Personal Touch Tree Service is moving from Garland Road to a new location farther east off Samuel Grand across from Oak Grove cemetery.

Owner, Jim Breaux, says it won’t happen until sometime this fall (if they’re lucky) since the city must plat the land at the new site to allow for an office building. He’s settling in for what he expects to be a time-consuming process with the city.

Personal Touch has been in the tree service business for 21 years, specializing in trimming and pruning as well as dead tree and stump removals. A certified arborist also is on hand for tree care and treatments.

The landowner, Jack Keller of Keller’s Drive-in, has no specific plans for the Garland Road site once Personal Touch leaves but says he’d like to see a restaurant there that caters to the neighborhood and those visiting the Dallas Arboretum.

He says the Arboretum has approached him with a “minor inquiry” about possibly buying the property, but that doesn’t seem to carry much weight for Keller, at least right now.

“We’ve had a lot of inquiries about it. We seldom sell anything.”

There’s no correlation between that and Personal Touch’s decision to move. Breaux says the rent simply became too high.

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