Here are five business and five dining features from the Richardson edition of Community Impact. This list is not comprehensive.


Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts

As the recently hired executive director of the Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts and Corporate Presentations, Ally Haynes-Hamblen said she has spent time with the facility’s namesake learning about its history and goals.The Popcorn Shack

Located just outside of Richardson on the southwest corner of Coit and West Campbell roads, The Popcorn Shack has been offering the snacking treat to locals for over 40 years. The gourmet popcorn store sells 60 flavors of popcorn, including numerous seasonal flavors. In addition, the store sells gift baskets and decorative tins along with other goods, such as candy and specialty sodas.Sharpline Men's Hair Studio

Growing up in a family of barbers, Jessica Hernandez learned the value of providing quality services to customers. Over the last four years, she’s taken what she’s learned to a new level, operating men’s grooming salon Sharpline Men’s Hair Studio.Coit Boot and Shoe Repair

Quality work, fast service and friendly pricing have kept Coit Boot and Shoe Repair open for 43 years, according to owner Nick Nikolopoulos.
  • 20 Spring Creek Village Rd, Dallas
  • 972-458-8110
Comic Asylum

Mark Hay said he’s been a comic book fan ever since his dad brought home a box full of superhero comics when he was a kid.Dining

Madina Moroccan and Mediterranean Fusion

Adam Rabi remembers watching his family cook during his childhood in Jordan, and it is those flavors and sense of family that he now looks to bring into his Richardson restaurant.Anaya’s Seafood

Working with family is the “best thing that could happen” to him, Miguel Anaya says. After bringing together his brothers and son, and putting the family name on the business more than three years ago, Anaya opened his first seafood restaurant with plans to expand throughout the region.Bangkok at Beltline

Going from working directly with customers to being the head of a restaurant, Netnapa “Sky” Prommana knows the business inside and out. Starting as a server at Bangkok at Beltline a number of years ago, Prommana took over as the owner of the business last August. Now, she’s using her experience and culture to create new dishes and bring fresh ideas to the table.Eiland Coffee Roasters

Eiland Coffee Roasters owner Clay Eiland said he opened his Richardson-based roastery after “catching the coffee bug.” Now, more than 20 years later, he's still selling coffee throughout the metroplex.
  • 2701 Custer Parkway, Ste. 917, Richardson (Eiland Coffee at Canyon Creek); 532 N. Interurban St., Richardson (Eiland Coffee Roaster)
Another Time and Place Grille

Another Time and Place Grille owner Mehmet Shon Celik said he was encouraged to open the restaurant in Richardson by former Mayor Paul Voelker.