Businesses that feature artists, artwork or participate in First Friday events. If you have a restaurant or cafe or other service First Friday Denton patrons would enjoy as part of their First Friday experience in Downtown Denton – contact us to be listed here – in the category that best fits your service. There will be a future program that integrates patron’s shopping experiences with services they would be interested in while at a First Friday Denton festivity – your services!

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Want a flashback to your childhood? You’ve got to get into Atomic Candy on the Square in Denton. Don’t forget to leave your diet at the door!

Nostalgic Candy Store – Hundreds of glass bottled sodas – Large Root Beer collection – Toys, Novelties, and Oddities.
Located on the square in downtown Denton Texas.
105 W. Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201
Open 11am – 8pm Monday – Saturday
Closed Sunday

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Courthouse on the Square Museum opened in 1979 and is located on the 1st floor of the historic Courthouse on the Square.  The museum houses a variety of exhibits depicting Denton county history.  Special collections range from primitive to modern Indian pottery, weaponry and early American artifacts.  Hours:  Monday – Friday  10 – 4:30 pm and Saturday 11:00 – 3 pm.  Closed:  Sundays, Saturdays and on Holiday Weekends.  Handicapped Accessible.

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Shopping for that special gift,  decorating item for your house or a silk flower arrangement?  Garden Gate is a home decor, gifts, and silk/dried floral destination.  They also provide custom floral arrangements along with seasonal gifts.
121 West Elm Street Denton, TX 76201 Phone: (940)  566-9090

Recycled Books

Recycled books is located on the northeast corner of Oak and Locust Streets, and has been an anchor of downtown businesses on the Square for more than 25 years. They are open 9-to-9 every day, and have an incredible collection of used books, records and CD’s. To find out more about Recycled Books go to