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_DSC0124 RT#4A building that has sat vacant at the southwest corner of Preston and Royal for the past decade finally has new life. 

Julia and David Shelton opened the Primrose School of Preston Hollow, which focuses on early childhood education and features curriculum that blends teacher-guided and child-initiated activities with an emphasis on character development for children 6 weeks to 6 years old. Built in 1969, the building most recently operated as a Chase Bank.

This is the first Primrose School inside the I-635 loop, serving families in the urban neighborhoods of Preston Hollow, Park Cities, Lakewood, Lake Highlands and Uptown.

The school features 12 private classrooms with wireless technology, four secure, age-appropriate playgrounds to promote the children’s early development. There’s also a garden on site — the Primrose Patch — for monthly gardening and nature studies.

A grand opening event is scheduled for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 21 with State Rep. Jason Villalba. The event also includes school tours, refreshments and children’s activities, including face painting and a balloon artist, as well as giveaways and raffle prizes.

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