Denton’s community hangout is back. Jupiter House had its first pop-up service Friday, May 10, and will have its grand opening Friday, May 17. The coffee shop at 106 N. Locust St. has been closed for a total renovation since it was badly damaged in the Downtown Mini Mall fire in December 2017.
Around the corner, Lion & Crown Public House is now open as the building continues renovations to add windows and other exterior work.
We have one more opening downtown: Gnome Cones. The business started as a snow cone stand in Argyle, and it has added frozen pops, soft-serve ice cream and baked treats to the Denton menu. The business opened at 205 N. Elm St. on May 11 and is now open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.
Downtown, one business did close after giving us fair warning a few months ago: Garden Gate, a longtime home decor store, is now closed.
Another beloved business announced it will close at the end of the month. Sylvie’s Alterations is closing after 25 years in business.
Direct Orthopedic Care, a regional company that treats orthopedic conditions and injuries, is now open at 3100 Unicorn Lake Blvd., Suite 120. The business encourages people with broken bones and sprains to go there instead of an emergency room for lower costs and specialized care.
The new and expanded Huffines Kia Subaru is now open at 6940 S. Interstate 35E, with brand-new facilities and double its previous size.
Glen’s Pawn Shop and Music Store is back and under new ownership. The longtime shop closed in November when Glen McBride retired. Jimmy Rodriguez is running the store in the same location, 1801 W. University Drive, and working on renovating the space.