2nd Annual ‘State of the District.’ On May 2, Councilman, Adam McGough, is hosting a State of the District and “Year in Review” Celebration for the entire Lake Highlands community to look back at accomplishments in District 10 and look ahead to the future of our community. The event will take place at Gracehill Community Church, 8535 Ferndale Road beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Election Day is May 6 for City Council positions and Richardson ISD School Board seats.
Sundays in the Park is a free concert series hosted by the Lake Highland Public Improvement District at the Watercrest Park in Lake Highlands Town Center. The next one is May 7, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Music will be provided by The Lupners, a local 60s-90s rock bank. Food will include Fried Pies for All food truck.
Flag Pole Hill Masterplan Community Meeting is set for May 9, 6:30 p.m. at Lake Highlands North Recreation Center to review and discuss the final proposed concept for Flag Pole Hill. You can read more about the plan and view drawings here.
Appraisal District protests. Property owners may file a protest between May 1 and May 31 if they disagree with any action taken by the appraisal district that affects their property. View the online form here.
Retail news . . .
Roma’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant is moving to 7033 Greenville Ave. (formerly Frank’s Tac Grill) on May 1.
The Sprouts Farmers Market at the Lake Highlands Town Center is set to open at 7 a.m. Wednesday, May 3. They will be hiring more than 100 new employees, including managers, clerks, cashiers, receivers and other help. If you are interested in applying for a job, visit their website here.
Costco Warehouse opens in Dallas at the corner of Churchill Way and Coit Road on Thursday, May 11, at 8 a.m.
TreeHouse, an eco-friendly home improvement supply store is slated to open June 1 in The Hill Shopping Center, the re-development at N. Central Expressway and Walnut Hill Lane.
Neighbor’s Casual Kitchen is under new ownership. The new owners are a group of friends and families that grew up in Lake Highlands. They will be announcing food & bar menu changes and upcoming events on the restaurant’s Facebook page.
Work has begun on the Alamo Drafthouse set to open in the former Tom Thumb space at Skillman-Abrams. A number of new retail and restaurants establishment are slated to open in the shopping center, as well, including Bahama Buck’s tropical frozen desserts and Mrs. Gridiron’s homestyle meal delivery service. The Skillman-Abrams shopping center has been renamed Creekside as a result of a community-wide vote on several suggested names.