JR.’s Bar & Grill to sorta close for major renovations starting in early Feb.

Caven announced today that JR.’s Bar & Grill will be closing its first floor area for renovations, but that the second floor will remain open. So happy hour is safe, but it sounds like the bar is getting some impressive redos according to Caven president Gregg Kilhoffer.

“Everything is being improved, floor to ceiling”, he said. “Our guests can expect a familiar space, but with a new feel, new fixtures, new audio and video and new state-of-the-art technologies that will improve the customer experience.”

The parent company mentioned renovations will commence after the end of business on Feb. 5 and expected to go on for about six weeks. The bar’s regular schedule of events will be moved down the block to TMC: The Mining Company along with some of the JR.’s staff. The upstairs area will remain open on the weekends. When first floor renovations are done, they’ll flip the bar and close off the second floor to continue the upgrades.

“I hope our guests will be patient during this process,” Kilhoffer added.  “Change is good, and we think the results will be worth the inconvenience and the wait.”

—  Rich Lopez

Trinity Health and Wellness Clinic celebrates grand opening

SHOWING OFF  |  Trinity Health and Wellness Clinic Director Dr. Gene Voskuhl, left, shows off some of the state-of-the-art equipment in the lab during a tour at the clinic’s official grand opening celebration on Tuesday, Oct. 11. The new AIDS Arms facility expects to serve 3,500 clients per year. The cost of medical care and case management by AIDS Arms is $2,800 per year. One emergency room visit by someone who is HIV positive averages $12,000. Since 89 percent of new AIDS Arms clients previously accessed Parkland Hospital ER and no longer do, the agency estimates the new clinic will save Dallas County taxpayers $6 million annually. (David Taffet/Dallas Voice)

To view more photos from the grand opening, go here.

—  Michael Stephens