Little Red Wasp Creating Buzz with Second Restaurant Location Planned for Kimball Park

Fort Worth’s popular downtown restaurant, Little Red Wasp Kitchen + Bar, is expected to open a second location in Southlake’s Kimball Park in 2019. The casual eatery will be adjacent to the Cambria Hotel and Offices at Kimball Park inside the third building to be completed at the 15.5 acre mixed-use commercial development.

Known for “fork + knife sandwiches,” including customer favorite Crispy Chicken, in addition to daily and nightly features, like Shrimp + Grits and Spaghetti + Meatballs, Little Red Wasp also serves up unique starters, soups, salads, brunch favorites, imported and local craft beers, and a full bar. Little Red Wasp, the casual sister restaurant to Fort Worth’s fine-dining restaurant Grace, is owned by Dain “Adam” Jones, restauranteur and founder of DAJ Restaurant Management.

“Based on demographics, Southlake is a great fit for Little Red Wasp and Kimball Park offers the perfect, convenient location right along Texas State Highway 114,” stated Jones. “I live in Tarrant County. My chef lives in Tarrant County. Most of our staff live here, too. It’s important for us to be a part of the market we serve and we’re excited to expand to Southlake,” adding that capital is currently being raised for the Southlake location, which is expected to open late summer 2019.

Within Kimball Park, Little Red Wasp will occupy 5,500 square feet of a recently completed building that also has 4,000 square feet of available space designated for a health spa.

Kimball Park is also home to the 175-room Cambia Hotel, which opened in December 2016 and the Offices at Kimball Park, which was completed in August 2017. Major tenants of the Offices at Kimball Park include Keller Williams, Liberty Mutual, Independence Title and Executive Medicine.

“Currently, 100,000 square feet of the building’s total 112,423 square feet have been leased. We recently signed GP Construction and Kindred Homes, both of which are scheduled to move into their leased spaces with the next 90 days,” stated Jeffrey Medici of Medici Development Partners, the developer of Kimball Park. “There are two restaurant lots remaining within Kimball Park and we anticipate moving forward with the development of those lots by the end of 2018.”

For more information, visit LittleRedWasp.com and check for updates on Little Red Wasp’s Facebook page.

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Spread Holiday Cheer With Santa’s Little Helpers

Christmas is right around the corner, and Santa is looking for some extra help to make presents and spread Christmas cheer.

On December 9, children ages 3 to 7 are invited to come create special presents for their loved ones, play Christmas games, listen to holiday music, and make new friends!

Registration is required with a $20 fee for Santa’s Little Helpers. The program will meet on Saturday, December 9 from 9:30­ – 11:30AM. Santa’s Little Helpers will be held at The Marq Southlake, 285 Shady Oaks Drive.

You can register your child online or at the Community Services office located in Southlake Town Hall at 1400 Main St., Suite 210. For more information, please visit our website or call 817-748-8019.

Girls Decorating at Santa's Little Helpers

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August Local Business Report: Peace, Love and Little Donuts

Peace, Love & Little Donuts is business featured for the August Local Business Report.

The Local Business Report was presented at the Southlake City Council Meeting. If you are interested in featuring your business, please contact the Southlake Department of Economic Development at 817-748-8039.

Click here to watch the video and learn more about Peace, Love and Little Donuts. For more information, visit their website or call (817) 329-3082.

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Feed Your Inner Hippie at Peace, Love and Little Donuts

Craving a sweet treat? From Ginger Sugar to Maple Bacon and beyond, Peace, Love and Little Donuts will flavor your palate with a psychedelic taste sensation. Located at 601 E. Southlake Boulevard in suite 100 (at the intersection of Southlake Boulevard and Byron Nelson Parkway), the groovy donut shop opened its doors in early June.

The sweet spot in town specializes in out-of-the-[donut]-box flavors that fall into three increasingly unique categories: Groovy, Far Out, and the most creative, Funkadelic. In addition to Cherry Cheesecake, Apple Pie or Samoa donuts, to name a few, diners will also find the perfect beverage pairings, including Dallas-based Novel Coffee Roasters coffee and the ever-popular Nitro Cold Brew on tap.

With tie-dye clad donut shop employees and hippie-inspired décor, Peace, Love and Little Donuts in Southlake is one of 26 locations in the Pittsburgh-founded franchise, and is the only location currently open in Texas. For Rod Moruss, the Southlake location’s managing partner, donuts truly have become a family affair.

“After my sister-in-law and her husband opened a franchise in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, my wife, her parents and I decided to open a location here. I’ve always wanted to own my own business, and after living in the area, I knew Southlake would be a great fit for a store,” stated Moruss, who is hands-on at his operation, often found greeting guests and offering complimentary donut samples.

Although most donut flavors can be found in each franchise location, one flavor is unique to Southlake: the Dragon Donut. Coated in vanilla frosting and topped with black, white and green sprinkles, the Southlake special is a tasty tribute to the Southlake Carroll Dragons.

In addition to dining in or grabbing a dozen to go, donut lovers can also request orders for special occasions, such as birthday celebrations, office parties and more. Peace, Love and Little Donuts can customize catering orders to best suit your sweet tooth and color scheme.

For more information, visit PeaceLoveandLittleDonuts.com.

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The Probably Untrue Story of Mary (who) Had a Little Lamb!

2015-4-8 FWSO_MaryLamb2015nobleedThe Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra is excited to introduce a new family concert perfect for music lovers of all ages! Join FWSO Assistant Conductor Daniel Black, narrator Carl Johnson, and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for The Probably Untrue Story of Mary (who) Had a Little Lamb! Composer Micah Levy’s reimagining of the classic nursery rhyme follows Mary and her little lamb, Petunia, on an adventure through the woods. Their story is set to musical variations of the familiar tune “Mary Had a Little Lamb”.

Bring the whole family! Come early and experience the instrument petting zoo – where children can see, hear, and touch the different instruments of the orchestra. After the concert, enjoy treats provided by Central Market.

Adult tickets are $20 and children 12 and under are just $5. Seniors, students, and APEX members are $15.

This family concert will take place Thursday, May 21 at 6:30 PM. Instrument petting zoo begins at 5:30 PM. Location: White’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 185 S. White Chapel Boulevard, Southlake, Texas 76092.

Tickets may be purchased at the door or online at www.apexartsleague.org or www.fwsymphony.org.

This project is supported in part by a grant from ARTS Council Northeast and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

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Little Fossil Park Renovation

Grand Opening!

haltom city little fossil parkThe grand opening for the renovated Little Fossil Park will be this Saturday, March 29th at noon. Softball games will start after the ceremony at 1:00 p.m. The renovated park, located at 4412 Hadley St., now has:

  • three tournament quality softball fields
  • new lighting system
  • new playground
  • new concession building
  • new restroom building
  • 85 additional parking spaces

The improvements to the park were made possible by funds from the 2010 bond election.

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Little Fossil Park Complete

Grand Opening!

haltom city little fossil parkThe grand opening for the renovated Little Fossil Park will be this Saturday, March 29th at noon. Softball games will start after the ceremony at 1:00 p.m. The renovated park, located at 4412 Hadley St., now has:

  • three tournament quality softball fields
  • new lighting system
  • new playground
  • new concession building
  • new restroom building
  • 85 additional parking spaces

The improvements to the park were made possible by funds from the 2010 bond election.

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