What’s true in retail also is becoming fact when it comes to Dallas roads — you get what you pay for.
And the hope among transportation officials is that many drivers in the area are willing to pay a premium to avoid traffic congestion and aggravation.
The test of that theory is along LBJ Freeway between Interstate 35E and North Central Expressway, where the second phase of TEXpress Lanes opened in early July.
HP Village was home for 25 years
After 25 years as a tenant in Highland Park Village, Gerald Tomlin Antiques has moved its fine furnishings to Slocum Street in the Design District.
“We just kind of ran out of room,” Joanne Tomlin said.
The shop has always been a family operation, with Joanne and her husband, Gerald, at the head and their three sons — Gerald Jr., Edward, and Christopher — fulfilling the rest of the duties. Read More…
Riffraff will be the latest addition to The Plaza at Preston Center when it opens this fall.
The 2,500-square-foot store will showcase a unique collection of clothing, accessories, shoes, gifts, and home goods. It will take the place of the shuttered American Express Travel Center.
Riffraff opened its first store in Fayetteville, Ark., in February 2009, when its founder, Kirsten Blowers, was still a student at the University of Arkansas. The Preston Center space will be its first expansion into Texas.
Preston Hollow restaurateur Pat Snuffer has announced plans to re-enter the business this fall, when he and his son, Mike, will open a new concept at the southwest corner of Preston and Frankford in far north Dallas.
Snuffer, of course, is best known for the iconic burger restaurant (with the awesome cheddar fries) that bears his name, starting on Lower Greenville and eventually expanding to other spots in the Dallas area, including Preston Center. But after a legal dispute last year with another Preston Hollow restaurateur, Mike Karns, he was forced to give up ownership in Snuffer’s as well as relinquish the rights to build a new place at the Lower Greenville site.
The new restaurant, by the way, won’t be “another burger joint,” according to Snuffer, but will instead feature burgers, pizza, Tex-Mex, and a full-service bar.
Thursday at 11 p.m., Twisted Root Burger Co. will appear on the debut episode of FYI’s “World Food Championships” reality show. The Dallas-based burger joint attended the cooking competition in Las Vegas, along with 300 other professional chefs, restaurants, and home cooks from all over the world, to compete for its share of the $300,000 prize purse.
Think you’ve got the culinary skills to strike it rich on World Food Championships? Enter to compete in this year’s competition.
Sparkman-Hillcrest Funeral Home may be more than 100 years old, but that kind of longevity doesn’t come without making some updates.
That’s why the operation is going through a seven-phase remodel, which will include a completely renovated chapel and construction of a new columbarium.
“We’re really excited about it,” president and general manager Daniel Salter said. “It’s one of a kind for the state of Texas. There are others throughout the country, but very few. It’s very unique, and we feel that our clientele is going to be very receptive to it.” Read More…
Pizzadillawich. Art’s Unfried Chicken. Baked Garlic Parmesan Sweet Potato Fries. These are a few of the mouthwatering dishes residents can feast upon at LYFE Kitchen in Preston Center.
LYFE, short for Love Your Food Everyday, is a fast-casual restaurant committed to providing affordable, health-conscious food. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, the menu includes gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options.
LYFE is also LEED certified and uses low-voltage lighting as well as recycled materials for countertops.
What is the future of Preston Center? A better question might be, when is the future of Preston Center?
That’s the dilemma that has two developers at odds with vocal residents from both the Park Cities and Preston Hollow over a pair of luxury-apartment developments that both sides agree could start a trend in the area surrounding the venerable retail development.
Crosland Group hopes to secure approval from the city of Dallas this summer for Highland House, a 22-story project on a 0.5-acre site in the 8200 block of Westchester Drive that would replace an aging three-story medical building. Next up is Transwestern, which has submitted plans for a complex on the northeast corner of Preston Road and Northwest Highway that would reach as high as six stories at its peak.
Construction of a new Sam’s Club will be the primary topic at a meeting of the Glen Meadow Estates Homeowners Association tonight.
The meeting is open to all residents of Glen Meadows Estates, Rosser Park and Las Colonitas, and will begin at 7 p.m. in the private party room at Midway Point Restaurant.
Steve McCoy, project manager for EMJ Corp., will update residents on the demolition of the Northridge and Spanish Point apartment complexes, as well as the Midway Road shopping center, and provide information on construction of the upcoming Sam’s next to Walmart at the southwest corner of Midway and LBJ Freeway.
The project also is affecting residents along the alley between Flintridge Drive and Harvest Hill Road, who can vote at the meeting whether to temporarily make the alley a one-way for about 90 days while EMJ builds a retaining wall.
UPDATE: The commission voted to table a vote on the proposal until its Oct. 2 meeting, in part to allow time for a land-use study of the area. Read below for background, from a Thursday morning post.
The Dallas Plan Commission is scheduled to vote today on a rezoning request for Highland House, a high-rise apartment complex proposed by Crosland Group in the 8200 block of Westchester Drive, near the heart of Preston Center.
City staff is recommending denial of the request, which has drawn scrutiny from residents of both the Park Cities and Preston Hollow. The commission’s meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m., and will include a public hearing.
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