So long, Taps & Caps. The beer store, bar and music venue closed July 30. The company's other two locations in Fort Worth and Lewisville are still open, but the company said profits at the Denton location were steadily declining.
And we have another vacancy on the downtown Square which probably won't last long. Serendipity on the Square moved to its sister location, the Serendipity House, three blocks from the Square at 820 N. Elm St. Have no fear — they're still doing paint nights by appointment, like always.
Downtown also now has a cozy events venue above First People's Jewelers, Venue on the Square. The aptly-named space holds about 40 guests and can be rented by the hour.
While a few have departed, there's some new businesses in that same area: Captiva Salon and Spa. The salon first opened in Denton in 2010 and moved to a space in the old Ethan Allen building on West Oak Street last month.
But wait, there's more! Blue Bag Grocery also opened in downtown, at 501 S. Locust St. The micro-grocery has necessities like toilet paper and eggs, but also fresh produce, alcohol and so many snacks.
There are some new doctors in town: Texas Digestive Disease Consultants has opened shop at 209 N. Bonnie Brae St., Suite 200. The location offers general gastroenterology procedures, including colonoscopies and advanced level procedures.
Rocky Haire, founder of the Haire Law Firm, recently opened a Denton office at 1003 Dallas Drive. Haire Law Firm is a personal injury and wrongful death firm that represents clients involved in 18-wheeler accidents and crashes involving cars, trucks, aircraft and more.
Prosper now has a Dick's Sporting Goods at 700 Richland Blvd., just off of U.S. 380.
Also off of 380 and closer is the Wash Factory: An offshoot of the same car wash company here in Denton along U.S. 380 in Cross Roads. With the opening is a new deal: Monthly wash plans for customers that will allow them to wash their cars an unlimited amount of times. These plans will roll out first at the Cross Roads location, then at the original location on Loop 288 in Denton.
JENNA DUNCAN can be reached at 940-566-6889.