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Shop ‘Til You Drop in Southlake

From upscale boutiques to popular brand names, Southlake is the premier shopping destination in North Texas. Minutes from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, and home to nearly 260 retail stores and growing, retail therapy could not be more accessible or diverse than the selections in Southlake, Texas.

BlueNew stores are opening every day in Southlake. At the heart of the city, shoppers will find Southlake Town Square, an expansive outdoor shopping district with more than 125 shops and dozens of restaurants. Southlake’s original retail hub might resemble a quaint historical downtown, but Town Square is only 17 years young and offers today’s hottest brands to prove it. Already established customer favorites, such as Apple Computer Store, Coach, and Pottery Barn recently welcomed several newcomers to the neighborhood, including Bluemercury, a luxury beauty retailer; cult-favorite jewelry designer Kendra Scott; Lily Rain apparel and accessories; preppy style icon Vineyard Vines; and artsy Blue Pomegranate Gallery. With foodie favorites like Trader Joe’s and Del Frisco’s Grille lining the south edge of the Square along Southlake Boulevard, and boutique hotel Hilton Southlake Town Square at the north end near Highway 114, Southlake Town Square truly offers visitors everything from shopping to dining and accommodations.

Adjacent to Town Square at Highway 114 and North Carroll Avenue, Carroll Point is one of Southlake’s newest shopping centers. Although smaller than Town Square, Carroll Point adds to the variety of shopping and dining options available in the city. Chuy’s, the popular Austin-based Tex-Mex restaurant chain, has been serving hungry customers in Southlake since opening in 2015, but most of the other tenants opened their doors in 2016. Lo Lo’s Chicken and Waffles serves more than a half-dozen variations of the Southern staple, and fast-casual Salata offers over 50 ingredients to build customizable salads. Bicycle World provides one-stop shopping for cycling enthusiasts, offering bicycles and gear for sale, as well as bike services. Several spas, salons and studios round out the remaining spaces, including The Gent’s Place, Robert Morales Studio, Hand and Stone Massage, Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center, and bodybar Studios.Howard Wangs

The Shops of Southlake is located directly across from Town Square along Southlake Boulevard, and is a popular destination for residents and visitors alike. Anchored by Central Market, a gourmet grocer with a vast selection of food products and cooking classes, the shopping center also includes DSW Shoes, Nordstrom Rack, Pier 1 Imports, Corinthian Wellness Spa, Jordan Taylor, Bonefish Grill, and Howard Wang’s China Grill, to name a few.

From The Shops of Southlake, venture across the street to discover Southlake’s newest shopping center: Park Village, which is located at the southwest corner of Southlake Boulevard and Carroll Avenue. The mix of shops and restaurants include well-known names like Orvis and REI, two popular outdoors outfitters; Michaels, the arts and crafts super store; culinary retail favorites The Fresh Market and Sur La Table; and eateries including Gloria’s Latin Cuisine, Malai Kitchen, RA Sushi and Taverna Rosa, among other center occupants. The most notable feature of the shopping center is its eye-catching fountain, a design inspired by the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.

PGAFurther east, shoppers will find Kimball Oaks, another relatively new shopping complex located at the intersection of Southlake Boulevard and Kimball Avenue. Most prominent in the center, PGA Tour Superstore is the place to shop for all things golf and features certified golf pros, swing simulators, practice bays, a putting green and more. Bassett Furniture, Tuesday Morning, and restaurants including Red Rock Canyon Grill and BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse also inhabit the center.

Other well established shopping areas are nearby and further add to the variety of shopping options in Southlake. Directly across the street, Southlake Corners contains Home Goods, Staples, Babies ‘R Us and Toys ‘R Us, Kincaid’s Hamburgers, McAlister’s Deli, and other stores. Minutes up the road, Gateway Plaza is home to Ulta Beauty, Bed Bath & Beyond, T.J. Maax, Old Navy, Mellow Mushroom, and Anamia’s Tex-Mex, to name a few longstanding customer favorites.

Whether you’re shopping for fun or with a purpose, with so many assorted retailers within a relatively small radius, Southlake makes shopping easy, enjoyable, and always offers something new. For more information and updates about new store openings, go to

Southlake Welcomes Park Village: Grand Opening Celebration April 16 Features Gin Blossoms

A premier shopping and dining destination for nearly two decades, Southlake will soon officially welcome its newest retail attraction, Park Village.  The 186,000 square foot retail center, located at 1065 E. Southlake Boulevard, has been serving customers since last fall, but will celebrate its grand opening April 16, 5PM-8PM, with a free concert featuring the 1990s rock band, the Gin Blossoms.

Park Village SignThe outdoor shopping venue offers an assortment of shops and restaurants in a walkable setting. Owned by Excel Trust and managed by Lincoln Property Co., the center’s most unique feature is its eye-catching, illuminating, color changing fountain, a design inspired by the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. Situated in a prime spot overlooking the intersection of Southlake Boulevard and Carroll Avenue, the fountain features coordinated lights and music and delights visitors with daily scheduled shows to several songs.

The complex, which is already 83 percent leased, is anchored on the north end by tenants The Fresh Market, popular outdoor outfitters REI and Orvis, RA Sushi, Malai Kitchen, and the soon-to-debut Gloria’s Latin Cuisine, one of several sibling restaurants to the famous Dallas original. Michael’s, the arts and crafts super store, fitness shoes retailer Luke’s Locker, Beauty Brands and Potbelly Sandwich Shop prominently line the south end of the center.

Other retailers to note include Modern Market, Gigi’s Cupcakes, Grayson Allen Fine Jewelers, The Juice Bar, Paper Source, Sur La Table, and the much talked about rustic pizzeria, Taverna Rossa, which will start serving hungry customers just in time for the center’s grand opening festivities.

To celebrate its grand opening, Park Village will host Sip, Shop and Rock on Saturday, April 16. In addition to a free outdoor concert, the event includes food and beverage tastings, cooking demonstrations, and store giveaways with the purchase of a VIP ticket benefiting the Miracle League of Southlake, a nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for children with disabilities to play baseball.D4S_1403

The Miracle League of Southlake was launched fall 2015 and served 152 young athletes on 12 teams. The program caters to young athletes from ages four to 28, and provides opportunities for disabled young people have fun, be active, and play baseball, many for the very first time.

“The City of Southlake is a tremendous partner for the Miracle League, working with the league to build and help manage the Texas Rangers Miracle League Field within Southlake’s beautiful Bicentennial Park.  This partnership involved cost sharing and the City was generous in providing matching funds for all donations designated for capital costs. It is through this partnership and support from the Mayor and City Council that the Miracle League was designated as the beneficiary of proceeds from the VIP event,” states Craig Rothmeier, president of the Miracle League of Southlake, also noting that the event proceeds will go towards increased expenses from an ever-growing league of athletes.

Although Sip, Shop and Rock VIP tickets have sold out, the Miracle League of Southlake is still accepting donations. Sip, Shop and Rock hopefuls who did not purchase VIP tickets still have the chance to attend the free concert by the Gin Blossoms, known for hit songs Hey Jealousy, Found Out About You, Follow You Down and Till I Hear it From You. The band will perform from 7PM-8PM to cap off Park Village’s grand opening. Although admission to the concert is free, guests are required to register online to claim one of 2,000 available tickets.

Limited parking for the event will be available onsite at Park Village. Overflow parking with a complimentary shuttle will be available at Dragon Stadium in Southlake. For more information, visit

Park Village Fountain

Park Village fountain facing intersection of Southlake Blvd. and Carroll Ave.


Coming soon to Southlake Town Square: Athleta, Sundance, Lily Rain and Z Gallerie

Southlake Town Square
, is excited to announce the addition of four new retail brands: Athleta, SundanceLily Rain and Z Gallerie.

Athleta, a GAP fitness apparel brand designed by female athletes, creates versatile and fashionable performance and lifestyle apparel for the fitness-minded woman who lives life on-the-go. Offering apparel and gear for a range of activities from yoga and spin to strength training and running, as well as seasonal sports like tennis and skiing, Athleta will exercise its right to performance fashion in a 4,100 square foot space at 128 State St., next to Soft Surroundings. Athleta joins GAP Inc.’s team of brands at Southlake Town Square, which includes Gap, GapKids, babyGap and Banana Republic. Athleta is expected to open as early as spring of 2016.

Founded by famed actor and director Robert Redford, Sundance is the retail manifestation of his premier lifestyle brand, offering a thoughtfully curated mix of unique, premium-quality men’s and women’s apparel, jewelry, accessories, footwear, art, furniture and home decor. The new location at Southlake Town Square will be the first in Tarrant County and only the second in the state of Texas. The 3,500 square foot store will be located at 331 Grand Avenue, next to Brighton and across from Boston Proper.  Sundance is expected to open in the spring of 2016.

Also opening is Lily Rain, a Texas-based clothing and lifestyle store where shoppers can browse an interesting, unexpected assortment of smart fashion finds, including apparel and accessories, as well as original home decor and gifts. Lily Rain is already a favorite shopping destination at The Shops at Legacy, a neighboring RPAI property located in Plano, TX. Shoppers in Southlake will delight in the unexpected whimsy the store offers in its 2,400 square foot space, which is expected to open in late 2015 at 215 Grand Ave., next to the new luxury beauty retailer bluemercury.

Z Gallerie, a contemporary home-goods retailer specializing in stylish and chic furniture and decor, will open in a new retail building near The Container Store. Z Gallerie will occupy 8,000 square feet of the total 12,000 square foot retail building, and construction is set to begin this fall.

Southlake Town Square Announces Plans to Open Athleta, Sundance, Lily Rain and Z Gallerie (PRNewsFoto/Retail Properties of America, In)

Southlake Town Square Announces Plans to Open Athleta, Sundance, Lily Rain and Z Gallerie (PRNewsFoto/Retail Properties of America, In)

“We are excited about our progressive merchandising plan at Southlake Town Square,” said RPAI’s Jason Kasal, vice president, senior leasing director, western division. “Expanding the activewear category and sourcing new brands that are unique to the DFW Metroplex will continue to position Southlake Town Square as a dominant retail destination. The addition of these four retailers follows the recent openings of ivviva, vineyard vines, Kendra Scott and bluemercury.”

The information has been provided to My Southlake News via a press release. The image is from Southlake Town Square. 


Kendra Scott is coming to Southlake Town Square

Kendra Scott Store at the Scottsdale Quarter

Kendra Scott Store at the Scottsdale Quarter

The following information has been provided to My Southlake News via a press release from Southlake Town Square.

Southlake Town Square, a premier lifestyle destination, owned and operated by a subsidiary of Retail Properties of America, Inc. (NYSE: RPAI), is excited to announce the addition of three new national retail brands: Kendra Scott

Kendra Scott is a leading fashion accessories brand inspired by the personal experiences, travels and sense of community of its CEO and designer.

“I cannot wait to open our doors here in Southlake,” said Kendra Scott, founder of Kendra Scott Jewelry. “It is an honor and a thrill to be expanding our retail locations in the fabulous state of Texas. I can’t wait to bring the innovation, passion and heart of the Kendra Scott brand to this incredible community.”

The 1,067 square foot space, located across from Sephora and J. Crew, will showcase the coveted Kendra Scott Color Bar™, offering shoppers a unique, interactive experience to create customized jewelry in minutes. The Color Bar features a touch screen display monitor, iPads and a kaleidoscope of gemstones and jewelry silhouettes in both gold and rhodium silver settings. The stores shelves will boast signature and seasonal jewelry collections in an array of rich hues that embody the Kendra Scott look.

Ample Covered Parking and Concierge Services Await Southlake Home for the Holiday Shoppers

Look for these parking signs in Southlake Town Square.

Look for these parking signs in Southlake Town Square.

The City of Southlake and Southlake Town Square have made preparations to make your shopping a perfectly enjoyable occasion during this holiday season. Southlake Town Square is decked out with hundreds of thousands of holiday lights and festive decorations, and its dozens of shops and restaurants are only steps away from more than 1,700 covered parking spaces in two separate garages.

Shoppers will notice that additional directional signage has been put in place to make navigating to the garages even more convenient. Shoppers will also find thousands of other strategically located parking spaces in front of and behind the various shopping areas.

To make your excursion even more pleasurable, a concierge service is available at 1256 Main Street, in between Sweet at Sassy and Barse Jewelry. Here you can purchase gift cards, check restaurant menus, browse movie show times, get directions to your favorite store, and access public restrooms.

For the quickest way to the West Garage from SH 114, take Carroll Boulevard south and then turn left on Federal Way to State Street the entrance. When using GPS for directions, enter 351 State Street, Southlake, TX 76092.  The quickest way to the East Garage from Southlake Boulevard is to take Central Avenue north, cross over Main Street and then turn left. When using GPS for directions, enter 1451 Federal Way, Southlake, TX 76092.

If you have any questions regarding the Town Square concierge service, please call 817-229-8774.

Click map to enlarge.

Click map to enlarge.

Southlake Citizens Help Reduce Vehicle Burglaries this Holiday Season!

The Southlake Police Department would like to extend our gratitude and thanks to the citizens of Southlake for partnering with us to help reduce vehicle burglaries during this first rush of the holiday shopping season.

Because of your efforts in following the Hide, Lock,Take guidelines — Hide your things, Lock your car and Take your keys — the Police Department received “ZERO,” that’s right, “ZERO” reports of BMV’s or burglary of a motor vehicle during the Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Saturday through Sunday evening shopping sales event. “This is great news for our citizens and our police department and it proves that we can make a real difference in reducing crime by working together,” said Assistant Police Chief James Brandon. It is truly a team effort!

Additionally, the Southlake Police Department stepped up bike and police patrols, rotated the Skywatch tower at various shopping centers, utilized our Citizens on Patrol (COP’s) as extra eyes and ears to help deter crime, and Hide, Lock, Take signs were visible in high traffic shopping area parking lots. We also produced and gave local businesses Hide, Lock Take cards and brochures to place inside stores all across Southlake to serve as an extra reminder to shoppers.

Southlake citizens and shoppers made a big difference by taking the time to lock up their valuables and shopping bags and place them out of sight. Your efforts helped to drive home the message to thieves that, “They were not welcome here!”

With only a few more weeks of the Christmas shopping season left the Southlake Police Department wants to encourage everyone to keep up the good work and remember to Hide, Lock, Take even long after the holiday season is over.

Happy Holidays!

Taste of Northeast- November 14, 2013

On Thursday, November 14, 2013, Arts Council Northeast will  present Taste of Northeast, an annual charity event, with proceeds benefiting Arts Council Northeast and its community arts programs. Taste of Northeast will be held at the Hurst Conference Center, 1601 Campus Drive in Hurst, from 5:30-8:30 p.m.  Parking is free.

Bring your appetite and your holiday shopping list!  There will be food from area restaurants, gift vendors, live entertainment, a raffle, wine pull and a silent auction. Taste of Northeast offers a great opportunity to shop for the holidays. Our many vendors will be offering specialty gift items that are sure to delight. We’ll tempt you with beautiful and unique jewelry, art, and clothing, along with gift certificates for pampering your favorite people. Shop while eating, drinking, and enjoying live music by Time Warp and BluPrint!

Tickets can be purchased online and are $25.00 in advance or $30.00 at the door. Arts Council Northeast members and Press Pass holders get a $5.00 discount off advance tickets. For a $5.00 discount at the door, bring three non-perishable food items for donation to the GRACE food pantry (discounts cannot be combined).

For more information, visit or call (817) 283-3406.

2014 Shopping & Dining Guide and 2014 Visitor Guide Have Been Released

The 2014 Southlake Shopping & Dining Guide and the 2014 Southlake Visitor Guide have been released by The City of Southlake’s Economic Development and Tourism Department.

The Shopping & Dining Guide is intended to serve as a directory of retail and restaurant establishments, with nearly 400 business listings. In total, 36 new retail businesses and restaurants opened in Southlake over the past year and have been added to the updated Shopping and Dining Guide.

Alison Ortowski, Assistant City Manager and Interim Economic Development Director stated, “The many new businesses demonstrate Southlake’s growing economy. The City has more to offer than ever before, and the guides are an excellent resource for current residents and new visitors, which will increase awareness of local businesses.”

The Visitor Guide is intended to serve as a resource for educating tourists about elements that contribute to Southlake being a premier travel destination, including events, retail venues, restaurants, accommodations, and entertainment. Additionally, the Visitor Guide includes a map of the greater Southlake area, highlighting points of interest. Together, both the Shopping & Dining Guide and the Visitor Guide provide valuable information to both residents and tourists in a straightforward, easily accessible form.

The guides are available in print at several area businesses and inside Southlake Town Hall, suite 300. The guides may be viewed online at

Holiday Safety Initiative

The holiday shopping season is fast approaching and the Southlake Police Department is already hard at work making sure everyone has a safe shopping experience. Residents and visitors will notice a stepped up police presence at shopping centers throughout the City of Southlake. The annual Holiday Safety Initiative includes additional officers on traffic and bike patrol as well as our volunteer group, Citizens on Patrol.

The department would also like to remind everyone to follow the HIDE, LOCK, TAKE guidelines. It’s simple. HIDE your valuables, LOCK your car and TAKE your keys.  The holiday season is one of the peak times for crime especially for vehicle break-ins. Police Chief Stephen Mylett says, “It only takes a matter of seconds for thieves to break into your car and take off with the items that you have just purchased.”

Burglars and thieves are always on the lookout for items to steal even if your car is locked.  That’s why it’s so important to help shoppers become less of a target by asking them to follow the simple HIDE, LOCK, TAKE guidelines. With your help, we will be able to cut down on the “Grinch’s who want to try to steal your Christmas!”

As part of our Holiday Safety Initiative, our Citizens on Patrol (COP’s) volunteers will also be keeping a watchful eye for would-be thieves. And who better to help remind shoppers to protect themselves than “The Grinch” himself.  The Grinch will be decked out in full costume greeting shoppers at Southlake Town Square and handing out public safety reminders.

Southlake businesses are also encouraged to post Hide, Lock, Take signs around parking lots and entrances to their places of business. The signs will serve as an added reminder for shoppers who might be in a hurry and forget to protect the valuables inside their vehicle.

The Southlake Police Department wants to remind everyone that traffic will be heavy during the holiday season so be prepared to arrive early and drive courteously. We also want to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday!