Sunday, June 20, 2021

Southlake New Biz List September 2020

This list of new Southlake businesses is provided by the Southlake Department of Economic Development and Tourism to help you see what’s new and what’s coming into the Southlake market! Contact us by Email if are a new business coming into town or if you have any questions about our listings. You may also visit www.SelectSouthlake.com for other business information or follow us on Facebook for the latest business news.

  • Moxie’s Grill & Bar – At Moxie’s they focus on quality food made with fresh ingredients. Their restaurants and menus are inspired by the communities they are part of, from the team they hire to the food they make, it’s an expression of the neighborhoods they inhabit. Moxie’s will be opening this month on September 10, in Southlake Town Square at 1472 Main Street. US.Moxies.com 817 764-2767
  • Inglot Cosmetics – With over 35-year of experience, Inglot Cosmetics is focused on constant development. Since 2006, Inglot has expanded globally and can be found in the most prestigious places such as London, Milan, New York and Las Vegas. Being involved in major projects such as on Broadway, high-quality is extremely important with fair prices going hand-in-hand. Inglot recently opened in Southlake Town Square partnering with L Makeup Institute at 112 State Street. InglotCosmetics.com 214-446-6092
  • WorkSuites – Whether you’re looking for a private executive suite for one or office space for your team or small business, WorkSuites at Southlake offers a variety of flexible workspace options to meet your needs. From traditional executive suites (also known as serviced offices) to day offices, from conference and meeting rooms by the hour to shared co-working space by the month. WorkSuites will be opening on September 7 in Southlake Town Square at 1560 E. Southlake Blvd., Suite 100. WorkSuites.com  888-445-9675
  • F45Training – F45 Training workouts are designed to unify the muscle groups of the body and to help make you feel and perform better in all aspects of your life. F45 is offering some great grand opening sign-up specials for new members. F45 recently opened in Carroll Pointe at 1221 E. State Highway 114, Suite 120. F45Training.com 817-930-2648
  • The Halal Guys – The Halal Guys’ incredible journey begins in 1990 with their three Egyptian founders. They first started a hot dog cart in New York City, then pivoted to selling halal food to taxi drivers who at the time had few outlets for authentic halal food in the five boroughs. Thus, their famous platters of chicken and gyro over rice, falafel sandwiches, and crave-able sauces were born. The Halal Guys are now spreading their great food all over the country and are opening their location in Southlake on September 14 in the Gateway Plaza Shopping Center at 3000 E. Southlake Boulevard. TheHalalGuys.com 817-912-1412
  • Écoutez – The word “écoutez” (eh-coo-tay) means “listen” in French. “Listen” is an important word for Écoutez. They listen to their customers and empower them to listen to the sounds that matter most in their life. Hearing loss happens to most everyone and it can have a serious impact on a person’s life. They work with clients to turn hearing impairment into hearing empowerment. The Écoutez staff is friendly and professional and their testing equipment is state-of-the-art. They curate our selection of hearing aids with comfort, technology, and style in mind. Écoutez recently opened in Southlake Town Square at 1438 E. Southlake Boulevard. Ecoutez.com
  • Banyan Court Capital – Banyan Court Capital (“Banyan”) is a pioneering investment management firm headquartered in Southlake, Texas that focuses on private alternative instruments, particularly life settlements and real estate. The firm was formed in 2018 by a tenured group of investment professionals each with a long-established track record in his respective specialty. Our principals have an average experience of 20 years and over a 100 years of combined industry experience. Banyan Court Capital recently opened at 151 Players Circle. BanyanCourtCapital.com 817-873-8540
  • STOR Self Storage Southlake – Stor Self Storage provides state of the art storage facilities to businesses and individuals in the greater Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas/Irving areas. They are committed to providing superior service while making your rental experience simple and convenient. Stor Self Storage recently opened at 750 Davis Boulevard. StorSelfStorage.com 682-688-4499
  • Guaranteed Rate – Purchasing a home is a big deal, whether it’s your first home or fifth move. They get it. That’s why Guaranteed Rate is a mortgage company that places you and your needs at the center of everything they do. Guaranteed Rate recently opened an office at 539 Silicon Dr., Suite 101. Rate.com 817-769-4692
  • The L.A.B. Med Spa – A medical spa, creating a personalized plan for each patient. The health and beauty of their valued patients is important, which is why the L.A.B. med spa offers a variety of skincare and resurfacing treatments designed to boost your confidence and leave you feeling refreshed and nourished.The L.A.B. Med Spa recently opened at 1910 E. State Hwy. 114. TheLABMedSpa.com 817-251-1000
  • First Light Counseling – Founders, Satchel and Bethany want First Light Counseling to truly be a light in this dark world. They believe in serving their clients well and offering a safe and compassionate environment where important mental and spiritual work can be done. They believe everyone deserves the opportunity to receive healing. First Light Counseling recently opened at 185 S. Kimball Ave., Suite 100. FirstLightCounseling.co 817-756-1440

New DPS North Station Reduces Response Time, Provides Regional Training Center

When the Crime Control and Prevention District (CCPD) was approved by voters in November 1997, the vision was clear: to allocate a dedicated funding source, via a half-cent sales tax, for programs and capital purchases to reduce crime, increase public safety and maintain a high quality of life in Southlake. During the past 17 years, this vision has come to fruition through the hiring of additional police offers, firefighters and school resource officers; acquiring vital equipment and software; implementing a citizen safety academy; and most notably, building three state-of-the-art public safety facilities, the last of which will officially open January 14.

“This facility is an investment in our community and a promise for enhanced safety and security for our residents,” adds Mayor John Terrell.  “The vision of the City Council and the Crime Control Prevention District Board for the DPS North Station has been years in the making, and we are proud of the work that everyone involved has put in to making this facility a success.”

Southlake’s DPS North Station has been in the making since June 2010, when City Council unanimously approved its construction. Located at 100 E. Dove Road near Bob Jones Park, the campus includes a 28,186 square foot operation and training building, and a separate 10,738 square foot firing range. Housing four firefighters per shift and a brand new engine, it is strategically positioned to serve the northern parts of the city faster, which results in saving lives and property.

Wade Carroll, Southlake’s deputy director of fire services, confirms this has already taken place since personnel began operating out of the building November 25.

“A structure fire was called in December 19 in Estes Park, which is a neighborhood down the street from the new station. Our guys arrived in just a little over three minutes and were able to contain the fire in the garage and keep it from damaging the rest of the home,” said Carroll, noting the average response time to north Southlake is approximately 10 minutes from the other two stations in the city.

However, DPS North was designed for more than emergency response. Equipped with three classrooms and an auditorium that can seat up to 100 people and has four flat screen monitors, surround sound and live streaming capabilities, it is meant to be a training center for internal purposes, as well as public and regional events. The adjacent underground gun range will also be made available to other DPS departments. A range master and two training officers (one for police and one for fire) are stationed at the facility and additional office space is available as the training program expands.

“There is no public safety facility like this in our neighboring cities and we expect it to be utilized for training activities throughout the year for our own employees, citizens and regional law enforcement partners,” Police Chief Stephen Mylett explained, adding initial events include a Business Safety Series starting January 29 and a city-wide CPR class February 15 in honor of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign. “Not only does this keep our public safety employees nearby for training, but it will save the department money in training expenses.”

The DPS North Station also includes a walk-in clinic to assist injured persons, a kitchen and break area for training attendees, and a fitness room and living/sleeping quarters for fire personnel that were designed for quicker access to the engine bay.

 

Designed by Robert Garza, the same architect used for DPS Headquarters on Carroll Avenue, the buildings share similarities in exterior appearance, interior design and commemorative artwork that includes two bronze statues and a mural in the entrance depicting various scenes of police and fire personnel in the community.

Another unique feature of the DPS North Station is its nod to the environment. Using the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) guidelines, many energy efficient and conservation measures were implemented during construction:

  • low-emitting materials used for paint, sealants, adhesives, composite wood, etc.
  • certified wood and recycled materials
  • construction waste management
  • energy efficient lighting
  • energy management system
  • plastic and paper recycle bins located throughout the building
  • grass roof on underground firing range
  • native plants used in landscaping

LEED standards are intended to reduce energy and water usage, lower operating costs and improve comfort. As a result, an application has been submitted for the building’s LEED Gold Certification.

Saving lives and property is the mission of the Southlake Fire and Police Departments. Whether it is an auto accident, structure fire or medical emergency, getting there as fast as possible is critical to providing the highest level of public service. As one of only four accredited fire departments in Texas, Southlake must meet certain standards of operation and performance measures, including response times:

  • Dispatch time is measured from the time the dispatcher picks up the 911 call until the time they notify the department and station of their need to respond. The Commission on Fire Accreditation International and the National Fire Protection Agency set a standard for dispatching emergencies at 60 seconds.
  • Turn out time is measured from the time the station receives notification of the call until they leave the station for the emergency call.  The Commission on Fire Accreditation International and the National Fire Protection Agency set a standard for turn out time to emergencies at 80 seconds for fire emergencies and 60 seconds for medical emergencies.
  • Travel time is measured from the time the apparatus are en route to the time they arrive on the scene of the emergency.  National Fire Protection Agency set a standard for travel time to emergencies at 5 minutes.

Currently, Southlake Fire Department’s standard response time is 6 minutes and 30 seconds, surpassing the national standard by 30-40 seconds. With the opening of the DPS North Station, the goal is to reduce the response time to 5 minutes. During 2013, Southlake Fire Department responded to 2572 calls, 409 of which were in the north district.

“There is no such thing as status quo. We are either improving every day or we are growing stale and complacent,” stated Carroll. “The Fire Department does not have influence on the location of the emergency it responds to, but it does have control of how quickly help arrives. Our goal is the fastest response possible to all citizens within Southlake.”

For more photos of the Southlake DPS North Station grand opening, click here. For more information about the DPS North Station’s LEED Gold Certification features, click here.