The lowdown on what’s up with neighborhood businesses

Pilates studio open at Preston and Forest

Neighborhood resident Elizabeth Lindberg celebrated the grand opening of The PilatesBarre, located at the northwest corner of Preston and Forest next to The Mercury, on Sept. 12. The locally owned company’s original branch is in Snider Plaza. The new 2,500-square-foot studio will offer Pilates and boot camp classes seven days a week. The studio is equipped with 12 state-of-the-art “Megaformers,” which are Pilates devices that provide more versatility and resistance for a better workout. The PilatesBarre uses the fitness philosophy of Sebastien Lagree, who expands upon strength and cardio training in addition to the holistic teachings of Pilates. Lindberg used to work on Wall Street in corporate finance and investment banking at Morgan Stanley. She did international banking with Citigroup’s Asia Pacific region. She discovered Pilates after enduring tennis injuries, and trained with Lagree himself in Los Angeles last spring. Lindberg has lived in Preston Hollow for 20 years and is active in the Junior League, Preston Hollow Women’s Club and children’s organizations.

The PilatesBarre

11909 Preston



Undeveloped land south of NorthPark to become senior housing

Buckner International has acquired the three-acre tract of undeveloped land on the southwest corner of Northwest Highway and Central Expressway with plans to build senior housing. The nonprofit Christian ministry runs other senior communities and orphanages in the Dallas area. The land, located just south of NorthPark Center, is the last remnant of the old Caruth family farm, settled in the 1800s.

Buckner International

600 N. Pearl



New website to serve as Jewish cultural, educational and social hub

The Center for Jewish Education of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas launched its new website,, in September. The website features information on upcoming events, a directory of Jewish organizations in North Texas, a Jewish calendar with holidays, candle lighting times and links to Jewish resources. Users can customize the site to their preferences.

Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas



More business bits

1 A new Drybar at NorthPark Center is the company’s largest location, joining other North Texas locations in Highland Park and Plano. The shop, located between Macy’s and Dillard’s, offers only blowouts.


8687 North Central Expressway



DOUGH Pizzeria Napoletana.

Photo by Kevin Geil.


2 DOUGH Pizzeria Napoletana has been certified by Verace Pizzeria Napoletana Americas. It is one of 59 restaurants nationwide to receive the certification, which is given to traditional preparation of pizza napoletana. Dough’s Dallas location has been open for more than a year and is one of two in Texas, the other in San Antonio.

DOUGH Pizzeria Napoletana

11909 Preston


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