Sushi restaurant’s closure tops week’s 5 most-read Fort Worth stories

Editor’s note: A lot has happened this week so here is your chance to be caught up with. Read on for the week’s most popular headlines.

1. The longtime sushi restaurant on Sundance Square in Fort Worth is closed. After 15 years, a sushi restaurant in downtown Fort Worth has closed: Piranha Killer Sushi, which opened in Sundance Square in 2006, has closed for good. The last day was February 23rd.

2. How the spring 2021 winter storm could affect the bluebonnets and wildflowers in Texas. After Texas has thawed and we return to short weather, every wildflower watcher asks himself the question: What happens to our bluebonnets? Texans don’t need to worry. The state flower will still cover fields, parks and roadsides this year. We just have to be patient, experts say, because their big entry could be delayed.

3. The new mixed-use complex brings more groceries, shops, and parking to Magnolia Avenue in Fort Worth. A new 68,000 square foot mixed-use development called “The 701” is coming to the busy corner of Hemphill Street and West Magnolia Avenue in Fort Worth’s Near Southside. The development will keep the two-story corner building from the 1920s that is currently home to the Shinjuku Station restaurant, adding restaurants, retail stores, offices, a pedestrian walkway and most importantly a parking garage.

4. Fort Worth Trenches Mandatory Mask Wear As Dallas Doubles In. Dallas and Tarrant Counties are taking different routes following the controversial March 2 decision by Governor Greg Abbott to restart the state and lift the mask-wearing requirement effective March 10. Abbott’s announcement leaves the decisions to the counties, and in North Texas it’s a yes for masks (Dallas) and a no (Tarrant).

5. Luxury bus operator Vonlane resumes the Fort Worth route to the popular city of Texas. Dallas-based luxury bus company Vonlane is back on the road from Fort Worth. After service was suspended due to winter storm Uri, limited routes were offered to travelers between Dallas, Austin and Houston in late February. Service between Fort Worth and Houston will resume on April 1st.

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