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The Senior Activity Center Opens Monday, December 14

On Monday, December 14, the City of Southlake will host the Senior Activity Center Grand Opening at The Marq Southlake. The event is free and open to everyone 55 years and better.

The Grand Opening Celebration for the new Senior Activity Center starts at 9:00 a.m. and will feature a light breakfast, program demonstrations, entertainment, local vendors and educational seminars. Lunch will be provided by Metroport Meals On Wheels and will include a guest appearance from Mayor Laura Hill and former Mayor John Terrell.

During the course of this event, visitors will have the opportunity to learn about senior programs, meet our instructors, and tour the facility.

For a sneak peek of the new facility before the Grand Opening, please visit The Marq Southlake facebook page.

For more details on this and other events, activities and classes available at the Southlake Senior Activity Center, visit: or call 817.748.8315.

The Marq Southlake is located at 285 Shady Oaks Drive, Southlake, TX 76092.

Join the Senior Activity Center this December as they move into The Marq Southlake

This year, the month of December is more than just the holiday season for the Senior Activity Center. Beginning with the Grand Opening on Monday, December 14, the Senior Activity Center will have officially moved into The Marq Southlake. The Southlake Senior Activity Center Grand Opening will feature program demonstrations and educational seminars as well as food and entertainment. The event is free and open to everyone 55 years and better.

In addition to the Grand Opening, the Senior Activity Center will be hosting several other great events in December. Below are some event highlights for the month:

Monday, December 14: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM – Southlake Senior Activity Center Grand Opening at The Marq Southlake

Monday, December 21: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – 5th Annual Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 23: 1:00 PM – Christmas Karaoke

Thursday, December 31: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM – 3rd Annual Noon Year’s Eve Party

For more details on these and other events, activities and classes available at the Southlake Senior Activity Center, visit: or call 817.748.8315.

Potbelly Sandwich Shop Brings its Good Vibes & Great Sandwiches to Southlake

logo_headerBest known for its good vibes, toasty sandwiches and live music, Potbelly Sandwich Shop opened its first shop in Southlake, Texas (1161 East Southlake Blvd., Suite 200) today, Tuesday, June 23, 2015.Even with more than 300 locations (and growing) throughout the U.S., every Potbelly Sandwich Shop maintains a unique neighborhood vibe by incorporating decoration that reflects each community, featuring local singing talent and partnering with local area charities.

To celebrate the Southlake opening, the new Potbelly held its traditional Oven Warming grand opening event onMonday, June 25. For a suggested $5 donation at the door, guests received a Potbelly Originals Sandwich, bag of chips and fountain drink. Additionally, 100 percent of proceeds was donated to Gateway Church Single Parents Ministry to raise funds for their great work.

The authentic Potbelly experience is defined by its combination of toasty warm sandwiches, hand-dipped shakes, tasty made-to-order salads, as well as friendly and lively people. Potbelly’s delicious food and heart for the surrounding neighborhood has built a passionate, loyal following of fans who eagerly spread the word about the shops’ fun, energetic atmosphere and great grub.

Often recognized for its live entertainment, music has been a part of the Potbelly experience since the first shop opened in 1977. Neighborhood musicians put a little rhythm into lunch by performing live at Potbelly Sandwich Shops around the country.

Potbelly’s unique atmosphere is complimented by its inviting interior. Potbelly Sandwich Shop searches high and low for décor that give the shops their distinctive, local quirks.  No two Potbelly shops are alike, always incorporating little touches and artifacts that reflect each neighborhood it resides in.

Organizations looking for ways to team up with Potbelly to further support the community are encouraged to request additional information from the restaurant’s General Manager about their 25% Fundraiser opportunity. Potbelly will work with non-profit organizations to host an approved event at the shop, donating 25 percent of net sales during the designated time-frame to the group.

The Southlake shop is open Monday – Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

New Michaels Store Coming to Southlake in February

michaelsMichaels, North America’s largest arts and crafts specialty retailer, announces the grand opening of its new Southlake store, featuring an inspiring new design, located at 1051 E. Southlake Blvd., on February 8, 2015. The new store replaces a former location at Gateway Plaza.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 9:45 a.m., and doors open at 10 a.m. Michaels will be giving away more than $1,500 in gift cards and prizes throughout the day.  In addition, customers can win items for the whole family from the plinko prize board, which includes jewelry, art supplies, stickers and more. On Saturdays kids can explore their creativity with $2 Kids Club crafting events that continue all year long.

“We hope everyone will come out to help us celebrate during our grand opening festivities on Feb. 8,” said District Manager Chris Young. “Our new store features thousands of products that will inspire every crafter at any level from beginner to expert, plus classes for our customers to learn new skills.”

The store features an open design with wider aisles, warm colors and brighter lighting. Key departments are expanded and re-organized for easy shopping:

  • Home decor and floral offers wall art, tabletop decor, dried and silk floral for DIY or custom arrangements as well as vases, candles, decorative storage boxes and seasonal items.
  • The scrapbooking and paper crafts department features more than 3,000 styles of stickers and embellishments, plus loose paper, card stock, “bling” and a vast assortment of tools for cutting, cropping, edging and stamping.
  • The jewelry department has thousands of different styles of pre-strung and packaged beads, along with specialty findings, pendants, charms, tools and organizers.
  • The kids and tweens department inspires creativity through a vast selection of craft supplies and activity kits, plus everything needed for creating A+ school projects.
  • The art supplies area includes an expanded canvas selection and fine art papers with more shapes and larger sizes, more than 230 brushes and a broad selection of acrylic, oil and watercolor paints, drawing pencils, pastels and easels.
  • Custom framing features an open-style work area that encourages a hands-on design experience, with expert framers to help select mats and mouldings for all styles and budgets.
  • Get fresh inspiration while mastering new skills with Michaels’ variety of classes. Cake classes cover basic design as well as advanced techniques for fondant and gum paste. Crafters can put their spin on the latest jewelry trends with jewelry making classes working with a variety of styles and techniques. Paper crafting classes show how to make cards, banners and even wreaths like a pro.  New yarn classes run the gamut from simple arm-knit scarves to intricate crocheted animals.

The new store will be approximately 23,201 square feet and will employ more than 60 people.

The Fresh Market to Open Southlake Store January 14

The fresh marketThe Fresh Market, Inc. (NASDAQ: TFM) will expand its presence next month with a new store in Southlake, marking the company’s sixth store in the state of Texas.

At its newest location at 1001 E Southlake Boulevard, in the Southlake Park Village shopping center, the specialty grocer’s full-service philosophy will incorporate unparalleled product selection and expert customer service in an inviting atmosphere. The Fresh Market employs a team of friendly, well-trained professionals who pride themselves on providing the highest level of customer service to shoppers. Employees can often be found offering cooking advice or sharing their favorite tips to help customers create the perfect meal.

“We are excited to open our new store in Southlake and to expand our reach in Texas,” said Craig Carlock, the company’s president and chief executive officer. “We look forward to introducing The Fresh Market’s concept of quality perishables, excellent customer service and a unique atmosphere to an expanded customer base, and we look forward to offering neighboring communities a rewarding new food shopping experience.”

Doors will open at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 14, and grand opening activities will include chef demonstrations, food sampling throughout the store, and drawings for The Fresh Market gift cards. A sample-sized bag of the company’s gourmet coffee and a reusable shopping bag will be free to the first 1,000 customers.

The new store will house over 25,000 square feet of culinary delights, including a bakery that produces 30 freshly baked breads and 14 different pie varieties daily, a full service meat counter with freshly ground beef, a wide selection of ready-to-serve entrées, fresh seafood delivered to the store several times per week, and more than 200 imported and domestic cheeses, as well as a bountiful produce department with more than 400 items and a large organic selection.

“The Fresh Market’s inviting atmosphere is reminiscent of European markets,” says Carlock. “Our customers enjoy shopping in an environment that appeals to all the senses. The smell of freshly brewed coffee and bread right out of the oven, the sound of classical music, an intimate setting with soft lighting, and the ability to select and taste fresh, high-quality products all work together to create surroundings where customers are encouraged to experience the food.”

The Fresh Market is excited to be an active member of the Southlake community. The company has made a significant investment in the market and the new store is bringing approximately 90 new jobs to the area, most of which are being filled locally.

The Fresh Market is committed to the communities where it does business, and its employees enthusiastically support local organizations that are important to the stores’ communities and customers. The new store will proudly partner with Tarrant Area Food Bank by providing regular donations of food. In addition, as part of the company’s focus on providing the freshest, best quality products, the store will feature a growing number of local and regional products from area growers and producers.

For more information, please visit

Southlake's First Pie Five Celebrates Grand Opening

The rapidly growing concept, Pie Five Pizza,  will bring its 12th DFW-area restaurant to 2645 East Southlake Blvd in Southlake, near Dragon Stadium, on Monday, September 16, 2013 at 11:00 AM.

Rebecca Rankin, general manager of the chain’s seventh new location to open this year, can’t wait to introduce the Southlake community to the revolutionary fast-casual concept.

“Word is spreading around DFW that Pie Five is a truly better way to experience your favorite pizza,” said Rankin, who transferred from the Pie Five on Camp Bowie in Fort Worth.  “Once people come in and see how easy it is to get their own perfect pizza with whatever toppings they want all for one great price, they’re hooked.  Then they tell their friends about us.  That’s one of the reasons I enjoy working here so much.  We’re like a cool new discovery that people love to share.”

At Pie Five, guests can choose from more than a million combinations of handcrafted pizzas and a variety of specialty pie choices prepared in less than five minutes on one of four crusts.  The rapidly expanding chain is capitalizing on growing consumer demand for fresh dining options and artisan pizzas in stylish environments without the wait.

Prior to Monday’s official opening, the new Southlake restaurant will host private events to raise funds for Grapevine Relief And Community Exchange (GRACE), a Grapevine-based non-profit relief agency that provides assistance for individuals and families in crisis.  Rankin will present a check to GRACE representatives during the grand opening ceremony at 10:30 AM on Monday.  The Southlake Chamber of Commerce will also be on-hand for the official ribbon cutting.

The restaurant will be featured on WFAA’s Daybreak program early Monday prior to the grand opening.  During one of the segments, Pie Five will announce a special offer on-air that will be available at all 12 DFW-area locations.

Pie Five Pizza Co., a subsidiary of Pizza Inn Holdings, Inc., has been named a 2013 Top 50 Restaurant Brand of the Year, a 2012 Hot Concepts winner byNation’s Restaurant News and one of “10 Hot New Restaurant Chains from Established Brands” by

With the Southlake opening, Pie Five will have 12 locations in Texas and one each in Kansas, North Carolina and Utah.  Total announced franchise restaurants under contract currently number 105 in Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Texas, Utah and Virginia.

Southlake’s first Pie Five restaurant will be open daily from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM.  A complete menu and more information is available at

Accents Expands to Southlake Town Square

Accents, a beloved hotspot in Uptown Dallas for unique and trendy style has opened a shiny new outpost in the Southlake Town Square in Southlake.  Since 2006, Accents has delighted fashion-savvy women of Dallas with a frequently-rotated collection of edited, one of-a-kind apparel and accessories that are surprisingly friendly on the wallet.

Accents features emerging independent and boutique lines from Los Angeles, New York, and beyond.  Accents buyers work hard to bring fresh new merchandise every week.  Each style is limited in quantities so that the Accents shopper can be confident that her look is truly unique.

The Accents Southlake boutique space was designed artfully by Brandye James Interiors to give shoppers a luxurious, welcomingly intimate, and beautiful shopping experience.  Shoppers will delight in the visually pleasing merchandise displays, bold and modern dressing rooms, multi-dimensional display walls lit by the glow of futuristic LED lights, rich distressed wood floors, and crystal chandeliers.  Accents’ mission of being like the fabulous closet of a hip and enviably stylish girlfriend has been fully realized in Southlake.

Accents Southlake will host an all day grand opening event on Saturday, September 7, 2013.   Sips and bites will be served throughout the day as shoppers take advantage of the entire store at Buy 1, get 2nd item 40% off.  The first 100 purchasers will also receive goodie bags with merchandise.  10% of the event’s proceeds will benefit the Carroll Emerald Belles.

For more information, please visit the website at, or the Facebook page at, or visit one of the store locations.

Accents Southlake Town Square: 1251 Main Street, Southlake, TX 76092

Accents West Village: 3699 McKinney Avenue #502, Dallas, TX 75204

Bonefish Grill Grand Opening and Benefit

UPDATE: 11-27-2012 – This event has been rescheduled to a future date which is currently TBA.

Bonefish Grill cordially invites you to our Grand Opening and Fundraising Benefit Saturday, December 1, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy a sampling of our signature appetizers, market-fresh fish and wood-grilled specialties. Additional tastings include libations like specialty martinis, bar fresh cocktails, craft beers and adventurous wines. Plus, join in on the raffle for the opportunity to win a 2013 Lexus ES 350 generously donated by DFW Lexus Dealers.

100% of the evening’s proceeds will benefit the Joan Katz Breast Center Endowment at Baylor All Saints Medical Center. A $35 donation provides 2 drinks and all you can eat sampling of the new menu.

Space is limited, so RSVP now by purchasing your tickets online. Email or call Jill Caughron at or 817.922.1205.