A local business owner balances it all

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Danny Weaver, entrepreneur and resident of the 109 for 14 years, keeps himself busy with his multiple business endeavors and blossoming family.

The owner of The Aardvark, Hammerhead, Weaver also plays in his band Holy Moly.

When Weaver bought the establishment, that is currently The Aardvark, it was known as the House of Pizza (HOP), which showcased artists like Stevie Ray Vaughan and Patsie Cline, and even an appearance by Bob Dylan.

As a music lover and band member himself, Weaver kept HOP’s original concept and continues to book bands and serve food at The Aardvark.

Weaver’s band, Holy Moly, has been together for eight years and – –toured Texas and Louisiana in summer of 2009. That summer also included trips to -Belgium and Holland Surfing Airlines Productions. Holy Moly is a unique mix of country and punk, and the band continues to perform throughout Fort Worth.

Recognizing a lack of variety in restaurants in the 109 and close to the TCU campus, he opened Hammerhead Sushi last January just across the street from the Aardvark with partner and fellow Aardvark employee Mike Martin. He decided an alternative sushi place that incorporates his own style would be a perfect fit. Hammerhead is unique; the décor looks more like a lounge complete with rock and roll music on the speakers and old Kung Fu movies play on a projector screen.

Working only one or two miles from home has been extremely convenient for Weaver, especially with a 2-year-old and a 4-month-old son at home. He is his own boss and has the freedom to balance all four of his occupations as he pleases.

Weaver said he hopes to see more growth with his current businesses, and even has expansion in mind if business continues to prosper. The 109 better prepare for his self-proclaimed “inability of sitting still,” because he already has more projects on deck.

 

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