Bavarian Grill in Plano fights to stay afloat, SK Arms opens in Flower Mound: Business and community news from Dallas-Fort Worth

The Weihenstephaner Pils, a hoppy pale lager, is one of the German beers Bavarian Grill serves straight from the tap. (Courtesy Bavarian Grill)
The Weihenstephaner Pils, a hoppy pale lager, is one of the German beers Bavarian Grill serves straight from the tap. (Courtesy Bavarian Grill)

The Weihenstephaner Pils, a hoppy pale lager, is one of the German beers Bavarian Grill serves straight from the tap. (Courtesy Bavarian Grill)

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Owner of Plano's Bavarian Grill fights to keep 27-year business afloat

Bavarian Grill, a restaurant with a 27-year presence in the community that serves authentic German cuisine, was built around its in-person dining experience that fostered a group of loyal customers.

Little Rome opens this week in Plano

Little Rome, a new Italian restaurant option in Plano, opens July 10 at 2707 W. 15th St., Suite B. The restaurant offers a wide array of Italian classics, including pizzas, pastas, salads and seafood options.

Hardcore Fitness Boot Camp to open Plano location in August

Hardcore Fitness Boot Camp, a gym for all types of fitness levels, will open Aug. 1 at 3115 W. Parker Road, Ste. 335, in Plano. Among the services the franchise offers are weights and personal training with an emphasis in CrossFit, boxing and cardio workouts.

Vitality Bowls opens new location in Plano

Vitality Bowls opened a new Plano location June 26 at 2100 Dallas Parkway, Ste. 132. Known for its health-oriented bowls, the restaurant also serves smoothies, juices, paninis, soups and salads.

Fast-casual Ikigai Udon restaurant in Plano closes after 3 years in business

Ikigai Udon closed in June after three years of business at 8245 Preston Road, Ste. 100, Plano. The fast-casual restaurant served Udon, a Japanese wheat noodle, with the customers' choice of temporia.

Lewisville-Flower Mound-Highland Village

SK Arms opens in Flower Mound

SK Arms opened its second location June 27 at 1221 Flower Mound Road, Ste. 140, Flower Mound. The store offers a range of firearms and parts.

El Chilero Grill opens new location in Lewisville

El Chilero Grill moved to its new location at 297 W. Round Grove Road, Ste. 170, in Lewisville on June 21. The restaurant’s menu includes Tex-Mex favorites, such as enchiladas, fajitas, tacos and Mexican seafood offerings.

Lewisville cancels Western Days, Rocktober events in fall

All in-person events for Western Days and Rocktober have been canceled this fall.

The Lewisville City Council voted unanimously to cancel the annual events at a July 6 meeting, following Gov. Greg Abbott's July 2 order requiring a mayor or county judge to approve gatherings larger than 10 people. The events were originally scheduled for late September and early October.

Teltech Group signs lease along Lakeside Parkway in Flower Mound

Teltech Group, a telecomm asset management and supply chain service company, has signed a lease for a nearly 200,000-square-foot space at 1901 Lakeside Parkway, Flower Mound.

Texas Traditions Outdoors sees a rise in demand for outdoor living construction

When news of the COVID-19 pandemic reached Texas Traditions Outdoors, the company braced for impact, expecting to lose contracts in the wake of an economic hit.

McKenzie Hembry neighborhood to see street improvement project this fall

The city of Lewisville is finishing design on a project to rebuild portions of McKenzie, Hembry, Red Bud and Mesquite streets.

Owners of The Brass Tap strive to create a ‘niche’ neighborhood hangout in Highland Village

When owner Dale Volley and his wife, Anna, decided to bring The Brass Tap to Highland Village, their goal was to bring a cozy, neighborhood hangout to the community.

1845 Taste Texas opens in Flower Mound

1845 Taste Texas opened June 25 at 2401 Lakeside Parkway, Flower Mound. The restaurant serves steak, seafood, smoked meats, sandwiches and salads with the “flavor ... of Texas.”

Denton County Transit Authority requires riders to wear masks

A new mask requirement went into effect July 1 requiring all Denton County Transit Authority riders to wear a facial covering to help contain the spread of the coronavirus.


Embroidery shop The Homestead Heifer opens in McKinney

The Homestead Heifer, a store specializing in personalized and custom minky blankets and other comfort items, opened June 1.

Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream to serve scoops soon in McKinney

Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream is expected to open in mid-August. The shop will be located near Kroger at 4700 W. Eldorado Parkway, Ste. 210, McKinney.

Community Health Clinic in McKinney relocates to larger space, expands services

Community Health Clinic, a nonprofit health care clinic serving Collin County, announced its upcoming relocation to a medical suite near the Medical City McKinney campus.

McKinney eatery The Yard embraces outdoor dining

A hidden blessing of the coronavirus pandemic was a chance to return to the roots of The Yard’s “icehouse”—or outdoor dining—concept, according to Sean Sanders, general manager and executive chef.

Specialty sweet shop Cinnaholic sets opening date in McKinney

Cinnaholic has set an opening date of July 24 for its McKinney location, according to the business’s website.

Cinnaholic offers fresh-baked cinnamon rolls, bite-size Baby Buns, coffee, cookies, brownies and raw, edible cookie dough.


Salad restaurant chain Chop Stop to open in Frisco in August

Chop Stop will open Aug. 3 at 3266 Parkwood Blvd., Ste. 5, Frisco. The salad restaurant chain offers a variety of salads, or “chops,” with several toppings and a choice to build your own chop.

TO-DO LIST: Mark your calendars for these upcoming events in Frisco

Here's a list of some upcoming events taking place in Frisco and online over the next month.

Development update: Mural in the works at The Patios at the Rail in Frisco

A 40-foot mural by artist Patrick Ganino is in the works at the upcoming The Patios at the Rail development.

5 Frisco pastors speak on how churches, community can fight against racial injustice

A few Frisco pastors are urging the community to come together and initiate change for the social injustices against the Black community—whether it is from inside or outside their churches.


Here are 7 virtual and in-person events for Richardson residents to enjoy

Businesses in Richardson and beyond are offering virtual events to keep individuals entertained at home. Some are also offering in-person events in socially distanced settings.

Iraqi chef brings cuisine of his homeland to Richardson

The original Bilad Bakery, Restaurant & Grocery opened in Iraq more than 40 years ago. Fuad Aldawyma, along with his father and brother, made fresh bread and shawarma daily at the family-owned restaurant.

Aldawyma moved to Richardson in 2010 with his mind set on opening the restaurant here, which he did in 2011.


SPENGA opening soon in Southlake

SPENGA, a national chain of boutique fitness studios offering a combination of cycling, strength training and yoga training, will conduct a soft opening July 13 and celebrate the grand opening of its Southlake location July 25.

Apple temporarily closes Southlake retail store amid COVID-19 concerns

The Apple Store at Southlake Town Square will temporarily close its doors as COVID-19 cases surge throughout the state. The Southlake closure is one of 10 Texas Apple Store closures.

Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth

Keller’s first liquor store gets final stamp of approval to begin construction

Keller City Council on June 16 gave its final stamp of approval for the city’s first liquor store—a Spec’s Wine, Spirits & Finer Foods.

Liquorland celebrating one year of business in Northeast Fort Worth

Liquorland, a liquor store serving the Northeast Fort Worth and Keller areas, celebrated one year in business June 6.

FIRST LOOK: Horizon 76 hopes to establish deep roots in Keller community

Owner Jeff Lowery’s latest restaurant venture, Horizon 76 American Grill House, features “classic American meals done right” in a comfortable, relaxed setting, he said.

Muggle Shakes Frozen Yogurt closed June 28 at Alliance Town Center

Frozen yogurt shop Muggle Shakes, located in Alliance Town Center at 9409 Sage Meadow Trail, Ste. 101, Fort Worth, closed June 28.

Daniel Houston, Mike Graham, Liesbeth Powers, Valerie Wigglesworth, Miranda Jaimes, Elizabeth Ucles, Olivia Lueckemeyer, Gavin Pugh and Ian Pribanic contributed to this report.


Frisco City Council intends to keep the city's current property tax rate of $0.4466 per $100 valuation steady for the upcoming 2020-21 fiscal year. (Community Impact Newspaper)
Frisco property tax rate to remain unchanged for 2020-21 fiscal year

Frisco City Council plans to keep the city’s property tax rate steady going into the new fiscal year.

Richardson Bike Mart has about 11,000 bicycles on back order. (File photo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Richardson shop has 11,000 bicycles on back order and more DFW news

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As part of its local alert, Frisco Animal Services reminded citizens to ensure their pets’ vaccinations are current. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Frisco Animal Services issues alert after bat tests positive for rabies

Frisco Animal Services issued a local alert Aug. 7 after a bat found in the Preston Manor neighborhood tested positive for rabies.

Thirteen drive-thru grocery stores operated by the Salvation Army of North Texas are offering backpacks filled with supplies. (Courtesy Salvation Army)
Salvation Army expands North Texas grocery service locations to include school supplies, protective equipment

Backpacks filled with school supplies, personal protective equipment, financial assistance resources and U.S. Census forms will be available at the 13 existing locations.

Frisco confirmed on Aug. 7 that a seventh mosquito pool in the city had tested positive for West Nile virus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Frisco to spray 5 neighborhoods after mosquito pool tests positive for West Nile virus

Frisco plans to spray for mosquitoes Aug. 8-10 in five neighborhoods near Cottonwood Creek Greenbelt after a seventh local mosquito pool tested positive for West Nile virus.

Cottonwood Creek Trail features platforms for viewing wildlife and fishing in Cottonwood Creek. (Courtesy Visit Frisco)
Trails system in Frisco expands and more DFW-area news

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Richardson Bike Mart has about 11,000 bicycles on back-order. (File photo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Bicycle shortage expected to last months, says Richardson Bike Mart owner

In more than 30 years in business, Richardson Bike Mart owner and President Woody Smith said he has never seen a bicycle shortage like the one that has occurred since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

Rapid nasal swab antigen tests are recommended as options for individuals who were potentially exposed to a confirmed positive carrier, as well as for people traveling, returning to work or undergoing a medical procedure. (Courtesy Total Primary Care)
Find out where to get a 15-minute COVID-19 test in Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth metros

Rapid nasal swab antigen tests are recommended as options for individuals who were potentially exposed to a confirmed positive carrier, as well as for people traveling, returning to work or undergoing a medical procedure.

A mother and daughter visit at Seasons Assisted Living & Memory Care in Conroe earlier in the pandemic. (Courtesy Seasons Assisted Living & Memory Care)
Texas allows limited visitations to nursing homes, long-term care facilities

Facilities that meet the requirements will allow limited visitations, but you still will not be able to hug or kiss your loved one.

Denton County Public Health reported on Aug. 6 the death of a Frisco woman in her 80s as a result of COVID-19. (Community Impact staff)
Denton County officials confirm COVID-19-related death of Frisco woman

“We will be praying for this woman and her loved ones,” Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney said in a statement.

Cottonwood Creek Trail features platforms for viewing wildlife and fishing in Cottonwood Creek. (Courtesy Visit Frisco)
Frisco expands trails system as demand increases

Some of Frisco’s most popular trails will soon get expansions to improve their connectivity throughout the city and the region.