Category Archives: New Businesses

Apple’s new Mac Pro will be made in Austin, not China



Photo courtesy of Apple

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The newest generation of Apple’s Mac Pro computer will be made in Austin, the company announced Monday.

The company didn’t specify when the new computers would start to roll out, but said in a release it will “begin production soon at the same Austin facility where Mac Pro has been made since 2013.” As recently as June this year, the Wall Street Journal and others had reported Apple planned to manufacture it in China, as it does many of its other products.

The company unveiled the redesigned Mac Pro at its Worldwide Developer Conference in June with a price tag of $5,999. The computer includes components from more than a dozen American companies.

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Dallas’ Lakewood Theater finds second life with hip new bowling alley

By Teresa Gubbins

The iconic Lakewood Theater will soon be home to a new bowling alley, when a Colorado-based concept called Bowlski’s opens in the long-vacant venue. According to their website, they’ll open in summer 2019.

Bowlski’s is a family-run bowling business started in Colorado by Craig and Jennifer Spivey, who have more than 10 years’ experience in the restaurant industry and five-plus years operating as bowling proprietor.


Bowlounge and Bowlero are bowling cousins. (Courtesy photo)

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Salon Turnage marks debut salon for Conor Turnage of Paul Mitchell – The School

Conor Turnage and his family own and operate several Paul Mitchell The School colleges in the Addison and Arlington areas.


John Paul Dejoria (L) and Turnage

An entrepreneur from a young age, Conor says that, “In 1997, my family purchased a cosmetology school, and by 2002 it became the first Paul Mitchell franchise. Even though I was only ten years old, I was the one who gave John Paul Dejoria, the owner of Paul Mitchell, a tour of our new campus. When I turned 16, not only did I buy my father’s half of Conor Turnage Vending, but I also started working in the school. I was a construction worker on the remodel project in the front area of the school. I helped relocate walls, poured concrete, ground, polished, and stained the concrete floors, and PMassembled the new salon equipment. My next position was as the custodian. After that, I became a Service Desk Leader, Admissions Leader, Advertising Manager, and continued to work my way up to my current position of Vice President.” [Source: Voyage Dallas]

On January 25, 2019 Salon Turnage opened its doors, located at 8201 Preston Road #110 in Dallas. The salon offers cuts, color and conditioning treatments now, with makeup services, eyebrow shaping, waxing and bridal packages coming soon.

While their official Grand Opening won’t be until the third week of March, book between now and March 7th and receive a complimentary cut and 1/2 off color and treatments.

The salon itself is very chic, decorated in black and white, with beautiful chandeliers, dressing rooms and walls full of recommended products. The staff is friendly from the moment a client walks in until he/she walks out, and they go above-and-beyond to meet the client’s needs. I had a cut (by Gehrig) and color (by Alex and Jordan) done, and it was a fun experience; the staff is cheerful and jokes abound. All of my stylists listened to what I wanted and brought it to fruition.

To learn more about Salon Turnage, visit; call (214) 453-2843 or email


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CBD American Shaman in Grapevine now open



Photo courtesy of Lance Griffin

CBD American Shaman opened Feb. 2 at 303 Northwest Hwy., Ste. C, Grapevine. The business sells cannabidiol oil, or CBD oil, which is derived from industrial hemp and can be used as a natural remedy for relieving pain, stress and anxiety. 817-722-6100. or

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25 Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake retailers that opened in 2018 or are coming soon


gcs-2019-01-14-01In 2018 at least 25 retailers in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake either opened or announced they are opening in 2019. This list is not comprehensive.


1. Park Place Grapevine Porsche
1280 Texan Trail, Grapevine


2. Austin 5
3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine

3. American Threads
263 Grand Avenue, Southlake

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Frisco P&Z OKs development south of Dr Pepper Ballpark, including new hotel


roughriders-plazaThe Frisco Planning and Zoning Commission approved the rezoning and site plans for a new development that will include a hotel, office and retail building on the northeast corner of Dallas Parkway and Ikea Drive.

The 88.2-acre property is located just south of the Dr Pepper Ballpark and just north of Ikea. The property currently serves as a portion of the parking for the ballpark.

The rezoning request would rezone the property to a planned development to include a hotel, office and retail space.

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Retired NFL athlete to open sports performance and fitness center in Southlake


fotolia_121166552_subscription_xxlFASST Performance & Fitness is opening at 1605 Hart St., Ste. 180, Southlake. The targeted opening date is early March. Programs will be available to help youth and adult-level athletes prepare for optimal performance and to help individuals reach their personal fitness goals. FASST stands for footwork, agility, speed, strength and technique, owner Willie Pile said. A youth football coach in the Southlake community, Pile previously played for the Dallas Cowboys and the Kansas City Chiefs as well as in the Canadian Football League. Official contact information for FASST will be added at a later date.

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What’s next for H-E-B and Central Market in Dallas?

By Maria Halkias, Retail Writer

1af89ba060f3f95728a26e7ba6a1f547H-E-B’s Central Market division has more plans for new stores in Dallas. With the opening Wednesday at Midway Road and Northwest Highway of its third Central Market in the city limits, other projects in the pipeline will start to move ahead, the company said.

Oak Cliff and Uptown Central Markets continue to be in the works, but without firm timelines.

And don’t give up on H-E-B supermarkets arriving in Dallas-Fort Worth. 

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Flower Mound’s River Walk takes shape: Restaurant row, wedding chapel opening in 2019



Graphic: Brian Pardue/Community Impact Newspaper

The developer of Flower Mound’s 158-acre River Walk at Central Park is closer than ever to delivering the retail, restaurants and public amenities promised more than a decade ago.

Sarah Dodd, a spokesperson for developer Centurion American Development Group, said the development’s wedding chapel and reception hall are expected to be complete in the spring with the restaurants opening in the summer or early fall. The farmers market and amphitheater will follow in 2020, she said.

“The variety of restaurant concepts that will overlook the scenic river walk along with the chapel inside the development will be a unique addition to Flower Mound that we’ve designed with the residents in mind,” CADG President and CEO Mehrdad Moayedi said. “We are excited to see these projects come to fruition in 2019.”

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Boutique retail and more: What’s in store for Plano’s Collin Creek Mall if a developer’s plan is approved


A developer’s plans to revamp Plano’s struggling Collin Creek Mall would fill out the property with a broad base of housing units, tear down the existing anchor stores and remake the main body of the mall into a boutique retail destination, according to documents filed with the city and an interview with the developer.

The concept plan, submitted to the city on Dec. 27, offers the public its first look at what Farmers Branch-based developer Centurion American plans to do with the properties it purchased last month. Parking lots surrounding the mall’s main structure would be filled in with two 15-story office buildings, a movie theater, a hotel and music venue and a mix of housing units and city park space, plans show.


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