Frisco Freedom Fest to continue and more: Recent DFW business news and events

The city's annual Fireworks Extravaganza is scheduled to cap off two days of events as part of Frisco Freedom Fest 2020 on July 3-4. (Courtesy Visit Frisco)
The city's annual Fireworks Extravaganza is scheduled to cap off two days of events as part of Frisco Freedom Fest 2020 on July 3-4. (Courtesy Visit Frisco)

The city's annual Fireworks Extravaganza is scheduled to cap off two days of events as part of Frisco Freedom Fest 2020 on July 3-4. (Courtesy Visit Frisco)

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Frisco Freedom Fest moving forward with social distancing plan

Frisco’s annual Fourth of July celebration will feature social distancing protocols this year in addition to the food offerings, live music and local vendors that attendees have come to expect.

Piaf in Grapevine features dishes with Mediterranean flair

Serial restaurateur Fabien Goury opened Piaf in Grapevine last year as a tribute to the Mediterranean cuisine from the childhood of his wife, Yasmine Goury.



Hipster Baby to close Richardson storefront move to online sales

Hipster Baby is closing its store in the II Creeks Plaza development in Canyon Creek and transitioning to online only. The store, which sells an eclectic variety of infant and toddler clothing and accessories, will move out by the end of June, according to owner Mary Bowen.

Fast Furious Japanese Grill coming soon to Northeast Fort Worth

A Fast Furious Japanese Grill location could open as early as late 2020 at 2801 Heritage Trace Parkway, Fort Worth.

Pediatrics R Us to open this summer in west Frisco

Pediatrics R Us will open this summer at 255 Lebanon Road, Ste. 324, Frisco.

Sugaring NYC offers full-body hair removal in Flower Mound

Sugaring NYC opened Feb. 8 at 2401 Lakeside Parkway, Ste. 120, Flower Mound. The salon offers full-body sugaring, including face, underarm and Brazilian services.

Gavin Pugh, Makenzie Plusnick, Ian Pribanic, William C. Wadsack, Elizabeth Ucles and Liesbeth Powers contributed to this report.



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Volunteers prepare care packages for those found unsheltered and facing homelessness on the night of the point-in-time count in 2019. (Courtesy Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance)
Annual homelessness count adapted to answer questions brought on by pandemic in Collin, Dallas counties

The point-in-time count in Collin and Dallas counties will not look like it has in recent years, when upward of 1,000 volunteers would canvas the streets to get an accurate count of the number of unsheltered residents facing homelessness.

After pandemic-related delays, the sauna fitness studio is gearing up to open a new location in west Frisco. (Courtesy Hotworx)
HotWorx sauna fitness studio coming to west Frisco

Hotworx is opening up a new Frisco location at the intersection of FM 423 and Stonebrook Parkway in west Frisco.

COVID-19 vaccines
DATA: Texas has vaccinated about 9% of estimated Phase 1 recipients

Over 1.1 million individuals from the Phase 1 population, which is estimated to include 13.5 million individuals total, have received at least one dose.

Bob Popinski, policy director of Raise Your Hand Texas, shared the organization's top education priorities for the ongoing legislative session. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
‘What does virtual learning and remote learning look like moving forward?': Raise Your Hand Texas policy director talks legislative priorities

Bob Popinski is the director of policy for Raise Your Hand Texas, an Austin-based organization committed to improving public education. He spoke with Community Impact Newspaper in late December about the 87th legislative session, which began Jan. 12.

The 4,000-square-foot, roughly $2 million performing arts center has a capacity of 210 seats, and numerous organizations plan to perform shows at the venue. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
Nack Theater opening with Disney's 'Aladdin Jr.' in downtown Frisco

The first show is one of 14 youth productions scheduled for 2021.

A Layne's Chicken Fingers restaurant will open in Roanoke in 2021 at the site of the former Dairy Queen on US 377. (Courtesy Layne's Chicken Fingers)
Layne's Chicken Fingers to open in Roanoke; meat, seafood market set for Frisco and more DFW-area news

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Wishful Thinking is permanently closing its downtown McKinney location to downsize and relocate to Painted Tree Marketplace in Frisco. (Courtesy Wishful Thinking)
McKinney boutique Wishful Thinking to relocate to Frisco's Painted Tree Marketplace

Wishful Thinking will be closing in McKinney on Jan. 24 and moving to Painted Tree Marketplace in Frisco.

The new burger joint opened in Frisco in December. (Community Impact staff)
Wulf Burger now open near the Dallas North Tollway in Frisco

Wulf Burger opened in December at 9250 Dallas Parkway, Ste. 134, Frisco.

The B-12 Store opened a new location in Frisco on Dec. 4. (Courtesy The B-12 Store)
The B-12 Store opens at Frisco's Stonebriar Centre mall

The B-12 Store opened Dec. 4 at Stonebriar Centre mall in Frisco. It focuses on the sale of injectable vitamins and wellness shots..

The former Beal building will get a new tenant and a new look in 2021. (Rendering courtesy Gensler)
Construction on Frisco's award-winning library to begin in spring

A key attribute of the new library, officials said, will be its versatility. Its many nooks and crannies, for instance, may host a bicycle workshop one day, a jazz trio the next and a microbrewery lesson the day after.

Wild Fork Foods is slated to open its first Texas location in Frisco sometime in April or May. (Community Impact staff)
Florida-based Wild Fork Foods to open first Texas office in Frisco

Wild Fork Foods, a Florida-based company, will open its first store in Texas at 4770 Eldorado Parkway, Ste. 100, Frisco, sometime in April or May.