The answer to your question depends on the specific location of the shop you plan to open. "Cypress area very close to Houston city limits" includes several miles of possible locations were you would have different jurisdictional limitations from city, county, Municipal districts, schools etc. which would apply. I suggest you contact an attorney and disclose your specific location, then see what steps would apply. You also have to deal with the land owner / landlord. Some do not let certain businesses into their strips/malls. There may also be issues with local ownership associations.
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