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Measuring access Nearly half of U.S. residents live more than a 10-minute walk away from the nearest public park. Although Lewisville residents are more likely to live near a park than a typical American, city parks sta still want to make progress toward greater parks access. Share of residents who live within a 10-minute walk of a park 12 GETAWAYS LOCAL INSIDE

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The city of Lewisville is working to acquire this 2-acre piece of land in the heart of town to convert into a public park. (Daniel Houston/Community Impact Newspaper)

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most Lewisville residents, they do not have a park within a 10-minute walk to call their own. “We cannot be in the shadows and expect things like this to happen,” said Nancy Blueitt, a resident of The Trian- gle who works for an apartment com- plex in this area and advocates for her neighborhood at city meetings. “We have to speak up, including myself.”

These eorts, alongside those from ocials in the city’s parks depart- ment, may someday result in a prized asset for the community: a public park within walking distance for most of the area’s 4,500 residents. On Nov. 2, Lewisville City Coun- cil authorized city sta to work to acquire a piece of land near I-35E and CONTINUED ON 16

Tucked into several busy commer- cial corridors, a community without a public park of its own has struggled at times to nd its voice, residents and city ocials said. Residents of The Triangle in the heart of Lewisville mostly live in apartments. Some work multiple jobs or do not know much English. Unlike

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FROMBARB: Under the current circumstances, many nd themselves in the same environment day after day. It’s more important than ever to have outdoor spaces, such as parks and trails, where people can spend time with family. But as Editor Daniel Houston explored this month, some residents have less access to parks than others do. Our cover story centers on the surprising number of park deserts that may be right next door to you (see Page 1). Barb Delk, GENERALMANAGER

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NOWOPEN 1 Bae’s Kitchen opened Sept. 1 at 771 W. Round Grove Road, Ste. E600, Lew- isville. The restaurant serves a variety of burgers, cheesesteaks, fried chicken, patty melts, beef tacos and other items. Milkshakes and ice cream items are also on the menu. 469-630-2024. http://baeskitchen.business.site 2 Simply Coco Boutique opened a new location in October at The Shops at Highland Village, 1101 Shoal Creek, Ste. 120, Highland Village. The store sells women’s clothing, accessories—including masks—and shoes. The store also sells home decor and bath and body products, among other items. 972-318-3125. www.simplycocoboutique.com

3 Parlor of Entertainment opened Sept. 4 at Music City Mall, 2401 S. Stem- mons Freeway, Ste. 2362, Lewisville. The business oers escape-room experiences, a sele museum, magic shows, puzzle games and live-action murder mystery games. 402-310-2652. www.parlorofentertainment.com 4 Kendra Scott opened a new Highland Village location Nov. 6 at 1500 Cotton- wood Creek. The jewelry store oers ear- rings, necklaces, bracelets and a variety of other accessories for sale. It also features home decor items, beauty products and gifts. 601-812-5131. www.kendrascott.com 5 Dallas Gold and Silver Exchange opened a Lewisville store Oct. 30 at 610 E. Round Grove Road. The retail store

buys and sells jewelry and watches and oers repair services. The store also trades in gold and other precious metals. 817-527-5372. www.dgse.com 6 Octapharma Plasma opened in late October at 2508 S. Stemmons Freeway, Lewisville. The center allows people to donate blood plasma for medical procedures and compensates donors for participating. Plasma is used to care for patients in emergency rooms and to treat certain bleeding disorders or infections. 972-829-0361. www.octapharmaplasma.com 7 Mac&Z opened Oct. 17 near the River Walk at Central Park, 4281 Esplanade Place, Ste. 100, Flower Mound. The cafe will include a play area for young children, including toddlers and crawlers.

The play area will include a number of sensory learning toys. The cafe will serve pastries, sandwiches and coees sourced from local roasters. 972-355-6229. www.macandz.com COMING SOON 8 Bu City Soap is expected to open Dec. 5 at The Shops at Highland Vil- lage, 1100 Cottonwood Creek, Ste. 150, Highland Village. The soap manufacturer sells plant-based soaps without certain ingredients that can be harsh on skin or trigger allergies. The soap is manufac- tured on location. The business oers soap subscription delivery services as well. www.bucitysoap.com

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The Tri-Town Amazing Race will feature a dozen pit-stop challenges throughout Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village. Teams of two to six participants age 8 and older will compete in a costume contest, a social media contest and other competitions. Organizers will award prizes to the top three nishers. Check- in will begin at 8 a.m. at Doubletree Ranch Park, 310 Highland Village Road, Highland Village. Registration is available on the city website until Nov. 13. $40 for a team of two, plus $5 per additional person. www.hvparks.com (Sherelle Black/ Community Impact Newspaper)

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COMPILED BY DANIEL HOUSTON NOVEMBER 14 DOROTHY’S DASH 5K Flower Mound will host its annual Dorothy’s Dash 5K and kids run at Bakerseld Park, 1202 Duncan Lane, Flower Mound. The event raises money to combat multiple sclerosis, the disease that claimed the life of former town employee Dorothy Walkup in 2004. Participants can run in person or virtually. Registration is available on the website. 8 a.m. $20-$30. www.ower-mound.com/dorothysdash 14 LINOCUT PRINTMAKING CLASS Attendees can participate in a three-hour art workshop at the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles St., Lewisville. The workshop will focus on linocut printmaking, a process in which participants will carve a pattern into blocks of linoleum to make a reusable printing plate. The class will focus on the theme of reection. Participants will leave with a set of prints with their own design as well as a set of tools of their own from the workshop. Register online from a link on the MCL Grand website. 1-4 p.m. $50. www.mclgrand.com 17 BOOK TALK TUESDAY The Lewisville Public Library system hosts a series of virtual programs, including Book Talk Tuesday. Through this weekly video series, library sta members explore books in various genres. All the books discussed are available to be checked out from the

Lewisville library system. Free. https://library.cityoewisville.com 18 WATER FITNESS CLASS AT THRIVE FACILITY Explore the city of Lewisville’s new Thrive recreation facility by taking a water tness class or signing up for another activity. The water tness class focuses on strength, muscle conditioning and range of motion using the brand-new facility’s water features. Classes are free with a Thrive membership. The facility is located at 1950 S. Valley Parkway, Lewisville. Registration available online. 7:15-8:15 p.m. Membership prices vary. www.playlewisville.com/programs/ class-registration 20 ACOUSTIC JAMSESSION The Visual Art League of Lewisville will hold its weekly open jam circle for musicians of all instruments and levels. These acoustic sessions are open to practitioners of all music genres. The event is held at the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles St., Lewisville. 7-9 p.m. Free. www.visualartleague.org 21 SATURDAY AT THE CABIN Visitors can tour the Minor- Porter Log House at the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, 201 E. Jones St., Lewisville. The open-house format allows visitors to arrive at any time and explore the pioneer homestead grounds. Registration is not required. Noon-3 p.m. $5 (entry fee per vehicle), free (cabin tours). www.llela.org

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Garden Ridge at FM 3040 project Crews were expected to begin work in November to add a thru-lane to Garden Ridge Boulevard where it meets FM 3040 in Flower Mound. The project will add a new left-turn lane on Garden Ridge as well as a lane shift to the north. When completed, the inter- section will have two dedicated thru-lanes instead of one. The project also includes upgrades to the crosswalk and pedestrian ramps north of FM 3040. Timeline: November 2020-February 2021 Cost: $610,000 Funding source: town of Flower Mound

Peters Colony Road project The effort to construct a roundabout at the inter- section of Peters Colony Road, Quail Run Road and Auburn Drive has been completed. The road is now open to traffic. In addition to the new roundabout connecting the three streets, the project included new eight-foot trail crossings from Auburn Drive to Peters Colony Road, according to the town. This crew is expected to move next to a separate project on

Timberbrook neighborhood project Crews continue their work on a two-year project in the Timberbrook neighborhood in Lewisville. One of the top priorities outlined in the city’s 2015 bond package, the project involves reconstructing streets, sidewalks, water lines and other portions of the neighborhood’s infrastructure. The affected area is bounded by Bellaire Boulevard to the north, Live Oak Drive to the east, Walnut Drive to the south and Timberbrook Drive to the west. Timeline: January 2020-August 2022 Cost: $11 million Funding source: city of Lewisville

Garden Ridge Boulevard. Timeline: March-October Cost: $1.1 million Funding source: town of Flower Mound

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PROGRAM GOALS The district is considering extending the school year by adding 30 instructional days at the beginning of the 2021-22 school year. The program, if approved, would only aect Rockbrook and Lewisville elementary schools. Here are some of its goals. • keep students with the same teacher all year • add opportunities for student enrichment • increase professional learning opportunities for teachers • reduce learning loss that occurs over the summer Lewisville ISD surveyed a group of 287 stakeholders. They were split on the extended school year proposal. CHECKING THE PULSE

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lead to improvements in student achievement and communication skills. A majority also expressed a goal of the program should be to have more enrichment opportunities for students. But by a nearly 4-to-1 margin, survey participants said changing the school year could prove dicult for families with students at multiple schools where schedules might not line up. Some families may not wish to send their children to school 210 days a year, a majority of respondents said. In all, survey respondents were split on whether the school year should be extended, with parents registering stronger support for the idea and sta a bit more wary. Twelve percent of respondents said they needed more information, while 46% were interested in the program, and 42% said they were not. In the focus groups, stamembers shared concerns about teacher burn- out and whether parents would buy in.

Potential benets of the approach from the district’s perspective would include additional time for clubs and brain breaks for students, more time for professional learning and collab- oration for teachers, and benets to culture at the schools. If the program is successful at Rockbrook and Lewisville elementa- ries, it could potentially be expanded to other schools in the district, project manager Susan Heintzman told trustees. The district hired Heintzman to plan the design and possible imple- mentation of the program at the two schools. The project manager’s salary and other planning expenses are being funded by $200,000 in grant money the district received in June. Lewisville ISD Superintendent Kevin Rogers has said the policy is not a done deal and will require further study and deliberation with input frommembers of the community.

Early feedback on a proposed Lewisville ISD program to extend the school year at two elementary schools suggests some parents, stu- dents and sta are intrigued by the program’s benets. But some are also concerned about how the program may aect family schedules. Lewisville ISD conducted a survey and a series of focus groups on the extended school year proposal and reported its ndings Nov. 2 to the board of trustees. The program could add up to 30 additional instructional days at the beginning of next school year. The district received 287 survey responses from stakeholders pri- marily at Rockbrook and Lewisville elementary schools, where the district is considering piloting the extended school year as early as the coming summer. The majority of those who par- ticipated in the survey said they expected a longer school year could

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2020 Voter Guide

Skeptics of dense development top races for FlowerMound Town Council Places 2 and 5

Mitchell wins re-election

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Bobbie Mitchell will return to the Denton County Commissioners Court after defeating Dem- ocratic challenger Delia Parker-Mims. Mitchell is a former Lewisville mayor who has served on the court for nearly two decades as a Repub-

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Incumbent Sandeep Sharma and newcomer Ann Martin are expected to join the Flower Mound Town Council based on unofficial results of the Nov. 3 election, marking a victory for skeptics of dense residential development and for opponents of master-plan amendments. Sharma’s opponent David Johnson, chair of the Flower Mound Planning and Zoning Commission, said he would accept the loss after coming in a close second on Election Day. As of this paper’s print deadline, it was unclear how many mail-in and provisional ballots had yet to be counted. Under Texas election law, counties have until Nov.17 to canvass the results and have them certified by the county clerk. Martin unseated her opponent, incumbent Council Member Claudio Forest, by a roughly 3-to-1 margin in Place 5. Martin, a critic of dense development, has targeted Forest on the campaign trail for being too willing to amend the town’s master plan. Forest has said he is open to working with devel- opers who want to bring projects to the town

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lican. As of this paper’s deadline, Mitchell had amassed 58% of the vote in the race for Precinct 3, compared to Democratic candidate Delia Parker-Mims’ 42%. Although an unknown number of mail-in and provisional votes were yet to be counted as of this paper’s deadline, Parker-Mims congratu- lated Mitchell on her re-election in a Facebook post. Total turnout in Denton County exceeded 74% of registered voters, which is a higher share of the electorate than voted in the 2016 election cycle. For a complete list of election results, visit communityimpact.com/vote.

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and negotiating with them to include new public amenities as part of their work. For his part, Sharma has said he is a proponent of low-density growth and a low property tax rate. His opponent, Johnson, indicated that he favors a variety of project types, which he said would expand the town’s tax base and enable the town to provide more amenities. Among other upcoming decisions, the Town Council is searching for the next town manager. Follow this story at communityimpact.com.

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News from Lewisville, Flower Mound & Highland Village

HighlandVillage raises garbage bills as citymoves to new landll

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ocials said. The bills include recy- cling fees as well as the reinstatement of a compost fee. The primary cause for the rate increase is the additional cost the city of Highland village will incur by transporting the waste farther north toward Denton, according to a city sta memo.

HIGHLAND VILLAGE Residents will pay nearly 12% more for garbage and recycling collection than in last year as the city transitions to a dierent landll farther to the north in Denton. Highland Village City Council approved the rate increase Oct. 27; sta said it was brought about by the planned closure of the DFW Landll in Lewisville. Residential bills are expected to rise from $16.19 to $18.13 per month for most residents. Senior residents will see their monthly bills increase from $14.57 to $16.34, the city said. Highland Village contracts with Community Waste Disposal for trash and recycling services. DFW Landll closed to other waste service provid- ers on Jan. 1. These rate increases are based in part on cost-of-living increases,

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CITY HIGHLIGHTS FLOWERMOUND On Oct. 19, the town approved beer and wine sales for the 2021 Independence Fest. This year’s event was canceled because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Next year’s is expected to take place July 4, 2021, at Bakerseld Park. LEWISVILLE The city has received a nearly $5,000 state grant to help fund its “Click It or Ticket” seat belt law-enforcement program. The council approved the grant at its Nov. 2 meeting. MEETINGSWE COVER Lewisville City Council Meets at 7 p.m. the rst and third Mondays of each month. www.cityoewisville.com Lewisville ISD board of trustees Meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month. www.lisd.net Flower Mound Town Council Meets at 6 p.m. the rst and third Mondays of each month. www.ower-mound.com Highland Village City Council Meets at 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. www.highlandvillage.org

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LEWISVILLE After years of plan- ning, the major mixed-use devel- opment Main & Mill has gotten one step closer to coming to Old Town Lewisville. The development will include 202 luxury, loft-style apartments as well as 8,000 square feet of new retail, restaurant and oce space. Upon completion, the develop- ment will consist of two six-story buildings on either side of South Mill Street: one at the northwest corner of Elm Street and the other at the southeast corner of Main Street. Once built out, the development will also include 175 public parking spaces. Construction is expected to start

Construction on Main &Mill is expected to begin in January. (Rendering courtesy city of Lewisville, AMAC Holdings)

after utility relocations wrap up in the next 60 days, and “actual construction” is pegged to start in January 2021, said Jason Moore, economic development director with the city of Lewisville. Construction is expected to take 18-24 months to complete, he said. The $35 million project will be a signicant stride toward the devel- opment of Old Town into “a dynamic environment for living, dining and entertainment,” Moore said in a

previous interview. The development is expected to benet Lewisville in several ways. Not only will Main & Mill provide residential density in the immediate core of Old Town, it will also increase public parking in the core and contribute over $200,000 annually to Tax Increment Reinvest- ment Zone No. 1. That will ultimately provide more dedicated dollars for public improvements in Old Town, Moore said.

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GETAWAYS LOCAL Looking for something to do? Here are some attractions to check out in Lewisville, Flower Mound and other nearby areas. Regional events

REGIONAL Bonton Farms

LEWISVILLE Bendt Distilling Co. tours

Take a guided tour of this distillery in Old Town Lewisville. Guests walk through the distillery’s various processes during the hour-long tour, which includes a spirit tasting. Guests can hang out in the distillery’s tasting hall, lounge or outdoor whiskey garden and purchase craft cocktails. The tours take place Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Reservations must be made online. $10 225 S. Charles St., Lewisville 2148140545 www.bendtdistillingco.com Camp, sh or hike near Lewisville Lake The Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area is available year-round for primitive camping, shing, hiking and various guided activities. Kayaking and canoeing are also oered. $5 daily fee per vehicle. 201 E. Jones St., Lewisville 9722193550 | www.llela.org

Bonton Farms grows organic food on a 40- acre urban farm south of Dallas. It also houses free-range chickens, goats, turkeys, rabbits and beehives, and it provides fresh eggs, milk and honey. Guests can eat at the restaurant and visit the on-site farmers market for fresh food, produce, local goods, arts and crafts. Regular events, including farm-to-table din- ners and live music, are also held. Mon.-Sat. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., closed Sun. Free (admission) 6915 Bexar St., Dallas 9729822245 | www.bontonfarms.org Perot Museum of Nature and Science At the Perot Museum, guests can check out ve oors with 11 permanent exhibits, which include hands-on activities, interactive kiosks and educational games. The Perot Museum also hosts programs for various age groups from early childhood to adults. $13-$20. 2201 N. Field St., Dallas 2144285555 www.perotmuseum.org The Star in Frisco The campus of the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters and practice facility spans 91 acres. The Star also oers guests a variety of shopping and dining experiences, the Omni Frisco hotel and special events. Prices vary | One Cowboys Way, Frisco 9724974060 | www.thestarinfrisco.com Museum of the American Railroad The railroad museum holds a collection of steam, diesel, passenger and freight railroad equipment and oers guided tours to guests. A TrainTopia exhibit showcases a G-scale model view of trains traveling through 2,500 square feet of the American Southwest that begins at the 1960s Dallas Union Station. 8004 N. Dallas Parkway, Ste. 400, Frisco 2144280101 www.museumoftheamericanrailroad.org $5-$15 Fort Worth Cultural District The Fort Worth Cultural District is your one stop for art exhibitions, from antiquities to modern artworks. The district, located near Camp Bowie Boulevard and West Lancaster Avenue in Fort Worth, contains six museums as well as plenty of dining options. Events are held throughout the year. www.fortworth.com/about/neighbor- hoods-districts/cultural-district/

The National Videogame Museum’s educational programs focus on values in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. (Courtesy National Videogame Museum)

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Texas Motor Speedway Texas Motor Speedway’s 1.5-mile track hosts IndyCar, NASCAR Cup, Xnity and Gander RV & Outdoors Truck series races. The speedway also has a charity “to care for children in ed- ucational, nancial, social and medical need in order to help them lead productive lives.” Tickets for monthly events can be purchased on its website. 3545 Lone Star Circle, Fort Worth 8172158500 www.texasmotorspeedway.com $30-$750 Hotel Vin/Harvest Hall Hotel Vin and soon-to-open Harvest Hall are the latest additions to downtown Grapevine, bringing in a new dining and boutique expe- rience to the area. Harvest Hall is a Europe- an-style food hall oering six global cuisine options. Connected to the hall is Hotel Vin, a www.hotelvin.com | www.harvesthall.com SEA LIFE Aquarium, Legoland and Peppa Pig World of Play at Grapevine Mills Grapevine Mills indoor mall oers 180 places for shopping and dining as well as several entertainment venues. Attractions include Sea Life Aquarium, Legoland Discovery Cen- ter, The Escape Room, Round 1 Bowling and Amusement, and Peppa Pig World of Play. 120-room boutique hotel. 815 S. Main St., Grapevine 8177699696 This museum preserves the history of the video game industry by archiving physical artifacts as well as the stories and informa- tion behind its creation. Guided tours and space for private parties are available. Cur- rent exhibits include a timeline of consoles, an ‘80s arcade and prehistoric games. 8004 N. Dallas Parkway, Frisco 9726688400 | http://nvmusa.org.

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3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine 4694443050 www.simon.com/mall/grapevine-mills/stores Texas Star Dinner Theatre Guests can enjoy a 90-minute murder mystery dinner show at the Texas Star Dinner Theatre while enjoying dinner and dessert. $59.95 plus tax. Tickets online. 816 S. Main St., Grapevine. 8173105588 www.texasstardinnertheater.com

Check out various shops and restaurants at the Lakeside DFW development, which overlooks Grapevine Lake. Guests at the busi- nesses are expected to observe masking and social distancing guidelines. The development is also hosting its free Lakeside Music Series through November. 2412 Lakeside Parkway, Flower Mound www.lakesidedfw.com

Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area

Museum of the American Railroad

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Colorful owers, water features and more are on display at the Dallas Arboretum. (Courtesy Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden)

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary The museum and 289-acre wildlife sanctuary aim to educate, conserve and preserve. Indoor exhibits, natural science collections, garden spaces, habitats and nature trails are included. $9-$12 1 Nature Place, McKinney 9725625566 www.heardmuseum.org DFW Chinatown in Richardson Chinatown is Richardson’s destination for Asian food, shopping and events. Restau- rants serve various Asian cuisines, including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese and Vietnamese. The development includes a grocery store and a community center. Hours and costs vary 400 N. Greenville Ave., Richardson www.dfwchinatown.com The Unique Dining Capital of Texas Head to Roanoke for more than 60 original restaurants, as well as shops, breweries, music venues and more. Start at City Hall in charming downtown Roanoke and take a stroll down Oak Street where diners can choose fromwell-known restaurants, bakeries, wine bars and other popular venues. 8174912411 www.roanoketexas.com/116/ Unique-Dining-Capital FEATUREDACTIVITY Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden Located along White Rock Lake, the arboretum and botanical garden spans 66 acres and features a variety of gardens, including a walkway enclosed by crape myrtle trees and a rose garden with over 200 hybrid tea roses of 16 varieties. 8525 Garland Road, Dallas 2145156615 | www.dallasarboretum.org $12-$17

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Dave and Maris Garrett moved their classic- car business to Lewisville three years ago.

A LOOK BACK IN TIME The showroom at Garrett Classics features more than two dozen cars—and sometimes more—from a variety of eras. Here is a sample of the selection that was on display in late October.

This 1955 Chevy Sedan Delivery occupied themain showroomat Garrett Classics in late October. (Photos by Daniel Houston/Community Impact Newspaper) Garrett Classics Couple pursues passion, forms friendships in classic-car business M ore than three years after Dave and Maris Garrett moved their classic car years ago. “We started to look for a business to open when we decided to retire from the trucking business, and we thought, ‘Well, what could we do that we enjoy?’” After originally opening in a

1931 Chevy Coupe

purchase them online and arrange to have them transported across the globe. Garrett Classics then earns 10% of the sale price. The company has been a passion project for the couple. “We’re both 71 and 73, so we’re not sure how many more years we want to do this,” Maris said with a laugh. “But it’s a fun business. We have some great customers from all over.” Those customers range from for- mer Dallas Cowboys players to celeb- rities such as Nicolas Cage and Sean Penn, the Garretts said. But many of their less famous buyers and sellers have become close friends over the years as well, they said.

business to Lewisville, they reected on the path that led them toward a second career like few others. Years ago, nearing their 60s, the Garretts had grown tired of the trucking lifestyle that had kept them on the highway and away from home for much of their careers. Ultimately, that path led them to start the company that evolved into Garrett Classics, a Lewisville-based business that helps people from all over the world to buy and sell classic vehicles. “We just liked cars,” Maris said of her and her husband’s decision

1910 Chevrolet pickup truck

larger space in Dallas, the couple moved three years ago to a smaller space o McGee Lane on the north side of Lewisville. The business’s core service is help- ing owners of classic cars sell their vehicles to legitimate buyers—a task that can be arduous and sometimes risky without help, Maris said. The car is then moved to the Garrett Classics showroom, where anyone can visit and check out vehicles for sale in person, or even

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BY DANIEL HOUSTON

THREE DISHES TO TRY

Hot crab and shrimp dip ($10.50)

Cajun Creole pasta ($16.00)

This appetizer dip is bakeduntil bubbly, then servedwithpitabread.

Ribs and shrimp ($17.50)

This dishmixes creamy Alfredowith a spicy Creole sauce, and it includes shrimp and sausage.

Hillside Fine Grill serves a variety of alcoholic beverages from its bar, including, from left: the Woodford Old Fashioned, the Hillside Martini, Sauvignon Blanc wine and Juggernaut Hillside Cabernet. (Photos by Daniel Houston/Community Impact Newspaper)

A slab of ribs servedwith fried shrimp, this dish comeswith fries and cole slawon the side.

Hillside Fine Grill Restaurant’s business model proves resilient during pandemic I n Hillside Fine Grill’s rst year in Highland Village, the restau- rant’s business model was

had to shut down in the early days of the pandemic, Hillside moved quickly to cut costs, limit hours, remove less protable items from the menu and get the message out about its curbside and takeout services, Valley said. These measures allowed Hillside to accomplish a rare feat for a restaurant this year. The business roughly broke even over the rst four months of 2020, Valley said. Now, the restaurant is seeing better business, he said. A number of employees have been rehired. Food items have been added back to the menu. Beverage oerings have been expanded once again. Valley attributes the restaurant’s relative success in navigating the

pandemic to having made a strong impression with the community in the year before the virus hit. He also noted the restaurant oering foods that people sought out during early shutdowns. “It’s coming back, and it gets better and more robust with the loosening of restrictions,” Valley said. In tougher times, customers continued to order the restaurant’s favorite dishes. Burgers, ribs and various family packs devised for the pandemic environment were particularly popular, Valley said. Although the dine-in area is fuller now than it was a few months ago, about 20% of the restaurant’s business is still curbside and to-go, Valley said.

Rick Valley is the general manager and part-owner of Hillside Fine Grill.

tailored to help the eatery weather the possibility of lean economic times. “We were thinking ‘recession,’” said Rick Valley, general manager and part-owner of the restaurant. “We never thought of ‘pandemic.’” The restaurant’s approach—serv- ing grilled favorites with ne-din- ing touches at more aordable restaurant prices—was expected to stand out as an attractive option for customers even during an economic downturn, Valley said. But the restaurant was not built around takeout or curbside service until the pandemic struck, he said. As dining areas across the country

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