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Dallas bakery's new empire rises in this week's 5 most popular stories

Dallas bakery's new empire rises in this week's 5 most popular stories

BLT sandwich Empire Baking Company
Empire Baking Company is heading east. Photo courtesy of Empire
James wedding
This wedding was a royal affair. Photo by Caroline Jurgensen
Betty Ringer ice cream
Betty Ringer has closed. Photo courtesy of Betty Ringer
4 Texas Central Rail high-speed bullet train rail
The Texas bullet train has made a big hire. Photo of the N700 courtesy of © JR Central
The Rustic
Head to The Rustic for happy hour. The Rustic/Facebook
BLT sandwich Empire Baking Company
James wedding
Betty Ringer ice cream
4 Texas Central Rail high-speed bullet train rail
The Rustic

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. Dallas' best bakery brings bread and sandwiches to east side of town. Empire Baking Company, the artisan bakery which introduced true sourdough to Dallas, is opening a store at The Hill, the hipster mixed-used development at the northeast corner of US-75 and Walnut Hill Lane.

2. Dallas couple's 8-year courtship leads to lavish wedding fit for royalty. While the world was watching Meghan and Harry say I do, Taylor and Jeff James were preparing to tie the knot in a sparkling Dallas celebration fit for royalty. 

3. Two Dallas ice cream shops close in the same week. At a time when ice cream shops have been opening left and right, two worthy shops in Dallas have closed, coincidentally within days of each other.

4. High-speed train from Dallas to Houston hires major operator from Spain. The high-speed railroad from Dallas to Houston has acquired a key new player that will run day-to-day operations. Renfe, an international railway company based in Spain, has been hired as the train's operating partner.

5. Where to drink in Dallas right now: 5 best new happy hours for October. In the October chapter of Where to Drink, Mondays are big, very big, with Monday-night specials dominating the field.