Spray parks return to Frisco and more: Business and community news from the DFW area

Frisco announced the spray park at J.R. Newman Park will reopen June 5 along with the spray parks at Frisco Commons and Shepherd's Glen Park. (Courtesy city of Frisco)
Frisco announced the spray park at J.R. Newman Park will reopen June 5 along with the spray parks at Frisco Commons and Shepherd's Glen Park. (Courtesy city of Frisco)

Frisco announced the spray park at J.R. Newman Park will reopen June 5 along with the spray parks at Frisco Commons and Shepherd's Glen Park. (Courtesy city of Frisco)

Read the latest business and community news from Community Impact Newspaper's coverage of the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Play Frisco announces return of spray parks summer camps more

As city facilities resume operations, Frisco announced plans to reopen its three spray parks June 5.

Perception Eyecare + Eyewear now open in Richardson

Perception Eyecare + Eyewear opened May 12 at 4150 E. Renner Road, Ste. 300, Richardson.



Canine retreat UltiMutts opens in McKinney

UltiMutts opened May 26 and is now offering dog boarding in McKinney. The business provides day care options for dogs staying the day and boarding for overnight visits.

Hat Creek Burger Co. coming soon to north Fort Worth

Hat Creek Burger Co. is coming soon to the intersection of Golden Triangle Boulevard and Park Vista Boulevard in north Fort Worth.

Sci-Tech Discovery Center planning online in-person summer programming

Sci-Tech Discovery Center has a summer full of programming planned but no opening date yet for its museum to welcome the general public.

Plano-based Cinemark to begin phased reopening of theaters June 19

Cinemark has announced a “multiphased” reopening of its movie theaters that will begin June 19, three months after the Plano-based company closed all its locations nationwide in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Seven Mile Cafe now serving breakfast lunch in Old Town Lewisville

Seven Mile Cafe opened June 3 at 201 W. Church St., Lewisville. The restaurant offers breakfast and lunch menu options along with coffee, mimosas, beer and wine.

Luxury condo Lakeside Tower opens in Flower Mound

Lakeside Tower opened March 27 at 2800 Lakeside Parkway, Flower Mound. The 16-story luxury condo includes 48 residences, four ground-level villas, two bungalows, a pool and an amenity terrace.

McKinney-based EnginSoft USA announces merger with MotionPort for computer-aided engineering solutions

A merger between EnginSoft USA and MotionPort, providers of computer-aided engineering solutions, was announced June 2. The merger creates a nationwide computer-aided engineering service and software provider, according to the announcement.

Cigars International superstore coming soon to north Fort Worth

A Cigars International retail store is expected to open this summer in north Fort Worth.

Second location of Your CBD Store opens in Richardson

Your CBD Store opened May 29 at 2113 Buckingham Road, Richardson. The store sells a variety of hemp-derived products, including hemp oil, skin care and pet items.

Kid-friendly cafe Jungle Joe's closes Frisco location

Jungle Joe’s closed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic at 7447 Hillcrest Road, Ste. 104, Frisco, and will close permanently, according to the owner.

Frisco Public Library to reopen at 25% capacity on June 4

Frisco Public Library plans to reopen to the public on June 4.

Under guidance issued by Gov. Greg Abbott, the library will operate at 25% capacity. Library Director Shelley Holley said that means just 68 people will be allowed in the facility at a time.

William C. Wadsack, Elizabeth Ucles, Daniel Houston, Miranda Jaimes, Ian Pribanic and Mackenzie Plusnick contributed to this report.



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