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Store to Be Closed Until Clean Up and Repairs Can Be Made and Power Restored

Dallas — The Central Market store located at 10720 Preston Rd., Dallas, Texas 75230 at the corner of Preston Road and Royal Lane has experienced significant damage from the tornados and storms which swept through north Dallas the evening of Sunday, Oct. 20. The store will be closed until clean up is complete and power can be restored. Central Market will update customers on the status of the store on its web site at www.centralmarket.com.

“We are grateful to report no serious injuries were sustained inside or outside of the store during the tornado. Our partners on site took immediate action to ensure the safety of all involved,” said Mabrie Jackson, director of public affairs, H-E-B/Central Market. “Unfortunately, our store experienced significant damage during the storms and will remain closed until clean up and repairs can be completed. We will work quickly to get this neighborhood store up and running as quickly as possible to serve our customers as they recover from the storm. Our Lovers Lane and Midway locations are fully operational at this time.”

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This story will be updated throughout the day. 

As I write this from an undamaged, intact Preston Royal-area home, sirens are still going off around me, more than half my neighbors have no power, and the Preston Royal Shopping Center a half mile away is severely damaged.

Monday morning sunlight will shine light on a lot of serious damage and destruction in North Dallas. So far, most thankfully, no reports of deaths or injuries from a tornado that struck Dallas Sunday around 9:15 pm Sunday evening, after a beautiful, clear fall day.

Credit: @JLindgrenCBS11

The storm whipped up suddenly. While officials haven’t yet classified its power, winds were extremely strong and did lots of damage to structures, autos, and foliage, much of it now choking off streets and main arteries. I’m going to put my guess an F1 or F2, though the hallmark of an F3 is removing tile off roofs.


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Skyline Terrace Villas living room. Photo courtesy Crescent Estates.

Looking to relocate and rein in your downtown Dallas commute? You might consider Skyline Terrace Villas, a new single-family offering by Crescent Estates Custom Homes. With close proximity to both the Dallas North Tollway and I-35, the central Dallas location stands out as pretty hard-to-beat. Just five minutes to the Medical District and the American Airlines Center, Skyline Terrace Villas certainly places a premium on convenience. And space! Lot sizes in Skyline Terrace afford the square footage required for traditional house layouts, not just townhomes.

“That really is the biggest draw,” says Crescent Estates Custom Homes CEO Brad Oellermann. “It’s a unique opportunity to have a large lot close to Dallas. And we’ve been able to build true homes and they feel spacious. They’re livable like a traditional home. That’s very hard to find in a location with downtown views.”


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If I had to guess, I’d say this lovely Spanish-Mediterranean was designed by leading Dallas architects Marion Fooshee and James Cheek. Let me know if you think otherwise. But I do my detective work, and I can support my theory pretty well, so here goes!

Foshee & Cheek were well-known for their eclectic Spanish-Mediterranean style, including Dr. Hugh Leslie and Lydia Bowen Moore’s home at 4200 Beverly Drive. Their most significant design was Highland Park Village, the first self-contained shopping center in America. They were also involved in the design of the Hall of State and Aquarium buildings in Fair Park. Foshee lived at the duplex on 4441-4443 Westway Avenue, and Cheek lived at the duplex at 4417-4419 — right next door!

I think it makes for a natural assumption Foshee & Cheek are responsible for this wonderful Spanish-Mediterranean. So, I’m going with that!


This historic Spanish-Mediterranean is in Westpark, one of the last residential additions built in Highland Park. It includes Fairway Street, Westway Avenue, Lomo Alto Court, and Lomo Alto Drive.


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Preservation Dallas plans its annual architectural tour, ground is broken on the first master-planned community in West Mansfield, and Dallas Architecture Forum will feature Kim Yao this month, all in this week’s roundup of real estate news.

Preservation Dallas plans its annual architectural tour, ground is broken on the first master-planned community in West Mansfield, and Dallas Architecture Forum will feature Kim Yao this month, all in this week’s roundup of real estate news.

Preservation Dallas Fall Architectural Tour Set For Oct. 26

Check out the celebrated design and craftsmanship of the 1950s to 1970s in the Preservation Dallas Fall Architectural Tour, set for Oct. 26.

“From the Polynesian resort feeling of the 1955 Leon Eaves’ designed Shwiff House, to the one-of-a-kind Palm Springs style 1960 Crownrich house, to the 1977 gem designed by HKS Architects founder Harwood K. Smith for his personal use, this tour will be full of unexpected marvel,” says Preservation Dallas.

The tour also will feature the 1962 Charles Dilbeck-designed Lobello House, which is being rebuilt following a fire. Also on the tour is O’Neil Ford’s 1958 Haggerty House with an indoor swimming pool.

Spectators will enjoy discussions led by urban anthropologist Marsha Prior and architecture professor Bang Dang, and refreshments will be served at the Angelika Film Center.

Tickets are $40 for Preservation Dallas members and $50 for the public.

Click here to purchase tickets.


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It’s Tudor time! You know it’s a great day in real estate when two Dallas Tudors are up for grabs and both are under $600,000. And these Tudors have a lot to love. Both offer historic charm but with plenty of updates so they are livable for modern-day. Which would you choose, the Ellsworth Avenue Splurge or the Tyler Street Steal?

Splurge: Ellsworth Avenue Tudor With Guest House For $599K


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Jeremy Whiteker rejoined the Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate Park Cities office after spending the past year and a half at Compass.

“I feel like I have come back home,” Whiteker said. “I learned many lessons about what motivates me as a business owner and what components I need in place to keep that machine running. The Dave Perry-Miller staff is an extension of my business as they care just as much about my clients as I do. I was immediately reminded of that upon my return — at Dave Perry-Miller, the focus is on our clients.”

He added that he missed leadership and marketing support he’d had during his previous nearly seven-year tenure at Dave Perry-Miller. Some of his building partners actually encouraged him to return because, in their opinion, Dave Perry-Miller has a more organic focus on Dallas-Fort Worth.


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When the Denton County city of Lewisville was officially incorporated in 1925, the government’s first ordinances regulated medicine shows and set speed limits for automobiles at 18 mph. But it’d already been a bustling town with a gristmill, several cotton gins, and two saloons. With many of its original structures still standing, downtown Lewisville, called Old Town, bustles today with shopping, dining, and entertainment venues, including a 1.5-acre urban park and the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater. Today the city has approximately 106,000 residents, one of the largest suburbs we’ve covered in this Suburb Sunday series. Here are three great homes we found in Lewisville that could be perfect for your family.