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T. Hee Greetings and Gifts closes Preston Center location

T. Hee Greetings & Gifts has closed its Preston Center store less than three months after opening it. The owners didn’t have enough foot traffic at the Preston Hollow location to sustain their business, they said. Residents will have to trek to East Dallas or Lake Highlands locations for St. Patrick’s Day supplies.
T.Hee Greetings and Gifts
Lake Highlands Store:  9661 Audelia, 214.747.5800
East Dallas Store: 6465 E. Mockingbird, 972.996.2606

Controversy brewing at Katy Ice House

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is being asked to serve as a noise buffer between the Katy Trail Ice House and nearby residents. Park Towers‘ homeowners association has been involved in a tussle over noise complaints since the bar’s inception. The HOA took its complaints to the TABC where it is seeking a noise abatement agreement. Katy Ice House, 3136B Routh, 214.468.0600

Boca Chica offers Mexican fusion and a modern twist

Boca Chica

Boca Chica

The tapas and tequila restaurant Boca Chica recently opened its 6,500-square-foot restaurant in the Shops at Park Lane on the third floor. The menu includes “grandes plates” for groups of four with whole fresh market fish stuffed with lobster and pico de gallo, and broiled in lime butter sauce with green rice and tortillas, or pollo en mole, a smoked whole chicken with mole poblano, pico de gallo, garlic roasted potatoes and tortillas. Salivating? Boca Chica has 30 imported tequilas and myriad creative cocktail options to sip.
Boca Chica Tapas and Tequila 8160 Park Lane


Neighbors upset about proposed Walmart/Sam’s Club

Glen Meadow Estates homeowners are disgruntled about a Walmart and Sam’s Club that will be developed at LBJ and Midway if zoning is approved. Neighbors are concerned about trash bags cluttering their neighborhood, the smell of old food wafting into their backyards and disruptive delivery truck noises. The existing strip center would be demolished except for Midway Point and In-N-Out Burger. Spanish Point Apartments, the now empty North Ridge Apartments and Townhomes, and existing Walmart grocery in Farmers Branch would also be demolished. The Sam’s Club on Belt Line (Addison) would shut down due to the new one being built. Three new leases will be on the market, and neighbors fear fast food chains will occupy the spots.

More business bits  

1 Medical City Dallas Hospital and Medical City Children’s Hospital will undergo a $114 million expansion to add four floors to one of its towers and expand another floor as a part of a massive update.

Medical City Dallas Hospital and Medical City Children’s Hospital,  7777 Forest Lane, Dallas, TX 75230, 972.566.8888

Massage Envy

Massage Envy

2 Brokers helped sign a deal to lease a 3,236 square-foot Massage Envy Spa in the Market at Preston Forest. The spa is currently under construction and expected to open sometime April. Massage Envy Spa, 11920 Preston

3 Bailey’s Prime Plus at the Shops at Park Lane closed.

4 David Collier is the new pastry chef at Spoon Bar & Kitchen in Preston Center. His revamped dessert menu launched early February. Spoon Bar and Kitchen, 8220 Westchester Drive, 214.368.8220


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