DINING OUT | OPENINGS
Hush Keller puts its spin on cool cocktails and Asian cuisine
Last October, the city of Keller announced it had found a tenant for a new building in Old Town. And almost a year later, Hush Keller opened for business (a decent timeline in this challenging business environment). Tommy Zheng and Donny Wu, husband and wife restaurateurs, moved from Ohio to Keller with their family to open the 6,500-square-foot Hush. The Asian food and beverage menu matches the sleek space, which also has a playful touch with the cheeky neon (“wasa, bae?” can also be found on the back of staffers’ T-shirts). You’ll find contemporary takes on Asian dishes and artfully plated rolls, nigiri and sashimi along with an appealing craft cocktail menu, sake flights and other libations from the full bar. Watch the website or social media for updated hours and days.
211 S. Main St., Keller, hushkeller.com
Parlor Doughnuts brings a hole lot of options to Southlake
Some of you will no longer have to make the trek to the Lake Worth location, as the fifth Texas franchise of the popular treat now has a location in Southlake. Parlor is known for its “cronuts,” which are flakier than the typical fried dough versions. Look, too, for keto, vegan and gluten-friendly options, along with dog-friendly mini versions. We recommend the Maple Pecan and Raspberry Pistachio. Check the website for updates on the new location. 410 W. Southlake Blvd., parlordoughnuts.com
Buzzed Bull Creamery
Get your ice cream or shake straight up or with an adults-only kick of booze. Made with liquid nitrogen, this small-batch ice cream shop in downtown Grapevine aims to please with a variety of flavors and toppings. Can’t make up your mind? Try an ice cream flight with small tastings of multiple flavors. There’s also an espresso bar that offers boozy options.
419 S. Main St., Grapevine, 817-527-2890, facebook.com/BuzzedBullCreameryGrapevine
Crisp & Green
Southlake gets another fast-casual option for healthy eating with the opening of this Minnesota-based franchise. Choose from a wide range of protein-packed salads; grain bowls, including build-your-own options; acai bowls; smoothies; and aguas frescas. The location, a former bank, is light and bright, with outdoor seating available on the covered patio. Check out the website for free fitness classes held on-site.
2438 E. Southlake Blvd., 817-809-8699, crispandgreen.com
IN THE WORKS
Phoenix-based Postino Wine Cafe plans to expand to Southlake this summer with a location in Town Square. (A Dallas Deep Ellum Postino opened in the spring of 2021.) Postino also serves local craft beers and shareable bites.
Beanvoy Coffee Lounge
The coffee shop, open since 2020 in a tucked-away location off Southlake Boulevard, closed at the end of September.
The Cajun Market & Cafe
Rising food and supply costs and a slow but steady downturn in business forced the Colleyville market/diner on Colleyville Boulevard to close at the end of October, according to owners Phil Tullis and Debbie McDaniel. They are looking at retail outlets that might stock their gumbo, etouffee, red beans, meat pies, boudin and more. They’d also like to find a way to meet the demand for fresh crawfish come mudbug season in January. Follow the Facebook page for updates. facebook.com/thecajunmarket
RETAIL | OPENINGS
West Elm returns to Tarrant County
Attractively staged in a former grocery store space, the retailer of clean-lined furniture and contemporary home decor (with midcentury modern vibes) offers broad inventory as well as design center services. There’s plenty of room to roam, and a patio showcases outdoor furnishings. Helpful staff includes former employees of the now-closed Fort Worth West Elm location, which lacked the ample parking that makes for an easy in-and-out shopping experience. Park Village, 1001 E. Southlake Blvd., 817-527-0966, westelm.com
Southlake Town Square remains a retail and services hot spot with multiple national names opening in 2023. Here’s a brief rundown of some of them, most of which expect to be up and running by spring/summer.
Heyday Skincare With plans to open in late January, the shop offers personalized facials and other special treatments from aestheticians using state-of the-art products, with member and nonmember prices. 116 State St., heydayskincare.com
Aritzia The Canada-based retailer will open near the Tesla and Apple stores. Aritzia started inside a Vancouver department store and now has more than 100 fashion and accessory boutiques and a strong online presence that appeals to both young and mature women. Expect private label lines and others new to Southlake, along with familiar fashion names such as Agolde, Vans and Citizens of Humanity. 279 Grand Ave., aritzia.com
Gorjana The company known for all things “big, bold and gold” is bringing fine jewelry and its lower-priced fashion line to the former space of Kendra Scott, which has moved a few doors down in. Based in Laguna Beach, California, Gorjana has stores in Austin and Houston and one in the works in Dallas’ West Village. 321 Grand Ave. W., gorjana.com
Mizzen + Main Born of a dedication to sharp shirts in performance-wear fabric, the Dallas-based company creates modern silhouettes in solids and prints. Designed to feel like you’re wearing workout clothes but suitable for the office or date night, the shirts offer fitted and relaxed options (not too baggy, not too trim) as well as short or long sleeves. Comfort-centric quarter-zip pullovers, sweaters, joggers and hoodies are on offer, too. You’ll find M+M on Grand Avenue. mizzenandmain.com
ThirdLove In an age of body positivity and inclusivity, this lingerie company founded by two women offers close to 80 bra sizes (including half sizes). The name references their answer to bras that are either sexy or comfortable. Their goal is to be the undergarment that is both. Look for ThirdLove to find its fit on State Street between Athleta and Fabletics stores. thirdlove.com
Slated to open next fall are Faherty, a clothing and accessories store for men, women and children, and Tecovas, the Austin-based Western wear brand best known for its cowboy boots. Both shops will be located near the Anthropologie and Apple stores.
Summit Grapevine goes big with new location
Relocated about a mile from its original Grapevine address, the new, expanded Summit Climbing, Yoga & Fitness is impressive. (The three-story building, located near the Subaru dealership, is easy to spot.) The 36,000-square-foot gym, with its 50-foot ceiling, is the biggest in the Summit family and has more than 13,000 square feet dedicated to rope climbing and an additional 6,000 square feet to bouldering. All ages and abilities are welcome; Summit Youth Programs introduce rock climbing to kids with a variety of drills, problem-solving scenarios and other activities. There are classes for beginners and intermediates, free with the purchase of a day pass or a membership. Climb FIT, an ongoing boot camp, helps you meet your fitness and climbing goals. You’ll also find yoga and fitness studios, cardio and weightlifting equipment, and shower facilities. Check the website for hours, pricing and more information.
3105 William D. Tate Ave., Grapevine, 817-251-2614, summitgyms.com/locations/grapevine