Frisco chamber to host State of the City, Crayola Experience reopens in Plano: Business, community news from DFW

The Frisco Chamber of Commerce will host its State of the City panel discussion online July 14. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Frisco Chamber of Commerce will host its State of the City panel discussion online July 14. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Frisco Chamber of Commerce will host its State of the City panel discussion online July 14. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the latest Community Impact Newspaper coverage of the Dallas-Fort Worth area.


Frisco Chamber of Commerce to livestream State of the City event

The Frisco Chamber of Commerce will offer a free, public livestream of its State of the City panel discussion set for July 14.

Frisco first responders square off in Battle of the Badges blood drive

The annual Frisco Battle of the Badges blood drive will be held July 17-18 at several locations in the city.

Raw Fitness now offering high-intensity, strength workouts in Frisco

Raw Fitness opened in May at 8250 Gaylord Parkway, Ste. 1, Frisco. Located at Preston Ridge, the gym offers high-intensity training and a strength training program conducted in small groups.

The Coder School closes Flower Mound location, consolidates in Frisco

The Coder School, an after-school computer technology program, has closed its Flower Mound location at 3501 Long Prairie Road, Ste. 104, and consolidated operations with its Frisco location.

Emler Swim School offering online curriculum for children 10 and under

Emler Swim School is now offering its online swim curriculum Emler@Home for children between the ages of 6 months and 10 years. The program offers parents instructional videos for teaching children how to swim at home or in a local pool.

Monster Mini Golf now offering bowling, mini golf, laser maze in Frisco

Monster Mini Golf opened June 20 at 2595 Preston Road, Ste. 500, Frisco. Along with mini golf, Monster Mini Golf offers an arcade, a laser maze and mini bowling.

Frisco City Council OKs request for new 7-Eleven to sell beer, wine

Frisco City Council approved a request for a planned 7-Eleven convenience store to sell beer and wine, as the store had done when it was previously a Shell station for 18 years.

The new owner of the store on the southeast corner of Lebanon Road and Preston Road needed a variance from the city because of the store’s proximity to Hunt Middle School.


One Stop Nutrition opens for business in Southlake

One Stop Nutrition opened a new location in mid-July 2704 E. Southlake Blvd., Ste. 101. The nutrition shop offers nutritional shakes with calorie-specific ingredients and gourmet coffee.


Crayola Experience reopens at Plano's Shops at Willow Bend

Crayola Experience reopened its Shops at Willow Bend location July 1 at 6121 W. Park Blvd., Ste. A100, Plano. In an effort to comply with government guidelines to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the children’s entertainment facility is operating at half its normal capacity, performing temperature checks on guests, and requiring face coverings for employees and visitors, among other measures.

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Egg Farm Cafe opens in Flower Mound

Breakfast lovers have a new option with extended hours at the Lakeside DFW development in Flower Mound. The Egg Farm Cafe, located at 2300 Lakeside Parkway, Ste. 150, opened June 20. Hours are 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily.


Fusion Teas relocates to larger space in McKinney

McKinney tea store Fusion Teas has relocated to a larger space to expand its shop and warehouse.

Guidepost Montessori preschool opens second McKinney campus

Guidepost Montessori expanded to a second location at Craig Ranch, which fully opened in July.

The new campus is located at 6800 Bountiful Grove Drive, McKinney, and comes in direct response to the growing interest in the preschool’s offerings, with the initial McKinney location on Eldorado Parkway nearing capacity, according to a news release.

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Harvest Hall officially opened Feb. 6 in Grapevine as part of the Grapevine Main development. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Harvest Hall now open in Grapevine, new dining options in Fort Worth and more DFW news from February

Here are some of the top stories from the past month from the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

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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.

At its peak of power loss, the city had roughly 50,000 homes with interrupted power, many of which had prolonged outages, Plano City Manager Mark Israelson said. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Plano faces long-term impacts from storm; Collin County vaccine hubs resume service and more DFW-area news

Read the top business and community news from this week from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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

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

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.