Aldi to open first Denton store May 30

On May 30, the German discount grocer ALDI plans to open its first Denton grocery store at 1105 Loop 288 S.

To celebrate the opening of the Denton store, ALDI will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9:45 a.m. May 29.

The event is open to the public. Guests may sample ALDI exclusive brands and tour the new store, a press release said.  Additionally, they may participate in an on-site sweepstakes for a chance to win store gift certificates, a news statement said.

Store hours will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.

ALDI has more than 1,200 U.S. stores located in 32 states. Over the last several years, ALDI has added approximately 50-80 new stores each year.

In 2009, Aldi Inc. opened a 500,000-square-foot distribution center at 2500 Westcourt Road in Denton at an estimated cost of $50 million.

More Fun Comics and Games will celebrate Worldwide Free Comic Day on May 4

More Fun Comics and Games in Denton will join other stores worldwide and celebrate Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 4.

Free Comic Book Day is celebrated the first Saturday in May each year, when participating comic book shops give away comic books for free to anyone who comes into their stores. The activity began 12 years ago, retailer Joe Field, according to a press release.

Tim Stoltzfus, the owner of More Fun Comics and Games at 103 W Hickory St., said in a news statement, his store will have comics for children, teens, and adults that day.

More than 4.6 million free comic books are expected to be given away at more than 2,000 participating locations.

On Saturday, More Fun Comics will open at 11 a.m. and the first 20 people through the door will get a free goodie bag, according to a Facebook post. Each goodie bag will have a hardcover graphic novel and several free comics.

For more information, visit

Cinco de Mellow at Mellow Mushroom



Through Sunday, May 5, Denton’s Mellow Mushroom is hosting a “Most Interesting Man in the World” contest for a chance to win a trip for two to a destination in Mexico.

Participants need to stop by Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers, take a photo with the Dos Equis ‘Most Interesting Man’ standee and upload their photo via Instagram. Participants can use the hashtag #CincoDeMellow.

Mellow Mushroom Denton is located at 217 E Hickory St.

For more information, call 940-323-1100 or visit

San Jacinto Plaza is on the market

The Ogle School opened inside the San Jacinto Plaza in July 2011.
Photo by Al Key.

The San Jacinto Plaza Shopping Center is now on the market.

The 61,853 square foot shopping center, anchored by separately-owned Burlington Coat Factory, sits on 6.89 acres of land and is located along Interstate 35 and San Jacinto Boulevard across from the Golden Triangle Mall, according to a property listing.

The plaza is 90.2 percent leased and it includes tenants such as Office Depot, the Ogle School, Mattress Firm, and others.

The space was originally built in 1935 as Mervyn’s Department Store.

Dallas-based Byrne Company listed the property on Tuesday.

Sale price has not been disclosed.

More information to follow.

Inside Argyle’s The General Store

Argyle’s The General Store has been opened for the past month. Co-owned by Lynn Carrico and Deanie Willis, the store features home decor, fine wines, gourmet foods-to-go and other items.

The General Store will host their Holiday Open House and grand opening events on Friday, Nov. 13 and Saturday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 15 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Carrico and Willis are already taking orders for gift giving and holiday desserts.

The store is located at 600 Highway 377 N., Argyle, 76226. For more information, call 940-464-3700.

See the photos below:


Front entrance of the building which used to be Argyle State Bank around the 1900′s.


The new kitchen which features wonderful cupcakes made daily, sandwiches and other foods-to-go.


Preparing for the holidays and adding more decorations (all for sale) inside the store.


Additional items now available.


The original Mosler Safe Company’s bank vault door. If you want to see what is inside, stay tuned to the Sunday business story.

Wazoo’s ribbon cutting and next Parents’ Night Out


Photo courtesy of the Argyle Chamber of Commerce
(l-r) Luke Kindall (Sit Means Sit Dog Training), Marsha Atchison (Point Independent Mortgage), Mary Jo Tabor (V2K Window Décor & More), Max Miller (The Cross Timbers Gazette), Lesley Manuel (owner of Wazoo’s), 2 Wazoo’s employees in white behind Lesley, Kevin Sanders (Paradise Liquors & President of Argyle Chamber of Commerce), Kristi Galan (Point Bank), Pamala Hamilton (Farmers Insurance), and Shantel Day (NorthStar Bank of Texas). The young girl in front is Lesley Manuel’s daughter, Carly.

Last Thursday, June 5, the Argyle Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting to help Wazoo’s – Indoor Inflatable Center kick off their summer fun season. The event included an open house and free kid play.

Wazoo’s, a franchise owned by Leslie Manuel, opened in January and offers a fun and playful atmosphere for kids of all ages.

The center will offer their next Parent’s Night Out June 13. The event is open to children from 5-12 years of age. Kids will get pizza and a drink. Call 940-380-0300 to register for the event and to check prices. ID bands are issued during the Parents Night Out, and parents must present identification to pick up their children.

For more information visit Wazoo’s at their website at

Keeping you informed,

Karina Ramírez