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Seasons 52 coming to NorthPark Center
The restaurant and wine bar Seasons 52 is opening its first Dallas location at NorthPark Center. The new spot will be in the old McCormick & Schmick’s space between Neiman Marcus and Dillard’s and is expected to open sometime this fall. Seasons 52, a national chain with 22 locations around the country, is known for its seasonal menu, which changes four times a year and offers weekly specials from flatbreads to Cedar plank salmon. It’s relatively healthy, too, with no dish topping 475 calories. The wine list — a selection of 100 wines with 52 offered by the glass — was created by master sommelier George Miliotes, one of only 118 professionals in North America who hold that title. The new NorthPark location will feature a custom-built wine cellar and live piano music nightly.
8687 N. Central
Baker Bros., Grip to open at Luther and Westchester
Two new restaurants are coming in July to the Corner at Preston Center, a redevelopment project at the southwest corner of Luther and Westchester. Rosebriar Holdings acquired the property in April 2011 and has updated the buildings and facades. Baker Bros. is a fast-casual yet upscale deli chain that serves oven-baked sandwiches, pizzas and stuffed baked potatoes. It has locations throughout Texas. Grip is a new Mediterranean concept from the owners of Ali Baba. It will take the former 24 Hour Fitness space.
Corner at Preston Center
Luther and Westchester
Make Up Forever now open at NorthPark Center
The Paris-based professional makeup brand Make Up Forever has opened its second U.S. store in Dallas. Described as “the candy store of makeup shops,” the boutique carries more than 1,500 products and features a video makeup lesson recording studio where patrons can record their personalized makeup lessons with trained professional artists. Make Up Forever also offers custom foundation blending, an interactive smart board to create unique looks, and more.
8687 N. Central
More business bits
1.The Black-Eyed Pea Restaurant is opening in the former Gordos space near Preston Center.
2. Baked Spice on Lovers has closed.
3. The Gents Place at Preston Hollow, a men’s grooming and lifestyle club, will open by June 30 in the Preston Oaks Shopping Center at Preston and Royal.
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4. Preston Center’s Everything But Water, in a nod to its name, has expanded its merchandise by adding an in-store accessories cabana.