Indonesian furniture store to reopen, Plano Balloon Festival canceled and more: 12 news and community updates from DFW

Owner Kevin Ady first opened Storied Roots in April 2019. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Owner Kevin Ady first opened Storied Roots in April 2019. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)

Owner Kevin Ady first opened Storied Roots in April 2019. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Storied Roots owner to reopen Indonesian furniture store this weekend

After closing his furniture store for more than two months, Storied Roots owner Kevin Ady plans to reopen to the public beginning June 13.

Citing health and safety, Plano Balloon Festival organizers cancel event for second time in 3 years

Organizers have canceled the Plano Balloon Festival for the second time in three years, citing the "health and safety" of attendees and participants.

Richardson gym seeks to transform lives through fitness and mindset coaching

It took the sudden death of his brother for Tom Hough of Fit Body Boot Camp Richardson to realize he should be chasing his dream of becoming a fitness instructor.

Inspired Wings Fashion now open in Old Town Keller

Clothing boutique Inspired Wings Fashion held a grand opening May 30 in Old Town Keller.

Designer Warehaus relocates to larger location in west Frisco

Designer Warehaus relocated to a larger location and reopened May 1 at 122 Rose Lane, Entrance 4, Ste. 702, Frisco.

Jersey Mike's Subs plans winter opening at Hub 121 in McKinney

The sandwich franchise Jersey Mike’s Subs will open a location at Hub 121 in McKinney. The address for the new location is 6720 Alma Road, Ste. 500, and it is expected to open this winter.

Cajun 2 Geaux celebrates one year in business in Old Town Keller

The Keller-based, New Orleans-style drink stop Cajun 2 Geaux, located at 126 Taylor St., Keller, celebrated one year in business in April.

Sunview Cafe offers lunch and breakfast in Lewisville

Sunview Cafe opened May 25 at 401 E. Round Grove Road, Ste. 200, Lewisville.

Richardson Family YMCA to reopen June 15

Richardson Family YMCA will reopen June 15, according to a June 8 news release. A phased reopening approach, which began June 1, has allowed the organization to prepare facilities as well as train staff on new safety protocols, the release said.

Metroport Meals on Wheels resumes senior center luncheons in Roanoke

Weekly drive-thru luncheons are returning to the Roanoke Senior Center after a more than two-month hiatus due to restrictions from the coronavirus pandemic.

Modern Bite Dentistry opens at The Star in Frisco

Modern Bite Dentistry opened May 18 at 3800 Gaylord Parkway, Ste. 790, Frisco.

Museum of the American Railroad resumes outdoor walking tours

The Museum of the American Railroad took a step toward reopening its doors last week when it resumed outdoor walking tours of its train collection.

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Perry's Steakhouse in Frisco set for summer renovations

Perry's Steakhouse in Frisco is brightening up their dining experience just in time for summer.

George A. Purefoy Municipal Center (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
Frisco's first, only city manager George Purefoy projected to retire next year, city says

Purefoy has overseen execution of laws and the day-to-day administrative affairs for 34 years.

Three Empires Brewing Co. is projected to open this fall at the Main Street Food Hall, 9145 John W. Elliott Drive, Frisco. (Courtesy Three Empires Brewing Co.)
Three Empires Brewing Co. eyes fall opening in Frisco’s Main Street Food Hall

The brewery will have indoor seating and a large, outside patio and beer garden behind the building.

Mesero has six locations across the metroplex, with a seventh on the way in Southlake. (Courtesy Mesero)
Tex-Mex restaurant may come to Southlake; African fusion eatery opens in Frisco and more DFW-area news

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Nerdvana Frisco completed renovations in May at 5757 Main St., Ste. 112, Frisco. (Courtesy Nerdvana Frisco)
Nerdvana Frisco renovates, adds second bar

The newly renovated space now features a second bar complete with video game options and more space for tabletop gaming.

Gidi Bar & Grill is now open in Frisco. (Courtesy Gidi Bar & Grill)
Gidi Bar & Grill opens in west Frisco

The restaurant serves African fusion meals and a full bar with music and an entertaining atmosphere.

Men's T Clinic opened June 14 at 5000 Eldorado Parkway, Ste. 420, Frisco. (Courtesy Men's T Clinic)
Men's T Clinic opens location in north Frisco

The facility offers a variety of healthcare services for men.

Councilwoman Angelia Pelham embraces Mayor Jeff Cheney after being sworn in to Frisco City Council. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
Angelia Pelham sworn in as newest Frisco City Council member

Above the challenges, Pelham underscored the importance of moving beyond the campaign and beginning to govern.

Tony Felker, Frisco Chamber of Commerce president and CEO (far left), interviews a panel of Frisco leaders during the 2021 State of the City Luncheon. (Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)
Ron Patterson announces move to Frisco deputy city manager at State of the City luncheon

“The last 3 1/2 years of working with this EDC team have been incredible,” Patterson said during his announcement.

Texas Central has signed a $16 billion contract with Webuild to lead the civil construction team that will build the train. (Rendering courtesy Texas Central)
Texas Central signs $16B construction contract for high-speed rail project

Texas Central could be one step closer to starting construction.

Frisco ISD is slated to receive nearly $10.8 million in extra state funding for next year’s budget as a result of state legislative action. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Frisco ISD expects to receive extra $10.8 million from state for 2021-22 budget

Frisco ISD proposes using the extra funding to create a free, onsite employee health clinic and to give teacher raises and one-time employee stipends, among other items...