Sea Breeze Lobsta & Chowda House, plus 5 other businesses opening, closing or renovating in Plano

One of Sea Breeze Lobsta & Chowda House's food items includes its lobster roll.

One of Sea Breeze Lobsta & Chowda House's food items includes its lobster roll.

At Legacy Hall's soft opening on Dec. 5, patrons perused the variety of food vendors in the 3-story food hall. Included among them was Sea Breeze Lobsta & Chowda House, which is located on the second floor. Read more about the Legacy Hall stall, plus other businesses opening, closing or undergoing renovations in Plano:

1. Kroger at Preston and Park to close in January
The Kroger location southeast of the Preston Road and Park Boulevard intersection will close during the first week of January, employees have been told. The grocery store and pharmacy is located at 4836 W. Park Blvd., Plano.

2. Freed’s Furniture in Plano to close
Freed’s Furniture is planning to close its Plano store at 600 W. 15th St. A date for the closure has not been set, but the company’s lease with the building runs through the end of January, a store employee said. The home-furnishing company also has locations in Arlington and Dallas. 469-429-1200.

3. Sea Breeze Lobsta & Chowda House opens at Plano's 3-story Legacy Hall
Sea Breeze Lobsta & Chowda House opened at Legacy Hall on Dec. 5 at 7800 Windrose Ave., Plano. The restaurant serves shrimp and lobster rolls, clam chowder and fried fish. Sea Breeze is the only food vendor located on the second floor of Legacy Hall, and it has indoor, outdoor and bar seating at the Good View Bar.

4. Dallas-based Arteriors opens home furnishing outlet in Plano
Arteriors the Outlet opened on Oct. 26 at 3400 Preston Road, Ste. 230, Plano. The home furnishing and lighting retailer has its roots in the Dallas design district, and has locations throughout the Dallas area, including one other outlet location. 972-519-0518.

5. McDonald’s on Jupiter Road undergoes renovations
The McDonald’s at 400 Jupiter Road in Plano is undergoing renovations, which are expected to be finished sometime in the first quarter of 2018. The fast-food chain has multiple locations throughout Plano. 972-509-0535.

6. Italian restaurant Taverna opens at Plano’s Legacy West
Taverna is now open at Plano’s Legacy West development, 7400 Windrose Ave., Ste. B130. The neighborhood- style restaurant will have a patio and serve a variety of Italian dishes from risotto to pan-seared sea bass.


Compass has offices across DFW, including in Plano, Southlake, Highland Village and Frisco. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Real estate company Compass acquires LegacyTexas Title

The acquisition will strengthen Compass’ title and escrow portfolio and enable further integration of the company’s brokerage and related services, according to a company release.

See new population data in Plano. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Plano 2020 census data reveals substantial increases in residents of color

Residents who identify as white decreased by almost 13%, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Collin College's Plano Campus is located at 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Collin College planning to offer third bachelor's degree program

Collin College’s ability to offer more bachelor’s degrees will help address gaps in workforce training and offer a more affordable path to higher education for students. 

La Myrrah is now open at The Shops at Highland Village. (Valerie Wigglesworth/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Volunteers with signs.
13th annual NTX Giving Day partners with record 3,300-plus nonprofits

A fundraiser started by Communities Foundation of Texas connects donors with nonprofits in their area.

The lot where the car wash will be built falls under the Spring Creekwalk Master Plan, a 160-acre area identified by the city as having development and redevelopment potential. (Erick Pirayesh/Community Impact Newspaper)
Captain Car Wash coming to Plano after council approves zoning request

The Plano Planning and Zoning Commission said the car wash does not align with the Spring Creekwalk master plan and recommended council deny the zoning request, according to city documents.

New fixtures are being installed at the Cannaday Recreation Area near Clark Middle School. The 4-acre park is being redesigned as an athletic training hub. A budget of $500,000 will bring an obstacle course not unlike something from the “American Ninja Warrior” TV show to the neighborhood. (Courtesy city of Frisco)
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GALLERY: Plano ISD’s new fine arts center to open later this year

“For our students to be able to have a place this fine to display their talents is just a dream come true,” Plano ISD Superintendent Sara Bonser said.

DATA: How population changed in Texas counties between census counts in 2010, 2020

Texas added nearly four million people between 2010 and 2020, according to the latest Census data.

Building under construction.
Black Rifle Coffee Company shop under construction in Plano

According to the Black Rifle Coffee Company website, the new coffee shop will offer a full espresso bar, 15 different blends of coffee, outdoor seating, a drive-thru, and grab-and-go food options.

People working out.
RockBox Fitness studio now offering classes in Plano

The group fitness studio offers high-energy boxing and kickboxing classes in a community setting.

North Central Texas Council of Governments is proposing new uses for high-occupancy vehicle lanes on US 75 and is asking the public to provide feedback on the plan. (Community Impact Staff)
Richardson, Plano residents asked to comment on plan that would pay some drivers to use HOV lanes on US 75

A pilot project in the corridor between I-635 and SH 121 will evaluate the effectiveness of allowing solo drivers to use the lanes while also providing an incentive to cars with more than one occupant, according to the North Central Texas Council of Governments.