishings all with an earthy, international feel. Earthbound celebrated its grand opening Friday.
A bank breaking ground is First Financial with a new branch location coming soon on Antilley Road, close to Abilene Regional Hospital. Also under construction is a new branch location in Cisco.
Heading north, a Tuscola favorite is now in Abilene on Treadaway near Ambler. Lucy's has been open for about two weeks, and owner Garry Soloski says they can't keep up with the demand.
The move from Tuscola, Soloski says, was done to accommodate the demand for their burgers and award-winning home-made ice cream.
Open for about a month off of Judge Ely is Nikki's Swirl Shoppe. Abilene's first frozen yogurt place since the closing of TCBY, Nikki's fresh fruit and candy choices let you be good, or go bad, with your yogurt.