Ray Hunt

New Spin: Concept Restaurant Crown Block Set for Spring Opening Atop Reunion Tower

by | Oct 22, 2022
The James Beard Award-nominated hospitality industry veterans behind the concept are aiming for a restaurant as iconic as The Ball itself. Crown Block will serve steak, seafood, and plant-based cuisine —along with spectacular Dallas skyline views and curated cocktails. Hunt Realty Investments says it fills the void left when celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck shuttered his Five Sixty restaurant in the pandemic.

Unlike its predecessors, the 18th-floor restaurant won't spin. That makes the 17th-floor private event space even more special—party planners can request rotation when booking.
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SMU Lands One of its Largest Gifts Ever to Fund Entrepreneurship
by | Apr 28, 2022
William Spears, founder and CEO of Dallas-based sustainability solutions firm Cenergistic, has given SMU the largest donation from a non-alum in its more than century-long history.

The gift will be used to set up the William S. Spears Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership within the Cox School of Business, as well as the Spears Accelerator, to help get student- and faculty-formed businesses off the ground, and other entrepreneur-supporting efforts.
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North Texas’ Hunt Perovskite Technologies Merges With 1366 Technologies to Form CubicPV
by | Jun 29, 2021
The newly combined company received $25 million in funding from Hunt Energy Enterprises (HEE), First Solar, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, and others. Hunt Perovskite Technologies was created and incubated within HEE.
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Headquarter of Headquarters: How Fehmi Karahan Turned Ross Perot Sr.’s Vision into a Reality
by | Apr 18, 2019
Legacy West in Plano has become home to the U.S. headquarters of Toyota Motor North America, and regional campuses for Liberty Mutual, JPMorgan Chase, FedEx Office, and others.
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