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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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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