Hypnotic Donuts, a cult favorite for its creative doughnuts and loaded chicken biscuits, closed its Denton location for good. Regulars knew the closure was happening for weeks, letting people say goodbye to the shop and employees.
The closure of Hypnotic also means Cultivar Coffee, a coffee bar inside the shop, is gone. Cultivar will not be opening another location in Denton, and both Cultivar and Hypnotic still have storefronts in Dallas.
We lost another specialty coffee shop in town last month. Shift Coffee closed its doors after five years in business. The shop’s owner, Angelo Fesperman, accepted a buyout from Avoca Coffee Roasters of Fort Worth and will now be the company’s director of “green” coffee and operations management.
Upper Park Cafe, a breakfast and lunch spot at 222 W. Hickory St., closed its doors after three years. The restaurant’s original location in Aubrey and its drive-thru coffee shop in Krugerville are still open.
Steve’s Wine Bar has moved to a new location in downtown Denton, nearly doubling its footprint. Now located at 111 Industrial St., the shop first opened around the corner on East Hickory in 2016.
There’s a new fast-food option on West University Drive: Burger King is now open.
Minifigs, Bricks & More is now open in its new location on the downtown Square, 116 N. Locust St. The shop, where customers can buy, sell and build Lego creations, relocated downtown from a larger space at Golden Triangle Mall.