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Press Waffle Company scores on ‘Shark Tank’
On Sunday, Press Waffle Company’s Bryan Lewis and Caleb Lewis scored a major investment from Shark Tank star and real estate magnate Barbara Corcoran. The duo secured a $300,000 investment from Corcoran in exchange for a 15% stake in the fledgling waffle chain, which has its eyes on a national expansion. The investment will fund Press Waffle Company’s plans to pursue franchisees that can open new outposts in locales beyond Texas. Currently, Press Waffle Company operates locations in Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston, but its fruit-topped waffles could soon be a household name.
A vegan tradition moves to a brand new location in 2019
The Texas Veggie Fair, an annual fried food bonanza for vegetarians, will relocate to the Dallas Farmers Market in 2019. The annual event, which has been held at Reverchon Park in Oak Lawn since it was founded in 2010, will take over the Dallas Farmers Market on November 2 with tons of meat-free dishes, craft beer, live music, yoga, cooking demos, and more.
Unicorn-themed pastries will soon land in Fort Worth
Magical Dessert Bar, the Deep Ellum bakery known for serving up sweets that look like unicorns, will open a second location in Fort Worth. According to CultureMap, the bakery will open its doors at 1005 Foch Street on April 13, taking over the space formerly occupied by its now-shuttered sister ice cream shop Chills 360.
Noble Rey Brewing is no more
Design District brewery Noble Rey has officially ceased operations. The brewery announced its April 1 departure on Instagram last week, noting that the brewery is “being sold to a new owner through the bankruptcy court proceedings.” The new owners of the property at 2326 Farrington Street have not yet been disclosed, but drinkers can say their farewells to the brewery until March 31. Read the full statement below:
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It is with the heaviest of hearts that we come to you, our friends and family, to tell you that the brewery is being sold and will be under new ownership. We will be closing our doors as of April 1, 2019 and going dark for a while until the new owners take over. So please come out between now and March 31st, 2019 and have a few beers with us, share your favorite memories, stock up on your favorites, and help us say goodbye for now… #benoble #drinknoble #solongandthanksforallthefish
Big changes in Lakewood
Lakewood’s FIrst & 10, a sports bar open in the neighborhood for a decade, has closed its doors. The shutter is part of a major renovation to Hillside Village, the development that will soon house the much-anticipated Hillside Tavern, a neighborhood restaurant from the team behind Boulevardier, Rapscallion, and Veritas Wine Room. Also set to open at Hillside Village is an outpost of salad spot Original ChopShop, and a new outpost of Richardson burger favorite Haystack Burgers & Barley, according to GuideLive.