A local restaurant is opening another location and a dentist office has taken over some vacant retail space.

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Smokin' Joe's #3

Weeks after a local restaurant closed, another will soon occupy its vacated space.

Smokin' Joe's will open its third location in Lubbock next month at the former 82nd Street Cafe, 3416 82nd St.

Smokin' Joe's serves a little bit of everything, like burgers and hot dogs, Mexican food and breakfast burritos. They also make a variety of sundaes, fruit cups and shaved ices.

The local restaurant opened its second location at 3331 34th St. earlier this year. Their original location is at 2001 Clovis Road. Smokin' Joe's is closing its location in Levelland at the end of August.

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Family Smiles of Lubbock

A new dentist office, Family Smiles of Lubbock, opened this month at the former Payless ShoeSource at 5709 Fourth St.

They offer typical oral care for all ages, as well as same-day emergency help. They accept Medicaid, CHIP, most PPO insurance plans and cash.

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Sarah Self-Walbrick is the business reporter at the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Have a business tip? Contact Sarah at 766-8754 or sself-walbrick@lubbockonline.com.