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.


Artio Birth Care opened in October at 614 S. Edmonds Lane, Ste. 205, Lewisville. The education center offers classes and groups for people preparing for childbirth. (Courtesy Artio Birth Care)
Artio Birth Care opens in Lewisville, plus 7 more DFW business updates

Here are eight recent business updates from across the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

COVID-19 patients occupy around 15% and 10% of hospital beds in Denton County and Collin County, respectively. (Community Impact staff)
Denton County COVID-19 hospitalizations hit 15% of beds; Collin County approaches 10%

For the fourth day in a row, COVID-19 patients have occupied at least 15% of hospital beds across Denton County.

D'Ambrosio's #1 Pizza Pub will offer customers a friendly environment to enjoy a more contemporary style of Chicago deep-dish pizza. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
D'Ambrosio's pizzeria opens in Grapevine and more DFW news

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

99 Ranch Market has teamed up with Instacart to offer rapid grocery delivery services at stores nationwide. (Courtesy 99 Ranch Market)
99 Ranch Market in Frisco now delivering with Instacart

99 Ranch Market is now offering direct delivery from the store via Instacart.

The Omni PGA Frisco Resort is scheduled to open in spring 2023. (Courtesy Omni PGA Frisco Resort)
BEYOND THE GAME: PGA Frisco creating destination 'whether you're a golfer or not'

While the new Professional Golfers Association of America development in Frisco aims to make the city the home of golf in America, it will also have appeal for those unfamiliar with birdies, bogeys and mulligans.

The food hall adjacent to the Frisco Fresh Market will open in early 2021. (Elizabeth Uclés/Community Impact Newspaper)
Food hall coming to Frisco in 2021 set to be ‘pandemic-proof’

Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney said the project will be “a big win for the city” and that it will tie the downtown, Frisco Square and The Rail District areas into one large entertainment district.

The $8.5 million sales tax allocation Frisco received in November was more than a 4% increase as compared to the same month a year ago. (Community Impact staff)
DATA: Frisco's latest monthly sales tax revenue up more than 4% year over year

The $8.57 million sales tax allocation for Frisco was based generally on purchases in September, the Texas State Comptroller’s Office reported Nov. 12.

The Christmas in the Square event features the largest choreographed lights and music display in North Texas. (Courtesy Visit Frisco)
TO-DO LIST: Here are 10 in-person and virtual events happening in Frisco

Here is a list of some ongoing and upcoming events taking place in Frisco and online over the next several weeks.

Tarot & Tea's sage bundles are now available at its shop inside Stonebriar Centre. (Courtesy Tarot & Tea)
Tarot & Tea opens inside Frisco's Stonebriar Centre mall

The shop offers tarot readings, intention candles, sage bundles, oils and incense.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced a COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan for the state Nov. 23 for a vaccine he said could be available as soon as December. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announces COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

The vaccine could start being distributed "as early as next month," according to a Nov. 23 news release.

Sweets on a Stick sells hand-painted cookies for birthday parties, baby showers, weddings, holidays and more. (Courtesy Sweets on a Stick)
Sweets on a Stick now selling customized, hand-painted cookies in Frisco

The shop sells gourmet, customized sweets, such as hand-painted cookies and cake pops.

Collin County commissioners unanimously approved a $2 million allocation of federal funding to continue reimbursements of local food pantries. (Screenshot courtesy Collin County)
Collin County allocates additional $2M in CARES funding for local food pantries

Collin County commissioners allocated an additional $2 million in federal funding to the Collin CARES program to continue reimbursements for local food pantries.