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Customer appreciation month downtown

Denton Main Street Association is working with local businesses to celebrate customer appreciation month every Wednesday this month at businesses mainly around the downtown Square.

Different sales are offered at the discretion of the store or restaurant. Some stores are keeping the same sales throughout the month, while others will change them by the week. Additionally, some stores are including drawings for prizes.

Participants include Cartwright’s Ranch House, Barefoot Campus Apparel, Weldon’s Saddle Shop & Western Wear, the DIME Store, North Texas Vapor Shop, Gold Mine BBQ, the Courthouse Collection, Serendipity on the Square, Garden Gate, Beth Marie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream & Soda Fountain, La Di Da, Impressions by DSSLC, Noles General Store, Circa 77 and Amyx Fine Jewelry.

Watch the blog at and Denton Main Street Association’s Facebook page to see the special promotions each week.


Acme Brick presents employee honors

Acme Brick Co., which has a large plant in Denton, presented awards to longtime employees in a ceremony Wednesday.

Eight employees were honored for the number of years they have spent with the company, ranging from two to 45 years, and received pins from top leadership. Mack Wilcox, of the Denton plant, was the sole recipient of the 45-year pin.


Two Denton hotels change management

Frontera Hotel Group will now manage two Denton hotels, the La Quinta Inn & Suites and Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites.

Both properties were renovated by Angel Hospitality Inc. and were bought by the same company earlier this month.

“We focus on three simple, but essential goals: to maximize revenue and to minimize costs, and in the process, to increase the value of properties for owners,” Frontera President and CEO Peter Bheda stated in a news release.


Odyssey Aerospace adds new leadership

Randy Kempf has joined Odyssey Aerospace as the senior director of operations at the Denton-based company.

Kempf has been in leadership in manufacturing and machine operations for 13 years.

Odyssey Aerospace is a cabinetry and machining manufacturer that provides interiors for jets and planes, and is based near Denton Enterprise Airport.

Contact Jenna Duncan at or 940-566-6889.

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