Here is a roundup of business features that appeared in the Lake Highlands-Lakewood edition of Community Impact in 2022.


The T Shop in Dallas' Lakewood neighborhood offers floral arrangements, unique gift ideas

Nestled in the old Lakewood library, The T Shop has become part of the community experience for nearby residents since opening in the neighborhood 10 years ago.


The Store in Lake Highlands celebrates 20-year anniversary in Dallas

As a Lake Highlands native, Cheryl Calvin said she and her husband, Shane Calvin, never considered opening their business anywhere else but in their Dallas neighborhood.


Lakewood teen steers Big Boy’s Bike Repair toward success

Lakewood resident Hayden Harrison was 15 years old when his school pivoted to remote learning in 2020 due to COVID-19 regulations. That change left Hayden with a lot of free time.


Dallas-based nonprofit Juliette Fowler Communities provides foster care services, more

When Juliette Fowler Communities was chartered in 1892, it was done so by its namesake’s sister, Sarah Peak Harwood. Tenets laid out in the business plan 130 years ago, such as caring for widows and orphans, are still upheld today, though they have been adapted.


Lakewood boutique The Little Things specializes in modern fashions for children

After Lakewood resident Amanda Fink’s first child was born, she said she struggled to find local shops that sold children’s clothing in the styles she wanted for her son.


Lake Highlands family-owned studio YAM Yoga shares positivity and resilience

Local art pieces adorn the walls of YAM Yoga studio in Lake Highlands in a purposeful sequence, according to owner Jennifer Johnson. YAM stands for yoga, art and music.


Family-owned Baker’s Lake Highlands Automotive has history of serving community

When Reg Baker was 15 years old, he started working at a gas station at the corner of Audelia Road and Walnut Hill Lane. For the ensuing 25 years, Baker reported for work at that station.


Dallas shoe business Hari Mari cobbles out unique niche

Jeremy and Lila Stewart said they knew they wanted a new career path that would encompass helping children after returning from Indonesia. Jeremy had produced a documentary there about the effects of malnutrition on children in Southeast Asia, and Lila spent her time helping children in orphanages. However, they wanted to start a business, not a nonprofit.