Category: Business

Dallas Arboretum Debuts Year-Round Food Oasis  


The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden will soon offer A Tasteful Place, an edible display garden complete with a newly developed lagoon and meandering walkways.

The 3.5-acre garden will also include a pavilion with event space and teaching kitchen, an orchard, beds of ornamental display vegetables, herbs and flowers, as well as shaded porches and walkways.

Being Choozy


Sharon Blumburg started Chooze in 2011. (Photo: Tanner Garza)

Inspired by their daughter’s creative spirit and love of mismatched shoes, Dallas residents Marc and Sharon Blumberg launched Chooze, an online children’s footwear company, in 2011.

The purpose for the venture: instilling in children of all ages the virtues of “creativity, confidence, and power to have a positive impact on the world.”

“I’ve always loved this whole idea of inspiring kids with creativity,” Sharon said.

Special-Needs Students Benefit from Martial Arts


“The brain can be conditioned to do anything we tell it to.”After high school, people with special needs are often left to find their way without the structure of being on campus all day, and sometimes, without a job or other daily routine.

Tony Rios, owner of My Martial Arts in Dallas, is responding to that concern with adaptive classes aimed at teaching physical fitness as a way of life.

“It helps you prolong your life, especially in an environment where kids and adults with special needs … like to sit around and not be active, so they’re the ones who need it the most,” Rios said.

Dallas Women’s Foundation Receives $50,000 Gift


Retired American Airlines executive Bev Goulet and Dallas Women’s Foundation president and CEO Roslyn Dawson Thompson celebrate a $50,000 grant that will help fund a new initiative. (Courtesy photo)

American Airlines donated $50,000 to the Dallas Women’s Foundation in honor of Bev Goulet, who recently retired after 24 years with the company. She has been a strong supporter of the foundation, as well as a member of its board and executive committee.

“This gift is a reflection of the great heart of American Airlines, and I am very proud that the company made this grant in my honor to an organization and undertaking that mean so much to me personally,” Goulet said.

Comings and Goings


Miron Crosby features artisanal boots made by Rios of Mercedes. (Courtesy Miron Crosby)

Coming Soon

Up on Knox
3230 Knox St.

What’s on Knox? Up on Knox, a new restaurant coming in September, to be exact. Up on Knox will replace the Chili’s that resided at this location for 22 years. Le Bilboquet owner Stephan Courseau and the husband-wife chef duo from Lark on the Park, Dennis Kelley and Melody Bishop, are aiming to create a low-key but excellent restaurant.

Shake Shack
6025 Royal Lane, Preston Royal Village

Apparently convinced that Dallas has yet to reach maximum burger capacity, New York-based Shake Shack will open a Preston Hollow location in August next to Ken’s Man’s Shop in the Preston Royal Village shopping center. It will be the chain’s third area outpost.