August 20, 2014

  • Cooper Appoints Cooper to Lead Cooper Aerobics

    Dr. Tyler Cooper

    Dr. Tyler Cooper

    Perhaps it’s just a formality, but Dr. Tyler Cooper is the new president and CEO of Cooper Aerobics. He already has been a practicing preventive physician at Cooper Clinic since 2006 and has served as CEO of Cooper Aerobics Enterprises since 2007.

    In his new role, he will serve alongside his father, Kenneth Cooper, the 83-year-old founder and chairman of Cooper Aerobics. It means Tyler Cooper will now oversee the company’s seven health and wellness businesses.

    The younger Cooper was a founding partner of Cooper Wellness Strategies in 1995. More recently, he was instrumental in the company’s $7.5 million renovation to its Cooper Fitness Center flagship that was completed earlier this year.

    By Todd Jorgenson Aug. 20, 2014 | 4:34 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • August 11, 2014

  • Restaurant Brings Back Glamour

    Owner Tom Ruggeri checks on guests after their tableside meals have been served to ensure their dining experience is top-notch. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

    Owner Tom Ruggeri checks on guests after their tableside meals have been served to ensure their dining experience is top-notch. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

    Restaurant patrons looking to turn back the clock to a more glamorous era of dining should look no further than Ruggeri’s in Preston Royal Southwest.

    Once a week, the restaurant has started offering classic, fine-dining options on rolling carts such as chateaubriand, rack of lamb, and strawberries flambe.  Read More…

    By Sarah Bennett Aug. 11, 2014 | 11:00 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • July 28, 2014

  • Surgeon Honored For Spine Service

    Dr. Douglas Won

    Dr. Douglas Won

    Dr. Douglas Won, a Preston Hollow resident and founder of Irving-based SpineCARE, has been recognized for his work by Chicago trade publication Becker’s Spine Review.

    Won is one of 17 spine surgeons nationwide, and three in Texas to be honored with the 2014 Leadership Award. In addition to directing the spine center in Irving, Won is the chief medical officer of Star Medical Center, a surgical hospital in Plano.

    The publication accepted nominations of top spine surgeons from readers and industry professionals, and the publication selected winners based on leadership, experience and entrepreneurship.

    By Todd Jorgenson Jul. 28, 2014 | 5:01 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • July 27, 2014

  • Toll Lanes Make a Quicker Commute Costly

    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.

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    By Todd Jorgenson Jul. 27, 2014 | 9:00 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • July 11, 2014

  • Gerald Tomlin Antiques Moves Into New Digs

    Joanne Tomlin shows off a secretary desk with ivory detailing in the new showroom on Slocum Street. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

    Joanne Tomlin shows off a secretary desk with ivory detailing in the new showroom on Slocum Street. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

    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…

    By Sarah Bennett Jul. 11, 2014 | 9:00 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • July 10, 2014

  • Riffraff Coming Soon to Plaza at Preston Center

    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.

    By Todd Jorgenson Jul. 10, 2014 | 3:21 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • July 9, 2014

  • Snuffer to Launch New Concept This Fall

    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.

    By Todd Jorgenson Jul. 9, 2014 | 11:39 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • July 8, 2014

  • Dallas Burger Joint to Compete on Reality Show

    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.

    To keep tabs on the “World Food Championships”, visit the competition’s websiteFacebook page, and Twitter @worldfoodchamp.

    Think you’ve got the culinary skills to strike it rich on World Food Championships? Enter to compete in this year’s competition.

    By Claire Kelley Jul. 8, 2014 | 11:21 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • July 6, 2014

  • Sparkman-Hillcrest Undergoes Renovations

    A new columbarium will expand the facility's ability to provide for cremations. (Photo: chris McGathey)

    A new columbarium will expand the facility’s ability to provide for cremations. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

    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…

    By Sarah Bennett Jul. 6, 2014 | 2:00 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • LYFE Kitchen Opens in Preston Center

    Lyfe Kitchen will open one of its three Dallas-area locations in Preston Center this summer. (Photo: LYFE Kitchen)

    Lyfe Kitchen will open one of its three Dallas-area locations in Preston Center this summer. (Photo: LYFE Kitchen)

    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. 

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    By Jacie Scott Jul. 6, 2014 | 10:00 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
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