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Haunted Fort Worth bars creep into this week's 5 most popular stories

Haunted Fort Worth bars creep into this week's 5 most popular stories

White Elephant Saloon
The ghosts of cowboys and outlaws live on at the White Elephant Saloon. Facebook/WhiteElephantSaloon
Shot Cellar
Bartender, a round of shots for me and my friends. Photo courtesy of Shot Cellar
Akshada wedding
Akshada Dodia and Alex Chiu were married June 8, 2019 at Bass Performance Hall. Photo by Bella Lumi
Waggoner building
W.T. Waggoner building in downtown Fort Worth. Courtesy photo
Atatiana Jefferson
Atatiana Jefferson Courtesy photo
White Elephant Saloon
Shot Cellar
Akshada wedding
Waggoner building
Atatiana Jefferson

Editor's note: A lot happened this week, so here's your chance to get caught up. Read on for the week's most popular headlines.

1. Where to drink right now: 5 most haunted bars in Fort Worth. Random footsteps, flying wine bottles, cold breezes, and just a general feeling that someone is watching — these bars have it all. Each housed in decades-old buildings with recorded histories of raucous activity (some including murder), the watering holes are considered some of the most haunted in town. 

2. New bar specializing in all kinds of shots drops into Fort Worth. It's shots for everybody at The Shot Cellar, a new bar serving custom shots, shooters, and bombs that's opening in Fort Worth's West Seventh district. The venue will open at 931 Foch St., in what was for many years a vintage clothing store.

3. Bride and groom take center stage at Bass Hall in lavish, multicultural mega-wedding. Call it cultural chemistry. Akshada Dodia and Alex Chiu — whose recent nuptials at Bass Performance Hall combined multiple ceremonies, lavish décor, and fusion of ethnic cuisines — met in 10th grade chemistry class, where their bond, if you will, first began.

4. Dallas Stars owner will transform historic Fort Worth building into hotel. One of downtown Fort Worth’s most iconic buildings will become a signature hotel that preserves its historic charm. The W.T. Waggoner Building, located at 810 Houston St., is set to become a new Sandman Signature Hotel; Sandman Signature is owned by Canada-based Northland Properties, headed by Dallas Stars' owner Tom Gaglardi. 

5. Fort Worth police officer who shot Atatiana Jefferson resigns. Fort Worth police officer Aaron Dean, who shot and killed Atatiana Jefferson at her home on October 12, resigned on October 14. He was then arrested by Fort Worth Police and charged with the murder.