Massive entertainment destination gets started next to this Buc-ee’s in DFW

An entertainment destination with everything from an 8-screen theater to a 24-lane bowling alley has been kicked off adjacent to the new Buc-ee’s Travel Center at Crossroads at Terrell.

Upon completion, it will be even bigger than Buc-ee’s Travel Center by about 12,000 square feet.

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Dallas’ Jacobs to buy Denver-based rival in $3.27B deal

Global engineering firm Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) has decided to buy one of its rivals — Denver-based CH2M HILL Companies Ltd. — in a deal valued at $3.27 billion, which will give the Dallas-based firm a much-needed foothold in the United Kingdom.

The deal comes on the heels of rumors circulating that Jacobs was considering the acquisition, but was also weighing some of CH2M’s outstanding liabilities. In the deal, Jacobs will acquire all the outstanding shares of CH2M in a cash and stock deal valued at $3.27 billion, which includes about $416 million of debt.

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Biggest DFW food distribution hub to hit the market in a decade could attract major operator

The biggest refrigerated food distribution facility to land on the market in Dallas-Fort Worth in the last 10 years is being shopped around town and could bring a major grocery operator to the region.

Associated Wholesale Grocer’s decided to consolidate its regional operations in Oklahoma and put the nearly 1.15 million-square-foot facility on a 90.68-acre tract at 7550 Oak Grove Road in Fort Worth on the market.

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Toyota supplier moves its California headquarters to Plano

A tech firm that supplies materials to Toyota North America has completed its move from the West Coast to Plano, which puts it in close proximity to the Japanese automaker’s new corporate home.

SOLiD Inc. ( KOSDAQ: A050890), a Korean-based wireless equipment provider, has moved into its new Americas corporate headquarters at 800 Klein Road in Plano. In all, the firm is leasing 48,526 square feet of office space at the new location

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Dallas firm in talks to buy Colorado-based competitor, report says

Global engineering firm Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) could acquire another U.S.-based company, which, if successful, could give the Dallas-based engineering firm a much-needed stronghold in the United Kingdom.

Jacobs has been working to expand its operations in England in recent years because the market has massive growth potential for the global engineering firm, which recently moved its worldwide headquarters to downtown Dallas.

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$200M Irving Music Factory project coming ‘down to the wire,’ for Labor Day opening

With weeks left before the $200 million Irving Music Factory opens to thousands of fans on Labor Day weekend for sold-out shows featuring comedian Dave Chappelle, the developer is adding a third shift of construction workers to wrap up the project anchored by Live Nation Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: LYV).

“It’s not like we can push this back a week, we have a hard stop,” Noah Lazes, president of The Ark Group of North Carolina, told the Dallas Business Journal.“We have to be ready and we are not taking chances. We want to drive it forward as quickly as possible.

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