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A demolition crew tore down the original Snuffer’s building on Greenville on April 17, but it’ll be back. It’s just going to take a few long, cheddar fry-less months. The building, which has been there since the ’40s, went up in a pile of dust and salt to make way for better things. “The building was just … it needed to be replaced,” says Pat Snuffer. ”We’re going to put up a new Snuffer’s building, which is really nice. We’re still going to maintain some of the architectural elements. You’ll still identify it as a Snuffer’s. It’s just going to be a clean, fresh building.” All this may seem confusing since the last time we saw Snuffer’s in the news it was about its Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The catch is that the locations in Plano and on Greenville weren’t included. Snuffer says the bankruptcy shouldn’t add any complications to this project. The new look will be a little more modern, he says, but some of the old, familiar elements will be there, like some of the pictures and decor. Snuffer’s, 3526 Greenville, 214.826.6850
Cane Rosso White Rock opened for business on April 29. Permit delays kept the restaurant from its hoped-for April 1 opening. Cane Rosso didn’t serve its full menu that night, but it did have appetizers, salads, pizzas and desserts. Brunch started Mother’s Day weekend. Cane Rosso White Rock, 7328 Gaston, 214.660.DOGG
An eVgo electric car charging station is the latest addition to the Walgreen’s at Mockingbird and Matilda. It arrived in early May as part of the company’s plan to add charging stations at Walgreen’s, selected Shell and Exxon stations, and even Cracker Barrel. There is also an eVgo station at Peavy and Garland that has been there for several months.
The Dallas Arboretum announced that it plans to open the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden on Saturday, Sept. 21, in conjunction with its annual “Autumn at the Arboretum” exhibit. Brian Shivers, Chairman of the Arboretum’s Board of Directors, says the $56 million garden will “change the way children in and around the Metroplex learn about nature and science.” Shivers says, “We want teachers and parents to bring their children and give them a hands-on experience in nature.” Over the next few months, the Arboretum will put the finishing touches on the garden. Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland, 214.515.6500
The Dream Spa opened its doors nine years ago in May with no clients and a lot of hope. Carolyn Childress, owner and aesthetician, announced this May that The Dream Spa’s new home will be in a private suite at the corner of Gaston and Abrams, in the Wells Fargo Bank building at 6301 Gaston, Suite 225. The location includes a private treatment room and waiting area. Services such as facials, reflexology, waxing, professional makeup application, lash and brow tinting, and lash extensions are available by appointment only, which can be booked online at thedreamspa.com or by calling 214.728.7627. New Dream Spa clients who mention the Advocate will receive 20 percent off the first treatment. The Dream Spa, 6301 Gaston, 214.728.7627
1. June 1 marks Hawken Acupuncture’s third anniversary of being in Lakewood.
3. East Dallas neighbor Rance Rudy opened Parasailing the Harbor in April for its first full season on Lake Ray Hubbard. Make reservations by calling 469.273.0900. Parasailing the Harbor, 469.273.0900
4. The highly anticipated snazzy new bridge from the Santa Fe Trail to The Lot is now open to the public, so lace up your sneakers and go check it out.
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