5 new businesses coming to Village 121 this fall

Taziki's Cafe will offer to-go dinners for families of four.

Taziki's Cafe will offer to-go dinners for families of four.

Lazy Dog Southern California-based Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar opened its first Texas location last fall in Addison.[/caption]

Businesses have already opened their doors at Village 121, a new business development on Preston Road just south of the Sam Rayburn Tollway. Businesses, such as McAlister’s Deli, Grub Burger Bar and ballet fitness studio Pure Barre, have recently opened.

Here are a few more concepts scheduled to open at Village 121 this fall:

  1. Construction is underway for Taziki's Cafe, a Mediterranean restaurant set to open this fall at 8305 Preston Road, Ste. 100. The restaurant offers to-go dinners for families of four and its menu features, gyros, soups, salads and vegetarian dishes. A location is also in Southlake at 2750 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-203-8296. www.tazikiscafe.com

  2. Southern-California based Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar will open its second Texas location in Plano later this year at 8401 Preston Road. It will mark the family-run restaurant’s 19th location. Lazy Dog is designed to feel like a Rocky Mountain Wyoming escape, where founder Chris Simms spent much of childhood. The restaurant features lodge-inspired furnishings and a dog-friendly patio, which offers a dog menu with grilled meats and brown rice. Lazy Dog opened its first Dallas restaurant in Addison at 5100 Belt Line Road, Ste. 500. 469-754-1300. www.lazydogrestaurants.com

  3. Pie Five Co. will open its fifth Plano location in mid-September at 8315 Preston Road, Ste. 400 Plano. Headquartered in The Colony and first introduced in the Dallas area in 2011, Pie Five has more than 80 locations in 24 states. The fast-casual pizza chain offers customizable personal pizzas as well as salads and desserts. 972-931-7435. www.piefivepizza.com

  4. Orangetheory Fitness will be opening a second location in mid-September at 8245 Preston Road, Ste. 309, Plano. Orangetheory offers 60-minute, high-energy, interval workout classes for all fitness levels. www.orangetheoryfitness.com

  5. Allen resident Delynn Montrose will open a new sip-and-paint concept, Simply Designed By Me, this October at 8604 Preston Road, Ste. 120, Plano. The studio will offer sessions for adults and children, who can choose to paint on canvas, wood, glass and other products during scheduled sessions or parties. 972-521-6008. www.simplydesignedbyme.com


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