Category: Business

New in the Neighborhood

Cinco Taco Bar with a rock 'n' roll vibe aims to capitalize on the U.S. taco obsession. (Courtesy photo Cinco Taco Bar) 0
Cinco Taco Bar with a rock 'n' roll vibe aims to capitalize on the U.S. taco obsession. (Courtesy photo Cinco Taco Bar)

Cinco Taco Bar is the latest restaurant to open in Preston Hollow Village and the newest addition to Cinco Tacos Cocina & Tequila of Addison.

Owned and managed by Mario Letayf, Chef Antonio Marquez, and a group of investors, the fast-casual taco establishment offers tacos, enchiladas, and a couple of salads.

The place has a subtle rock ’n’ roll vibe that is happy and family friendly.


Buckner Breaks Ground on Ventana Retirement Towers

Buckner Senior Living is building $136 million Ventana continuing care retirement living towers on 3 acres near NorthPark Center and University Park.
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Buckner Senior Living is building $136 million Ventana continuing care retirement living towers on 3 acres near NorthPark Center and University Park. (Courtesy Buckner International)

Buckner Senior Living broke ground April 20 on its $136 million Ventana continuing care retirement living towers, which will go up on 3 acres near NorthPark Center and University Park.

Ventana is Spanish for “window.” The two residential towers at North Central Expressway and Northwest Highway will offer floor-to-ceiling windows with sweeping views of the downtown Dallas skyline and the Park Cities.

The development will include 189 independent living units, 38 assisted living units, 26 specialized memory care suites, 48 skilled nursing units, and 24 rehabilitation units, according to a news release.


New Owners Bring Life to Aging Horse Facility

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The Dallas Equestrian Center has risen in popularity following extensive renovations in 2016. (Courtesy Dallas Equestrian Center)

After changing owners in 2015 and undergoing extensive renovations last year, many people now consider the Dallas Equestrian Center (DEC) to be one of the top horse facilities in North Texas.


Dallas Academy Opens Second Location

Dallas Academy of Music and Performing Arts seeks to nurture talented performers. (Photo: Kelsey Kruzich) 0
Dallas Academy of Music and Performing Arts seeks to nurture talented performers. (Photo: Kelsey Kruzich)

The Dallas Academy of Music and Performing Arts (DAMPA) has opened a second studio around the corner from its original location on Milton Avenue.

DAMPA’s new Snider Plaza premises house multiple classrooms for music and performance courses.

“More space means we can do more awesome things,” owner Lisa Jenkins said. “Since the opening of Studio B, we have introduced some amazing courses.”


Flea Style: Makers, Shakers (and Shoppers)

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(Photo courtesy The Y Group)

Highland Park resident and Flea Style owner Brittany Cobb has a hard time deciding what her latest favorite find is.

Recently she’s narrowed it down to a pair of 1960s amber stained-glass light fixtures from an old church and a royal blue Oriental jacket worn and sold by a bride who purchased it while honeymooning in China.

Cobb said she loves that kind of shopping — finding unique items that often have a story.


Bluffview Growler Brings Craft Beer Close to Home

Interior decoration of Bluffview Growler. (Photo: Joshua Baethge) 0
Interior decoration of Bluffview Growler. (Photo: Joshua Baethge)

Craft beer lovers had reason to celebrate this January when the Bluffview Growler opened on Northwest Highway just east of Lemmon Avenue. The bar features a rotating lineup of craft beers with an emphasis on local brews.

“Every week gets a little busier,” co-owner Dale Czech said. Nearly four years after opening Lakewood Growler in East Dallas, he and his wife, Stacy, decided to bring their concept to Preston Hollow.

“I’ve always been kind of a serial entrepreneur. Back in 2013, I was home brewing and kind of knew what was going to happen with the local brew scene,” Dale
said. “I figured I couldn’t brew and compete with what was out there, so I decided to sell other people’s beer.”


Building the Brand One Burger at a Time

Haystack’s Barn Burner burger features grilled poblanos, pico de gallo, and pepper jack. (Photo courtesy: Haystack Burgers) 0
Haystack’s Barn Burner burger features grilled poblanos, pico de gallo, and pepper jack. (Photo courtesy: Haystack Burgers)

A family-owned neighborhood favorite from Richardson has arrived in Turtle Creek Village.

After opening the first Haystack Burgers and Barley in their Richardson neighborhood, Kevin and Jenny Galvan knew they wanted to grow their brand and that Dallas was where they wanted to be.

Kevin said he is excited about the demographics and high density of people in the area. Jenny hopes the new location becomes a special part of the surrounding neighborhoods and communities.


Ivy Tavern Owners Takeover Windmill Lounge

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WindmillBig changes are in the works at Windmill Lounge, a bar once named one of the best bars in the country by Esquire Magazine for good drinks, good music and a fun crowd since it opened 11 years ago on Maple Avenue. Louise Owens has sold the bar to Lisa and Tom Georgalis and the Triada Hospitality Group, owners of the popular Ivy Tavern. During this transition, the Windmill will remain open.

“We’re so excited to add the Windmill Lounge under our wing, a bar that we’ve been fans of for years,” Lisa and Tom said.

The new owners don’t plan to change everything at the Windmill. Operation hours will remain the same, as will the focus on classic and craft cocktails, music, and an overall casual vibe.

Patrons can expect an all-new menu within a couple of months. Highlights will include “chef-driven” pizzas, unique flavored wings, and salad options. The owner also plan to revamp the beer and wine menu.


Bob Stone joins Veritex Community Bank

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Texas banking veteran and real estate executive Bob Stone has joined Veritex Community Bank as Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Commercial Real Estate Lending.

Stone has over 35 years of banking and real estate experience. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma, and began his banking career at First Republic Bank in Dallas.