Carvao to bring Brazilian sizzle to Lakeside

Paulo and Cecilia Novaes will welcome customers to Carvao Prime Brazilian Steakhouse.

Cecilia and Paulo Novaes will personally welcome customers to Carvao Prime Brazilian Steak House at Lakeside.

Flower Mound resident Paulo Novaes is talking excitedly about Carvao Prime Brazilian Steak House.

The food, the drink, the ambiance, specific customers he’s determined to attract, and construction details (like the huge custom-made grills coming from Brazil).

Novaes and wife Cecilia expect to begin greeting customers in their 6,400 sq. ft. space in Building One at The Shops at Lakeside by September.

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Luxury hotel planned for southern acres of Lakeside DFW

A rendering of The Pearl on the Peninsula™ Hotel & Conference Center from Lake Grapevine.

A rendering of The Pearl on the Peninsula™ Hotel & Conference Center as viewed from Lake Grapevine. (MAA)

Plans for an $80 million hotel in Lakeside DFW were announced Monday night at a Flower Mound town council meeting.

Located on the southern 25-acre peninsula of Lakeside DFW, the 12-story, 220-room luxury hotel and conference center is designed to offer views of Lake Grapevine from every conceivable angle, including a hotel bar, restaurants, and an infinity pool atop the 32,000 square-foot conference center.

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Construction update on the Lakeside Moviehouse

Mark McLaughlin, director of operation for the Moviehouse & Eatery, in front of the Lakeside theater.

Mark McLaughlin, director of operations for the Moviehouse & Eatery, in front of the Lakeside theater which is expected to open in July.

Mark McLaughlin, director of operations for The Moviehouse & Eatery, provided a thorough tour of the construction site at Lakeside this week.

“We think the exterior profile will be outstanding,” he said standing in front of the building. “The entrance makes a big impression.”

Inside, he shared details of improvements and tweaks incorporated into the building based on the company’s experience in operating its other two locations in Austin and Keller.

He expects the theater to open to the public in July, in the middle of the busy summer season.

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Good times, good cuts at the Lodge Barbershop

Orlando Rojas with wife near the storefront for The Lodge Barbershop that is set to open in April.

Orlando Rojas with wife Stephanie near the storefront for The Lodge Barbershop that is set to open in April.

“When the shops and restaurants start to open over the next few months,” smiled 28-year-old Orlando Rojas as he stood at the northeast corner of Northwood and Lakeside near his Lodge Barbershop storefront, “things will look very different.”

getting2knowSHOPS---Lodge“There will be people out walking around. It will have a neighborhood feel with people out enjoying themselves. It’s turning out vey nice.

“Each shop owner is pouring a lot of work into their store to make their business,” Rojas added, “and Lakeside, special.”

He expects the Lodge to open in April.

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Majestic Nail Spa designed to pamper customers 

Henry Nguyen  is working to ensure that every detail of his Majestic Nail Spa in Lakeside will be perfect. He is pictured here at his salon on West 7th in Fort Worth's museum district.

Henry Nguyen is working to ensure that every detail of his Majestic Nail Spa in Lakeside will be perfect. He is pictured here at his spa on West 7th in Fort Worth’s museum district.

Since January, Henry Nguyen has been spending lots of hours supervising the finish-out of his new Majestic Nail Spa in The Shops at Lakeside.

getting2knowSHOPS-Majestic“It’s going to have a modern feel customers will love,” said Nguyen as he stood in the large as yet unfinished space in Building Two that features large windows facing both FM 2499 and the parking lot in back.

In addition to lots of natural light, the Lakeside space also stands out for its tall ceilings, from which Nguyen will hang his signature chandeliers.

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Lakeside feels “magical” to Basantkumar family

Jay and Lavinia Basantkumar love their Normandy home and their Lakeside neighbors. "We know nearly everyone on the entire street," said Basantkumar.

Jay Basantkumar was accompanying a friend who was house-hunting in October 2013, when he became intrigued. “Holy cow!” he told his friend as they drove through Lakeside, “I didn’t know this kind of place existed.” It didn’t seem to matter that … [Continue reading]

The Linebergers moved to Lakeside as fast as they could

The Linebergers in the kitchen of their American Legend home.

The landscape in Phase II of Lakeside’s single-family area looks familiar to Alan and Elizabeth Lineberger. “When we first visited in January,” Alan said, “there wasn’t much out here except for the models and a few homes under construction. Just … [Continue reading]

Shepards feel like Lakeside has it all

Roland and Lynn Shepard in front of their Lakeside villa.

“We love to walk around the neighborhood,” explained Roland Shepard of his strolls around Lakeside with wife Lynn, “but we usually don’t get very far before we start talking with neighbors.” The Shepards’ painted yellow brick villa sits on … [Continue reading]

The short and long term impacts of transforming Lakeside Parkway

Both the closure of Lakeside Prkwy. for a number of months and its subsequent use as a shopping street will lead drivers to take the alternate route above. Click the image to enlarge.

The transformation of Lakeside Parkway in Lakeside DFW will kick into high gear in the next few weeks, according to a spokesman for Greystar, the builder of the mixed-use and multi-family components at Lakeside DFW. In the long term (fall of … [Continue reading]

Moviehouse & Eatery to locate in the Shops at Lakeside

Moviehouse & Eatery offers plush seating and chef-preparaed dishes. Tickets for first-run movies are priced at $2 over standard movie theaters.

Officials of Austin-based Moviehouse & Eatery have selected The Shops at Lakeside, the highly anticipated retail component of Lakeside DFW, for their third location. They expect to begin construction in May. “Lakeside offers a special … [Continue reading]