Best of 2020: 12 business features from Richardson

Annie Holland, owner of Lone Chimney Mercantile, began making and selling her own landmark photo art after the birth of her daughter. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Annie Holland, owner of Lone Chimney Mercantile, began making and selling her own landmark photo art after the birth of her daughter. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)

Annie Holland, owner of Lone Chimney Mercantile, began making and selling her own landmark photo art after the birth of her daughter. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)

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All embroidery at Logotology is done in-house. (Makenzie Plusnick/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Fit Body Boot Camp Richardson coaches clients of all ages. (Courtesy Fit Body Boot Camp Richardson)
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LaTrisa Edwards is the owner of STS Accessories, a salon that also features an adjoining accessories center. (Olivia Lueckemeyer/Community Impact Newspaper)
Here is a roundup of business features that appeared in the Richardson edition of Community Impact Newspaper in 2020.

January

Stylish tots outfitted at Richardson children's boutique Hipster Baby

Hipster Baby offers an eclectic variety of clothing, which owner Mary Bowen says reflects her own personal style. The brick-and-mortar storefront closed this summer but still offers its products online.

February


On-trend home and fashion finds unearthed at Richardson boutique Beaucoup

Tucked away in a nondescript strip mall is Beaucoup, a fashion and home decor boutique deeply rooted in the Richardson community.

March

Richardson horse barn Windmill Stables brings a slice of country to the city

Students at Windmill Stables, which opened in the 1980s, learn all aspects of horsemanship, from riding to handling the animals.

April

Richardson-based design and construction firm DorianBahr navigates nuances of being an essential business

In the first few weeks of quarantine, design and construction firm DorianBahr struggled to navigate the nuances of various shelter-in-place orders.

May

Richardson martial arts business Legendary Black Belt Academy brings the studio to students

Owner Whitt Melton and his brother Wes, who also own Legendary Youth Sports, felt it was their duty to maintain the same level of service despite challenges caused by the coronavirus.

June

Richardson dentist Meredith G. Davis uses latest technology, value-based care to give patients back their smiles

Meredith G. Davis said she became a dentist because, unlike traditional medicine, dentistry allows for quick transformations that improve a patient's well-being.

July

KB Studios in Richardson offers hassle-free kitchen and bathroom renovations

KB Studios opened its Richardson showroom in late 2018 to provide an easy way for homeowners to upgrade their kitchens or bathrooms without the hassle of a big-box store, according to General Manager Clarissa Rivera.

August

Richardson gym Fit Body Boot Camp seeks to transform lives through fitness and mindset coaching

It took the sudden death of his brother for Tom Hough of Fit Body Boot Camp Richardson to realize he should be chasing his dream of becoming a fitness instructor.

September

Tenured hairstylist LaTrisa Edwards behind one-stop beauty shop STS + Accessories in downtown Richardson

STS + Accessories, formerly known as Styles the Salon, specializes in cuts, color and hair weaving as well as natural hair treatments for black customers.

October

Sister-run business Logotology brings custom embroidery, logos to Richardson

Logotology offers customized products that range from shirts and jackets to kitchen items.

November

Richardson boutique Lone Chimney Mercantile features eclectic mix of art and gifts

What started as a space to manage inventory for landmark photographer Annie Holland has grown into Richardson’s Lone Chimney Mercantile.

December

Richardson specialty grocer Sara's Market & Bakery places 'obsessive' focus on customers and quality

Sara’s Market & Bakery has been a Richardson staple for 22 years, and in 2021, the business will double the size of its Mediterranean specialty market by adding new departments, a coffee shop and a larger area for chef-prepared food.
By William C. Wadsack
William C. Wadsack is the senior reporter for the Plano and Richardson editions of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor of several daily and weekly publications in North Texas and his native state of Louisiana before joining Community Impact Newspaper in 2019.


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