Category: Business

Zero Headache Storage

Dan Slaven and Kyle Bainter bring personal service to off-site storage. (Photo by Kelsey Kruzich) 0
Dan Slaven and Kyle Bainter bring personal service to off-site storage. (Photo by Kelsey Kruzich)

When Kyle Bainter and his wife were remodeling their home after having their first child, they needed more storage, but didn’t enjoy the experience of renting an off-site unit.

“I’m a young and able guy,” Bainter said. “But this was a difficult, inefficient process, on a hot summer day, which isn’t fun.”

Bainter thought there had to be a better way.

He and his business partner Dan Slaven, a Highland Park High School graduate, came up with a modernized approach to streamline the entire process of moving and make storing hassle-free.


Good Fit: Benedetti Launches Custom Line

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Benedetti Bespoke brings old-world detail to new line. (Photo courtesy of Benedetti Beyond Bespoke)

Benedetti Bespoke brings old-world detail to new line. (Photo courtesy of Benedetti Beyond Bespoke)

Spend five minutes talking to fashion designer Christina Benedetti and you know where her passion lies: making men look good in their shirts.

“When people meet you, before they even speak with you, they’re judging,” Benedetti said. At her company Benedetti Beyond Bespoke, she helps men make an impeccable first impression.

Benedetti, who lives off Turtle Creek Boulevard, offers custom shirts designed to complement a man’s body shape, with old world details such as front yoke seams cut on the fabric’s straight grain and chevroned at the center back to make the shoulders look stronger and wider, or hand-embroidered monograms that can be applied to cuffs or to the left chest.

“Getting dressed and knowing you look good should be easy,” she said. “You shouldn’t have to think about it, because we think about it for you.”


Pegasus Bank to Open North Dallas Banking Center

Pegasus Bank has plans for Preston Forest Village. (Courtesy photo) 0
Pegasus Bank has plans for Preston Forest Village. (Courtesy photo)

Pegasus Bank announced plans for a new building and full-service banking center in Preston Hollow. The new two-story, 14,400-square-foot building will be located at 5940 Forest Lane in Preston Forest Village.

“This will be the finest building between Uptown and LBJ,” said Pegasus Bank President Joe Goyne. “The stylish and contemporary new building will offer state-of-the-art technology and amenities.”

The bank plans to occupy the first floor and lease out the second floor.

“The location of our bank is a natural complement to the bank’s two existing banking centers — Mockingbird Lane and Lemmon near Love Field and the Uptown location at Knox Street/Travis,” Goyne said.


Bid Farewell

Linda Frost and Ella Banks are closing their store after 24 years. (Photo by Chris McGathey) 0
Linda Frost and Ella Banks are closing their store after 24 years. (Photo by Chris McGathey)

Ella Banks and Linda Frost are closing the doors to Lovers Lane Antique Market at the end of the year after selling the property.

The buyer has not announced plans, but the location will not remain an antique store.

Banks and Frost have been in the antique business for the past three decades, traveling, looking for treasures, and developing relationships with Dallas dealers and customers.

The Lovers Lane market, which has been voted Best Antique Market by D Magazine, is filled with 18th- and 19th-century antiques from all over the world.


Collectors Covey Reopens in Largest Location Yet

Joe Crafton (center) has a long history of involvement with Texas parks. (Photo by Tanner Garza) 0
Joe Crafton (center) has a long history of involvement with Texas parks. (Photo by Tanner Garza)

Over the last 38 years, sporting and wildlife art gallery Collectors Covey has expanded from its original location in Highland Park Village to Lover’s Lane, and now to Preston Center.

The gallery officially reopened its doors on Sherry Lane Sept. 6 after a four-month transition. The converted bank space is more than twice the size of the previous location. The new gallery also boasts 70 percent more inventory, including Western art, a new addition.

In conjunction with the move, Collectors Covey’s original founder Bubba Wood passed on ownership of the gallery to a longtime friend and wildlife enthusiast, Joe Crafton.

Wood, an internationally accomplished skeet shooter, founded Collectors Covey in 1978. Since then, the gallery has grown from an art and print collection to a one-stop-shop for art collectors, homeowners, and sportsmen alike.


Galleria Skating Rink Renovations Complete

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The Galleria ice skating rink reopened Oct. 26 after a major renovation project. It had been closed since mid-August.

“I’m glad that it’s done,” said David Kirby, owner of Mall Entertainment, which has operated the rink since 1991.

“The Galleria is our baby,” David said. “My father built the original one. I remember going there with him when I was younger.”


Diamonds Direct Acquires Diamond Doctor

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Charlotte-based Diamonds Direct announced Nov. 2 that it had acquired the Diamond Doctor jewelry story on Preston Road.

“After serving Dallas for more than a dozen years, we have now found the perfect partner to take our retail operations to the next level,” said Diamond Doctor founder David Blank.

Diamonds Direct was founded by former diamond wholesalers in 1995. It has nine other locations, including stores in Austin and San Antonio.

“While we are bringing a fresh take and vast inventory to Dallas, we want to ensure Diamond Doctor’s loyal customers that they will be provided the same personalized customer service and top-of-the-line jewelry that they know and love,” said Diamonds Direct Senior VP Amit Berger.


HCA North Texas Rebrands Itself Medical City Healthcare

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Courtesy Medial City Healthcare /Tanya Nguyen

Courtesy Medical City Healthcare /Tanya Nguyen

 

HCA North Texas announced Friday that it is changing its name to Medical City Healthcare. The move will affect 13 DFW hospitals and seven off-campus emergency rooms.

“We’ve always been a family, and now the public and our patients will be able to immediately identify our expansive system of care in their own communities,” Medical City Healthcare president Erol Akdamar said in a prepared statement.


Inwood Village’s Newest Addition is a Dallas Favorite

Adelmo's Ristorante opened in Inwood Village in May. (Photo by Imani Lytle) 0
Adelmo's Ristorante opened in Inwood Village in May. (Photo by Imani Lytle)

 

Adelmo’s has fed Dallas for more than 27 years on Cole Avenue. Now, with a new location in Inwood Village that opened May 6 in the old Bijoux Restaurant space, Adelmo Banchetti and his family are sure to continue making diners feel at home for years to come.

“I enjoy meeting the customer, seeing them at Cole and now at our location in Inwood Village. Our customers are like family,” Adelmo’s wife Eliza Banchetti said.

Adelmo felt it was time to move his restaurant when he felt the north end of Uptown changing; the restaurant lost its parking area and was frequently surrounded by construction.