Eatery offers free meals
Costa Vida restaurant has a new owner, and he's offering guests one entree free for a limited time. The Mexican fast-casual eatery, at 2300 W Memorial Road, recently reopened under franchisee Jonathan Roberts with a new staff. Roberts has purchased development rights to the entire state. Costa Vida's menu is inspired by Baja-style cuisine and includes burritos, tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, salads and nachos. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Mall to host ‘Girl's Night Out'
The annual “Girl's Night Out” event will be at Penn Square Mall from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 12. The event will include live entertainment by OKC Improv, fashion shows, hors d'oeuvres and drinks, door prizes and freebies. Girl's Night Out events are held in Simon Malls across the U.S. and attendees can enter to win tickets to see Keith Urban in concert or a trip to the British Virgin Islands.
Grp Fly plans city boutique
Local clothing company Grp Fly has opened its flagship store, The Hangar by Grp Fly, at 1116 N Walker in downtown Oklahoma City. A grand opening is planned from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Festivities include prizes, live music, food carts and more. In addition to Grp Fly, other clothing brands, skateboards and skate brands will be sold in the store.
Whole Foods pledges low prices
CHICAGO — Whole Foods executives say they're committed to making a planned 18,000-foot store in an impoverished Chicago neighborhood affordable. But they aren't providing details. The upscale grocery store chain announced plans Wednesday to open a store in the city's Englewood neighborhood in 2016. It's expected to create about 100 jobs. The neighborhood on the city's South Side is pockmarked with vacant properties. The Whole Foods site, across from Kennedy-King College, has been vacant for years. Whole Foods co-CEO Walter Robb says the chain is making a commitment to the area. He says distributors agreed to lower prices when a similar project was launched in Detroit in June. But some Englewood residents are skeptical, including 57-year-old Patricia Jackson, who says the chain's too pricey for the area.