Category Archives: New Businesses

Amazon announces new headquarters; McKinney mayor says submittal process helped city

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Amazon.com Inc. has chosen New York City and Arlington, Virginia, to accommodate its second headquarters—investing $5 billion and creating more than 50,000 jobs across both cities, according to a Nov. 13 news release from the company. Amazon also announced it will establish a business operations center in Nashville, Tennessee, which will result in more than 5,000 jobs.

The online retailer announced the search for its second headquarters in September 2017 and asked cities to team up to submit one proposal per metropolitan statistical area.

The Dallas Regional Chamber partnered with the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce in October 2017 to collect a list of sites to present to Amazon, according to a Dallas Regional Chamber news release.

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October openings in Grapevine

Click HERE to view a listing of new businesses scheduled to open this month in Grapevine. The complete list is below.

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Dallas: Construction Underway for 2019 Opening of Braniff Centre

By Adolfo Pesquera

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TAC Air FBO at Braniff Centre – Dallas Love Field, Ramp Side rendering by The Gravity Company.

Dallas (Dallas County) – Partial demolition has been underway for several weeks at the former headquarters of Braniff International Airways, in preparation for the $140 million construction of the mixed-use Braniff Centre.

While most of the interior is being gutted, the basic structure of the exterior will be preserved as it is considered historically significant. Braniff began operations at Love Field in 1942 and constructed the landmark facilities between 1955-1958. The airline ceased operations in 1992. It later became the home of DalFort Aerospace, which operated there until 2002.

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Chinese development group to bring mall project to US 380 corridor

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A multilevel mall project is planned to introduce Chinese home goods to the American market. (Rendering courtesy city of Frisco)

Frisco City Council approved to rezone 77 acres on Tuesday along US 380 for a multilevel shopping center project with additional retail, office, hotel and urban-living residential units.

The rezoning request was approved with the condition that the developer would begin construction on 100,000 square feet of office space plus the first phase of the mall and retail aspects before receiving a building permit for any residential building.

Lesso America, a subsidiary of building material manufacturer China Lesso Group Holdings Ltd., has owned the land for two years and plans to move its American headquarters to the development.

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Commercial center to bring restaurant, retail, fuel stations, car wash to Northwest Highway and Texan Trail in Grapevine

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(Courtesy Grapevine City Council)

The east side of Grapevine could have some more produce and grocery options in the near future.

On Aug. 21 the Grapevine City Council together with the Planning and Zoning Commission approved a conditional-use permit for a planned commercial center that would include a gas station, a car wash, dining with outdoor seating called Texas Best Smokehouse, and a section for produce and groceries.

The project will be developed by Victron Energy. Its vice president, Mohammad Sharaf, said in a letter to the council that no two Victron stores are alike, and the family business model allows each facility to be customized to the market.

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Want some ax-throwing with your burger? Check out this new Grapevine gaming hangout

Ax-throwing is trendy, escape rooms are hot, and Fort Worth has a bar with a pinball theme. Now there’s a Grapevine place that is putting all that and more under one roof.

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Courtesy of Corky’s Gaming Bistro

Corky’s Gaming Bistro announced via press release Friday morning that it has opened in Grapevine. There’s a restaurant/bar side to it, but the draw is going to be the games: 78 classic arcade games, a dozen pinball machines, four escape rooms and 10 ax-throwing lanes(definitely a time the phrase “stay in your lane” is appropriate).

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For more information, visit https://corkysgamingbistro.com/

Office Interiors Group relocates showroom to Grapevine

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Office Interiors Group relocated from 2025 Midway Road, Ste. A, Carollton, to 430 S. Main St., Grapevine, in July. The business offers workspace and office products such as desks, standing desks, chairs and lounge furniture. The business also provides advice for space planning and design as well as final delivery and installation. 972-388-7848. www.oig.com

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Pepper Tree to offer international mens fashion in Grapevine

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Pepper Tree, located at 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine, will open in September at Grapevine Mills. Pepper Tree was founded in South Africa and recently expanded to the U.S. to feature high-quality men’s fashion wear, international clothing and footwear, and designer brands. www.facebook.com/peppertreeclothing

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Lockhart Smokehouse BBQ ships off hot coals to new Arlington location

By Teresa Gubbins

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The barbecue is coming, the barbecue is coming: Lockhart Smokehouse, the acclaimed local barbecue restaurant from Jill and Jeff Bergus, will open its third location at Texas Live, in the Arlington entertainment district, on August 9.

Lockhart specializes in smoked meats in a fun, friendly atmosphere. Jill Bergus is the granddaughter of the legendary Edgar “Smitty” Schmidt who ran Kreuz Market for over 40 years in Lockhart. For this restaurant, she collaborated with her cousin and now-owner of Kreuz Market, Keith Schmidt, to bring that central Texas flavor to Dallas.

They opened their first location in Oak Cliff in 2011, and a second location in Plano in 2014.

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Shipley Do-Nuts opens new Grapevine location by Main Street

 

Shipley Do-Nuts opened July 17 at 604 E. Northwest Hwy., Grapevine. To celebrate the opening, the owner has been giving away doughnut specials all week. Menu items include doughnuts, old-fashioned cinnamon rolls, kolaches, hot chocolate, coffee and milk. 817-527-5444. www.shipleydonuts.com

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