This Week's Hot Headlines
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. Restaurant specializing in drive-thru salads makes Fort Worth debut. The to-go salad revolution has come to Fort Worth. Salad and Go, a massively popular chain that specializes in salads you can get via drive-thru, opened its first location in Fort Worth at 3400 Hulen St., on Wednesday, August 11.
2. Family-owned roller skating rink in Grapevine closes after 24 years. After 24 years, SkateTown, a family-owned and -operated roller-skating place in Grapevine, is closing its doors. Owners Mike and Kathy Vouklizas announced the closure on the facility's Facebook page, stating that they sold the property "to pursue retirement." The rink will close on August 21.
3. Acclaimed Fort Worth BBQ restaurant Smoke-a-holics shutters spinoff. One of Fort Worth's top barbecue spots has closed a satellite location: Smoke-a-holics BBQ, which opened a second outlet at Crockett Row in April, closed it down after just a few months. The spinoff was inside Crockett Hall, the indoor food hall located at 3000 Crockett St. It shut down on June 30.
4. COVID-19 guidelines force venue change for Jason Isbell's Fort Worth concert. The Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit concert that was scheduled for Panther Island Pavilion on August 13 was abruptly moved to Billy Bob's Texas due to new COVID-19 guidelines issued by the singer himself. Isbell announced that he would require proof of vaccination or a current negative test for all attendees at his upcoming shows, and that if the venue wouldn't allow that, he would not play there.
5. Bass Hall completes comeback with lineup of country legends and Fort Worth favorites. Performing Arts Fort Worth, the nonprofit owner and operator of Bass Performance Hall, has unveiled the lineup for the 2021-2022 BNSF Popular Entertainment Series, starting with Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis' Holiday Shindig on December 1. This series was the final piece in bringing Bass Hall's offerings back to the full strength it was prior to the pandemic.