Tu-Lu’s Gluten-free Bakery now open

Tu-Lu

A New York-based bakery has opened on Sherry Lane. Tu-Lu’s is run by two women — Tully and Jen — who both have a gluten intolerance. So they came together and created Tu-Lu’s, which offers cakes, cupcakes, cookies, muffins and brownies. It also has a few vegan options. Tully graduated from Southern Methodist University before heading to Le Cordon Bleu in Austin and then earning a master’s degree in food studies from New York University. Jen, an advocate for the gluten-free lifestyle, left the financial industry to team up with Tully. Tu-Lu’s NYC bakery has received praise from Vogue and “CBS New York.”
Tu-Lu’s Gluten-free Bakery
6055 Sherry, 469.206.3121

Tomato Pie Pizza coming to Preston and Forest

Manager John Hudnall says the concept is St. Louis-style pizza, which is unheard of around here. Tomato Pizza Pie is characterized by super-thin crust and a special blend of cheeses. The meats and toppings are all fresh, as opposed to chains that pile on frozen ingredients before popping the pizza into the oven, Hudnall says. “Instead of getting a taste of sausage here and there, it’s more like one flavor that has been cooked together,” he says. The northwest corner of Preston and Forest is the restaurant’s first location, and owner Ryan Noles plans to expand as soon as possible.
Tomato Pie Pizza
11661 Preston

Bijoux turns ‘bistro’

The upscale, contemporary French restaurant recently has opted for a dual personality. Run by husband-and-wife team Scott and Gina Gottlich, the famed Inwood Village restaurant has split into two concepts: a chef’s room and a bistro. The chef’s room will be a formal dining experience with optional wine pairings, and the other part — retaining the name Bijoux — is a casual restaurant serving bistro-style fare.
Bijoux
• 5450 W. Lovers, 214.350.6100

Spec’s expanding to Preston Royal Village

The Houston-based liquor store is opening a 9,918-square-foot store in the former Blockbuster space at Preston and Royal. A spokesperson for Preston Royal Village announced, “The store will present a ‘boutique feel’ and will offer fine wines and beers from around the world.” This shop won’t sell any hard liquor like Spec’s Wine, Spirits and Finer Foods’ first Dallas store at Walnut Hill and Central.
Spec’s

More business bits

1. Real estate firm Bandera Ventures plans to move into a new two-story 5,000-square-foot office building in Preston Center.
Preston Royal Village

2. Crocs, Inc. shoe store and Officine Panerai luxury watch boutique are set to open this month at NorthPark Center.
NorthPark Center
8687 N. Central, 214.363.7441

3. Preston Hollow-based Cheeky Chics Jewelry, GAIA Empowered Women and Taylor Custer Jewelry Design will be at the Dallas Flea at South Side on Lamar on Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Dallas Flea
1409 S. Lamar

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