This Week's Hot Headlines
New fresh-food market sprouts in this week's 5 hottest Dallas headlines
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. Sprouts Farmers Market to open new store east of Dallas in Mesquite. Healthy supermarket chain Sprouts Farmers Market is opening a new location in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, this one to the east. The company will open a store in Mesquite in a center just east of Town East Mall off 635.
2. Dallas Zoo reveals real reason deceased baby giraffe was anesthetized. The Dallas Zoo has revealed that the baby giraffe who died suddenly on June 17 was being prepared for transfer to another zoo. Witten, a 1-year-old giraffe, died during a physical exam under anesthesia when he suddenly stopped breathing.
3. Dallas location of iconic Hard Rock Cafe is set to pull the plug. The Dallas location of the Hard Rock Cafe is closing, having reached the end of its 10-year lease. According to WFAA, the restaurant-bar located in Victory Park will close on July 31.
4. Texas-based Whataburger sells to new owner amid expansion plans. After 69 years as a family business, Whataburger has a new owner. In a June 14 release, the beloved San Antonio-based fast-food chain announced that Chicago’s BDT Capital Partners had acquired a majority interest in the company.
5. Heavily armed man killed after firing on downtown Dallas building. A 22-year-old Dallas man was killed on June 17 during an armed attack in downtown Dallas. According to a statement from the FBI, Brian Isaack Clyde opened fire on the Earle Cabell Federal building and was shot dead by law enforcement officers.