The Scoop

by | Nov 2, 2017 | Happenings in '09

Jim Cullum at The Barn Door Restaurant
Internationally celebrated American jazz cornetist Jim Cullum is bringing his Dixieland jazz repertoire to The Barn Door Restaurant, 8400 N. New Braunfels Ave. His sound is unmistakable. And when many patrons walked in the door and heard him playing in the bar, they asked, “How did this happen, Jim Cullum at The Door?”

The answer may surprise some. According to The Barn Door, Cullum simply walked in one day and asked if he could play there. The answer was yes. Owner Randy Stokes told 78209 Magazine, “We were thrilled. He even brought in a full-size piano as part of his group.”

Cullum is scheduled to perform at The Barn Door on Thursday, Nov. 16, Dec. 14 and Dec. 28. Look for additional dates to be added in 2018. There is no cover charge.

New Restaurant or Retail Center Coming to 1206 Nacogdoches
REATA Real Estate is marketing a yet-to-be-constructed building at 1206 Nacogdoches Road, near the intersection of Broadway and Basse Road. The new 1,800-square-foot project would require demolition of the existing 2,700-square-foot structure, built in the early 1960s. It would also include a 594-square-foot mezzanine.

Initial plans called for an upscale restaurant, but as the developers tested the idea with some at the Oak Park Northwood Neighborhood Association, an issue over lack of parking scuttled the plan. The new proposal pencils in a smaller building – smaller footprint – which will permit additional parking to support a small retail center.

Alamo Heights Dental And Britton Orthodontics Open in New Building
Alamo Heights Dental is truly a family affair. Dubbed a DeKoch Family Practice, the clinic features Dr. Dirk DeKoch, son Dr. John DeKoch, and daughter Dr. Susie DeKoch. Not only are all three dentists, they all graduated from the UT Health School of Dentistry (formerly The UT Health Science Center) in San Antonio.

The three now practice in their recently opened 14,000 -square foot building located at 110 Chichester Place, right off Austin Highway at Broadway, the former site of the Alamo Heights Garage.

The building is owned and occupied by Britton Orthodontics and Alamo Heights Dental – a DeKoch Family Practice. The general contractor for the new two-story building was RC Page Construction.

Britton Orthodontics is on the first floor in Suite 100, offering a full range of orthodontic services for children and adults. The orthodontists are Dr. Bloyce Britton and Dr. Kevin Farnsworth. Britton Orthodontics was established in 1997. Alamo Heights Dental – a DeKoch Family Practice, is on the second floor, Suite 200. The practice offers a full range of family, cosmetic and restorative dental services. The DeKoch family has been serving the dental needs of the community since 1980.

By Ron Aaron Eisenberg

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