Gatlin’s neighbor will be…
Since December, Gatlins BBQ has been committed to the space at 3510 Ella Blvd. At the time NewQuest Properties leasing agent Danny McCormack said the other half of the 8,500 square foot space was not officially spoken for yet. It is now. Although it wasn’t precluded from being a restaurant too, McCormack said that Sherwin-Williams has signed a contract on the 4,000 square-foot space. Home do-it yourselfers also looking for a barbeque break – they’ve got you covered.
IntegraNet Health officially opens the Physician Specialty Center
Although many businesses have been operating in the new Physician Specialty Center at 1900 North Loop West., IntegraNet Health held a grand opening celebration on April 2. The invitation-only event introduced The Physician Specialty Center to primary care physicians in the area.
“Our building is designed with the patients and primary care practices and specialty caregivers in mind. Frustrations over trying to manage multiple appointments across the city cause patients to abandon care needs and increase costs of care for all of us. By providing one location for specialty and diagnostic patient-centered care, we improve outcomes and prevent unnecessary pain and suffering by delivering the right care, at the right time, in the right setting,” IntegraNet Health Founder and CEO Larry Wedekind said.
IntegraNet Health is one of the Houston area’s largest independent physician associations representing 1,200 primary care and specialty physician practices.
Athletik moves in next to Wonderwild
Thanks to reader Sarah Cruise for alerting The Leader to the new sports facility that is moving into the 40,000 square-foot space formerly occupied by Tommy Vaughn at 767 N. Shepherd Dr. O Athletik is a membership only sports club that is going to use every square inch of that space according to sales manager Mike Senich. “We wanted it to be one-stop shopping,” said Senich. In addition to hot yoga, martial arts & boxing, sand volleyball court and a running hill, O Athletik will offer over 100 group classes per week, adult and youth sport leagues, a sauna /steam room and an organic juice bar. Senich said that the athletic program for kids will be comprehensive, including lacrosse, soccer and martial arts. They expect to be open in 45-60 days. Visit www.OAthletik.com for pre-sale pricing.
Cathleen and Zephan Parker would like to announce their new Handmade Custom Western Boot store that also offers full service Boot & Shoe Repair. They are located next to MytiBurger at 2103 W. 43rd. St. “The Oak Forest/ Garden Oaks and surrounding areas have already been extremely supportive of our small business and we have done our best to assure great customer service, quality products and services, and fair pricing,” said Cathleen Parker. The Parkers have donated custom boots to the Leather Apron Foundation for their silent auction and have also given a pair to Cavatore Italian Restaurant. “We just sponsored a baseball team at Oaks Dads Club,” said Parker. “We enjoy and look forward to supporting this community and plan on doing so for many years to come.”
The Lift’s Rhonda Rhodes said that her store on 19th Street now carries kitchen towels of flour-sack cotton with designs celebrating The Heights and Oak Forest, and she is now working on adding towels for other neighborhoods. You can see the designs at facebook.com/thelifton19th. “I also ordered custom-made coasters of slate and of stone with zip codes for 77008 and 77018, and have ordered many other zip codes,” she said. Rhoades will also offer customized wood signs, similar to the towels, which one might use on a screened-in back porch. “What is great about all these items is that the small screen-printing company I am working with will allow me to place special orders, too,” she said. All are available for purchase at www.thelifton19th.com.
Oak Forest’s Mark Malisheski aka The Lawn Barber says that he is extending his Mulch Madness promotion to every Saturday and Sunday in April. For a $75 minimum, you get up to one yard (five wheelbarrows) of brown mulch delivered, dropped and spread in your beds. Additional mulch is priced at $15 per wheelbarrow. Beds must be prepped and ready for mulch. Call Mark at 832-525-6994 for more information.