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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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 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 Basantkumar and his family of four were happily situated in a 4,300-square-foot home in Trophy Club.

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Engel & Völkers property shop to make DFW debut in Lakeside

Roxann Taylor stands in front of his corner property shop at Lakeside where she will introduce a whole new concept in marketing real estate.

Roxann Taylor believes her Engel & Völkers property shop at Lakeside and Northwood will intrigue passers-by with its novel approach to marketing real estate.

Roxann Taylor jumped at the chance to locate the first North Texas Engel & Völkers property shop in The Shops at Lakeside.

“I knew Lakeside was perfect the first time I drove through,” said Taylor, the owner of a highly successful Southlake real estate agency who has been recognized by D Magazine’s “Best Real Estate Agents” for the last 14 years.

“People will pour in from FM 2499 to stop at the restaurants and shops,” she explained, “and there will be lots to do. It’s exactly the kind of environment I was searching for.”

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Grab a paint brush and enjoy the fun at Bottle and Bottega

Glenn Olson, the owner of the Lakeside Bottle and Bottega, with a paint brush and canvas in front of his location in The Shops at Lakeside.

Glenn Olson, owner of the Lakeside Bottle and Bottega, with a paint brush and canvas in front of his location in The Shops at Lakeside. A grand opening is expected in February.

Bottle and Bottega is a BYOB art party studio,” explained longtime Flower Mound resident Glenn Olson of his business that is expected to open in Building 1 of the Shops at Lakeside in February.

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A bottega [boh-TEY-guh], by the way, is defined as the studio of a master artist, in which students learn by participating in the work.

“For the most part,” noted Olson, “we are more about having a good time and socializing than creating fine art.”

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