Two relatively new businesses are now open on Skillman — AIO Wireless in the Royal Highlands Shopping Center at Skillman-Royal, and Lakeside Cleaners on Skillman at Walnut, across the street from the Lake Highlands Town Center. And speaking of Town Center, more real estate big guns are now officially in the mix.

AIO, AT&T’s answer to MetroPCS, launched Dallas-area stores just a few months ago, but, recently AT&T reportedly announced that it would fold AIO into the brand Cricket, owned by Leap Wireless, with which AT&T recently merged. Wha…? All you really need to know is that the company’s new AIO store on Skillman at Royal will change its name to Cricket soon.

Lakeside Cleaners just opened in near LA Fitness/MiCocina/Picasso’s. We gather from the signage that they are offering discounts. Good, because the Custom Cleaners customers need a new dry cleaner.

A senior staffer at Trammell Crow Co. confirmed involvement in the Lake Highlands Town Center in an interview with the Morning News’ real estate editor.  Denton Walker told Steve Brown that Trammell Crow is working with the city and will have an updated site plan soon. What to expect? Trammell Crow’s most-recent area development is  Timbercreek Crossing at Skillman and Northwest Highway, which gives us an indication. So, just to recap: The Haven Lake Highlands, the residential community underway at the town center, is still managed by original town center developers Prescott Realty. For the retail side, Cypress appears to have dumped Prescott for Trammell Crow.

Town Center ‘starting over’