Lake Highlands July 2016 : Page 35

BUSINESS BUZ Z HOSPITALS At the end of May, HCA North Texas purchased Forest Park Medical Center Dallas for $135 million. HCA North Texas, which also owns Medical City Dallas hospital, purchased the Forest Park Medical Center, which closed in 2015, “to meet the needs of our growing North Texas community,” HCA North Texas Division President Erol Akdamar said. With 84 beds, 22 operating suites and 16 ICU rooms, “the addition of this property will add needed capacity and allow us to proactively plan for the continued growth of the exceptional complement of services we provide,” Akmadar says. Medical City Dallas Hospital continues to grow with the addition of 123 private patient rooms. On June 1, the Inpatient Rehabilitation Center and Joint Restoration Institute opened. By putting all of these elements together in Building E, it “brings our vision of an orthopedic and neurosciences hospital on the campus of Medical City to life,” says Troy Villarreal, president and CEO at Medical City Dallas Hospital. In addition, there is a gym, dining room and more for the patients in Building E. WHA T’S UP WITH NEIGHBORHOOD BUSINESSES purchased recently. The other is in Oak Cliff. According to Tuner, “Nearly half of all renters spend more than 30 percent of their income on rent, and one-quarter of all renters spend more than 50 percent of their income on rent.” NOW OPEN After 10 years, Greenville Avenue Pizza Company is finally opening the doors to a second location on the corner of Garland and Peavy roads. In a press release, owners Sammy and Molly Mandell say they were “so fortunate to have this opportunity to expand and share our concept with the community where we grew up.” Open from 11-1 a.m., the restaurant serves pizza, hot sandwiches, wings and garlic knots to the pizza lovers and the late night munchers. Carlens Luxury Optical is set to open July 1 at the Shops at Park Lane. The high-end eyewear retailer is owned by Stephany Carmona. Learn more at facebook.com/ carlensoptical. CELEBRITY HOUSING? Recently, a fund backed by “Desperate Housewives” actress Eva Longoria put money in Turner Impact Capital, a real estate group that invests in affordable housing. That fund recently purchased the Legends on Lake Highlands to offer affordable housing to working families in our neighborhood. The complex, which has 27 buildings and 356 units, is one of two Dallas apartment complexes the fund Spinach, ricotta and tomato pizza. (Photo by Lori Bandi) lakehighlands.advocatemag.com JULY 2016 35

It’s Your Business

BUSINESS BUZZ

WHAT ’S UP WITH NEIGHBORHOOD BUSINESSES

HOSPITALS

At the end of May, HCA North Texas purchased Forest Park Medical Center Dallas for $135 million. HCA North Texas, which also owns Medical City Dallas hospital, purchased the Forest Park Medical Center, which closed in 2015, “to meet the needs of our growing North Texas community,” HCA North Texas Division President Erol Akdamar said. With 84 beds, 22 operating suites and 16 ICU rooms, “the addition of this property will add needed capacity and allow us to proactively plan for the continued growth of the exceptional complement of services we provide,” Akmadar says.

Medical City Dallas Hospital continues to grow with the addition of 123 private patient rooms. On June 1, the Inpatient Rehabilitation Center and Joint Restoration Institute opened. By putting all of these elements together in Building E, it “brings our vision of an orthopedic and neurosciences hospital on the campus of Medical City to life,” says Troy Villarreal, president and CEO at Medical City Dallas Hospital. In addition, there is a gym, dining room and more for the patients in Building E.

CELEBRITY HOUSING?

Recently, a fund backed by “Desperate Housewives” actress Eva Longoria put money in Turner Impact Capital, a real estate group that invests in affordable housing. That fund recently purchased the Legends on Lake Highlands to offer affordable housing to working families in our neighborhood. The complex, which has 27 buildings and 356 units, is one of two Dallas apartment complexes the fund purchased recently. The other is in Oak Cliff. According to Tuner, “Nearly half of all renters spend more than 30 percent of their income on rent, and one-quarter of all renters spend more than 50 percent of their income on rent.”

NOW OPEN

After 10 years, Greenville Avenue Pizza Company is finally opening the doors to a second location on the corner of Garland and Peavy roads. In a press release, owners Sammy and Molly Mandell say they were “so fortunate to have this opportunity to expand and share our concept with the community where we grew up.” Open from 11-1 a.m., the restaurant serves pizza, hot sandwiches, wings and garlic knots to the pizza lovers and the late night munchers.

Carlens Luxury Optical is set to open July 1 at the Shops at Park Lane. The high-end eyewear retailer is owned by Stephany Carmona. Learn more at facebook.com/ carlensoptical.

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