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Tiny-house village makes big impression in this week's top 5 Dallas stories

Tiny-house village makes big impression in week's top 5 Dallas stories

Lake Dallas tiny home village rendering
The tiny-house village is scheduled to be completed in June. Photo by Lewis Gonzales
Layne's Chicken Fingers
An Aggie favorite, Layne's Chicken is now bringing its fingers to Dallas. Photo courtesy of Layne's
Young couple buying their first house
Housing prices are expected to increase if Amazon picks Dallas for HQ2. iStock
Dallas, LR Art House opening, January 2018, Kristi Hall, Laura Roosevelt
Kristi Hall and Laura Roosevelt at the opening of the LR Art House. Photo by Bruno
Holly Mercer, Sam Mercer
Holly Mercer and Sam Mercer at The Birthday Party Project's 6th birthday bash. Photo by Steve Wrubel
Lake Dallas tiny home village rendering
Layne's Chicken Fingers
Young couple buying their first house
Dallas, LR Art House opening, January 2018, Kristi Hall, Laura Roosevelt
Holly Mercer, Sam Mercer

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. Tiny-house village takes shape in downtown Lake Dallas. What is billed as the first project of its kind in the U.S. — a downtown village of tiny houses — is taking shape in the Denton County suburb of Lake Dallas. As early as this June, 13 tiny homes are expected to pop up in downtown Lake Dallas, which is about 30 miles north of downtown Dallas.

2. 5 hot new Dallas restaurant openings to check out for February. If you like to stay on top of the newest restaurant openings in Dallas-Fort Worth, then you're pretty busy these days, because they are coming at a rapid clip. Here are five restaurants to check out for those who must know what's new.

3. New survey shows how Amazon HQ2 could affect Dallas' housing market. If Dallas scores Amazon’s $5 billion second headquarters, the city's housing market would not be affected nearly as greatly as it would be in other markets vying for the e-commerce giant’s so-called HQ2 project, a new report shows.

4. Dallas art lovers paint the town chic for a hot new gallery opening. Chic Dallasites gathered at a champagne reception to toast the opening of LR Art House, the city's newest boutique art gallery, inside a Dallas townhouse. It's the project of contemporary abstractionist artist Laura Roosevelt. 

5. Dallas do-gooders become kids at heart for nonprofit's birthday bash. In perhaps its most literal celebration yet, The Birthday Party Project threw a Toy Town-themed blowout for its sixth anniversary, and supporters were more than ready to revisit their youth for a fun-filled evening.