The “original 88” is coming to Dallas/Fort Worth Airport.
Drew Pearson’s Sports 88 grill will open this spring in the airport’s Terminal B-Terminal D connector section, featuring bar food as well as healthy menu items, said Zenola Campbell, the airport’s vice president of concessions. Pearson, a former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver, previously lent his name to a sports bar in Dallas that has been closed for several years.
“Drew will be periodically broadcasting live from our location and is just full of energy and ready to hit the ground running,” Campbell told the airport board Tuesday.
The restaurant has a seven-year lease with a percentage rent based on 15 percent of its food sales and 18 percent of alcohol sales. There is a minimum annual rent guarantee of $71,800, Campbell said.
The lease was part of several concession leases approved by the board’s concessions committee Tuesday. The airport also announced new leases with a foreign-exchange currency vendor, TravelEx, and personal care and novelty items vendors. —Andrea Ahles
Mansfield credit union reports growth
Mansfield-based Texas Trust Credit Union said its assets grew by 10 percent and its loans by 19 percent in 2013 after its midyear merger with Security One Credit Union.
In its most recent annual report, Texas Trust said its assets totaled $825 million. It ended the year with $564.7 million in loans.
In 2013, the credit union added 15,773 members, a 29 percent increase, bringing its member base to more than 70,000. It gained about 9,000 members through its merger with Security One.
“Our goal is to build brighter financial futures for our members, and our growth in 2013 reflected our success in achieving that objective,” Texas Trust CEO Jim Minge said.
The 78-year-old credit union opened five branches in 2013, bringing the total in its five-county service area to 15, Texas Trust said. Also last year, it became a sponsor of athletics at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Seth Meyers tells a RadioShack joke
RadioShack’s woes got some good-natured ribbing Wednesday night from a late-night comic.
During his Late Night monologue, comedian and actor Seth Meyers said he was sad to hear that RadioShack was going to close 1,100 stores because of declining sales. The Fort Worth-based consumer electronics chain made the announcement earlier in the day when it reported a big fourth-quarter loss.
“I’m sorry to bring down the room,” he said, adding: “Now where am I going to go before I go to Best Buy anyway?”