View of Preston Hollow Village from Walnut Hill

View of Preston Hollow Village from Walnut Hill

We confirmed a couple of weeks ago that the Preston Hollow Village grocer, Trader Joe’s, is set to open in February, but it won’t be the first tenant to arrive in the new, high-profile development abutting our neighborhood at the northwest corner of Walnut Hill and 75.

Leon Backes, CEO of Provident Realty, which is developing the center with Kroenke Holdings, says major construction on the first phase is done.  Landscapers were out there today finishing work on the curb appeal. Except for the tenants still building out their spaces, the center will be open by next month with new restaurants opening by year’s end.

We’re not just talking new construction; many of these places are new to the Dallas market. Here is what’s confirmed:

Modmarket: The Colorado-based restaurant already has expanded to Plano and Flower Mound, offering healthy farm-to-table fare; it should be open by the end of January

Blue Sushi Sake Grill: Its first Texas location is open in Fort Worth, and it’s coming to Preston Hollow Village this winter. The chain is expanding and has several locations in Nebraska.

Orangetheory Fitness: This is an interval training studio designed around the theory of “excess post-exercise oxygen consumption.” Read more about it here.

Eighteen Eight Fine Men’s Salon: This upscale barbershop chain has a location in Uptown, its first in Dallas. Preston Hollow will be its second.

Pakpao Thai: This local restaurant has been popular in the Design District. The vibe is stylish, and the food looks beautiful.

Tangerine Salon: The concept from Aveda already is established in North Texas, and this will be its fourth location, opening very soon.

VertsKebap: This is an interesting European street food concept from two UT grads.

“We’re looking for something unique that you aren’t able to find in Dallas,” Backes says. Several other new-to-Dallas tenants are in negotiations.

The second phase of Preston Hollow Village breaks ground after the new year — the seven-story, 512-unit luxury apartments. Backes says that section also will include a public plaza area, complete with a fancy, lit-up fountain where we’ll likely see live jazz music and other small gatherings.

Backes says he’s been working with neighbors on ways to enhance the ins and outs of transportation around the center. A traffic lights have been installed at the Walnut Hill entrance.

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