Modmarket opens its doors
Colorado-based farm fresh eatery, Modmarket, opened its first Texas location Tuesday in Flower Mound (3651 Justin Road). Flower Mound is the first of four Modmarket locations opening in the Dallas area over the next nine months. It joins eight current stores in and around Denver, Boulder and Longmont, Colo.
On grand opening day, various prizes, including a Richardson Bike Mart cruise bike, Pure Barre gift card and Luke’s Locker gift card, was awarded to guests who registered at the restaurant.
“We are very glad to be opening our first out-of-Colorado Modmarket in an active, family-oriented community like Flower Mound,” says Anthony Pigliacampo, Modmarket co-founder. “Residents here seem to share our interest in healthy, delicious food served in attractive surrounding, and we are looking forward to becoming their go-to breakfast, lunch and dinner spot.”
For more information about Modmarket, visit www.modmarket.com.
Subs invade Flower Mound
Penn Station East Coast Subs, the fast-casual restaurant known for its Philadelphia Cheesesteak Sub sandwich, recently opened a Flower Mound location at FM 2499 and Dixon Lane in Robertson’s Creek.
PS DFW, LLC, owned by a group of partners led by David Sherzer and Dave Coussirat, is on track to have at least three restaurants open this year in Flower Mound, Southlake, and Plano.
“We are very excited to bring the irresistible taste of Penn Station to Dallas-Fort Worth,” said Sherzer, a Coppell, Texas, resident who worked for George W. Bush for nearly a decade, including seven years at the White House and more than two in the former president’s office in Dallas.
Coussirat, a Flower Mound resident, has worked in the food and beverage industry in Dallas-Fort Worth for more than 20 years.
Originally founded in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1985, Penn Station is an upscale, fast-casual restaurant chain. The company serves a variety of freshly grilled subs, as well as fresh, hand-cut, made-to-order French fries, hand-squeezed lemonade made several times daily and chocolate chunk cookies baked fresh in the restaurant.
Penn Station has over 276 restaurants in 13 states with all but one location franchised. For more information, visit www.penn-station.com.
Assisted living facility under construction
StoneCreek Real Estate Partners began construction May 2nd on Elan Oaks- an 82 unit assisted living and memory care facility at FM 2499 and Sagebrush.
The building’s design includes 58 studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom assisted living apartments as well as 24 private and semi-private memory care suites.
Elan Oaks is projected to create over 100 new jobs and will be owned and funded by a joint venture between StoneCreek Real Estate Partners and The Collin Fund with financing from Northstar Bank of Texas.
The community will be managed by Civitas Senior Living under the leadership of Wayne and Misti Powell.
“Our small company platform allows us to provide large company services with the attention to detail of a local owner,” said Wayne Powell, President of Civitas Senior Living. Powell previously owned The Courtyards at River Park, an assisted living facility in Fort Worth. Together, the management team has more than 20 years of experience operating senior living communities in Texas.
Salata opens doors
Salata has opened its first location in Flower Mound, making it the ninth location in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and the 37th nationwide.
An additional eight franchises are expected to open in Texas in 2014.
The restaurant offers customized salads and wraps from a choice of ingredients ranging from a variety of lettuce, vegetables, beans and fruits to cheeses, seeds, nuts, house-made dressings and more. The salads are assembled and tossed by the staff and sold for a set price rather than by weight. Chicken and seafood can be added to the salads and soups, breads and desserts also are offered.
All menu items are gluten-free with the staff trained to handle food allergies and dietary restrictions, according to the news release.
The 2,143-square-foot restaurant at 5851 Long Prairie Road in Robertson’s Creek is open 11 a.m. to 9 pm. Monday through Saturday. For more information, visit www.salata.com.
DATCU seeking junior board members
DATCU Credit Union created their first Junior Board of Directors in 2012 to help local students further develop leadership, gain insight about the credit union and financial industry, and promote community service.
After completing their first year of college, three inaugural Junior Board members sat down to visit with DATCU’s Chief Executive Officer Dale Kimble. The students were Dionne Agawu, a graduate of Guyer High School, attending Bryn Mawr in Pennsylvania, Emily Staniszewski, a Ryan High School graduate, attending Louisiana State University, and Haylee Smith, from Liberty Christian School, attending Harvard University.
Last year’s pilot program was very successful and led to DATCU’s being awarded the very prestigious Dora Maxwell Award for Social Responsibility. DATCU is now expanding the Junior Board of Directors outside of Denton to include Decatur and Lewisville area students.
DATCU is currently taking applications for the 2014–2015 Junior Board of Directors. Those interested can apply at datcu.org. Requirements for consideration include being a high school senior graduating in May 2015, mandatory attendance at four meetings during the school year, and submission of an application on or before Sept. 8. All applicants will be selected by an external committee and will receive a $250 scholarship to be used toward higher education.
To learn more about DATCU Credit Union, please visit www.datcu.org or call 866-387-8585.
MetLife recognizes FM resident
Dan Lengyel, a Flower Mound resident with more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, has been named Market Leader for MetLife Premier Client Group – Red River Valley (formerly TruStone Financial Group).
In this role, Lengyel will oversee multiple MetLife firms across North Texas, Oklahoma and Shreveport. Also as part of his expanded position, Lengyel and his team will deliver highly integrated and holistic financial strategies that will help build, conserve and distribute wealth for customers throughout the area.
Flower Mound couple opens homecare franchise
Local entrepreneurs Kelly Davis and Robin Douglas-Davis are fulfilling their dream of making a difference in the lives of residents in Flower Mound by opening a BrightStar Care homecare franchise agency.
The new business will provide a range of compassionate, person-centered medical and non-medical care to people of all ages, from infants to seniors in the safety and comfort of their homes, Kelly Davis said in a news release.
Husband-wife team, Kelly and Robin, became interested in the home healthcare field after Kelly’s parents became ill. Kelly and Robin were living in Texas, Kelly’s sister in Minnesota. Kelly’s parents did not want to leave their home in Florida.
While researching different home care agencies, they learned about BrightStar Care’s high standards of care and that they were listed as a top franchise in the nation.
The couple quickly fell in love with the concept, and having always been interested in opening up their own business, they quickly realized that they would like to open their very own BrightStar Care in Flower Mound.
Upon officially receiving its state license to perform high-level medical care on June 30, BrightStar Care of Flower Mound
began offering a myriad of comprehensive services. In order to provide the highest standard of care possible, Kelly and Robin have employed two part-time nurses who are currently taking on the Director of Nursing role. There are also currently seven caregivers and two certified nurses.
HVAC firm earns several accolades
Advent Air Conditioning of Lewisville announced that it has passed the stringent criteria necessary to be accepted onto The Good Contractors List. The designation underscores the company’s long-standing commitment to operating with the highest degrees of honesty and integrity, and carries a $10,000 “Good Contractor” Guarantee for all residential customers.
This is the second major accolade bestowed on Advent Air this year. In February, the company was named the 2014 Residential HVAC Contractor of the Year by Contracting Business magazine. Advent Air was singled out from a pool of more than 65,000 HVAC contractors across the country.
Advent Air Conditioning, Inc. also has been selected for the 2014 Best of Lewisville Award in the HVAC Contractor category by the Lewisville Award Program.
Each year, the Lewisville Award Program identifies companies believed to have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Lewisville Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Lewisville Award Program and data provided by third parties.
Founded by Douglas in 1981, Advent Air specializes in residential HVAC for new construction, replacement and service, in addition to commercial new construction and replacement. The company boasts 60 professional employees, including 13 certified field technicians. Every Advent Air technician is certified by North American Technician Excellence (NATE), a leading HVAC certification program.
For more information, visit AdventAir.com.
Local attorney continues term
Tamera H. Bennett, Lewisville-based music and trademark attorney, was elected to a second term as Secretary of the Texas Chapter of the Recording Academy beginning June 1. The Recording Academy is best known for its annual Grammy Awards presentation. The Texas Chapter of The Recording Academy operates as one of 12 regional Chapters linking the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences to its membership. Serving Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico; the chapter sponsors numerous educational workshops and networking events for its membership and the community.
Tamera is a Nashville, Tenn., native and longtime resident of Flower Mound. She is a mediator and has practiced trademark, copyright and entertainment law since 1998. In addition to her law practice, she is actively involved as an adult leader with Lewisville-chartered Boy Scout Troop 437.
FM resident sees window of opportunity
After spending 21 years working in Chicago, Blair Littlefield has decided to return home to Flower Mound and open a business and be his own boss. Window Genie, which celebrated a grand opening in Flower Mound on July 14, is a nationally-ranked home service franchise specializing in window cleaning, window tinting, pressure washing, gutter cleaning and more. To learn more, contact Blair at [email protected] or 972-539-0505.