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Martial arts studio opens new location
Paragon Jiu Jitsu moved into a 7,000-square-foot space at 710 W. Davis after two years on Madison. Owner and coach John Brink hired Rick Garza and RPGA Design Group Inc. to transform a warehouse, near Brumley Gardens, into a martial arts studio. The new facility features three times the “mat space” as the old studio, plus a dedicated kickboxing area and an 800-square-foot personal fitness studio. There are also locker rooms with showers and bleachers that can accommodate 100 spectators for classes or tournaments. Brink says Paragon is now the largest martial arts studio in Dallas.
Paragon Jiu Jitsu, 710 W. Davis, 214.290.4107, paragonbjjdallas.com
Cuellar sisters lease restaurant space
Alycen Cuellar and Adrien Cuellar-McGuire, descendants of the Oak Cliff restaurateur family that brought us Tejano Restaurant (see page 6), El Ranchito and La Calle Doce, are planning a new restaurant with their mom, Oak Cliff native Marcia Cuellar. They have leased the building adjacent to IndieGenius, at 409 N. Zang, with plans for the Local Oak. The new restaurant will serve Texas cuisine. They hope to open in late spring.
The Local Oak, 409 N. Zang, 972.246.8625
3 Hearts Bakery offers homemade bread
Stephanie Cole moved to Winnetka Heights last May from a community farm in Waco. That’s where she learned to bake many types of homemade bread. Now Cole is offering that home-baked goodness to her Oak Cliff neighbors. Her 3 Hearts Bakery offers six varieties: gluten-free corn bread, herb wheat loaf, cranberry walnut, yeast rolls, French bread and an oatmeal-wheat sandwich loaf. All of the 3 Hearts breads can be ordered about three days in advance. Most cost $7 except for the sandwich loaf and the French bread, which cost $6. Cole works out of her home kitchen, so she is following cottage-industry rules, which prohibit selling to restaurants or at farmers markets. So the only way to eat her bread is by ordering directly from her, firstname.lastname@example.org.
3 Hearts Bakery, 211 S. Windomere, 832.291.8726, email@example.com
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Ginger Fox Gallery opened in a space adjacent to Oak Cliff Bicycle Co. The gallery represents 11 artists, including its namesake.
Ginger Fox Gallery, 408 N. Bishop, 214.914.4126, gingerfox.com
Bishop Arts Winery, Elías Rodriquez’s venture at Tyler and Davis, has received city approval to manufacture wine.
Bishop Arts Winery, 838 W. Davis, 214.941.9463
Read Between the Lines, a new stationery line from local owners including Tammy Shugart of Oak Cliff and Melinda Jones, launched last month at home-design store Neighborhood.
Read Between the Lines, 469.999.1798, readbetweenthelines.com
Café Maya, the Mexican restaurant on Jefferson at Tyler, has closed. Husband and wife business partners Joel and Laura Malone are planning a hard cider distillery in Bishop Arts called Bishop Cider Co.
Bishop Cider Co., 509 N. Bishop