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Kingsley Square PHOTO BY BENJAMIN HAGER

New owner for Kingsley Square

While we wait for tenant news at the Lake Highlands Town Center, there are other ventures brewing right across the Walnut Hill-Skillman intersection. Dunhill Partners has purchased Kingsley Square (Picasso’s, LA Fitness, Mi Cocina, etc.) from Charter Holdings. In terms of new tenants, property manager Steve Hagara tells us that Kingsley Square is 100 percent leased, so “unless someone vacates, we don’t have anywhere to put anyone.” It doesn’t seem that any changes are planned for the center, and — considering that what’s happening over there is working — that’s a good thing.

More interest in Walnut Hill-Audelia

Just down the road to Atomic Pie, the expansion project has come to a — hopefully temporary — halt. Co-owner Tim Cole says that summer has been slow, but he’s hoping for a big fall with football season and families back from summer vacation. Though Cole couldn’t disclose the name, it seems a former El Fenix exec has been snooping around Walnut Hill and Audelia for a restaurant space. A Subway representative who is interested in the former Eat the World space on Walnut Hill also recently contacted Cole. As for the report that Eddie Cervantes, a founder of Primo’s on McKinney,, was showing interest in the area … he’s currently involved in a project Downtown for now. Keep reading the Advocate Back Talk blog for more information on that corner.

Atomic Pie, 9660 Audelia, 214.553.5733

Eat the World, 8530 Abrams, 214.340.3663

Bite-sized cake and cheesecake in the same spot

Local dessert diva JoAnn Sitton’s Cheesecake Love recently participated in Taste of Dallas. If you haven’t tried Sitton’s cheesecake, run … don’t walk. Sharing a space with Robin Ankeney’s Cake Ball Company on Northwest Highway and Easton, Cheesecake Love offers homemade cheesecakes in flavors such as white chocolate with strawberries or caramel with pecans. We love the multi-flavor variety packages that include six individually portioned cakes. Yum!

Cheesecake Love,10230 E. Northwest Hwy., 214.707.0545

Cake Ball Company,10230 E. Northwest Hwy., 214.559.5788

New sign for Tukta Thai, renovations for Dot’s Café

Tukta Thai at Walnut Hill and Plano has secured its place on Plano Road with a big, colorful new sign. Nearby beloved breakfast joint Dot’s Café has closed for remodeling. Need more info here, but no one answers phone! Going to do some drive-bys.

• Tukta Thai, 9625 Plano, 214.342.0121

• Dot’s Café, 10870 Plano, 214.827.4610

Yoga studio opens

A new yoga studio, White Rock Yoga Center, has opened near Green Spot Market at Buckner and Northcliff. We’re fortunate to have a handful of wonderful yoga studios around us, but what sets this one apart is its pre-natal and “Mommy and Me” classes. Other classes include power flow and yoga flow.

White Rock Yoga Center, 718 N. Buckner, 469.777.8878


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