Comings and Goings

by Ellen Parker

Man Caves, which airs on the DIY Network and MLB Network, came to the Rangers Ballpark. Former Texas Ranger closer, Mitch Williams, along with the show’s host and licensed contractor, Jason Cameron, renovated an average Rangers’ suite in five days. The right-field suite transformed into a man cave with 30 Rangers Dreamseats, four iPads, Rangers custom trivia, along with a customized bar. The bar is lined with Louisville Slugger bats and proved to be one of the more difficult projects of the man cave renovations. The suite is available to rent for groups during the season, and the episode airs in September.
After signing a 15-year lease for $100 in 1998 with Union Gospel Mission, The Day Resource Center cannot renew its lease, which expires in August 2013. The deteriorating building, located on East Lancaster Avenue, welcomes on average 350 homeless people daily. Providing services like showers, telephones, laundry, and much more, this building has served as an important resource to the homeless community. The Day Resource Center is grateful to the Union Gospel Mission and the Resource center officials are in the process of figuring out where they will move to next.

Sundance Square is getting a new retailer. Ann Taylor Loft will fill part of the old Billy Miner’s space this fall.

A new Patrizio’s is opening this summer in Southlake at 1281 Texas 114 E., which is near the state Highway Patrol office. Known for its salads, pastas, pizzas and wines, Patrizio’s is an affordable restaurant with an Italian inspired atmosphere.

With the recent opening of Mellow Mushroom at 2820 E. Southlake Blvd., in the Gateway Shopping Center, along with the Burger Shack at 410 W. Southlake Blvd., it is safe to say Southlake is booming with fresh new restaurants. Additionally, Buffalo Cantina has also arrived at 2801 E. Southlake Blvd., replacing Yucatan Taco Stand.
The Love Shack So7 is moving. As of the end of May, Tim Love will be looking for a new location to serve his Dirty Love Burger. The Denton and Stockyards Love Shack locations are still going strong.

Old Town Keller will welcome a food truck park, July 1, 2012. Trey Presswood, the park developer, is opening the park a half-block off U.S. 377 in the historic downtown at 110 W. Bates St. The park will have an outdoor patio and will also be BYOB. Being only minutes away from the Keller Youth Association fields, it is a great place for families and friends to gather for food and fun in an outdoor environment. For updates on the Keller Food Park, go to kellerfoodpark.com or on twitter @kellerfoodpark.

A Lost Treasure, which is an upscale furniture consignment and gifts boutique, will open on June 1 at 6703 Camp Bowie Blvd., right behind Riskey’s BBQ. Where Ralph Lauren meets vintage chic, A Lost Treasure is filled with hand-painted, vintage furniture, jewelry, boots, and much more. With a focus on local Texas artists, this boutique has something for everyone. Visit 6703campbowie.com/home.cfm for more information.

Coming this fall, the Lena Pope Home is opening the Lena Pope Early Childhood Center. The Bass House at Diaz and Sanguinet streets is being remodeled in order to accommodate 48 children, ranging in ages from 2 1/2 to 5 years old. A degreed teacher along with aides, who have at least a college degree, will teach the children; and if the program proves successful, there is hope it will expand. The Center projects to have at least 60 percent of the families on child-care subsidies, but there is an open application process.