Live local: The lowdown on neighborhood businesses

This month, news from Incense & Peppermints, WordSpace, Jonathon's Oak Cliff and more ...

A new creative co-op is opening July 23 next to Mighty Fine Arts in the Tyler-Davis artists’ neighborhood. According to owner Austin Terrill, Incense & Peppermints (421 N. Tyler, 877.385.1199) is a creative design store. “We help artists, musicians, small businesses and nonprofits design logos, business cards and other branding materials, and we print and produce them as well,” Terrill says. “We also sell local, original art, screen-printed posters and shirts, and large-format canvas prints, as well as some vintage movie posters, antique tin signs, tote bags, retro toys, books and other trinkets.”

The Tyler-Davis neighborhood is apparently much greater than the sum of its parts. Terrill says “the girls from Oil and Cotton, myself and many other business owners have started a business owners association in accordance with our local council members in order to establish and brand ‘Tyler Davis’ as an up-and-coming, creative cultural district. Our platform for communicating with the community will be Tyler-Davis.org.

WordSpace is a non-profit literary organization.

Also a new member of the Tyler-Davis neighborhood, WordSpace recently moved in at Tyler and Seventh. This non-profit literary organization is “dedicated to supporting indigenous literature and connecting the best of the world of literature to local readers.” Wordspace presents author readings, workshops, salons and concerts throughout Dallas.

Jonathon’s Oak Cliff (1111 N. Beckley, 214.946.2221) has officially opened in the former Beckley Brewhouse space. Veterans of Bread Winners, the Jonathon’s team members are armed with everything they need to produce some killer breakfasts, brunches and lunches — and they do. Breakfast is available all day, and the weekend brunch menu includes the Peanut Butter Jelly Time Waffle; the Kure, a combo of meats, eggs, cheese and some spice; and Danger Dogs, pancake-battered sausage links with spicy mustard.

The Belmont Hotel’s (901 Fort Worth, 866.870.8010) “Barefoot at the Belmont” summer concert series powers on this month with Mike Doughty and Adrian Hulet July 7 and The Orbans with Air Review July 21. The “Dive-In” movie series presents cult classic “Dazed and Confused” July 14, and save the date for “Almost Famous” Aug. 18.

Dirt Flowers

Dirt Flowers’ (1517 Main) Chris Eudaley says the store’s expansion into Downtown should be completed this month. This innovative florist’s second location will harness the same creative energy as the original, but in a larger space that is less limiting. “We chose Downtown because we love what the community is doing there with the revitalization project,” says Eudaley.

Lakewest Rehabilitation & Skilled Care

Lakewest Rehabilitation & Skilled Care (2459 Bickers, 214.879.0888) recently opened with a mission to create 120 jobs for caregivers when it reaches stabilized occupancy. The full-service, senior health care provider of rehabilitation and skilled care services offers 20 private suites and 49 shared suites. Rehabilitation services are conducted in the 2,175-square-foot gym with state-of-the-art equipment, technologies and care planning. “We believe that every senior deserves a comfortable and safe community in their retirement years as well as access to high-quality health care services,” says Jennie Soukup, administrator of Lakewest Rehabilitation and Skilled Care.


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