Frisco Fire Safety Town to reopen and more: Business, community news from DFW

All of the facility’s educational opportunities are being moved outside to allow for social distancing requirements. (Courtesy Frisco Fire Safety Town)
All of the facility’s educational opportunities are being moved outside to allow for social distancing requirements. (Courtesy Frisco Fire Safety Town)

All of the facility’s educational opportunities are being moved outside to allow for social distancing requirements. (Courtesy Frisco Fire Safety Town)

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


Advanced scheduling required when Frisco Fire Safety Town reopens

Local families will soon be able to schedule a visit to Frisco Fire Safety Town for their elementary-aged students.

Frisco Fire Department plans to reopen its Safety Town educational facility July 14. All of the facility’s educational opportunities are being moved outside to allow for social distancing requirements to help stem the spread of the coronavirus.

Third mosquito pool in Frisco tests positive for West Nile Virus

Frisco announced June 22 that a third mosquito pool in the city had tested positive for West Nile Virus.

Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth

Restaurant and bakery Anton's African Cuisine celebrating 1 year in Roanoke

South African-style restaurant and bakery Anton’s African Cuisine celebrated one year in business June 22.

Los Compadres Cantina now open in downtown Roanoke

Tex-Mex restaurant Los Compadres Cantina officially opened in June at 320 S. Oak St., Roanoke.


Grapevine's newest public art piece on display on Main Street

A new public art piece set in motion June 22 gives people another reason to visit Grapevine Main Street.

Crews placed the 3,000-pound Kugel granite sphere on a fitted pedestal at the northeast corner of South Main Street and East Wall Street, according to the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Unique Landscaping in Colleyville has provided designs for decades

Horticulturists Donna and Kurt Kauffman own and operate Unique Landscaping, which has provided customized landscaping and horticulture work in North Texas for decades.

Big Daddy's Ship Store in Grapevine temporarily closes after employee tests positive for COVID

Big Daddy's Ship Store temporarily closed June 23 at 2500 Oak Grove Loop S., Ste. 200, Grapevine. The restaurant recorded its first positive COVID-19 diagnosis from an employee who was out of town, according to a June 22 post on Big Daddy's Ship Store's Facebook page.

'Southlake Style' now open at its new location

Southlake Style relocated to its new, custom-designed, 4,000-square-foot building June 15. The building, located at 520 E. Southlake Blvd., Southlake, has room for the magazine’s growing staff in addition to a photography studio and room for hosting community events, said Publisher Mike Tesoriero in an email.


New police substation in northwest Plano prepares to open to public

Plano police are days away from opening a new substation, a project that has been years in the making as a greater share of the city's population has shifted to the northwest side of town.


Applications for McKinney's new $5 million grant program to open June 24

McKinney City Council approved a new $5 million grant program during a specially called meeting June 23.

The Tri-City Collin County Small Business Grant Program is a collaboration between Frisco, Allen and McKinney to support small businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a June 18 McKinney news release.

Optometrist Clarity Eye Care opens in McKinney

Clarity Eye Care opened June 11 in McKinney. The business provides eye care services, such as eye exams, contact lens exams and fittings, and it can respond to eye emergencies. The business also provides a selection of eyewear.


Richardson Family Eyecare & Eyewear now open on Plano Road

Richardson Family Eyecare & Eyewear opened in mid-May at 159 N. Plano Road, Richardson. The business offers routine eye exams as well as an array of frames.

Barbecue eatery Tri Tip Grill opens Richardson location in CityLine

Tri Tip Grill opened June 22 in the CityLine development at 1417 E. Renner Road, Ste. 300, Richardson. The restaurant was initially supposed to open in March but was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Tarrant County

Tarrant County small businesses eligible for COVID-19 grant funding

Tarrant County small businesses are now able to apply for up to $10,000 in federal grants in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Small businesses with fewer than 25 full-time employees are eligible for the grant funding.

William C. Wadsack, Valerie Wigglesworth, Daniel Houston, Miranda Jaimes, Gavin Pugh, Olivia Lueckemeyer, Elizabeth Ucles, Ian Pribanic and Makenzie Plusnick contributed to this report.


digital rendering of virus
Collin County Judge Chris Hill rescinds COVID-19 disaster declaration

Collin County’s declaration of local disaster in response to COVID-19 was rescinded Feb. 26 by Judge Chris Hill.

Snow covers I-45 in Houston during a winter storm that hit Texas the night of Feb. 14. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
Legislators probe energy officials over power failures, lack of preparation heading into winter storm

The Texas Legislature held hearings Feb. 25 with energy companies including Oncor Electric Delivery and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas in response to last week’s historic winter storm, which left millions of Texans without electricity for days.

Justice permanently closed its Frisco location inside Stonebriar Centre in December. (File photo)
Justice clothing store permanently closes Stonebriar Centre location

Justice, a clothing and accessories store that offered merchandise for young girls and tweens, permanently closed its location at 2601 Preston Road, Ste. 1240, Frisco, in December.

IHOP is expected to open early this summer at the intersection of FM 423 and US 380. (Courtesy IHOP)
IHOP coming to northwest Frisco this summer

IHOP will open a new location early this summer at 1375 US 380, Frisco.

The North Texas Municipal Water District has lifted its request for its member cities to reduce water use. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Collin County water supplier lifts water conservation request

With water demands returning to normal levels, the North Texas Municipal Water District has lifted its request to reduce nonessential water use within its service area, which includes the cities of Frisco, McKinney, Plano and Richardson.

The coffee and wine bar offers signature drinks, such as the Honey Bear Latte, made with honey and cinnamon, as well as food options, such as breakfast tacos, charcuterie boards, baked goods and snack boxes. (Courtesy Golden Boy Coffee Co.)
Golden Boy Coffee Co. opens in Plano; Black Rock Coffee Bar coming to Southlake and more DFW-area news

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As many as 31 stores across nine states will be shuttered as Fry's Electronics shuts down due to market changes and the pandemic. (Courtesy Qygen, Wikimedia Commons)
Fry's Electronics calls it quits after nearly 36 years in business

As many as 31 stores across nine states will be shuttered as Fry's Electronics shuts down due to market changes and the pandemic.

A lone runner jogs on a snow-covered road in Austin. Transportation projects across the city were briefly paused due to Winter Storm Uri. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
ERCOT: Texas power system was less than 5 minutes from collapse during winter storm

ERCOT's CEO offered details into what led to the massive blackouts that left millions of Texans in the cold last week.

House Sprucing Design & Decor will open in west Frisco in mid-March. (Courtesy House Sprucing Design & Decor)
House Sprucing Design & Decor coming to Frisco

House Sprucing Design & Decor, a North Texas-based interior design company, is set to open in Frisco.

uBreakiFix opened its 600th U.S. location on Preston Road in Frisco in November. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
uBreakiFix new Frisco location now open

uBreakiFix opened its 600th U.S. location in Frisco at 3333 Preston Road, Ste. 106, in mid-November.

Didi's Downtown at 7210 Main St. opened in 2018. Owner and chef Scott Hoffner says the unassuming, family-friendly space aims to impress everyone who walks through the door. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
Didi’s Downtown chef dishes out diverse cuisine at Frisco's Rail District

“I really like to try to mix and meld a lot of flavors.”

Dishes of food aligned inside a food truck
Frisco Planning & Zoning Commission approves updated food truck provisions

Provisions to city codes that would allow continuous and temporary food truck courts on non-residential property got their first approval.