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The Bartonville Store and Jeter’s Meat Shop

Small talk can lead to big things.

Just ask Chef Michael Scott.

Catering a local Christmas party a couple of years ago, Michael was introduced to Tim House by hostess Meghan Anderson. Michael recalls, “She told me, ‘He’s going to buy that Bartonville Store,’” a...
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Salerno’s in Highland Village

 A Smart Move

A well-known and busy location convenient to a long-standing and loyal clientele would be the dream of most restaurant owners. But cousins Mike and Morris Salerno are not most restaurant owners. They decided to move.

“We had been in our old building for 33 years. It was...

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Austin’s Hillside Farmacy: Sure to Cure

Driving through Elgin a few years ago, Mickie Spencer stumbled upon a time capsule. When the doors of Jones Drug Store locked for the last time in 1975, inside were the accumulated artifacts of a business which had served the small Hill Country town since the 1920s. Mickie didn’t yet have a home for it yet,...
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Houston’s Raven Grill

Houston’s Raven Grill

Although Cheers ran its final episode in 1993, there’s still a place “where everybody knows your name.” In the Upper Kirby area of Houston, The Raven Grill has been serving neighbors and creating relationships for just over 20 years. The Raven is located just southwest of downtown, in the prime wedge formed by Main...
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