Spring is here, with warmer weather, colorful flowers and exciting business news in our neighborhood.

Jackie Spratt Cakes recently moved into our neighborhood, setting up shop on Haskell at Munger. Spratt says she moved for a few reasons, but one of her main concerns was the lack of parking at the former location on McFarlin, across the street from Southern Methodist University. “My customers could never park there because the college kids just covered me up,” Spratt says. “So I felt like it was time to move.” Spratt says she loves her new spot. “I think it’s up and coming,” Spratt says. Her cakes are custom-ordered, but customers can stop by to nibble on freshly made liqueur jumbo-filled cupcakes for $5. 214.780.0404, jackiesprattcakes.com, 1901 N. Haskell.

Petal Pusher on Gaston near Baylor hospital will relocate. Although the store has no word on when and where it will move, its website states the shop will remain in the neighborhood. 214.827.7496, petalpusherdfw.com, 3301 Gaston.

Just Fitness 4U recently moved into our neighborhood, taking over the former 24 Hour Fitness location in Casa Linda Plaza. The Atlanta-based company is opening four locations in Dallas. The gym’s hours are Mon.-Fri. 5 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. 214.422.4838, justfitness4udallas.com, 9440 Garland.

Though DC Boutique technically opened in December, owner Susan Linder will host a store launch April 2 at 2 p.m. The party will have a royal theme in honor of the British royal wedding April 29, and everything in the store will be 25 percent off that day. The launch also will showcase the store’s new spring clothing lines. 972.800.9314, 9219 Garland.

Sample This is a new pop-up store in Mockingbird Station. The store sells sample sizes (2, 4 and 6) of designer clothes. Owner Allyson Cooke buys her merchandise in Los Angeles and describes the store as “cheap couture because everything is one of a kind and it’s half of the retail price.” The items she sells were never put into production. Cooke says the store has received a great response. “If you are a sample size, it’s kind of perfect because you get the really good deal, and you won’t see other people wearing it,” Cooke says. Items in the store are all under $100. 214.725.7238, 5331 E. Mockingbird.

A new restaurant opening on Peavy near Garland Road, next to Good 2 Go Taco and Stir Coffee, is called Goodfriend and is owned by Matt Tobin, who also owns Vickery Park on Henderson, and Josh Yingling, the bar manager at Vickery Park. Tobin says the restaurant will be a beer garden and burger house, and will integrate local and fresh products similar to that of Good 2 Go Taco, which will make the restaurant’s food. Tobin says the menu will feature adult-style value meals — unique burgers paired to a beer, with sides such as baked beans, French fries and potato salad. “It’s going to be very outside-friendly,” says Tobin, noting the restaurant will have a partially covered patio in front with more than 1,500 square feet and a built-in washers pits. Tobin says he won’t give out the opening date until he’s certain, so watch the Back Talk blog for that announcement.

Crown and Harp, formerly The Cavern, recently remodeled in response to the city’s new zoning on Lower Greenville. The owners refurbished the entire place and added dark wood bars and wood paneling, new carpet, updated bathrooms and new furniture such as booths, tables and chairs, and flat-screen TVs. The 14-year-old bar adopted a new concept: Crown refers to the English pub upstairs, and Harp is the Irish pub downstairs. The pub will serve five menu items including (of course) fish and chips. Owners Neil Connell, Cary Raw and Jack Chaplin hope to attract customers who walk or bike to their pub of choice, but just in case, Crown and Harp provides free valet parking before 10 p.m. and $5 anytime after that. 214.828.1914, thecrownandharp.com, 1914 Greenville.

Terilli’s recently announced plans to reopen by June 1. An electrical fire brought down the landmark last year, but the restaurant has been working to re-create its historical structure. New additions include a rooftop patio, larger bar, new kitchen and a new mezzanine level. 214.827.3993, terillis.com, 2815 Greenville.

Highland Park Cafeteria has a new HPC Market, which offers healthier, chilled food to go. Some of the meals include: made-to-order salads, vegetables with light seasoning, tenderloin, roasted chicken breast, seafood, and artisan bread and desserts. The restaurant will offer items such as sandwiches, salads, smoothies, guacamole, brownies, cookies and sodas for all 38 of the Dallas Arboretum’s Concerts in the Garden this year. The concerts begin April 19 with the band Emerald City and run through October. Food can be pre-ordered on the website or purchased at the concert. 214.324.5000, highlandparkcafeteria.com, 1200 N. Buckner.