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.
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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Neighborhood Medical Center to offer free drive-thru COVID-19 testing in Frisco

A new option for free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing will be available over the next few Sundays in Frisco.

As part of its local alert, Frisco Animal Services reminded citizens to ensure their pets’ vaccinations are current. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Frisco Animal Services issues alert after bat tests positive for rabies

Frisco Animal Services issued a local alert Sept. 18 after a bat found in the Tuscany Meadows neighborhood tested positive for rabies.

The restaurant will focus on tacos and cocktails. (Courtesy Chido Taco Lounge)
Chido Taco Lounge to serve Frisco in 2021

To be located at The Shops at Starwood, the hybrid of a fast casual and full service restaurant will focus on tacos and cocktails and also offer desserts.

Dr. Sam Rolon is a physician for Baylor St. Luke's Medical Group Creekside Family Medicine in The Woodlands. (Courtesy St. Luke's Health)
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On Sept. 17, the counties reported a combined total of 2,502 active COVID-19 cases: 1,539 in Denton County and 963 in Collin County. (Community Impact staff)
Tracking COVID-19: Collin, Denton counties report over 2,500 active cases combined

On Sept. 17, the counties reported a combined total of 2,502 active COVID-19 cases: 1,539 in Denton County and 963 in Collin County.

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TEA launches statewide COVID-19 dashboard for public schools

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Makers Gym will offer coworking amenities and studios for film, photography, music, podcasting and editing. (Rendering courtesy Makers Gym)
Makers Gym to open in October in Frisco's Rail District

The business was expected to open in the spring but experienced delays due to COVID-19-related construction issues.

Gov. Greg Abbott said Sept. 17 that data from Texas' 22 hospital regions will dictate when certain businesses can reopen at 75% capacity. (Screenshot of Sept. 17 press conference)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott: Retail stores, restaurants, office buildings, gyms can reopen at 75% capacity as early as Sept. 21

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The $6.9 million sales tax allocation Frisco received in September was a nearly 9% decrease compared to the same month a year ago. (Community Impact staff)
DATA: Frisco's latest monthly sales tax revenues down nearly 9% year-over-year

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The upcoming Starbucks location will open along US 380 in Frisco. (Courtesy Starbucks)
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The agreement between Frisco Economic Development Corp. and Social Finance Inc. was unanimously approved at the EDC’s Sept. 16 meeting. (Elizabeth Ucles/Community Impact Newspaper)
Social Finance Inc. to establish regional HQ in Frisco

Personal finance company Social Finance Inc. will establish a headquarters in Frisco following an approved performance agreement with the Frisco Economic Development Corp.

The new office will open at The Shops at Starwood in Frisco. (Courtesy RE/MAX DFW Associates)
RE/MAX DFW Associates to merge Frisco, Plano offices

Around 125 agents will be based at the Frisco Starwood office and will focus on the Collin County market.