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Canales Furniture Celebrates Grand Opening in Irving

Canales Furniture has opened its newest store in Irving at 3560 W. Airport Fwy.  The grand opening celebration was held this weekend, with special discounts and home furnishing donations to The Family Place. The Family Place works to eliminate family violence and offers assistance for victims and their families in North Texas.  Canales Furniture is a family… Keep Reading »

DART Proposed Fare Restructure Facts

On June 27, 2017, DART will hold a public hearing to present a proposal to amend the DART fare structure. If approved, and in accordance with agency’s 20-Year Financial Plan, the amended fare structure would go into effect in phases, with the first phase in November 2017. Based on feedback from pre-public hearing community meetings… Keep Reading »

Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce Receives Communications Excellence Award

The Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce has been named a winner of an industry award that recognizes communications and marketing work. Presented annually by Alexandria, Va.-based Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, the Communications Excellence awards program is designed to celebrate exceptional work in the areas of advertising and marketing, campaigns, digital and publications. The… Keep Reading »

Irving’s Downtown Heritage Crossing District is On the Move

Renovation and restoration are reshaping one of Irving’s most charming areas. The district — with its parks, plazas, vintage feel, historic homes and even a stop on the Trinity Railway Express — is a great place to be, and newcomers are buying into the vision. Just take a walk down Main Street to see the… Keep Reading »

New Apartment Community Kicks Off near Irving’s Music Factory

Irving-based JPI — the busiest apartment builder in North Texas — has gotten funding to start another rental community in Las Colinas. The Jefferson Eastshore apartments will be built near the Irving Convention Center and the new Music Factory entertainment and retail complex. The 286-unit development is off Northwest Highway and has access to DART’s commuter rail… Keep Reading »

Farmers Market Comes to Irving

Farmers markets are a great way to support local businesses and farms while reducing environmental impacts on the community. On June 24, Four Seasons European Market will begin operating two farmers markets in Irving: Irving Arts Center Farmers Market Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturdays Ribbon-cutting ceremony: 9… Keep Reading »

Taco Bueno Supporting Restaurant Growth with new Headquarters

Taco Bueno isn’t just expanding with new restaurants. The Tex-Mex chain has also moved to a new headquarters to accommodate a growing corporate staff. Bueno moved into its former 24,000-square-foot headquarters at 1605 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway, Ste. 800, in Farmers Branch in 2007. But after experiencing 20 percent corporate staff growth this year, it… Keep Reading »

Investment Firm Snaps Up Las Colinas Distribution Center

Gretzinger Investment Group LLC has purchased a two-building distribution center in Las Colinas in an off-market transaction. Las Colinas Distribution Center 4 and 5, which is fully occupied, is located to the east of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The previous owner, a family trust in North Texas, sold the distribution facility for an undisclosed amount…. Keep Reading »

The Irving Music Factory at Las Colinas Appoints General Manager, Director of Marketing

The Irving Music Factory at Las Colinas, a 17-acre, mixed-use entertainment and lifestyle center located in the heart of the iconic Las Colinas Urban Center, has added two experienced members to the company’s dynamic team. Industry veteran Tony Barraco has joined as general manager of The Irving Music Factory at Las Colinas, and Jon Paul… Keep Reading »

Inside Taco Bueno’s recipe for growth

In the 50 years since its founding, Taco Bueno has grown to 183 restaurants in seven states, bringing in more than $207 million in sales last year. And with an investment from Fort Worth private equity firm TPG Growth, the Irving-based Tex-Mex chain is preparing to accelerate both its franchise and corporate expansion. Taco Bueno… Keep Reading »