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Lbs. Seafood and Burger Restaurant Added to Legacy Hall Plans

In March, we broke the news of plans for Front Burner Restaurants’ Legacy Hall. The 55,000-square-foot food hall and entertainment space at Legacy West is slated to open in the fall of 2017 and will offer more than 20 food stands, a stage for live music, and a brewery.

John Franke, who is the corporate chef for Front Burner Restaurants, is the latest addition to the roster of chefs and restaurateurs involved with the project. Franke is developing the building’s second-floor space, and opening a seafood and burger concept called Lbs., which stands for “lobster, burger, and shrimp.”

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Front Burner Restaurants Talks Plans for Sixty Vines, Legacy Hall, Haywire

“We’re always thinking about what’s next,” Jack Gibbons, president of Front Burner Restaurants explains as he and his business partner and CEO of the company, Randy DeWitt, hash out the details of their upcoming restaurant endeavors. We’re in their office on the 12th floor of a tower in Addison, surrounded by bulletin boards adorned in floor plans, and photography.

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The Old and the New at Hypnotic Emporium

Rarely do I go to Denton without stopping at Beth Marie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream for a scoop of Bees Knees, lavender and honey in a glass coupe, a lovely shade of mauve. The sentimental side of me likes the fact that this has, until now, remained a Denton-specific pleasure: old-fashioned ice cream in the shadow of the historic courthouse. Still, I was tickled when I learned they’d be serving Beth Marie’s ice cream at Hypnotic Emporium, the new soda fountain from the owners of Hypnotic Donuts, whose psychedelically funky sister shop is just next door.

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