Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Corporate Memberships to Champions Club Available for Employees of Southlake Businesses

Do you work for a business in Southlake? You’re eligible for a discounted corporate membership to Champions Club!

An inclusive corporate membership gives you access to all of Champions Club’s amenities and benefits at 10% off the base membership rate. You’ll also receive members-only pricing for room and meeting space rentals.

Southlake businesses must be verified by the City of Southlake to qualify for corporate membership rates. Employees must show proof of current employment in the form of a pay stub dated within thirty (30) days of enrollment.

Employee Wellness Programs

If you’re a Southlake business owner or corporation looking to increase employee engagement and satisfaction, we can help you transform your workplace.

Employee well-being is directly tied to a company’s efficiency, productivity and overall culture. An inclusive and thoughtfully-designed wellness program can have a positive impact on your employees’ physical, mental and emotional health, ultimately contributing to a healthier, happier workplace. Corporate memberships to Champions Club make it easy and affordable for employees to take advantage of our many health and wellness opportunities, including:

  • Lunch and Learns
  • Health and Wellness Seminars
  • Walking/Running Club on Indoor Track
  • 50+ Group Fitness Classes
  • Personal Training

To learn more or purchase a corporate membership, contact our Membership Services Coordinator at (817) 748-8955 or memberships@themarqsouthlake.com.

The Old Nocona Boot Factory Opens in Southlake Town Square

Cowboys, rodeo buffs and western fans now have a reason to “boot scootin’ boogie” in Southlake Town Square with the recent opening of The Old Nocona Boot Factory at 234 State Street. Staying true to its heritage, all products sold are made with the finest leathers and quality materials paired with a style that embraces the wild west.

This is the fourth location for the leather specialist, which also has stores in Fort Worth, Grapevine and Nocona, Texas—the site of where the business began in 1948. The Old Nocona Boot Factory is part of a long history in leather in Nocona, also known as the “Leather Capitol of North America.” The town’s history dates back to when the Justin family moved there in 1889 to build boots for cowboys on the Chisholm Trail.

In keeping with tradition, The Old Nocona Boot Factory carries a variety of leather goods, but is best known for its selection of boots. From full-quill ostrich to cayman belly, leather and lizard skin, find durable men’s work boots, premium cowboy boots, stylish women’s fashion boots, and boots for kids. The Factory also sells western belts, belt buckles, accessories and boot and shoe care products.

“We’re excited to add new brands to our product line-up, like Texas-based Twisted X and popular Old Gringo Boots, and we hope to add our own boot line in the coming spring or summer,” stated Adam Moore, the general manager of The Nocona Boot Factory in Southlake.

The Old Nocona Boot Factory is partnering with Hope 29:11 and Twisted X to help children in need year-round, and aims to provide shoes to 1000 kids this winter. Every purchase of boots $200 or more provides a pair of shoes for a child in need in Texas, Mexico and Uganda. If customers simply want to give back without making a purchase, The Factory gladly accepts donations of children’s shoes for the drive.

“Southlake is a great fit for The Old Nocona Boot Factory, especially since there’s a need and interest in our types of products, but not a lot of stores that offer boots in this area,” commented Moore, who also added that the community aspect of Southlake has been very welcoming.

“These boots are made for walking…” (or running, roping and riding), so head on over to The Old Nocona Boot Factory to find yourself a new pair for your next adventure. While you’re in Southlake Town Square, don’t miss out on other newly opened stores, including Sweet As Sugar for boutique children’s clothing, Scout & Molly’s for fashionable looks and apparel for women and the Peloton Showroom for a fully engaging experience on high-tech workout equipment.

New Biz List: October 2018

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.

  • Scout & Molly’s: Scout & Molly’s opened at 1232 Main Street in Southlake Town Square. Their diversity of brands enriches the experience of their customers by having a plethora of styles to choose from. Their stylists believe and practice always treating people with respect, kindness, and honesty.. 682-477-4082 ScoutAndMollys.com
  • Allure Intimate Apparel: Allure Intimate Apparel opened at 1236 Prospect Street in Southlake Town Square.  Allure Intimate Apparel is a family owned foundations and lingerie boutique carrying high quality merchandise with a strong focus on celebrating women of every shape, size, and age. 817-410-1011 AllureFits.com
  • MD Medic Spa: MD Medic Spa opened at 500 N. Carroll Avenue, Suite 110. The medical spa uses advanced laser technology to provide face-lifts, stretch mark treatment and snoring reduction services. 817-678-8600 MDMedicSpa.com
  • Monkey Mouths Pediatric Speech Therapy: Monkey Mouths Pediatric Speech Therapy opened at 430 N. Carroll Avenue, Suite 110. The business provides families with a unique option for their child’s speech, occupational and feeding therapy. 817-479-7019  MonkeyMouths.com
  • Elements of Design: Elements of Design opened at 405 S. Nolen Drive, Suite 400. Elements of Design is a full service interior design firm with qualified, personable staff whose goal is to help home buyers and builders alike come together in a selection process that makes building a home fun and simple. 817-428-0657 ElementsofDesignLLC.com
  • Everest Burgers: Everest Burgers opened at 2325 W. Southlake Boulevard.  Their menu offers a variety of options, whether you’re in the mood for a hearty breakfast, light lunch, or end-of-the-day, well deserved, satisfying dinner.  682-223-2333 EverestBurgers.com


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Southlake is the Perfect Family Staycation

Have all the fun and relaxation of a vacation, without having to leave town! From restaurants to shopping to our beautiful parks to our luxurious spas and hotels to our fun events, Southlake has everything you need for the perfect staycation.

Splash, Play and Run

Whether it’s a run through one of the trails at Bob Jones Park or taking your kids for a splash at Bicentennial Park, there’s a park for you and your family!

Start your staycation at one of our many parks.

Shop ‘til You Drop

Take a midday stroll through Southlake Town Square, Park Village, Shops of Southlake or some of our other shopping options and find the perfect shopping experience for you. From finding the perfect outfit to getting started on your new hobby, Southlake has a store for you.

View our over 260 shopping options here.

Bring Out Your Inner Chef

When you’re planning your staycation, why not take a cooking class? Central Market, Taste Buds Kitchen and Sur La Table all offer a wide variety of classes to choose from!

Dine Out

Start your day off with a nice brunch, enjoy lunch at one of our breezy patio restaurants, grab a coffee, have a nice steak dinner and finish with dessert right here in Southlake! We offer a wide range of dining options and cuisines that are going to make your staycation perfect.

Find the perfect bite here.

Pet-Friendly Options

Your staycation can be spent with your furry companion thanks to our many pet-friendly options. You can take Sparky over to BooBoo’s Buddies Dog Park at Bob Jones Park for a walk or take him with you to lunch or dinner at one of our many pet-friendly dining options. Get him the VIP treatment from grooming to a massage or check into one of the pet-friendly hotels.

See just how pet-friendly Southlake is here.

Relax, it’s Your Staycation

Your staycation can be exactly how you want it. You can kick back and relax. Southlake offers a variety of spa options, and you can relax in one of our luxurious hotel options!

Choose from one of many spa options here.

View our hotel accommodations here.

Don’t Forget These Activities!

Southlake has the perfect attractions to enhance your staycation. You can watch a movie at Harkins Theatre or head on over to the Red Door Escape Room. This place locks you in a room for 60 minutes with friends and family, and you have to solve clues to escape the room!

June Southlake Business Spotlight: The Barrows Firm

The Barrows Firm is the featured business for June’s Southlake Business Spotlight.

The Barrows Firm opened its doors in 2006. Principal Attorney, Leslie Barrows is a top-rated family law attorney whose entire practice focuses on family matters.  Their core values are the glue that holds their team together and allows them to support their clients through their matters with the utmost respect and care. Recently, the firm received the award for the 2018 Southlake Small Business of the Year at the Southlake Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Reception. Read more about The Barrows Firm and watch their presentation from the previous City Council meeting at the Southlake Business Spotlight blog.

Southlake Business Spotlight, formally known as the Local Business Report (LBR), provides local businesses with the opportunity to showcase their business at City Council meetings and talk about what makes their business unique and a great addition to the community. If you are interested in featuring your business, please contact Daniel Cortez in the Office of Economic Development at (817) 748-8039.

New Biz List: June 2018

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.

  • Mattison Avenue Salon & Spa: Mattison Avenue Salon & Spa is now open at 301 State Street, Suite 260. Mattison Avenue provides an upscale setting for beauty services with suites furnished with high-quality equipment for its stylists. 972-951-0599 MattisonSalonSuites.com
  • Fidelity National Title: Fidelity National Title is now open at 711 E. Southlake Boulevard, Suite 300. Fidelity National Title offers escrow services that meet customer demands for efficient and timely processing and quality products.  817-722-0063 FNTIC.com
  • Drunken Cow: The Drunken Cow is a food truck that is now open at 2190 E. Dove Road in Yates Corner. This food truck serves barbecue fare including sandwiches, tacos, brisket, pulled pork, sausage, turkey and chicken. 214-998-0733 DrunkenCowTX.com

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New Biz List: May 2018

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.

  • Eyes & Ears – Eyes & Ears is now open at 2211 E. Southlake Boulevard, Suite 525. They provide personalized service, education, exams and solutions for sight and sound senses. Eyes & Ears is the result of decades of experience, a shared passion for helping others experience the world, and tirelessly searching for a better way. 817-873-6810 MyEyesAndEars.com
  • KE Eye Center of Texas – KE Eye Center of Texas recently opened at 1825 E. Southlake Boulevard. KE Eye Center offers laser Lasik surgery. Their friendly, professional staff and expert surgical team offer exceptional patient care and outstanding surgical results. 214-380-4656 Bladeless.LasikSurgery.com
  • Tempur-Pedic – Tempur-Pedic will have their grand opening on Friday, May 4th in Southlake Town Square at 1220 Prospect Street. Tempur-Pedic provides a variety of bedding needs from their proprietary TEMPUR mattress to pillows, bedding and bed bases for all your sleep essentials. 682-477-3472 TempurPedic.com

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New Biz List: April 2018

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.

American Threads: American Threads recently opened in Southlake Town Square at 263 Grand Avenue. The women’s clothing store sells items including dresses, rompers, denim, swimwear, as well as shoes and accessories. Threads embraces the American spirit, celebrating the free souls that thrive on music and adventure and is reflected in their clothing. (817) 912-1484 ShopAmericanThreads.com

Spaces: Spaces Granite Place recently opened in Southlake Town Square at 550 Reserve Street in the Granite Place office building. Spaces offers both co-working and flexible office space that fits your business. Located among an inspiring group of Fortune 500 companies, Spaces is designed to fuel collaboration and ignite creativity. (682) 712-1300 SpacesWorks.com

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Southlake Consumer Sales Strong in 2017

Southlake consumer sales spending ends 2017 with positive gains.

Spending at Southlake retailers and restaurants rose in 2017, with a 13.5% increase in spending versus 2016.  Consumers spent almost $650 million in Southlake with about 60% of those sales coming from visitors.

“Southlake is a strong regional draw and what we tend to see is that for centers like Southlake Town Square, about 75% of sales can be attributed to either day or overnight visitors,” says Alison Ortowski, Assistant City Manager / Director of Economic Development and Tourism.

As a regional center, the bulk of visitors to Southlake come either daily for work purposes or they visit from nearby cities to enjoy the variety of shopping and dining options around town.  “Visitors spend the most money at our restaurants followed by a close second to retail spending.  What may surprise some, though, is that a lot of visitors also come here for healthcare, and we’ve seen that increase in the past year as well,” says Ortowski. (Read more about Southlake’s thriving healthcare industry here)

While Southlake tends to see the bulk of its visitors coming from the DFW Metroplex and from around Texas, what people may not realize is that Southlake also has a healthy dose of visitors from other states and even other countries.  An estimated almost 12,000 international visitors to Southlake spent just under $3.6 million in purchases at local stores and restaurants, a 25% increase in spending when compared to prior year.

When asked about the driver behind this increase, Southlake Senior Marketing Manager Jill Lind says, “Our international visitor market benefits from our close proximity to DFW International Airport and the allure of our strong mix of shopping and dining options.  We are an ideal place to spend some time during a long layover.  Our business traveler market is also very strong in this segment.  We often see business travelers choose Southlake for area business trips because of our quality accommodations, offerings, and location.”  International visitors come most often from as close as Canada and as far as China and Australia and unlike domestic visitors, they tend to spend most of their money on electronics and lodging.

“Consumer spending is an important piece of our economic puzzle.  The health of Southlake’s economy is linked to the strength of the businesses, retailers, and restaurants that make up our business community and sales data is one indicator that we routinely monitor.  We are gratified to see that sales are strong and will continue to monitor this data point to ensure we understand sales trends and how they may impact Southlake so that we can make proactive decisions based on what we see,” notes Ortowski.

Southlake receives consumer sales data on a quarterly basis.  Keep an eye out for a report on 2018 Q1 this spring.

The City of Southlake’s Tourism Office estimates are based on and extrapolated from aggregate depersonalized card usage data provided by VisaVue® Travel for the period of January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017, and incorporates data from other independent research sources.