The Preston Valley Shopping Center at Preston and LBJ is experiencing lots of activity, despite the construction mess that is the LBJ Express.
Tippy’s Thai Café, a traditional breakfast/lunch/dinner Thai restaurant with American influences, just opened this week. Owner Tipapom “Tippy” Klungpong cooked at InterContinental Hotel in Addison for 30 years. She found her home in Preston Valley based on references from her customers over the years.
Bodacious Boutique, an independent plus-size retail store, is expanding to another space within the shopping center by Aug. 6. Owner Paula Guthrie says in spite of the construction on LBJ, her business has increased 20 percent, sparking the need for more space.
After four years on East Northwest Highway, the plus-size consignment store Larger Than Life is moving into Preston Valley. Co-owner Alice Sevier says she is excited about sharing clients with Bodacious Boutique. The store should be open by the end of this week.
Texas’s first Kabbalah Bookstore had a soft opening in the shopping center at the beginning of July with plans for a grand opening party Sept. 9, featuring free mini lectures, refreshments and gift bags for all attendees. Publicists Kate Hall Johnson said there’s a substantial Kabbalah community in Dallas, which is what prompted the expansion. The Kabbalah Centre is an international nonprofit organization with several locations across the world.
Finally, Mangiomo Italian Restaurant opened mid-July in the old Opa! space.