Saturday, December 5, 2020

McIlvain & Associates Breaks Ground on New Office in Southlake

McIlvain & Associates, a full-service accounting firm, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony November 19 for its future home in Southlake. The 5,994 square foot building will be located at 1110 North Kimball Avenue in the Highland Corner Office Park. Upon completion in Fall 2020, McIlvain & Associates will relocate its operations and 15 employees to the new building. Mitchell Builders of Southlake is the general contractor.

McIlvain & Associates has been located in Colleyville since 1997. According to Managing Partners Kelli Hoffman and Tasha Whiddon, when the time came to find a new space, choosing to purchase land on North Kimball in Southlake seemed like the perfect spot.

“Building and owning our office is a milestone for McIlvain & Associates,” Hoffman said. “This new space will give us room to expand and serve more clients.”

Founder Sandy McIlvain opened the doors of her CPA firm in 1988 with a vision to provide exceptional service, trusted expertise, and to create a family culture within her staff that truly cares for their clients. Thirty-one years later, her vision and succession plan has been realized. The firm continues to enjoy a respected role in the community and maintain steady growth.

For more information, call 817-545-1277 or visit www.mcilvain.net.

Break a Sweat in Southlake: NEW Fitness Studios Now Open

Already home to several boutique fitness studios, Southlake now has a few new reasons to break a sweat. Just in time for summer and in preparation for fall sports, head to Southlake to shape up, stretch out and gain some speed.

Tap into your healthier self at Tapout Fitness. Part of the Tapout brand partially owned by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and with 25+ locations and growing, Tapout Fitness combines the martial arts philosophy of discipline, determination and respect, with the energy of cardio, weight training and high intensity interval training (HIIT). Tapout takes a personalized approach to fitness through its branded class categories: Tapout Fit (progressive boxing combinations), Tapout Martial Arts (professional techniques made accessible for both adults and children) and Tapout Sweat (kettlebells, battle ropes and strength equipment). Within these signature classes, clients can choose from group classes, personal training, boot camps and more. Regardless of age or fitness level, Tapout makes martial arts-infused fitness fun and attainable for everyone and is located at 2717 E. Southlake Boulevard, Suite 180.

Looking for an athletic edge? From pee wee football players to high school athletes, recreational sports enthusiasts and professionals, think FASST Performance & Fitness to sharpen sport-specific capabilities. An acronym for footwork, agility, speed, strength and technique, FASST provides clients with the necessary instruction, knowledge and individualized programming to maximize their athletic potential and achieve performance goals. With training programs categorized by age (starting as young as three years old), FASST programs focus on functional strength training, sport-specific speed and agility development (for football, baseball and more), sport-specific conditioning and work capacity, flexibility and proper dietary practices. From individual sessions to team workouts, FASST offers training opportunities to meet the demands of athletes, and even epitomizes the expression work hard, play hard by offering a birthday party package (complete with dodgeball, touch football and tug-of-war). FASST is located at 1605 Hart Street, Suite 180.

Sore from sports or stiff from work or aging? Find relief and warm up for a more flexible life at Stretch Zone. Specially trained stretch practitioners use patented equipment to follow specific methods and protocols to properly position, stabilize, isolate and manipulate muscles in a scientific way. Why? Different from traditional stretching, this method works by increasing active range of motion and the quality of those movements, and relieves soreness and stiffness. Developed for the founder’s grandfather who suffered from decreased mobility due to diabetes, consistent stretching with this method allowed him to transition from a walker to the dance floor. Now a popular franchise with 70+ locations, Stretch Zone is used by professional athletes in the NFL, NBA, MLB and ATP to enhances athletic performance by improving physical abilities, increases reaction time and boosts spatial awareness. Ideal for anyone in search of a more active lifestyle, Stretch Zone is located at 405 N. Carroll Avenue.

 

 

With something for all ages and all fitness levels, kick off the hottest season with a healthier you. Soaring temperatures and sizzling new studios offer a great reason to get and stay healthy in Southlake.

 

The Results Are In, See What Businesses Had to Say!

The results for the 2019 Business Climate Survey are in and based on those results, Southlake is looking like a great place to be doing business!

The City of Southlake recently conducted its first annual business climate survey. This survey enabled businesses to share their perceptions, ideas and suggestions about the quality of services provided by the City of Southlake, their challenges and other important business data that local elected and appointed officials can use when making decisions.

“As the business environment continuously evolves, it’s important for us to know how businesses are being challenged and what they find beneficial to being in Southlake,” said Deputy Director of Economic Development Daniel Cortez. “This survey is a great tool for us to start tracking not just the environment, but also satisfaction and sentiment as well.”

The results were largely positive and provided insight as to how businesses feel not just about the local economy, but the state and national economy as well. Some highlights of the survey are:

  • Most businesses indicated they were meeting or exceeding their sales targets;
  • Over 80% of businesses described the local business climate in Southlake as excellent or good;
  • More than three-quarters of businesses indicated they expect sales to increase over the next 12-months;
  • Eighty percent or more of businesses rated City services as excellent or good as it pertained to street quality, water service, trash services and overall City satisfaction;
  • Most businesses also indicated they expect their business to grow or expand in the coming year; and lastly,
  • Ninety-two percent of the businesses surveyed rated Southlake as an excellent or good place to do business.

The survey results also identified some local challenges that some businesses were experiencing such as the availability of labor, local traffic and competition from other businesses. Overall, most businesses felt there is nothing they would change about the local business climate and felt the sense of community is the biggest benefit of being a business in Southlake.

At the closing of this survey on March 22nd, there were 144 respondents or 8% of all businesses in Southlake. For complete survey results please visit the Business Climate webpage and click on the survey report.

 

New Biz List: February 2019

Would you like to know about the new businesses in town? If so, you are going to want to subscribe to the Economic Development New Biz List. The list not only gives you an update about recently opened businesses, but it will also tell you what’s coming to Southlake in the next few months.

Now Open
  • Ice Shaker, Inc.: Ice Shaker is an online retailer located at 587 Commerce St., Suite 100. The company sells kitchen grade stainless steel shaker bottles, tumblers and cups that holds ice for over 30 hours and do not absorb odor! 817-329-6478 IceShaker.com
  • Coldwater Creek: Coldwater Creek is now open in Southlake Town Square at 279 Grand Avenue West.  The retailer offers women’s apparel, home decor products, jewelry and accessories. 817-857-6919 ColdwaterCreek.com
  • Herencia Texan Cuisine: Herencia Texan Cuisine opened in The Shoppes of Southlake at 1431 East Southlake Boulevard, Suite 551.  The restaurant features Latin-inspired dishes made from locally sourced meats, vegetables and fresh seafood. 817-873-8800  HerenciaRestaurant.com
  • Lush: Lush is now opened in Southlake Town Square at 1431 Main Street. Lush is known for its beauty and bath products made from preservative-free and organic ingredients. From the freshest ingredients to fighting against animal testing, they have six core philosophies that they live and breathe every day. LushUSA.com
  • Exponential Property Group: Exponential Property Group opened at 2545 East Southlake Boulevard.  Exponential specializes in re-positioning value add, multi-family assets throughout major Texas markets. Through professional asset management and a high level of integrity, Exponential increases the value of properties while dramatically improving quality of life for its residents.  817-305-0610 ExponentialPropertyGroup.com
  • Living Stones Foundation: Living Stones Foundation opened at 550 Reserve Street, Suite 460.  The Living Stones Foundation Charitable Trust (LSFCT) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt foundation. LSFCT provides financial and strategic resources to projects that lead to self-sustaining kingdom-building ministries, where support will leverage the success of the whole body of Christ. 817-532-5001 LSFoundation.org
  • Texas TMJ and Pain Institute: Texas TMJ and Pain Institute opened at 630 N. Kimball Avenue, Suite 110.  They are committed to a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to treat facial pain, headaches, temporomandibular joint disorders and sleep apnea with a positive outcome. 817251-9985 DallasTMJDr.com

Find out more here.

New Biz List: December 2017

Would you like to know about the new businesses in town? If so, you are going to want to subscribe to the Economic Development New Biz List. The list not only gives you an update about recently opened businesses, but will tell you what’s coming next in the next few months.

Now Open

    • Curduro Health: Curduro Health recently opened at 280 Commerce Street, Suite 180. Corduro Heath offers a variety of cloud-based and software services on a platform developed for healthcare providers, consumers, researchers, labs and medical systems. 817-753-3050 CorduroHealth.com
    • Eat, Fit, Go: Eat, Fit, Go recently opened in Wyndham Plaza at 2600 E. Southlake Boulevard, Suite 160. The health oriented business offers fresh, high protein meals prepared with all-natural ingredients. 817-912-1326 EatFitGo.com
    • Pandora: Pandora recently opened in Southlake Town Square at 323 Grande Avenue East. The retailer is known for its ability to customize charm bracelets, designer rings, and necklaces. 817-329-5540 Pandora.net

Read Full List Here

The Offices at Kimball Park Opens with 57 Percent Occupancy

The City of Southlake now has two additional Class A office buildings, increasing its commercial square footage by approximately 275,000 square feet within the past six months. The Offices at Kimball Park, completed in August, follows the March opening of Granite Place at Southlake Town Square. Located at the northwest corner of State Highway 114 and Kimball Avenue, the four-story office building is the second piece of Kimball Park, a 15.5 acre mixed-use development that is already home to the recently-opened Cambria hotel and suites.

Kimball Park Interior - SmallAccording to Kimball Park developer Jeff Medici, 65,000 square feet of the 115,000 square foot building is leased. Tenants to-date are Executive Medicine, Independence Title, Liberty Mutual, Medici Development Partners and Keller Williams Realty DFW Southlake, which is occupying approximately 40,000 square feet on two floors.

“I knew that in order to do a Class A office building in Southlake successfully, I needed to have good anchor tenants. This building has all the bells and whistles to get folks excited and bring top tier businesses to Southlake,” Medici stated, noting features include an onsite building manager, parking garage, state-of-the-art lighting and access control systems, and programmable 40-inch display panels outside each office.

One of Medici’s goals for the building was to have a wow factor, which is accomplished with a floating staircase in the two-story lobby, accented by a black walnut art feature, Italian tile and transitional furnishings. Outside the front entrance, a water fountain will soon be installed by Southlake-based Claffey Pools.

Tenants are in the process of finishing out and moving into their spaces on the first, second and third floors. The fourth floor, which is currently not leased, offers a balcony with linear fireplace and flatscreen television.

Medici confirms that he has sold a parcel to a developer in Keller who is building a restaurant and spa across from the office building; a groundbreaking ceremony is expected to take place in September. This is the next step in the development of Kimball Park, which was once the site of a large MESCO metal fabrication facility since the 1950s.

During the groundbreaking ceremony for The Offices at Kimball Park in July 2016, Southlake Mayor Laura Hill expressed her appreciation for all involved in the redevelopment of what is considered the eastern gateway to Southlake.

“This piece of property is a Cinderella story with a happy ending,” commented Hill. “Keller Williams has been an incredible neighbor and made such a significant investment in this community. Congratulations to all who will call this new building home.”

For more information about The Offices at Kimball Park, visit www.kimballparkoffices.com or contact Keller Williams Realty DFW Southlake at 817-328-1183.

Cambria Moves Closer To Opening

Development in Southlake continues as the new Cambria hotel & suites Southlake DFW North in Kimball Park moves closer to it’s grand opening in a few short months.

One of the world’s largest hotel companies, Fillmore Capital Partners and developer Fillmore Hospitality announced two appointments for the new Cambria hotel & suites Southlake DFW North opening October 15: Sam Cannon has been named general manager. The 175-room hotel is anchoring Kimball Park, a mixed-use development under construction at the northwest corner of State Highway 114 and Kimball Avenue in Southlake.

As general manager of the full-service hotel, Cannon will be responsible for managing day-to-day operations, hiring staff and leading local community relations activities.

Sam Cannon_GM_1 With 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Cannon brings a wealth of knowledge to the Southlake location. Previously, Cannon served as the dual property general manager of Cambria hotel & suites and MainStay Suites in Rapid City, South Dakota. During Cannon’s more than four years of dual management, he oversaw the opening and staffing of one of the hotels, as well as directed both hotels in surpassing goals, brand standards and ratings, positioning both hotels in the top five within their respective brands. Before his dual management role, Cannon worked as the general manager for the historic Hotel Alex Johnson in Rapid City, where he moved the hotel from an independent to an affiliate hotel, re-positioned the property from a two diamond to a three diamond property with AAA, and oversaw other significant hotel achievements, including receiving several hospitality awards. Prior to management positions with hotels in South Dakota, Cannon held various leadership roles with hospitality institutions in Colorado, Michigan, Ohio and Texas.

Still under construction, the Cambria in Southlake continues to make progress towards its October grand opening. “Where everybody is somebody,” Cambria hotel & suites is an upscale brand within Choice Hotels, offering modern, stylish rooms for leisure and business travelers. Managed by Fillmore Hospitality and customized for the Southlake location, the four-story hotel will include an on-site restaurant and bar, fitness center, and complimentary high-speed WiFi throughout the property.
To see the progress live, CLICK HERE.  For more information, visit www.CambriaHotelandSuites.com or call 817-416-4396.

 

Blue Pomegranate Gallery Celebrates Grand Opening Event in Southlake

The press and public are invited to the grand opening of Blue Pomegranate Gallery on December 10, 2015 for an introduction to our unique brand of uplifting original artwork from American artists, with an emphasis on local art.
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This grand opening celebration event will take place at Blue Pomegranate Gallery, 1236 Prospect Street, Southlake, between 5:00pm and 9:00pm. Desserts and beverages will be available to all guests.

Representing more than 100 local and national artists, sculptors and jewelers, Blue Pomegranate Gallery carries unique American handmade fine art, fine crafts, sculpture, jewelry, ornaments, wearables, garden art and gifts.

Blue Pomegranate Gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 7:00pm and Sunday from 12:00pm to 5:00pm.

Blue Pomegranate Gallery was founded in 2001 by two Nebraska artists.

PastedGraphic-2In 2009, one of those artists, Sondra Gerber, became sole owner and began to focus on quality, American handmade, original artwork and gifts that are created in the artists’ studios, with an emphasis on local and regional art.

Over the past 15 years, Blue Pomegranate has continued to grow in notoriety, quality and sales in Omaha, Nebraska, where Gerber and her husband, Jason, call home.

The Gerbers are excited to share their dream and vision of American handmade Fine Art and Gifts with Texas!

 

The above press release was provided to My Southlake New via Blue Pomegranate Gallery.

Understanding Development – Join the City for a Southlake Town Hall Forum

The most visible impact to a community is the development that occurs within it. For Southlake residents it is evident that development is happening today. It can be troubling to think, how much development is too much? What are the rules that dictate how development occurs? Who is keeping track of all this development? How does development begin in Southlake?

The answers to all of these questions are an important part of the long-term sustainability of Southlake and the quality of life for the community. Because of this, a Town Hall Forum is scheduled to be held at Southlake Town Hall. Information will be provided on economic development, the planning (entitlement) process, Southlake 2030, regional growth outside of Southlake and community engagement. A panel discussion followed by time for questions and answers by local experts on these topics will be featured at the forum.

Tuesday, September, 29, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Southlake Town Hall, 1400 Main Street, Southlake, TX

If you are interested in anything in particular, questions can be submitted prior to or after the forum by clicking here. Please note that similar questions will be consolidated and answered as one and questions are categorized based on their subject.