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Iconic Dallas restaurant's sad closure leads this week's 5 most-read stories

Iconic Dallas restaurant's sad closure leads week's most-read stories

Dakota's Steakhouse Dallas
Dakota's steaks were top-quality. Photo courtesy of Dakota's Steakhouse
Golden Nugget hotel pool exterior
The Golden Nugget hotel and casino is back in business. Photo courtesy of Golden Nugget
Pier 1 Imports
The fact that there'll be some Pier 1 sales doesn't make it sting any less. Facebook/Pier1
Tacos and Tequila Brunch
Cheers to happier days at TNT. TNT
3600 Dartmouth Avenue Dallas house for sale
Kameron and Court Westcott have listed their Highland Park home for $5.125 million. Photo courtesy of Compass
Dakota's Steakhouse Dallas
Golden Nugget hotel pool exterior
Pier 1 Imports
Tacos and Tequila Brunch
3600 Dartmouth Avenue Dallas house for sale

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. Magical iconic subterranean restaurant in downtown Dallas closes after 36 years. One of Dallas' oldest and most iconic restaurants has become another coronavirus fatality: Dakota's Steakhouse, the downtown seafood and steakhouse hidden in a cool subterranean space, has officially closed its doors.

2. Texas billionaire's glitzy hotel and casino rolls the dice with big reopening. Billionaire Tilman Fertitta was betting on travel-hungry Texans looking to brave the pandemic and escape the confines of home with the reopening of his Golden Nugget Lake Charles hotel, pool, and restaurants on Friday, May 15. The casino itself opened May 18.

3. 2 home good stores reopen in Dallas, but it's curtains for another. Two home-goods chains have reopened their Dallas-Fort Worth stores. But for another, it's curtains. Bed Bath & Beyond has reopened 13 of its DFW locations, and Lamps Plus has reopened both Dallas-area stores. But sadly, Pier 1 Imports has begun what it calls an orderly wind-down of its retail operations. 

4. Dallas restaurant gets locked out in legal dispute with Quadrangle landlord. After five years serving upscale tacos and margaritas at its Quadrangle Dallas address, TNT Tacos and Tequila finds itself in a David-and-Goliath struggle with its landlord, Stream Realty Partners, and has filed a lawsuit charging that Stream has wrongfully interfered with the restaurant's right to do business.

5. Real Housewives of Dallas star's glam Highland Park mansion hits the market for $5.1 million. Part of The Real Housewives of Dallas' appeal is peering inside the gorgeous mansions of its socialite stars, and now fans have the chance to buy one of the most unique homes in the bunch. Decorated throughout in her signature bubblegum pink, Kameron Westcott's Highland Park manse has hit the market for a cool $5.125 million.