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7-Eleven with surprising amenity tops this week's 5 most-read Dallas stories

7-Eleven with surprising amenity tops week's most-read Dallas stories

7-11 store
Hey let's go hang out on 7-Eleven's patio. Photo courtesy of 7-Eleven
OK Corral/ far west
His clubs definitely had a party thing going on. Courtesy photo
Jim and Vicki White at Dallas Arboretum
Jim White, always with wife Vicki Briley-White by his side. Photo courtesy of Savor Dallas
Bishop Lane beach
You can sip your cocktail and dig your toes into the sand.  Photo courtesy of Dallas Discovered
The Saint
The Saint will be an Italian steakhouse, summed up in this dish combining steak and pasta. Courtesy photo
7-11 store
OK Corral/ far west
Jim and Vicki White at Dallas Arboretum
Bishop Lane beach
The Saint

 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. Newest 7-Eleven store in Dallas comes with unheard-of amenity: a patio. Convenience store king 7-Eleven has opened a new store in Dallas with a previously unheard-of offering at a 7-Eleven store: a patio. Located at 13635 Preston Rd. at the corner of Alpha Road, this is one of the chain's "Evolution Stores," a concept that strives to upgrade the convenience store model, serving as a testing ground featuring their latest products and innovations.

2. DFW nightclub owner gets 16 years for allowing coke sales in bathrooms. In what surely feels like an episode of Miami Vice, a Dallas-Fort Worth nightclub magnate was sentenced to 16 years in federal prison for operating an empire of clubs in which drugs were sold openly. According to a release from the office of Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Chad E. Meacham, drugs were being sold in the bathrooms at the OK Corral Dallas, OK Corral Fort Worth, and Far West nightclub.

3. Dallas radio personality and food festival founder Jim White dies. Dallas radio personality Jim White, who co-founded the Savor Dallas food festival as well as Restaurant Week, died on June 4. His wife Vicki Briley-White confirmed that White passed away while in hospice care, after the couple learned he had cancer just two months before.

4. New bar concept with giant sand pit brings beach to Dallas' Bishop Arts. Dallas' Bishop Arts district has a new bar experience with ... sand. Called Bishop Lane, it's a former walkway that's been reimagined into a beachy scene with sandpit, thatched hut-style outdoor bars, and oodles of outdoor seating.

5. Las Vegas group rolls dice on Dallas with Italian steakhouse and Asian bar. A Las Vegas hospitality group is coming on to Dallas hard with two restaurant openings. One will be an Italian steakhouse, the other an Asian restaurant and bar. The group is Hooper Hospitality Concepts, which owns Italian and Mexican Restaurants in Las Vegas.