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1. New D2 downtown subway line could wipe out Dallas' top-selling bar. Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has hit a milestone in its development of a second subway in downtown Dallas — and if all goes according to plan, it'll be curtains for the Deep Ellum bar that earns more in liquor sales than any other bar in Dallas.
2. 7 Dallas stores to shop from your couch during the April quarantine. This is a strange list; however, these are strange times. While most retail stores are closed to curb the spread of COVID-19, we rounded up some companies that are doing the most to serve others, even in a virtual space.
3. Dallas County adds new COVID-19 rule: cloth coverings for your face. We'll all be wearing some kind of mask, starting Saturday, April 18, per a new directive from Dallas County. The county is requiring anyone who visits essential businesses, essential business employees, or rides public transportation to wear a cloth covering.
4. Dallas' top salvage store gets us through COVID-19 with crafty DIY kits. Hardware stores are considered an essential business, and so Orr-Reed Architectural Co. was allowed to stay open during Dallas County's current shelter-in-place order. But owner Hannah Hargrove knew they could not live on shiplap alone. Enter her life preserver, aka the "DIY kit," a new series of crafty home projects using Orr-Reed's vast stockade of vintage materials.
5. Fancy fundraisers morph into virtual benefits amid coronavirus in Dallas-Fort Worth. While most of Dallas-Fort Worth’s charitable luncheons and galas canceled their events or moved them to the fall, a handful of intrepid organizations have embraced technology to go digital. So-called online “un-galas” were already an emerging fundraising trend, and the coronavirus pandemic has seemingly spurred them on.