1. Young bar owners rescue Deep Ellum spot with fun new retro ’70s bar. A troubled bar in Deep Ellum has closed, but there’s already a new concept moving in. The closure is Drugstore Cowboy, a coffeehouse-bar at 2721 Main St. The new concept, called The Crowdus, comes from Braxton Martin, Corey Good, and Justus Pinkston, of High & Tight, the barbershop-speakeasy just a few doors away.
2. Burger gods bless Dallas with new locations of Shake Shack and In-N-Out. Two burger chains that generate mucho buzz are opening new locations in the Dallas area. One is legitimately Dallas; the other is in Irving. Here are updates on new Shake Shack and In-N-Out locations.
3. These Dallas-Fort Worth billionaires earn place among America’s 25 richest families. The Bushes and the Kennedys reign as perhaps the two most prominent political dynasties in the U.S. But if you turn to America’s wealthiest families, one dynasty dominates the list — the heirs of Walmart founders Sam and Bud Walton.
4. Cool North Dallas shopping center adds quintessential Deep Ellum touch. The Hill, which is the hip mixed-use development at the northeast corner of US-75 and Walnut Hill Lane, is getting a little hipper, still, thanks to a new collection of murals and artwork.
5. Dallas-Fort Worth renters get burned most in apartment scams, survey says. You’ve heard of road rage. Now, let’s introduce you to renter’s rage, which appears to be all too common in Dallas-Fort Worth. A new survey by apartment search website Apartment List shows renters in Dallas-Fort Worth are more likely to have lost money in rental scams than renters in any other large metro area.