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FM 407 commercial strip heats up

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With over 3,000 rooftops, Lantana has become the place to go for new businesses looking to serve the community and its surrounding neighbors. One such business is the recently opened Lantana Dry Cleaners.

Jill Beaty, her husband, Scott and Scott’s lifelong friend Blake Holmes are the steam behind the new Lantana Dry Cleaners.

The trio, who opened the full-service cleaners almost two months ago off FM 407 at Simmons, are feeling right at home with the residents who have welcomed them with open arms, Jill says.

“It is such a neat family community,” she says of Lantana and other neighboring communities where residents have stopped by to visit and see what the business is all about.

Lantana Dry Cleaners provides everything from specialized cleaning of prized possessions to the latest technology in dry cleaning of clothing and other items. All items are cleaned on site in the 4,000-square-foot facility equipped with robotics and state-of-the-art systems to ensure customers’ possessions are kept track of from the moment they are dropped off.

Using the latest equipment, each item receives a heat-sealed sticker that is tracked from delivery to pick up. In addition, Lantana Dry Cleaners uses only biodegradable detergents and eco-friendly solvents to cleanse items, ensuring their ecological footprint is limited.

Scott and Blake, who grew up together in East Texas, were looking for the hometown feeling for a new business when they found it in Lantana, Jill says.

The growth in the area would support their business while the friendliness among residents created just the right atmosphere.
“Community is a way of life,” she said. “I love meeting the people who come by and getting to know them.”

Providing customers with top quality dry cleaning service as well as convenient service is their mission.

Lantana Dry Cleaners provides a 24-hour covered drive-thru, same-day service Monday through Saturday and a willingness to treat each item as if it was their own.

One customer shared an Olympic jacket, which had not been handled in years. Another sought specialized treatment to remove the pink tint everyone has experienced a time or two. The item was returned in its full original, colorful glory as if brand new.

The idea, Jill says, is to make sure customers know they will handle each garment with extreme care and that they have hired the best of the best to help them operate their business.

“We want to be the community’s cleaners of choice,” Jill says.
Find out more details about the services Lantana Dry Cleaners offers at www.lantanadrycleaners.net.

Several other businesses around Lantana’s southeastern perimeter are well on their way to opening soon, says Lantana General Manager Kevin Mercer.

Vertical walls are now up for the Pizza Hut, which will cover an estimated 4,000 to 5,000 square feet. The projected opening is by early next year.

Primrose School of Lantana will be another addition soon with construction plans just submitted to Lantana officials for review.
CVS Pharmacy with approximately 12,000 square feet of everything from a pharmacy to gift items to groceries will open officially on Nov. 9. Crews were working steadily to finish installing shelving and stocking up for the opening in the week before.

And there’s two more lots that likely soon will be snapped up by other businesses.

“We’ve matured and developed to the point of attracting businesses,” Mercer says. “It’s good to have it coming to us. It’s a great time.”

With the added cross traffic at FM 407 and Simmons, Denton County officials are planning to put a traffic light at the intersection by next May.

-Dawn Cobb

Recent Police Calls

Sept. 29 – Credit Card Abuse – 7100 block of Mitchell Ct. (Madison) – Deputies were dispatched to a report of credit card abuse and a report was filed.

Oct. 2 – Vehicle Burglary – 800 block of Ethan Rd. (Dakota) – An unlocked vehicle was burglarized overnight.

Oct. 3 – Fraud – 8200 block of Carter St. (Laurel) – Victim reported an unknown person used his account without permission.

Oct. 3 – Criminal Mischief – 8600 block of Weston Ln. (Sandlin) – Complaint stated unknown actor(s) kicked his front door causing damage.

Oct. 3 – Possession of Identifying Information – 500 block of Sterling Ridge (Magnolia) – Complainant stated an unknown person used her personal information to open an account.

Oct. 8 – Forgery – 9500 block of Carson Dr. (Telea) – The amount on victim’s check had been altered. The check was not successfully cashed.

Oct. 14 – Accident Report – Montgomery Way/Spring Creek Dr. (Magnolia) – Complainant stated an 18-wheeler struck her work vehicle and left the scene.

Oct. 26 – Criminal Mischief – 900 block of Hondo Rd. (Sandlin) – Complaint stated unknown actor(s) broke two windows on her vehicle.

Development Watch

Lantana had 3,010 occupied homes as of Oct. 29, with an estimated population of 9,783.  Year-to-date there were 151 new home sales recorded as of the end of September with the average new home selling for $403,437.

 

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