Chocolates at The Cultured Cup. Photo by Molly Dickson

The Cultured Cup opens tasting room
After closing its store in the Plaza at Preston Center in June and shifting completely online, The Cultured Cup has opened a tasting room at Alpha and Midway where the owners will introduce new products and host special programs. It’s also the venue for T-Bar, a club for tea connoisseurs that meets on the first Friday of every month.

Floss Dental expands to Preston Royal
The ever-so-trendy dental office seen in the Park Cities opened another location late last month at the southwest corner of Preston and Royal. Floss offers an array of services in an upscale environment but at affordable prices. The office includes a modern interior design, contemporary artwork and sleek leather sofas in the waiting room. Dr. Clint Hertzog has appeared on “Good Morning Texas” discussing cosmetic treatments.

Chocolate Soup relocates to Allen
Last month, children’s clothing boutique Chocolate Soup closed its location in Preston Royal Village and moved to the Village at Fairview in Allen. Founded in 1971, the family business offers affordable designer clothes and accessories for boys and girls from newborns to pre-teens. The shop previously operated at another Preston Royal storefront for 30 years before moving across the street last year.

New stores coming to NorthPark Center
Two restaurants will open this month at NorthPark — Yumilicious and La Paloma Taqueria. Yumilicious is a self-serve frozen yogurt lounge with more than 40 flavors and a variety of fruit and candy toppings. La Paloma specializes in tacos and tortas as well as Mexican dishes that start at $5.95.

More business bits

(1) Tony Rivard of Crème de la Cookie recently opened a storefront inside NorthPark near Neiman Marcus. The shop offers a limited menu, focusing on signature items like cake balls and French macaroons.
(2) Kidville launched a fall education series, featuring programs free to members and $10 for non-members. This month, author Ashley Parks will discuss her book “The Saving Seed: Growing a Financially Healthy Family Tree” at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 2.
(3) The Lakeside Shopping Center at Walnut Hill and Central Expressway changed hands in September. Retail Plazas Inc. bought the property from Henry S. Miller. It’s adjacent to the 42-acre lot Walnut Park that is prime for new development.

Get in Contact

The Cultured Cup
13714 Gamma

Floss Dental
10763 Preston

Chocolate Soup
157 Sloan
Village at Fairview

8687 North Central

La Paloma
8687 North Central

Tony Rivard
8687 North Central

6025 Royal

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