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Preston Hollow Grill Closed

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The restaurant that displaced Ball’s Hamburgers in the shopping center at Midway and W Northwest Highway, Preston Hollow Grill, has closed. In an area that should be a slam dunk for most any restaurant, Preston Hollow Grill never found its footing. The patio was large and actually quite beautiful but the menu didn’t seem to tickle the neighborhood.  Continue reading

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Balls Hamburgers Closed

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Balls Hamburgers at 4343 Northwest Highway has shuttered, marking the final blow to the long-standing local chain of burger restaurants. The founder of Ball’s, Richard Hobrecht (who passed away in 2009, opened his first location in Snider Plaza, but that closed in 2008 when the lease was lost. The Northwest Highway location succumbed to the same fate, but not without a fight.

In 2013 current owner Carol Hobrecht sued for one million dollars, citing problems with an alleged premature new lease that raised the rent by 125 percent, restricted advertising, demanded menu approval, set hours of operation and other grievances.    Continue reading


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