Category: Business

Preston Center Office Gets Remodel


Frank Obringer, Keith Yonick, and Linda Callicutt. (Courtesy photo)

Linda Callicutt likes to talk about the Coldwell Banker brand’s global reach.

The real estate network has 3,000 offices in 49 counties and territories, and from a newly remolded office in north Dallas, Callicutt and her agents are focused on international opportunities.

Dallas Investment Firm Eyes Next Generation


FROM LEFT: Van Ogden, John McFarland, and Jeff Helfrich. (Courtesy photo)

The investment company he co-founded is now 40 years old, but John McFarland, of Highland Park, continues to get a thrill from introducing it to people.

“What I really like about it is we’re a homegrown company,” he said. “And it’s a real treat for me to meet young people that want to go into this business [who] I really kind of consider homegrown, also.”

Third Owners Give Tart Major Remodel


After flooding, Tart Bakery keeps dishing unique treats. (Courtesy photo)

Sam and Nancy Major hadn’t planned on remodeling so soon after becoming the third-owners of Tart Bakery, but they didn’t have much choice.

The husband and wife duo bought the business on Lovers Lane east of the Dallas North Tollway in September of 2016. Three short months later, the pipes began acting up, causing flooding that impacted the bakery as well as the business next door.

Kuby’s Awaiting Repairs, But Serving Meals, Selling Meats


A fire damaged the entrance to Kuby's Smoke House. (By Tim Glaze)

The shelves aren't as full as usual and the entry is a mess, but Kuby's Sausage House and European Market in Snider Plaza is selling groceries and serving meals again after a small fire on March 22 forced a temporary closure.

Karl Kuby Jr. said he believes the fire was started by a cigarette tossed on the pavement by someone walking by after hours. It likely got blown up against some leaves and eventually ignited a fire outside the building on the facade, he said.

Newspaper Staff Lists Neighborhood Favorites


LogoThank you, dear readers, for voting for the 2018 People’s Choice Awards.

I enjoyed seeing which restaurants, shops, and other businesses and destinations you identified as among your favorites and noticed some places my wife and I still definitely need to check out (here’s looking at you Snider Plaza Antique Shops).

The People Newspapers staff also decided to return the favor by sharing some of our favorite area locations. Please forgive us for taking some poetic license and in many cases making up our own categories:

Kuby’s Closed After Thursday Night Fire


A Thursday night fire damaged the entrance to Kuby's Sausage House.

Kuby's Sausage House and European Market in Snider Plaza is closed today following a small fire Thursday night.

The University Park Fire Department responded around 10:30 p.m. and contained the fire to an exterior door frame, said Steve Mace, the city's director of communications and marketing.