Tin Star leaves Preston Center, expands elsewhere

Tin Star Taco Bar has officially closed its location at The Plaza at Preston Center, but Tin Star president Michael D. Rangel says the taco shop is still doing well and is scouting sites at Firewheel Town Center in Garland and on Greenville Avenue. “With the remodel of Preston Center, the Corner Bakery spot was being removed to make room for a parking garage,” says Rangel. “Corner Bakery bought out our lease and franchise agreement in order to take over our spot. All other [Tin Star] locations will remain open. We just opened a new location in Stonebriar Mall and are about to start construction on another Arlington location.” Corner Bakery is slated to open this month in its new Plaza spot.

Tin Star Taco Bar

Corner Bakery, 8420 Preston Center Plaza, 214.368.7101

The Plaza at Preston Center, Preston and Northwest Hwy., 469.232.0000

Cultured Cup becomes online-only company

Much to the dismay of its loyal clientele, The Cultured Cup at the Plaza at Preston Center has closed its storefront to concentrate on online sales. Co-owner Phil Krampetz says its growth has been on the wholesale and online sides, so the idea of paying for a storefront began to make less and less sense. “Our new website is linked to PayPal and is very easy and safe,” Krampetz says. “However, our longtime customers should feel free to just email or call us with their order. We will offer free shipping anywhere in Dallas for at least the first six months.”


“The Family Place really touches all aspects. Do you know there are support groups helping not only the victims of mental, emotional and physical abuse, but the abuser can attend their own separate rehab sessions? That is very impressive.”

—Honey Rosenthal of Ellen Terry Realtors, which celebrates its 30th birthday this year by increasing support to charities, schools and the community

Celebrity tattoo removal clinic opens

Dr. Tattoff, a celebrity-owned tattoo removal and laser hair removal clinic, has opened in Preston Forest Village on the southwest corner of Preston and Forest. Dr. Tattoff’s national medical director, Dr. Will Kirby, has been featured by People, CNN, ABC, Dr. 90210 and more. “We founded Dr. Tattoff to give people a safe and affordable option for tattoo removal and laser hair removal, and we look forward to serving the Dallas community,” Dr. Kirby says. “We’re fortunate enough to live in a day and age where we can literally erase the mistakes of your past.”

Dr. Tattoff, 11661 Preston, 469.547.6940

Authentic Mexican fare replaces Chic from Barcelona

This month, Meso Maya opens its doors at Preston and Forest in the former Chic from Barcelona space. This authentic Mexican restaurant serves cuisine from a variety of regions, including a traditional Mayan dish of achiote-marinated pork shoulder with black beans from Southern Mexico. Executive chef Nico Sanchez — with a résumé that includes Cuba Libre and The Porch — has prepared a menu full of handmade corn tortillas, creamy cacao and a specialty mole negro. “There’s a lot of Tex-Mex out there, and people are ready for the next step … real Mexican food with adobo sauces and dried chiles,” Sanchez says. Expect most meals to stay under $20 and an atmosphere that is stylish, but relaxed.

• Meso Maya, 11909 Preston Rd., 972.555.1212

Do you know of a neighborhood business renovating, expanding, moving, launching, hosting an event, celebrating an anniversary, offering a special or something else noteworthy? Send the information to livelocal@advocatemag.com or call 214.292.0487. 

Click to sign up for the Advocate's weekly news digest and be the first to know what’s happening in Preston Hollow.