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The Last Word: Leaf President on What Made DFW the ‘Trading Card Capital of the World’

Dallas-Fort Worth has become "the trading card capital of the world," with two big industry players, Leaf and Panini America, headquartered in the region, and top local auction houses routinely hammering sales of rare, headline-grabbing cards.
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The Last Word: La La Land Cafe Founder on How Kindness Is Fueling His Company’s Growth
by | Jul 18, 2024
Dallas-based coffee shop chain La La Land Kind Cafe—known for "normalizing kindness" and hiring and mentoring foster kids—is expanding its brand in Texas and California with the launch of four new locations this summer, including new cafes in Fort Worth and Plano.
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The Last Word: Marlon Blackwell on the PS1200 Project in Fort Worth’s Magnolia Village
by | Jul 17, 2024
In the heart of Fort Worth's eclectic Magnolia Village neighborhood, PS1200 is an eye-catching sight. The "public space with private moments" at 1200 6th Avenue comprises a public space, a park, eight row-house apartments overlooking the park, six offices within the park, and a restaurant and two retail spaces. The key attraction, though, is those eight apartments with their swooping Quonset hut-like arches:
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The Last Word: MICHELIN Guides Director on Expanding to Dallas, Fort Worth, and 3 Other Texas Cities
by | Jul 16, 2024
A MICHELIN star—not to mention the ultimate prize, three stars—can turn an everyday restaurant into a must-go culinary destination, with seatings booked from opening to close. That coveted rating will be available in Dallas, Fort Worth, and three other Texas cities for the first time ever later this year, Michelin announced Tuesday.
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The Last Word: Dallas Artist Rachel Larlee on Practicing Gratitude Through Creativity

by | Jul 12, 2024
Rachel Larlee operates an e-commerce site called Rachel Larlee Studio and teaches classes out of a physical studio at The Village apartments in Dallas. But no matter where she is or what she's doing, one of her goals is practicing the art of gratitude—and often, expressing it through art and creativity.
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The Last Word: G8RTech’s College Football-Playing Founder and CEO on Testing His Concussion-Reducing Headwear
by | Jul 10, 2024
A new Texas Monthly story says the startup's latest G8RSkin product reduces the chance of concussion by as much as 79%, according to a rating by the Southern Impact Research Center, which found the device provides the most effective protection on impacts to the top of the helmet.
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The Last Word: Dallas Stars CEO on Broadcasting Live Games for Free on New Streaming Service
by | Jul 9, 2024
The Dallas Stars announced Monday that they've inked a seven-year agreement with A Parent Media Co. (APMC) to stream all regional Dallas Stars NHL games "free of charge." Beginning with the 2024-25 season, games will be broadcast on the newly formed VICTORY+—a free, ad-supported, direct-to-consumer streaming service created by APMC with the Stars.
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The Last Word: Neiman Marcus Group CEO on Neiman’s $2.65B Acquisition by Saks Fifth Avenue Parent HBC
by | Jul 8, 2024
Last week's earthquake luxury retail news caused ripples from Dallas to New York and beyond. Saks Fifth Avenue parent company HBC is acquiring Neiman Marcus Group for $2.65 billion, establishing a new "technology-powered" luxury retail company called Saks Global. And Amazon is a key partner in the deal—along with being an investor, it will work with Saks Global "to innovate on behalf of customers and brands partners following the close of the transaction," the companies said.
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