Bartonville has a new, trendy restaurant: Marty B's is now open. Billed as "Bartonville's backyard," the restaurant focuses on what it considers the four major food groups of Texas: Tex-Mex, barbecue, steak and craft beer. With fire pits and regular live music, the spot at 2664 FM407 could be your next hangout destination.
This one hurts: Audacity Brew House closed Saturday, Nov. 11. The 3-year-old brewery was the first in Denton and paved the way for more breweries to open. Owner Doug Smith said the brewery had to close because of investor disagreements. We'll still have a taste of the brewery, though. The beer they developed with Texas Motor Speedway, No Limits Checkered Past Texas Ale, is owned by the Denton County speedway and there are plans to have it brewed elsewhere.
Keystone Independent, a new business designed to be the right hand of local real estate agents, is now open at 7805 Hinkle Drive. Services range from creating the contracts to close on a home sale to bookkeeping and administrative services. They had their official ribbon-cutting in late October.
After giving tons of lessons in hand lettering, watercolors and children's art at the DIME Store, Wildflower Art Studio leader Emilie Stewart has a physical space: 715 N. Locust St. The first class at the space is set for Dec. 2 and will be focused on watercolors.
Whimsy Finds, an eclectic home goods and clothing store that had DIY classes, has shut down. The business opened last holiday season a few blocks off of the downtown Square, then closed in October.
There's a new vintage shop in town. Les Muses is now open at 728 N. Elm St. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The shop primarily sells mid-century items, from furniture and clothing to other antiques.
Little Elm landed the second location of It's-A-Burger, a fast casual burger concept by Gene Gumfory (the leader over at Shiloh Fields). It's located at 11851 FM423, and the sister location to the founding location in Aubrey. A Denton location is set to be on Teasley Lane and open early next year.
JENNA DUNCAN can be reached at 940-566-6889.