The Advocate has been part of our neighborhood for nearly 30 years. Lots of our loyal readers run small businesses that are facing crippling financial issues now. As a small business ourselves, we know where you’re coming from, and we want to do our part to support your business.
This is a free special section to promote locally owned businesses impacted by the coronavirus crisis.
When all of this is over, we want your business standing strong. When all of this is over, the Advocate will be here, too.
Amanda Dalton School of Dance
Barking Hound Village
Benjamin’s Painting Service
Bright Box Foods
Brighten The Occasion by Lakewood Candle Co.
Brown Mountain Art Restoration
Concierge Medical Aesthetics
Contemporary Ballet Dallas
Creative Arts Center of Dallas
Dallas Carpet Outlet
Estate Liquidators Dallas
Getting It Done Organizing
Greenville Avenue Pizza Company
Hawken Acupuncture/Light the Phoenix Life Coaching
JFYP Audio Visual Services
Kay Force Travel
La Popular Tamale House
Lakehill Preparatory School
Maya’s Modern Mediterranean
Melanie E. Grimes, Mediator
Nail Art By MSPATTYCAKE
One90 Smoked Meats
Parvin Law Group – Estate Planning, Probate and Business Law firm
Residental Real Estate
Rutherford Veterinary Hospital
Scalini’s Pizza and Pasta
Stick Star Lacrosse
Sweet Tooth Hotel
The Studios of Sarah Strout
Toasted Coffee + Kitchen
Unleavened Fresh Kitchen
Whipped Up Wonderful
White Rock Alehouse & Brewery
White Rock Rowing
Alfonso’s is offering $5 frozen Italian margaritas and 50% off a 16” pizza Monday to Thursday. Available for curbside carry out or delivery.
Amanda Dalton school of dance, located in East Dallas, has served the Lake Highlands and Lakewood communities for over 14 years. They offer ballet, tap ,jazz ,musical theater and hip-hop classes ranging from ages two through adult. They love our community and love providing dance to all of the children in the neighborhood.
Barking Hound Village is a locally-owned dog boarding and daycare facility with private suites and indoor/outdoor play areas. The dogs play in groups by size and temperament five times a day for 30 minutes each time. If you need to get your dogs out of the house for some socializing and playtime with a bath, we are here for you. They are grateful for your support and look forward to helping with your doggie daycare needs.
Brighten The Occasion creates custom gift candles for all of life’s occasions. Send a personalized candle to say Happy Birthday, Thanks, Congrats or Just Because. Each handcrafted, soy blended candle is made in East Dallas and all of the packaging and raw material is sourced from manufacturers in the USA.
Use Code SHINEON25 for 25% off site wide and $5 flat shipping.
For over 25 years, Brown Mountain Restoration has worked to restore and preserve both sentimental and fine art pieces. Our team of artisans repairs all types of decorative objects including, but not limited to, fine porcelains and ceramics, paintings and murals, gilded frames and mirrors, crystal and glass, as well as many other things.
Camp Gladiator started right here in East Dallas with just a few cones and a spot at Tietze Park. Their founder started positively impacting lives 11 years ago and today has expanded to 3500 locations nationwide. They are offering virtual workouts to all who want to stay healthy and keep moving during this time we are asked to isolate ourselves.
Improve your overall health, increase your flexibility and strength, decrease stress by practicing yoga at City Yoga. Our Dallas, Texas-based location is the best place to go to achieve your health goals. Offering a variety of classes for students just beginning their practice to those that have been practicing for years. City Yoga was built as a place of healing and growth; physical, emotional and spiritual. We are here with you as you grow and transform. We are a community: a beautiful network of varied individuals who welcome newcomers and experienced practitioners alike with open arms into our studio and our hearts.
City Yoga is offering Free Yoga Classes online during this time to stay connected to your mat.
Youth Secret started in 2018 after growing interest and concern from our founder and Medical Director, Dr. Lisa Kotas, in seeing what was available to patients in the quickly growing field of medical aesthetics. Our team of medical providers will see patients in the comfort and convenience of their homes or offices. We offer all types of fillers, Botox, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, PDO threads and nutritional suppliments.
The school was founded in 2005 by Lindsay DiGiuseppe Bowman, Valerie Shelton Tabor, and Kelley Calhoon. Ms. DiGiuseppe Bowman was a professional dancer and wanted to create both a home for the non profit professional company, Contemporary Ballet Dallas, now Ballet Dallas, and implement an exceptional educational program for the dance school. Over the last 15 years, Ms. DiGiuseppe Bowman remains School Director & Owner of the School. Since 2005, the School continues to offer strong and diverse dance and fitness programs, including classes for the total beginner thru advanced dancer, no matter what age with established programs in Kinder Program: ages 18months-6 yrs, Recreational Program ages 6 yrs+, Pre-Professional Program: ages 9yrs+, and the Adult Dance Program. Techniques offered include Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip hop, Contemporary, Creative Movement, Parent & Me, Pilates, Barre, and more! In January of 2013, after 8.5 years in Lakewood, the school relocated to their new home on Mockingbird near Central Expy.
Our instructors have extensive training and professional experience. CBD has five state of the art studios equipped with Marley and sprung-wood floors. All teaching methods are geared towards injury-free training. Our instructors encourage all dancers to broaden their artistic horizons and realize their creative potential.
The Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) is a 54-year-old dynamic arts organization and thriving arts community for a diverse range of students from teens to seniors pursuing a variety of artistic mediums. Offering more than 500 classes and workshops each year in ceramics, clay sculpture, drawing, jewelry making, glass, mosaic, painting, printmaking, stone carving and welded sculpture, CAC is a safe-haven for people to “claim their creativity” through authentic and enriching hands-on arts experiences. The non-profit organization also provides reach outreach programming to under-served and marginalized populations through programs, such as ArtAbility, Art as a Second Language, Camp MetalHead and unseenamerica. It has many collaborations, including Austin Street Shelter, Booker T. Washington HSPVA, Cafe Momentum and a new creative aging program at St. Matthews Episcopal Cathedral.
Cultivar Coffee is deeply committed to quality and sustainability. Blending these values helps them reach new levels of care, attention to detail, and socioeconomic responsibility in the world of coffee. They source only the best coffee they can get their hands on, and believe their job as coffee roasters is to maximize the vast potential of each coffee they offer. They roast and cup every coffee in celebration of the hard work that coffee producers have put into their crop year round, respecting their processes and the preparation and consumption of the coffee that will take place once it is in Cultivar’s hands. They are currently offering curbside pickup at their East Dallas location. See their Instagram for details @cultivarcoffee
We are currently offering curbside pickup at our East Dallas location. See our Instagram for details @cultivarcoffee
Dallas Carpet Outlet is a family owned and operated flooring business that can also help with installation.
All Dream Weaver Carpet 25% Off MSRP Thru 3/31/2020
Estate Liquidators was one of the first professional estate liquidation companies in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. Estate Liquidators Dallas is well respected by their peers, banks, realtors, companies and a host of individuals. Throughout the years, they have conducted numerous estate liquidations. Estate Liquidators Dallas takes pride into providing excellent service at a competitive rate.
Order and beauty in the home brings you peace. The Getting it Done Organizing team wants to help you achieve that peace in your home and simplicity in your life through organization. They specialize in creating aesthetic and functional systems that work for you in your home. They understand the realities of today’s busy family and want to help you find more calm, more time, and more peace in your daily lives. In-Person and Virtual Organizing available.
Virtual organizing available. Contact us to schedule.
Globe Aware, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) develops short-term volunteer programs in international environments that encourage people to immerse themselves in a unique way of giving back. Throughout her career, Kimberly Haley-Coleman would squeeze in volunteering while traveling internationally on business, and consulted with various international NGOs on how to achieve their goals. She was struck by the difficulty of trying to give time effectively in needy communities within the confines of the typically rushed American lifestyle. Over the years, together with a group of like-minded individuals with backgrounds in medicine, construction, sustainability and communications, she helped to co-found Globe Aware. The objective was to allow busy Westerners a forum for giving their time in an organized fashion in a way that was significantly meaningful and fun for the recipient communities and for the volunteer.
Greenville Avenue Pizza Company is your local from-scratch pizzeria and wings restaurant. They have been in Dallas for 13 years and pride themselves on high quality ingredients, customer service and having the best pizza makers, which they call Pizza Slayers.
We are offering Contactless Delivery and To-Go ordering. We now have beer & wine available for to-go orders.
You’re The Boss Handyman can handle almost task you throw at them from remodels to laying tile.
JFYP Audio Visual Services is a company providing audio-visual presentations for corporate, hospitality and event clients in the Dallas – Fort Worth market. Owner Alfredo “Freddy” Salinas’ 40 years of audio-visual business experience has helped him successfully manage and operate great quality work.
Located in Old East Dallas, La Popular Tamale House has been serving some of the best tamales in Dallas since 1984. They are a family owned restaurant founded by Jesse Moreno, Sr. He wanted a place where people in the neighborhood could go and get delicious food in a nice comfortable atmosphere. Now people come in from all over to enjoy the food and the company. They now offer full service authentic, unpretentious contemporary Mexican food filled with the history and soul of the neighborhood.
La Popular has been giving back to the East Dallas community since its establishment dating back to 1984 with an annual lunch on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day for those in need or for anyone who might not have family in Dallas. The Moreno’s are products of DISD and they continue to give back to all East Dallas DISD schools in form of food donation, monetary scholarships, countless hours of volunteer service working with the City of Dallas and the community to redevelop local East Dallas Parks.
Online option for shipping, Free Delivery via UberEats, Family Pack (feeds 5) $35 Tamales, Rice, Beans, Chips and salsa.
Lakehill Preparatory School guides motivated students to learn with curiosity, lead with confidence, and serve with compassion. Talented teachers, high academic standards, and the development of leadership skills in a challenging and nurturing environment are hallmarks of a Lakehill education. Select openings are available in this neighborhood, K-12 college preparatory school. While the school is currently closed, the Office of Admission is continuing to work remotely, helping neighborhood families find the right school for the 2020-21 school year.
At LetterLounge, old classic books are lovingly transformed into new objects that help their owners remember the great ideas within them while spurring new creativity through their display. These letters, numbers and symbols make a perfect gift for Weddings, Baby Showers, Mother’s Day, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Christmas, Teachers, Dads, Grads etc. LetterLounge’s shop is located in East Dallas, TX where they began in 2013. LetterLounge is a small, independent, family business founded by Mike Clem. Send him your books to make your special one-of-a-kind LetterLounge book letters. They love making your creative ideas come to life.
We are are offering free, touchless local delivery and/or free media shipping.
Lucky Liquor has been on Henderson for 20 years. The new owners have been hand-selecting a new and improved product mix and have a great selection of bourbon and wines. With great customer service, they aim to help you find the perfect selection for your next sip.
Maya’s is a family-owned independent restaurant with an incredibly loyal guest base. They thrive on community support because they love their guests and love East Dallas! We are on UberEats, Doordash, Caviar and Grubhub. We also offer phone-in service at 972-707-0646. The best way to order, however, is through our website at www.mayasmediterranean.com. It’s free, easy to use, and we don’t pay a huge commission on sales.
We are on UberEats, Doordash, Caviar, and Grubhub. We also offer phone in service at (972) 707-0646. The best way to order, however, is through our website at www.mayasmediterranean.com. It’s free, easy to use and we don’t pay a huge commission on sales.
Melanie Grimes is a mediator with a passion for helping people create positive change in their lives. Through her services as mediator, individuals deeply entrenched in conflict often come to complete agreement on all issues and leave the process with a sense of relief and even renewal. Her mediation style combines keen listening, idea generating, problem solving, savvy negotiation, creativity and compassion. She offers mediation using Zoom, with virtual “breakout” rooms available, as needed.
Meso Maya – Lakewood for curbside, takeout and 3rd party delivery Offering a $8 off $30 ubereats code with free delivery Offering free delivery with Favor.
Stop by and pick-up lunch, packaged meats to-go, or order online.
Parvin Law Group will do a free basic estate plan for anyone 70+ in DFW.
Ideally we will limit veterinary visits to sick pets and emergencies as well as time-sensitive injections. For the time being, we will still offer Daycare
and Boarding, knowing that may change if the environment surrounding the COVID-19 virus changes. Here is our Pet Care “Social Distancing Plan of Action:• Bring any sick, injured, or emergency cases to us. Have cats in a carrier and dogs on a 6 ft. leash.
• Call us from the parking lot when you arrive. A staff member will come out and collect your pet.
• Our doctors will examine your pet while you wait in the car and then we will call you to discuss plans for care.
• We can arrange payment and will return your pet when treatment is complete.
• If you need pet food or medication please call ahead so we can have it ready.
• IF YOU ARE SICK OR OTHERWISE IMMUNO-DEFICIENT, please don’t come in. Call us, and we can meet you at your car. We may be able to provide a form of telemedicine for our established clients.
• Ambulance calls will be limited and must be approved by myself or the practice manager.
Offering daycare, boarding and approved ambulance calls.
Offering delivery and pick up, as well as beer and wine delivery with food purchase.
Open on Greenville Ave for curbside, 3rd party and takeout., Offering $5 Classic Cheeseburgers all day, everyday for a limited time only. Offering a $8 off $30 ubereats code with free delivery. Offering free delivery with Favor Offering free kids meals with adult entrée purchase and adding colors with activity menus to all order with kids meals.
Pick Up Orders and delivery. Currently, Pick Up orders are eligible for 50% off Wine Bottles! Our hours are updated to 11 AM – 9 PM as well.
Sweet Tooth Hotel is an experimental art venue owned by neighborhood residents. It’s focused on creating immersive and interactive experiences. Since our opening in 2018, our venue has become a center for creativity in Dallas. We offer a space to show unique curated art installations created by local artists, and give creatives the platform to reach thousands of people every week. We showcase traditional mediums like painting and sculpture, while also incorporating New Media, such as projection mapping and mixed realities. We engage the local communities every week by hosting events in our space, like immersive theater, comedy shows, silent discos, and artist talks.
We are asking for gift card purchases right now which can be redeemed for tickets at a later date.
The Heights is a small restaurant and bar serving their neighbors in the Lakewood and surrounding areas. They specialize in comfort food and comfort drinks. Owned by three local dudes and with food created by local chef Karin Porter, they’ve been in the ‘hood for almost five years.
We are open for pick up daily for breakfast, lunch & dinner in addition we offer delivery during dinner. 5pm -9pm. 25% off alcohol, (must be ordered with food).
The Slate is a local co-working space — and the only Dallas workspace to house an on-site event space, as well as photo/video and podcast studios. Whether you’re officed at The Slate daily, or you rent space for an offsite or video, The Slate feels like home. They made every decision to help others maximize time, be more effective, build relationships, and ultimately grow their businesses. To help support the community, they are offering Day Passes to work at The Slate for only $35, starting April 1st. Redeem with code: ADVOCATE
We are offering Day Passes to work at The Slate for only $35, starting April 1st. Redeem with code: ADVOCATE
Located in Lakewood, The Studios of Sarah Strout offer piano, guitar, voice, violin, ukulele, cello and bass music lessons for adults and children.
TOASTED Coffee + Kitchen is an eatery and bar featuring only fresh, all-natural ingredients to create a variety of gourmet toasts, specialty sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts. The menu also features locally roasted coffees, teas, and smoothies as well as craft beer, wine, and cocktails.
TOASTED is open from 8am-7:30pm daily for delivery or takeout. Delivery & takeout buttons are located on our website’s homepage (www.toasted.coffee, scroll to bottom). For takeout, you can come inside and order to-go (as usual) or order through our website (mentioned above). Upon arrival, feel free to call the restaurant for curbside service if you prefer at 972-925-0512. For delivery, we also partner with UberEats, Favor, GrubHub, DoorDash, & Caviar. 50% discount indefinitely to service-industry professionals affected by COVID-19 layoffs.
Free shipping on orders over $35
Open from 11a-8p Every Day for ToGo/Curbside! We have all your Alehouse Favorites + Crowlers/Growlers & Liquor ToGo. Give us a call at 214-989-7570 or text your order to 817-437-2862.