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1. Colleyville defies state orders and reopens churches and restaurants. Defying a lockdown across Texas as well as the most basic common sense, the town of Colleyville has allowed churches, restaurants, and other businesses to reopen with certain limitations, despite an unresolved ending to the coronavirus pandemic. This, according to a proclamation issued April 20 by Colleyville Mayor Richard Newton.
2. Bar in Fort Worth Stockyards says it's opening, COVID-19 or not. A bar in Fort Worth is taking a page out of Colleyville's coronavirus book and making plans to reopen for business: The Basement Bar, located in the Stockyards district, has declared its plans to open on Friday, May 1.
3. Food trucks make a comeback with neighborhood stops throughout Fort Worth. As one positive effect of Fort Worth's stay-at-home order, local food trucks are experiencing a revival in a big way. Somewhat of a dying trend the last 10 years, many mobile kitchen operators are now revving up their engines and hitting the streets to feed stir-crazy residents who’ve been hunkered inside their homes for weeks to curb the spread of coronavirus.
4. Yay for good news: Grimaldi's Pizzeria at Clearfork Fort Worth is back. Bucking the coronavirus closure trend, a pizzeria in Fort Worth is reopening: Grimaldi's Pizzeria, the chain known for its New York-style pizza, reopened its location at The Shops at Clearfork, where it will offer delivery and carryout service from 11 am-9 pm daily.
5. Fort Worth audiences will have to wait for their shot to see Hamilton. During this time of uncertainty, the question on every theatergoing Fort Worthian's mind has been, "Yeah, but is Hamilton still happening?" The answer is yes, Performing Arts Fort Worth revealed April 22, but much later than planned.