DENTON BUSINESS DEALINGS: FEBRUARY 2016

DENTON BUSINESS DEALINGS: FEBRUARY 2016

We're a month and five days into 2016 already and stuff is happening, y'all. Will 2016 see as many changes to the Denton retail, dining, and housing landscape as has been seen in the past few years? It is definitely shaping up to look like that may be the case. Read on to learn about the latest openings, closings, and rumors in the Denton business world. 

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THE DEN10: FEBRUARY 3RD 2016

THE DEN10: FEBRUARY 3RD 2016

If you saw me rolling a bass speaker cabinet up to the square at about 10PM last night after Denton Pub Quiz Apocalypse I want to assure you that it seemed like a great idea at the bottom of the hill. But then again, there are a lot of things that seemed like a good idea post-apocalypse. The thing had wheels. At any rate, join us in two weeks for the same sorts of shenanigans and quizzings up at Dan’s Silverleaf, 7PM, free to play and there’s actual cash money prizes. Until then, check out the bounty of events our humble little village has to offer. Tag your photos #WDDI and get featured in the What We Did post on Monday.

Questions, comments, and pub quiz ideas may be directed towards glen@wedentondoit.com.

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COOL BEANS GETS COOLER, NO CHANGE IN BEANS

COOL BEANS GETS COOLER, NO CHANGE IN BEANS

A couple of weeks ago a few of us got together to check out the new menu at Cool Beans. The whole kitchen has sort of hit the 'reset button' recently and we were eager to taste all that they had to offer. Cool Beans has been an integral part of the Fry Street bar scene since the 90's and is often considered 'the last man standing' amongst the new retail and housing along Hickory. Whether you're there every Friday night or haven't been in years, Cool Beans holds a special place in many of our hearts.

Read on to find out what we think of their newest burger and take a walk down memory lane with us. Have a favorite dish that we missed? Share with us in the comments below! 

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WHAT WE DID: FEBRUARY 1ST 2016

WHAT WE DID: FEBRUARY 1ST 2016

It's February already? 

What We Did is our weekly collection of photos that have been tagged with #WDDI on Instagram. This week, we have 20 great photos from the past seven days of life in Denton, TX. 

If you'd like to be included in What We Did, tag your images with #WDDI on Instagram and check back here next Monday. As always, we're limited in the photos we can post, but we encourage you to search the hashtag #WDDI and check out all of the other awesome photos that we were unable to include this week. Click the images below to be led back to the photographer's Instagram page.

You can tell us about how much you like these photos right here. Have a great week!

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INTERVIEW: DANIEL AMOTSUKA

INTERVIEW: DANIEL AMOTSUKA

This weekend, Denton once again welcomes the Denton Black Film Festival, a 2-day series dedicated to showcasing award-winning, independent films. These films are set to entertain, educate, inspire, and communicate Black cultural themes to the broader community. All the while hoping to reflect a specific cultural mindset and changes through several generations of film-making.

DBFF will present their chosen collection of films inside Denton’s historic Campus Theatre. This year, they have expanded the festival to include music, art, poetry, and more. With musical acts like The Boombachs, they're going at it full force. We recently spoke with Daniel Amotsuka, UNT alumni and head of Marketing and Digital Media for the festival, and asked him a few questions. Read on for more!

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EDUCATE AND REGISTER YOURSELF

EDUCATE AND REGISTER YOURSELF

We're smack-dab in the middle of politics season, y'all. Not only do we have the presidential primaries coming up, but many local elections are just around the corner. Local elections, while often less showy, are arguably more important as far as how the outcomes will affect your day to day life. We've seen numerous changes in the past few years that are a direct result of local elections. Read on to find out how to check and see if you're registered to vote in Denton and about the Republican Primary debate we are hosting at Dan's Silverleaf on Monday, February 15th.

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SHOW REVIEW: SARAH JAFFE AND DOUG BURR AT DAN'S SILVERLEAF

SHOW REVIEW: SARAH JAFFE AND DOUG BURR AT DAN'S SILVERLEAF

Sarah Jaffe, Denton’s sweetheart, came through town this past weekend, selling out Dan’s Silverleaf back-to-back nights on Saturday & Sunday. With mostly standing room only, people quickly filled in on a chilly Sunday right as Doug Burr kicked off an early evening of fantastic local music. Click through to read more. 

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THE DEN10: JANUARY 27TH 2016

THE DEN10: JANUARY 27TH 2016

Denton - and all of Texas in general - you have until February 1st to submit your application to vote in not only the local elections but also the primaries coming up. You can print out an application via this website and mail it in. Besides the fun of making your voice heard, we’ve pulled 10 neat events happening in Denton over the next 7-days. We hope you enjoy!

If you have future events or voting questions, please direct those to sara@wedentondoit.com.

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PAINTINGS WITH A TWIST: TALKING WITH ARTIST TIM KERR

PAINTINGS WITH A TWIST: TALKING WITH ARTIST TIM KERR

The Perot and the DMA are must-see museums, but you probably won’t find an international art exhibit entitled “That’s What She Said?” at either space. Luckily, to see shows that mix quirk with conscience, all you have to do is stroll down to the Square. You’ll even be able to grab a latte once you get there.

Jupiter House Coffee pulls double duty. It’s half café, half art gallery. Manger/curator Cameron Cox brings together local and global painters, photographers and other artistes to create a space that epitomizes inclusivity and ingenuity. As Cox says, “anything goes,” and the space has quietly become a hot commodity in the city’s ever-growing art community

“Most people approach me, because they’ve been here and seen the work, or heard about it through other people,” Cox says. She is eager to point out that Jupiter House is a hot spot for myriad Dentonites; everyone from politicians to college students, young professionals, teens, train hoppers and the homeless” have come through the front doors for a signature coffee brew and a look at the rotating shows adorning the brick walls. And since Cox came aboard a year and a half ago, those shows have been as diverse as the customers.

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