Best of 2019: 12 business features from Frisco





Jungle Joe’s offers indoor play areas for children and a health-conscious menu for adults. The center’s cafe also serves coffee and espresso-based drinks.
Jungle Joe’s offers indoor play areas for children and a health-conscious menu for adults. The center’s cafe also serves coffee and espresso-based drinks.

Jungle Joe’s offers indoor play areas for children and a health-conscious menu for adults. The center’s cafe also serves coffee and espresso-based drinks.

Here is a roundup of business features that appeared in the Frisco edition of Community Impact Newspaper in 2019.

Lakes Tennis Academy trains top athletes, encourages growth

Lakes Tennis Academy offers instruction for all skill levels, including the most advanced athletes.

February

Paper Affair shifts focus to gifts, selling more than just stationery


Owner Melissa Wayte said about 30% of sales are paper products, and 70% are gifts. Gifts include candles, accessories and dinnerware.

March

Richardson Bike Mart has humble beginnings

In February 2004, the Frisco location opened on John Hickman Parkway.

April

Boxcar House sells Southern-inspired furniture with history

Boxcar House started to receive acclaim after opening and was named one of the Best Boutiques in the South by Southern Living Magazine.

May

Longtime friends and former gymnasts look to create family-oriented environment at Eagle Gymnastics Academy

During the 2017-18 season, the athletes earned more than 50 championship titles, and four athletes earned a spot on Team USA at the world championships held in Bulgaria in November 2018. Last year, two athletes were on the national team once again and competed in the world championship held in Russia.

June

The Salt Retreat offers allergy, asthma relief in Frisco

Treatment sessions last 20-40 minutes depending on the size of the room. A mixture of finely ground, medical-grade salt and air flows through the rooms during the sessions.

July

Veterinarian overcomes years of obstacles to open Stonebrook Family Pet Clinic’s new location

The clinic is a 6,000-square-foot facility with three canine and two feline exam rooms, a surgical and dental suite, and an outdoor area with 2,000 square feet of antimicrobial canine turf.

August

Former Frisco ISD teacher offers learning-versatile, after-school program

After eight years, SMARTS Club offers a variety of after-school, tutoring, robotics, yoga, chess, language, leadership and test-preparation programming at three locations in Frisco, with its central location along Main Street.

September

Jungle Joe's offers health-conscious menu, brewed coffee for parents

The indoor play center comes outfitted with party rooms, a toddler play area, large playground equipment for older kids and a staffed kitchen.

October

Stay-at-home mother turns dream into reality with The Cookie Rack in Frisco

The store hosts cookie decorating classes on Fridays for children and adults. Some classes are seasonally themed, such as Halloween and fall cookie classes.

November

Lookin Sharp Family Barbershop seeks to serve all ages, hair types

Combined, the shop's barbers have more than 60 years of experience in the industry.

December

Former teacher opens Brookielynn’s Bungalow for Frisco community, businesses

Brookielynn’s Bungalow’s current 2,100-square-foot venue on Pecan Street opened in September 2018.
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By William C. Wadsack

William C. Wadsack is editor of the Frisco edition of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor of several daily and weekly publications in North Texas and his native state of Louisiana before joining Community Impact Newspaper in 2019.


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Patrick Rohan has been named chief executive officer of Medical City Frisco, effective March 1. (Courtesy Medical City Frisco)
Patrick Rohan named CEO of Medical City Frisco

Rohan has been chief operating officer of both Medical City Frisco and Medical City Plano since 2017.

Frisco City Council authorized an agreement to reimburse Blue Star Frisco Events $244,499 for costs related to the League of Legends 2020 League Championship Series Spring Finals. The event is set for April 18-19 at The Ford Center at The Star in Frisco. (Lindsey Juarez Monsivais/Community Impact Newspaper)
City to reimburse Jerry Jones' Blue Star Frisco Events for esports competition costs

Frisco will host a major esport championship series in April with some help from Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ Blue Star Frisco Events.

Pediatrics R Us is expected to open mid-March at 255 Lebanon Road, Ste. 324, Frisco. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Pediatrics R Us slated to open in Frisco in mid-March

The pediatric clinic will offer services for general health, prevention, wellness, childhood immunizations, sports physicals, behavioral concerns, chronic conditions, flu vaccines and travel medicine.

EDGE Physical Therapy moves to new Frisco location

The physical therapy clinic offers therapy services to manage pain, prevent further injury and provide pre- and post-surgical aid.

rendering collin college technical campus
Collin College Technical Campus to offer courses for Frisco ISD students in fall 2020

Those interested can attend an information night Feb. 26.

Sadaf Haq, Sai Krishna and Brian Livingston will appear on the May 2 ballot for the Frisco City Council Place 6 seat. (Courtesy Sadaf Haq/Courtesy Sai Krishna/Courtesy Brian Livingston)
Frisco City Council Election Q&A: Three candidates for Place 6

Sadaf Haq, Sai Krishna and Brian Livingston will appear on the May 2 ballot for the Frisco City Council Place 6 seat.

Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney, Council Member Bill Woodard and City Manager George Purefoy answered resident questions at the Feb. 17 meeting. (Elizabeth Ucles/Community Impact Newspaper)
Grand Park, Fields development plans progressing this year

Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney said the Grand Park project will see movement in 2020.

The Frisco Fire Department oversaw a prescribed burn Feb. 17 at Freedom Meadow, which is at the northeast corner of the Warren Sports Complex. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Frisco Fire oversees prescribed burn of Freedom Meadow

The prescribed burn was requested by the Natural Resources Division of the Frisco Parks and Recreation Department to help restore a portion of the Blackland Prairie ecosystem.

Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney addresses the audience at a Nov. 21 ribbon-cutting event. (Elizabeth Ucles/Community Impact Newspaper)
Mayor Jeff Cheney, Frisco ISD's Debbie Gillespie unopposed in re-election bids

Multiple candidates file for Frisco City Council Place 5 and 6 seats, Frisco ISD Place 4 position.

The forum is open to the public and will include candidates who will be on March 3 primary ballots in Collin and Denton counties at the state and county levels. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Frisco Chamber to host primary election candidate forum Feb. 13

The forum will be split into portions for candidate from the Democratic Party and Republican Party, with candidates from both parties having committed to speaking.

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