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Karina Ramírez: New businesses add to Mayhill Plaza’s growth

A new burger joint, a neighborhood pharmacy and a restaurant have recently leased spaces at Mayhill Plaza located at Interstate 35E and Mayhill Road.

BullChicks is a franchise originally from Corpus Christi. It began in April 2006, according to its website.

The menu — which the franchise claims is addictive — offers burgers, salads, wraps, wings and other items.

The owners of BullChicks restaurant — located in Suite 113 — signed a lease in April, said Maggie Lin, an employee at Jan’s Realty, a Plano-based real estate company.

BullChicks has locations in Corpus Christi and Augusta, Ga. In addition to the Denton location, another restaurant in expected to open in California, according to its website.

No opening date for BullChicks has been announced.

Another business, Addis Pharmacy, has leased a space in Suite 101.

The neighborhood pharmacy is locally owned, according to its website. The pharmacy is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The third business, Rice Wok Express, opened July 18, according to its Facebook page.

The Chinese food eatery at 3301 Mayhill Road, opened last month after a six-month delay, Lin said.

In addition to the other three businesses, a Subway opened in February in the same corner.

Construction of the Mayhill Plaza, a 20,000-square-foot retail and office space, began in 2010. The location was first slated for doctors’ offices, according to the Denton Record-Chronicle archives.

Lin said doctors have not inquired about office space inside Mayhill Plaza, yet. Lin also said there were still spaces available to be leased inside the center.

For more information, call 972-398-1378.

The city of Denton issued the following certificates of occupancy in July:

- 33 North, office, 100 N. Locust St., No. 2

- D&D Sharpening, professional services and office, 1800 N. Carroll Blvd., No. 104

- Expelled Crain Products, wholesale storage, distributor LLC, 621 S. Mayhill Road, No. 105

- FEMA, office, 600 N. Loop 288, No. 210

- Great Clips, hair salon, 413 W. University Drive

- Great Clips, hair salon, 1435 S. Loop 288. No. 111

- Guardian Pet Hospital, veterinary clinic, 1607 E. McKinney St., No. 700

- Magnolia Inn, bed and breakfast, 829 N. Locust St.

- Oakland Place, multifamily, 617-629 Oakland St.

- Pan Ector Industries, screen printing, 121 Piner St.

- Salon Eden, professional services, 1801 N. Elm St.

- Swash Labs, ad agency, 209 E. University Drive


Auctioneer Mike Jones of Dallas was inducted into the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) Hall of Fame on July 19 during its national conference in Spokane, Wash.

Jones is the first and only member of the 63-year-old professional organization to attain the “Triple Crown” title. He is the 1998 International Auctioneer Champ­ion, served as NAA president from 2004-05 and is now a 2012 Hall of Fame in­ductee, a news release said.

Jones is an alumni of the University of North Texas, where attended in the late 1970s. Ever since, he had returned to the UNT College of Business to share tips on how to build a national business from the ground up.

In a news release, Jones said he has conducted many auctions in Denton over the years. His career highlights include serving as auctioneer when the Denton-area Arts Guild facility opened and working with Al Hirt, an iconic trumpet player, during the Spring Fling at the North Texas Fairgrounds in 1983.

Jones and his wife, Lori, operate the Texas Auction Academy — an auctioneer training school that has trained more than 2,000 auctioneers since 1992.

For more information, visit


Coming up

North Central Texas College Small Business Development Center will have its next networking event at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday at the Denton Chamber of Commerce, 414 Parkway.

“Understanding and Improving Credit” will be the topic covered by Jacklyn Shapiro of the Shapiro Company.

For more information, call 940-380-1849 or visit

The Lake Cities Chamber of Commerce will have its coffee meeting at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday at Lake Dallas City Hall, 212 Main St.

For more information, call 940-497-3097 or e-mail

The Argyle Chamber of Commerce is collecting supply gifts for teacher goody bags before Tuesday. The chamber will be collecting items (school supplies and/or gift cards) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the chamber office, 415 U.S. Highway 377 South.

The chamber also will have its Teacher’s Welcome Break­fast at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at the Denton Country Club.

The meeting will welcome new staff from the Argyle school district and Liberty Christian School.

For more information, call 940-464-9990.

Texas shoppers can take advantage of the back-to-school sales tax holiday, which begins Friday and continues through Aug. 19.

The law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced less than $100 from sales taxes, according to the state comptroller’s website.

For more information, visit


Karina Ramírez can be reached at 940-566-6878. Her email address is