5 businesses featured in Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake in 2020

Twisted Clay Studio has hundreds of pounds of clay stockpiled and a massive electric kiln. (Courtesy Twisted Clay Studio; Ellen Jackson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Twisted Clay Studio has hundreds of pounds of clay stockpiled and a massive electric kiln. (Courtesy Twisted Clay Studio; Ellen Jackson/Community Impact Newspaper)

Twisted Clay Studio has hundreds of pounds of clay stockpiled and a massive electric kiln. (Courtesy Twisted Clay Studio; Ellen Jackson/Community Impact Newspaper)

Each month, Community Impact Newspaper looks for an opportunity to feature local businesses in the Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake areas. The following businesses were featured, among others, in 2020.

Play with clay using this Grapevine business's take-home craft kits

As the owner of a recently opened ceramic studio, Ruthie Schulz decided she would not wait out the shelter-in-place orders to continue teaching.

Third-generation owners share history of the Sunflower Shoppe in Colleyville

To the local communities in Tarrant County, Bettye Bradford is the original owner and founder of Sunflower Shoppe, a Colleyville-based wellness store. But to her grandkids, she is just “Nanny.”



The Hook fitness studio in Grapevine aims to help women find their strength

Before starting her business, Madeline Ricci said she wanted to uplift women to be their best selves in a place that has not always made them feel welcomed: the gym.

Southlake business owner offers free virtual yoga classes

When Allison Fullmer began operating a yoga studio out of her garage five years ago, it was to help her get through a time of change and pain.

Studio Art House offers online lessons, in-person courses in Southlake

Since taking over Studio Art House in 2012, Anita and Marty Robbins have aimed to make it a place where people can connect through art, they said.





By Ian Pribanic
Ian Pribanic covers city government, transportation, business and education news for Community Impact Newspaper in the Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth areas. A Washington D.C. native and University of North Texas graduate, Ian was previously an editor for papers in Oklahoma, West Texas and for Community Impact in New Braunfels.


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