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By guruscotty July 1, 2023 September 20th, 2023 No Comments

What’s on tap this summer

By Scott Nishimura

Things haven’t slowed down around here just because it’s summer. There’s plenty going on in Southlake and the surrounding area.

First place in youth art at this spring’s Art in the Square in Southlake went to Andy Huang.  Photo courtesy of Art in the Square

Art in the Square raises $130,000

Southlake’s 23rd annual Art in the Square raised $130,000 for the 27 nonprofits that benefit from it, helping women, children and families in Northeast Tarrant County, Art in the Square said.

Artist Barry Goldsmith was People’s Choice winner for his work in graphite. Judges gave awards of distinction to several other artists in their media: Nick Leonoff, Jeremy Serna, David Palmer, Nicholas Barnes, and Deanna Goldsmith. Judges gave the Jurors Awards to Steve Dragan, Andrew Lawson, Gabby Hanley, Tanya Lesley, and Regina Lyubovnaya.

The Youth Art awards for high school artists went to Andy Huang, first place; Lauren Graves, second; Hayden Eppinette, third; and Ella Beeman, Marilyn Cleveland, Eva Milby, Savannah Moore, Abby Grace Sewell, and Ella Bushnell, honorable mention.

Marshall Grain moving to Colleyville from Grapevine

Marshall Grain Co., a 76-year-old locally owned organic garden center and pet supply store, said it will move to Colleyville in early 2024 to a space at 5311 Colleyville Blvd. The store will be four miles from the current Grapevine location, which is now closed.

Marshall Grain is in a temporary location at 3417 Raider Drive in Hurst while it prepares for the move.

“Marshall Grain expects to open its new store in early 2024, in time for the start of spring gardening season,” the company said.

The new site will have separate spaces for an enclosed retail area, greenhouse, nursery, covered warehouse and business offices. In addition, the location will house Marshall Grain’s landscape services operation.

The Hurst location does not have the space for retail operations, but it’s offering online and shop-by-phone services, curbside pickup and delivery.

Marshall Grain was one of the first garden supply companies in North Texas to begin carrying organic gardening supplies, starting in the 1980s.

This relocation is not the company’s first. The business has moved several times to different Fort Worth locations, including one in the Stockyards.

Marshall Grain will move to Colleyville in early 2024 in a space at 5311 Colleyville Blvd. Photo courtesy of Marshall Grain

The menswear brand Mizzen+Main’s new Town Square location is its seventh. Photo courtesy of Mizzen+Main

Mizzen+Main opens at Town Square

The menswear brand Mizzen+Main has opened at Town Square, its seventh retail location, following stores in Fort Worth, Dallas, Austin and other Texas cities.

Bergmeyer architects designed the 2,066-square-foot space at 311 Grand Ave. E. to have an open floor plan and interactive store elements. Mizzen+Main debuted the new concept in March at Dallas’ West Village.

“Mizzen+Main’s team plans to roll out the new concept to all store locations throughout 2023 and 2024,” the company said.

The new concept is designed to remind visitors of a small lounge. It’s “less about the transaction and more about showing customers what it’s like to feel comfortable exactly where they are,” Mizzen+Main said.

Back to School Bash

Southlake Town Square’s annual Back to School party is 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 6. Tickets are $20 and available at southlaketownsquare.com.

Proceeds benefit the Carroll Education Foundation, Grapevine-Colleyville Education Foundation, Keller ISD Education Foundation and Northwest ISD Education Foundation.

Bash-goers receive:

  • Before-hours shopping
  • A $20 gift card to a Town Square store. Just show your school identification and spin the prize wheel. (Must be 12 or older to participate.)
  • Free T-shirts and swag bags, while supplies last
  • Complimentary iced coffee
  • Free breakfast bites from Whistle Britches
  • Live DJ and entertainment

Participating stores include Athleta, Altar’d State, American Threads, Buckle, The Container Store, Francesca’s, Impeccable Pig, Kendra Scott, LUSH, Madewell, Tyler’s, Vera Bradley and Vineyard Vines.

Shark Month runs through July 31 and aims to dispel misunderstandings about the animals. Photo courtesy of SEA LIFE Grapevine

Shark Month at SEA LIFE Grapevine

July is Shark Month at SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium, making it a good time to learn more about the “most misunderstood creature on Earth,” the aquarium says.

Tickets are $24.99, and the exhibit runs daily through July 31.

Visitors will “come face-to-face with seven species of sharks” at the exhibit. They’ll also find out about conservation efforts to protect sharks and learn whether they are as strong as a shark and can see, hear and smell like a shark.