Category: Business

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.  


Highland Park Village LOCAL Returns

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image005With a selected lineup of artisan goods, games, food vendors, live entertainment, and more, LOCAL returns to Highland Park Village by popular demand.

The village is known for it’s luxurious charm and big city vibes. There will be face painting for the kids and live performances by local musicians for all to enjoy.


Faith Presbyterian Offers Tranquil Transitions

The park-like setting of the center more resembles a resort than a medical facility. (Photo courtesy T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center) 0
The park-like setting of the center more resembles a resort than a medical facility. (Photo courtesy T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center)

Caring for a loved one and ensuring their remaining time is comfortable and meaningful can be a challenge for the whole family. The T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center, which opened Feb. 15, aims to meet that challenge in an innovative and holistic way.

The center is the latest addition to Faith Presbyterian Hospice and Presbyterian Communities and Services, a faith-based, not-for-profit foundation. The care center offers a stand-alone inpatient hospice as an alternative to in-home hospice, nursing facilities, and hospitals. It will also provide transitional care for patients who wish to return home for hospice care.

The 53,388-square-foot center is located on a 9.3-acre campus at Merit Drive and Churchill Way in North Dallas. The park-like setting more resembles a resort than a medical facility. Meandering paved paths lead to meditative gardens, seating areas, and an outdoor amphitheater for lectures, events, and memorial services.


Plaza Store Owner Celebrates 97th Birthday

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Maxine Bennett (right) celebrates with her daughter Beverly.

Maxine Bennett (right) celebrates with her daughter Beverly.

Castle Gap Jewelry owner Maxine Bennett celebrated 97 years Wednesday with a birthday party at her Plaza at Preston Center store.

Maxine was born in 1920 and grew up in Midland. She opened Castle Gap in 1974 with her son Scotty. A few years later, daughter Beverly joined them.

Today the store is the oldest tenant in the Plaza. Maxine still works there six days a week.


Eatzi’s Coming to Preston Royal Village

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OaklawnMarketEatzi’s Market & Bakery, a European style market featuring chef-crafted take-out meals, plans to open its sixth location in the Preston Royal Village Shopping Center this October.

“The Preston Royal area was a natural and strategic move in our expansion plan,” Eatzi’s CEO Adam Romo said. “The Preston Royal Village Shopping Center is an iconic location which is a perfect fit for our lifestyle concept.”

Items expected at the new location include will a variety of grilled meats and seafood, sushi, custom sandwiches and salads, deli meats, cheeses, pastries, desserts, beer and wine.

The store will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.


Veritex Bank Names New Board Members

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Greg B. Morrison

Greg B. Morrison

April Box

April Box

Veritex Community Bank has named April Box and Greg B. Morrison to its board of directors.

“As our bank is challenged to do more, it is important that we add skilled leadership so that we can serve the needs of an ever-growing complex and integrated business community,” bank president and CEO Malcolm Holland said. “Both April and Greg are talented business leaders who have faced these challenges before. They are also a perfect fit for Veritex’s culture.”


Good Vibes

Lori Landes, owner of West Coast Vibes. (Photo by Kelsey Kruzich) 0
Lori Landes, owner of West Coast Vibes. (Photo by Kelsey Kruzich)

Dallas may be far away from the West Coast, but it’s managed to pick up some of the quintessential California style.

Lori Landes’ beachy, edgy boutique West Coast Vibes took the place of an old 1930s movie theater in Snider Plaza in October 2016. For Landes, a Highland Park mom with two sons at Highland Park High School and three younger kids, opening the store has been a labor of love.

“I want the [clothing] to be comfortable and still be fashionable,” Landes said. “Nothing in Dallas has been this edgy and this sort of feel.”

West Coast Vibes sells a lifestyle, with trendy apparel for men, women, and children, from brands of a certain ilk — Alo, J Brand, Toms, Spiritual Gangster, good hYOUman. Brand names are featured on wooden signs in the shape of surfboards. The shop is decorated in bright colors and hashtags.


Yolk Hatches Expansion Plan

Breakfast in Preston Center just got serious with the arrival of Chicago-bred Yolk. (Photo courtesy Yolk) 0
Breakfast in Preston Center just got serious with the arrival of Chicago-bred Yolk. (Photo courtesy Yolk)

Fans of downtown Dallas’ breakfast-and-lunch-centered Yolk restaurant will be glad to know there’s a new Yolk in town.

Owner Taki Kastanis opened the 10th location of his Chicago-bred restaurant in Preston Center to target residential Dallas.

“Preston Center seemed like the perfect mix of residential and commercial. It’s just a good high-volume area, high density,” Kastanis said. “As soon as the location came up, we took a run at it and we grabbed the location.”

Yolk’s egg-heavy breakfast menu includes pot roast and a poached egg on an English muffin, a three-egg scrambler with sautéed kale, caramelized onion, tomato, and goat cheese, and several combination dishes and omelet options.


Farm Credit Bank of Texas Re-elects Chairmen

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The Farm Credit Bank of Texas (FCBT) board of directors has re-elected James F. “Jimmy” Dodson as board chairman, and Lester Little as vice chairman.  The two South Texas farmers will each serve an additional one-year term.

Dodson has served on the FCBT board since 2003. Little has been a board member since 2009. Both were first elected to their current officer positions in 2012.