Moviehouse & Eatery set to open Friday, July 10

The Moviehouse & Eatery opens July 10 with a slew of good movies, drinks, and food.

The Moviehouse & Eatery, which opens Friday, July 10, resembles a restaurant that shows movies rather than a theater that serves food, according to co-owner Tiffany Speaks.

Moviehouse & Eatery opens Friday, July 10, ushering in a new era for Lakeside.

“Moviehouse will enhance the entire Lakeside community,” said Jimmy Archie, managing parter of Realty Capital, master developer of Lakeside, “as a place to live, gather with friends, eat, drink, and enjoy entertainment.”

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Amber Michelle adds high-end styling to Lakeside

Amber Russell expects to open her Amber Michelle Salon in Lakeside  in August.

Amber Russell expects to open her Amber Michelle Salon in Lakeside in August.

“With the walls going up and the furniture and lights arriving,” said Amber Russell of her Amber Michelle Salon that will open at Lakeside DFW in August, “it is starting to feel surreal.”

“I am so excited to bring my business closer to my existing customers, who mostly live in Flower Mound, Highland Village, Lantana, and Coppell,” she added. (Some come from as far away as Houston and Austin.)

“Moving to Lakeside is like a dream come true,” insisted Russell, who has been been in the styling business for nine years. “It’s going to be awesome — sort of like a little city with lots of foot traffic.

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Celebrate the christening of the clubhouse at Elan

food-truck-party-VISUAL2Things have been busy at Elan Lakeside. Just this week, the pools were filled and the clubhouse completed. Time to celebrate!

Wednesday evening, June 3, two food trucks will be parked in front of the clubhouse (located at the southwest corner of Lakeside and Northwood) from 5-7 pm.

Everyone is invited to grab a bite. The food trucks include burgers and Cousins Maine Lobster.

Then tour the clubhouse. You’re going to love it as well as meeting more people at Lakeside. Here’s to many more such celebrations (e.g., when the restaurants and Moviehouse open).

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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