If you haven’t stopped by yet, be sure to welcome the UPS Store on Mockingbird and Greenville. Owner David Jones and his wife, Nicole, are active in the community — David Jones is a marathon coach at Run On and volunteers on the board of directors for the Lower Greenville Neighborhood Association, and Nicole Jones volunteers at Paws in the City. Jones has worked for UPS in various roles, from driving the packing trucks to management, and finally to working for the corporate office. About a year ago, he decided he wanted to make a change and work for himself. “I remember hearing a lot about the UPS store, so I just inquired,” Jones says. He wanted a location that was close enough to home that he could ride his bike to work. He asked the corporate office if it had any locations nearby, and eventually it had an opening on Lower Greenville. Jones says the new store is “on a very busy corner, but it’s a good location for a lot of people.” 214.824.5400, theupsstore.com, 5706 E. Mockingbird.

Look for the new Subway next door to the UPS Store, which opened in February. 214.887.1433, 5706 E. Mockingbird.

Mextopia and Times Ten Cellars have joined forces to bring neighbors discounted wine on Wednesdays. Mextopia will offer half off bottles of Time Ten Cellars wine or $1 off per glass every Wednesday. A word to the wise: The Times Ten cabernet and Mextopia brisket-stuffed chile relleno are one tasty combination. 214.824.9400, mextopia.com, 2104 Greenville.

After a successful joint venture on Valentine’s Day weekend, neighborhood businesses Legal Grounds and Grace Café are teaming up again to host a Mardi Gras dinner on March 4. Chef Deb Crabb will serve a five-course meal beginning at 7 p.m. The prepaid dinner is BYOB and $50 a person, which includes tax. The café can seat only 45 people at a time and the dinners fill quickly, so early reservations are recommended. The dinner will be outfitted with candlelight, white tablecloths, glassware and New Orleans-style jazz music. Anyone interested in attending the event is also encouraged to wear beads and masks in honor of the holiday. To place a reservation, call 214.683.8312, 2015 Abrams.

White Rock Dental recently welcomed Dr. Lynette Page to its team. Page is a Lakewood native who still lives in the White Rock area. Page joined the practice after searching for a position close to home. “I heard about White Rock Dental’s reputation for great dentistry and comprehensive care, and I met the owner, Dr. Edward Lutz, and we got along great,” Page says. Aside from her dental work, Page also is an accomplished triathlete and enjoys working close to the lake so that she can continue her training. She says she will be competing in two upcoming Iron Man 70.3 challenges, one in Puerto Rico and the other in Las Vegas. 214.321.9191, whiterockdentalgroup.com, 8940 Garland Road.

Backyard Beach Bar is under the new management of David Mitchell and Jose Perez. With the change in management comes an upgrade in the bar’s atmosphere, they say. “We’ve got all new patio furniture outside,” says Monique Benavidez, bartender and bar manager. “We had a courtyard room that was open to the outside, and they enclosed it, and it is insulated and air-conditioned now.” Other additions to the bar include new barstools and tabletops, a dart room and foosball tournaments. Keep an eye out for volleyball season, which begins this month. 214.327.3866, backyardbeachbar.com, 7530 E. Grand.

Good 2 Go Taco recently moved to a new location in our neighborhood on Peavy and Garland, across from Walgreens. The restaurant is open Tuesday-Saturday, 6 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sunday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Owners Colleen O’Hare and Jeana Johnson, whom some customers lovingly call the “taco ladies”, used to sell their gourmet creations at The Green Spot. 214.519.9110, good2gotaco.com, 1146 Peavy.

Stir Coffee, located inside the same facility as Good 2 Go Taco, is a new neighborhood shop owned by Rip Rowan and Vanessa Peters, and takes a traditional approach to coffee brewing. “We focus on making traditional drinks for the most part: espresso, cappuccinos and all of our house coffee are made with French press — we don’t use drip coffee or any machine-made coffee,” Rowan says. The couple, who are friends of the Good 2 Go Taco owners, were highly influenced by Houndstooth Coffee in Austin, which sits next door to Tacodeli. While Stir Coffee does not make blended drinks such as frappuccinos, Rowan says that its iced coffee, made with a cold brewing technique, has a chocolate, bold taste perfect for the spring and summer months. 214.556.1394, stircoffeedallas.com, 1146 Peavy.