Irving Music Factory: The Stage Is Set

A brisk wind kicks up dust at the massive plot of land near the Irving Convention Center in Las Colinas where four cranes tower above a stark cement building boldly rising 70 feet into the air.  Despite the grit and grind of construction, there’s a “cool” factor already present. The building, to be called the… Keep Reading »

MacArthur musician earns top honor

  MacArthur senior and tuba player Erik Hernandez-Trujillo achieved the highest honor a Texas music student can receive. After excelling in Area auditions on January 7, Erik placed in the 2017 Texas All-State Band. He is among 1,700 students from across the state selected to participate in one of 15 All-State ensembles in the areas… Keep Reading »

Irving business owners invited to Midtown Express Task Force Meeting, Jan. 25

SouthGate Constructors, the lead contractor for the Midtown Express project, will host its next Business Owner Task Force 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 25 at its Field Office, 2220 Chemsearch Blvd., Suite 100. Any businesses or business representatives along or near the Midtown Express Corridor are invited. The meeting is intended for business owners along… Keep Reading »

Community Input Meeting: Heritage Park Redevelopment

  Join the City of Irving for its third Community Input meeting to discuss the redevelopment of Heritage Park, a recently expanded 2.9-acre park located in the heart of downtown Irving. Meet with city officials and your fellow residents at 6 p.m., Jan. 25 in Meeting Rooms 1 and 2 at South Irving Library, 601… Keep Reading »

Irving-based Chuck E. Cheese’s expands toned-down program for families with autistic children

Irving-based Chuck E. Cheese’s is expanding a test designed to tone down the normal sensory bonanza and make the restaurants more appealing to children with autism spectrum disorder and other special needs.  The program, launched in connection with the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, will now run on the first Sunday through May at… Keep Reading »

Irving-based 7-Eleven Tops Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 List

Convenience store giant 7-Eleven Inc. has been named the country’s top franchisor in Entrepreneur magazine’s 38th annual Franchise ranking. The Irving-based c-store retailer has nearly 7,000 franchised and licensed stores among its U.S.-leading total of more than 8,000 stores. 7-Eleven achieved the No. 1 spot for the first time in nearly decade for implementing key tactics,… Keep Reading »

Join Irving Mayor at the 2017 State of the City

  Hear from Mayor Beth Van Duyne at the 2017 State of the City on Jan. 24 at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd. Mayor Van Duyne will highlight innovation initiatives, economic development progress as well as provide updates on education, public safety and infrastructure in Irving. This event… Keep Reading »

Irving-based Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen acquires largest franchisee

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, a full-service restaurant based in Irving, Texas, has completed its acquisition of 44 restaurant locations from Kentucky-based Greer Companies, the company’s largest franchisee. The purchase increases Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen’s corporately-owned restaurants to 139 out of the 164 locations nationwide, adding locations in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina…. Keep Reading »

Slim Chickens fast casual restaurant chain continues North Texas expansion

Slim Chickens, an Arkansas-based fast casual chain, plans to step up  Dallas-Fort Worth development this year, beginning  next month with a location in Irving  at 3265 Regent Blvd. Slim Chickens serves grilled and fried chicken tenders, wings, salads and wraps. Franchisee Courtney Lindley also has a location under contract in McKinney and two additional leases… Keep Reading »

Las Colinas’ Fairway Centre office campus sold to investor

A Las Colinas office campus has sold to a Houston investor. The Fairway Centre complex at 300 Decker Drive in Irving was purchased by a limited partnership. The two-building, 83,337-square-foot office project was built in 1979 and renovated in 2015. The office buildings overlook Las Colinas Country Club and were sold by TXRE Properties. Keith Fisher… Keep Reading »