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.


Haidilao Hot Pot has opened in Frisco. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Haidilao Hot Pot opens location in Frisco

The restaurant serves Chinese hot pot, which is a style of cooking food in a pot of boiling broth at the table.

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Centennial is expanding its cardiovascular services. (Courtesy Baylor Scott & White Health)
Plano heart hospital bringing cardiovascular services to Frisco

Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital-Plano—ranked among the top 1% of heart hospitals in the country—is bringing its services to the Frisco hospital and providing relationships and oversight of the program

McKinney Mayor George Fuller has been re-elected for another term. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Walk-On's is opening in McKinney in 2022. (Courtesy Walk-Ons Sports Bistreaux & Bar)
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Children disembark the bus and head into the Boys & Girls Club for afterschool programs. (Courtesy Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County)
Driver shortage, membership decrease affects Boys & Girls Clubs driver services

“Not having a pool of drivers available also has affected the growth of our organization, as we are unable to access more areas to bring more members into the clubs,” Boys & Girls Club CEO Marianne Radley said.

BP Performance opened in April. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
BP Performance fitness center opens in Frisco

BP Performance offers boot camps, youth programs, professional athlete training, personal training, physical therapy, dry needling, chiropractic services and massage therapy.

Hot Body Yoga in Frisco is now under new ownership. (Courtesy Hot Body Yoga)
Hot Body Yoga under new ownership in Frisco

The brother and sister said their goal is to build a yoga community where everyone can feel comfortable entering the studio, regardless of their abilities.

Crumbl Cookies offers over 120 rotating cookie flavors. (Courtesy Crumbl Cookies)
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Frisco City Council gets first look at findings from regional transit studies

Michael Morris, director of transportation with the North Central Texas Council of Governments, gave a virtual presentation during the council’s work session on transit needs for the city as well as the possibility of passenger rail service.

rendering of project
Frisco City Council again tables rezoning proposal for $1B development called The Link

Frisco City Council members heard an update May 4 about the proposed rezoning for a 239-acre project known as The Link.

The Omni PGA Frisco Resort will open in spring 2023. (Rendering courtesy Omni Hotels & Resorts)
GALLERY: Groundbreaking kicks off construction on Omni PGA Frisco Resort

The development was delayed by about a year due to the hit the hotel industry took from the COVID-19 pandemic, but is moving forward now.