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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)

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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.

Southlake

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.

Plano

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.

Lewisville-Flower Mound-Highland Village

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.

McKinney

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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New Chipotle Mexican Grill in Frisco includes Chipotlane for drive-thru pickup

The new Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant is the first in Frisco to offer a drive-thru pickup lane.

Dutch Bros Coffee is now open in McKinney. (Courtesy Dutch Bros Coffee)
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Gold Star Families Memorial honoring fallen service members now on display at Frisco Commons Park

A Gold Star Families Memorial Monument is now on display at Frisco Commons Park after a May 13 dedication ceremony.

Located along West Rowlett Creek, Taychas Trail runs from Limestone Quarry Park to Harold Bacchus Community Park and then north to Main Street. (Courtesy city of Frisco)
Frisco completes its part of the Six Cities Trail Connector

“This is a short trail that creates a really big connection, so that’s why it’s so important,” Ricardo Sanchez, Frisco Parks & Recreation senior planner, said.

Parry's Pizzeria & Taphouse is coming to McKinney in June. (Courtesy Parry's Pizzeria & Taphouse)
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Sweetwaters is opening a location in Frisco later this summer. (Courtesy Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea)
Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea coming to Preston Road in Frisco

The cafe will feature a drive-thru, indoor and outdoor seating and a globally inspired menu with premium coffees, teas, pastries, sandwiches, salads and more.

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CDC ends all mask requirements for fully vaccinated people

The guidance states fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks indoors or outdoors.

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Frisco ISD renames Memorial Stadium after retiring Athletic Director David Kuykendall

An emotional David Kuykendall said he was at a loss for words at the rare honor.

Language Lab Academy is opening soon in Frisco. (Courtesy Language Lab Academy)
After delay, Language Lab Academy to open in Frisco this May

The academy will offer after-school and prekindergarten language acquisition classes in Spanish, French, American Sign Language and more.

(Courtesy Mughlai Fine Indian Cuisine)
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