Cinemark Tinseltown in Grapevine to be remodeled

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The Cinemark Tinseltown movie theater at 911 W. SH 114, Grapevine, will be remodeled starting in July to incorporate new recliner seats in every auditorium. Construction is slated to finish by Thanksgiving. The remodeling process will involve a few auditoriums at a time to prevent disruptions to movie operations. 817-481-5040. www.cinemark.com

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SH 121 shoulder to be widened: Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake transportation projects taking place in July

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There are four transportation projects taking place in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake this month:

  • SH 121 shoulder widening
  • FM 1938/Davis Boulevard expansion, Phase 2
  • FM 2499/Gerault Road and drainage improvement
  • N. White Chapel Boulevard widening

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Things to do in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake in late July and early August

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Editor’s note: This article has been updated to reflect the most up to date information regarding these events.

Here is your ultimate local guide for events, business openings, meetings and more in the months of July and August.

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As home values rise in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake, more homeowners seek relief through protest process

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In 2013 Frank Wagnon built his home in Southlake for $926,400. Since that time, the value of his home has increased exponentially, he said.

“I understand … building houses costs a lot more and the value of my home had probably gone up, but this is just crazy,” he said.

This year the Tarrant Appraisal District valued Wagnon’s home at $1.06 million, a 14.13 percent, or a $133,600 increase from when he purchased his home five years ago.

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Bishop Cidercade offers patrons new and vintage games, refreshing cider

By Stacey Doud, Editor-In-Chief

CidercadeLogoThe Bishop Cidercade, located at 2777 Irving Blvd, Suite 200, in Dallas, consists of a warehouse showcasing over 165 arcade games, as well as a good selection of Bishop Cider and basic wines.

The Cidercade is open seven days a week, and if you have a $10 bill, you can play every game in the warehouse as many times as you’d like. They also have monthly passes for just $10 more per person. The Cidery is family-friendly during the day, but you must be 21+ after 8pm. Ages 5 and up are required to pay the $10 admission.

I may be showing my age, but playing games like the original Ms. Pac-Man table version, Joust, Galaga, Centipede, Tempest and Q-Bert brought back fond memories, even though I was out-of-practice, and the pinball games held my attention for quite a while!

On “Fighters’ Row,” you’ll find 10+ head-to-head fighting games. There are 18 games on “Pinball Row,” from Indiana Jones to KISS to Star Wars. They also offer two 5 vs. 5 Killer Queen cabinets to support 20 KQ players, and KQ meet-ups are held every Monday at 7pm.

If your tummy starts growling, the Cidercade provides several menus from local eateries that you can peruse to have food delivered, as they don’t have a kitchen. A vending machine provides typical snacks if you can’t wait or are just feeling snack-ish. You are also welcome to bring your own food, and there are many picnic-style tables inside and outside to sit and enjoy your meal. On the weekends, food trucks come by around 2pm, offering sustenance, varying from Craft Sausages to Italian fare to grilled cheese sandwiches.

Tours of the production-of-cider side of the business are offered on the first Saturday of each month at 12:30pm. The Cidery’s founder, Joel Malone, talks about the history of the business, “Cider Convictions,” and how they turn apple juice into the finest adult beverages. You’ll be able to learn about the entire process, from juice to can. Tours are free for anyone that has already paid the $10 Cidercade admission. Reservations are not required for tours.

For more information, call (214) 364-7728, email cidercade@bishopcider.com or just stop by 2777 Irving Blvd, Suite 200 in Dallas.

The Cidery is available for private events for up to 450 people. To inquire about holding an event there, contact Events Manager Lindsey McNeny at events@bishopcider.com or call (214) 984-6629.

All other inquiries may be directed to Manager Sean Dockery by emailing sean@bishopcider.com or calling (817) 907-3472.

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Top 10 kid-friendly indoor activities for cool summer fun in Dallas

By Megan Ziots

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The whole family can take turns flying at iFly. iFLY/Facebook

When July hits and the sun scorches, Dallasites naturally start flocking indoors. But with the kids out of school, they need activities to keep their minds and bodies active. We’ve rounded up 10 kid-friendly activities in Dallas to stay cool and keep the youngsters entertained.

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Stores selling wonder cure CBD oil crop up across Dallas-Fort Worth

By Teresa Gubbins

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A company from Kansas City, Missouri that specializes in CBD oil, the new wonder cure for everything that ails you, has big plans for Texas.

The company is CBD American Shaman, which is opening stores at a fast clip across the state. There are currently five stores in North Texas — in Carrollton, Hurst, Denton, and Fort Worth — with more on the way in Plano, McKinney, and Allen. There’s a store open in San Antonio, and more stores coming to Austin and Houston.

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