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Deep Ellum Distillery, Steel City Pops Expands, and More A.M Intel

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Steel City Pops on Greenville Avenue
Steel City Pops on Greenville Avenue
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—Fancy popsicle purveyor Steel City Pops is headed to Casa Linda. A rep for the company, which already has locations on Lowest Greenville Avenue and Fort Worth's West 7th, says they're aiming to open October 15. (New outlets are already on the way for Frisco and Garland.)

Deep Ellum Brewing Company is hoping to get into the spirits business. The craft brewery has taken over the Canton Street building formerly occupied by liquor store Spirits with plans to expand their operations; they intend to start with "a high-quality gin" and "will be storing and aging some of the darker spirits, like single-malt whiskeys." Now they just need approval from the city.

—Trinity Groves' hot dog spot Hofmann Hots is being relocated to make way for a 300-unit apartment complex. Today is the restaurant's last day in its current location; it's slated to reopen in November across the street.

Super Chix creator Yum Brands — the fast food conglomerate that owns KFC and Taco Bell — has sold the chicken sandwich concept to its founder, Nick Ouimet, and an investment group. With two locations currently in Arlington and Far North Dallas, it's safe to say more are on the way.