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How to Spend a Day in Lewisville

If you plan on spending the day in Lewisville, expect to feel transported. The town is revitalized, with the once-dead Vista Ridge Mall transformed into a bustling Asian market. Plus, a cheap date night on wheels.
By | |Illustration by Matt Johnstone
Matt Johnstone

Going to Lewisville these days is, for Doctor Who fans, a bit like stepping into the TARDIS. Stroll the streets of the recently rebranded Old Town and it feels like you’ve traversed time and space to modern-day Fredericksburg. Enter the once-dead Vista Ridge Mall, where the Sears anchor used to be, and you’ll find yourself in a bustling Asian market. Get ready to be transported.

Odin Leather Goods

131 W. Main St. | 469-630-9124

Stop in this retail shop for a stylish leather laptop bag or fanny pack and you’re likely to find Odin Clack in the workshop in back. I showed him my favorite buckle and asked him to make a belt to fit; he also made a wallet to match.
Also try: Lewisville Boots | 501 N. Mill St. | 972-420-4147.

Old Town Wine House

119 W. Main St. | 214-222-7900

At this cozy women-owned wine bar, you can stop in for lunch or dinner or anytime for a cheese board and a custom flight of California and global varietals. Pro tip: select bottles are half-off every Wednesday.
Also try: Bendt Distilling Co. | 225 S. Charles St. | 214-814-0545.

Sparrow & Co

105 E. Main St. | 214-222-9799

Set in a historic building that was once the town’s first auto dealership, this home goods shop supports female artisans from around the world. You’ll find modern earrings from recycled brass, handmade pillows from vintage Turkish textiles, and versatile sisal baskets from Kenya.
Also try: Main Street Mercantile | 109 W. Main St. 469-464-3564.

Flourish Flowers & Gifts

156 W. Main St. | 469-464-3020


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Give the staff in Cynthia Dearnbarger’s full-service shop a price point and they will create a gorgeous, long-lasting bouquet while you browse the candles and cards. Check the website for occasional floral classes held at Old Town Wine House. The next one, for “Galentine’s Day,” is February 11 ($66).

Interskate Roller Rink

1408 S. TX Hwy. 121 | 972-221-4666

It’s too chilly for a ride around the lake, so opt instead for a spin around this retro rink. Low Price Skates offers just that in an on-site shop, and there’s a Skate Academy where students can learn Newton’s laws of motion via quad-skate acceleration. Thursdays and Sundays make for cheap date nights ($10; adults only).

Zion Market

2405 S. Stemmons Fwy. | 972-315-1734

This San Diego-based Asian market moved into Music City Mall in 2019. There’s a grocery store, food court, and—just across from the mall entrance—a feline-themed shop with roaming rescues up for adoption.
Also try: The Charming Cat Corner | 2401 S. Stemmons Fwy., Ste. 1306. | 972-315-2287.

This story originally appeared in the February issue of D Magazine with the headline, “One Day in…Lewisville Write to [email protected].


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