Lewisville school plans, police reform talks and other popular DFW stories from this week

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)

Here are five recent updates from Greater Dallas on restaurants opening and closing, community conversations about policing and more.

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

When coronavirus fears began to grip Plano, Bavarian Grill, a German restaurant with a 27-year presence in the community, was forced to confront a disruption of its community-centered business model.

Lewisville ISD shares plans for in-person and virtual learning for 2020-21 school year

Lewisville ISD shared its plan for two-option learning at a special meeting July 8, and soon, district parents will be given the choice for how to school their children.



Activists continue the dialogue on police reform in Lewisville, Flower Mound, Highland Village

After George Floyd died in Minneapolis police custody in late May, a wave of protests swept through the nation and through the metroplex; now, organizers in Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village are continuing to push for criminal justice reform in their homes.

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.

SK Arms opens in Flower Mound

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

Daniel Houston, Liesbeth Powers and Miranda Jaimes contributed to this report.



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Frisco City Council on Jan. 19 approved project and financial plans for the city’s sixth tax incremental reinvestment zone. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The city of Frisco is moving forward with plans to build out infrastructure around Hall Office Park.

Chicken-fried steak and eggs ($11.99) are served with hash browns and Texas toast. (Courtesy The Cottage)
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Sushi Box is set to open in west Frisco sometime in early summer 2021. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Sushi Box coming to west Frisco in summer 2021

A new sushi joint is coming to west Frisco in summer 2021, according to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Presidium at Edgestone, which opened in summer 2020, recently completed its final phases of construction. (Courtesy Presidium at Edgestone)
Presidium at Edgestone active-adult luxury community now open in Frisco

Construction has finished on Presidium at Edgestone, Frisco’s first luxury community for active adults.

Feeding Texas hosted a Jan. 19 webinar to discuss legislative highlights for the 87th Texas Legislature. (Screenshot courtesy Feeding Texas)
Food insecurity in Texas' 87th Legislature: Hunger relief organization Feeding Texas to propose legislation addressing hunger

Hunger relief organization Feeding Texas hosted a webinar Jan. 19 to discuss increasing funding and accessibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in the 87th legislative session.

Volunteers prepare care packages for those found unsheltered and facing homelessness on the night of the point-in-time count in 2019. (Courtesy Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance)
Annual homelessness count adapted to answer questions brought on by pandemic in Collin, Dallas counties

The point-in-time count in Collin and Dallas counties will not look like it has in recent years, when upward of 1,000 volunteers would canvas the streets to get an accurate count of the number of unsheltered residents facing homelessness.

Bigdash started when Asmaa Khattab began experimenting with Arab ice cream, also called bousa, and kanafeh recipes at home. (Francesca D'Annunzio/Community Impact Newspaper)
Bigdash to celebrate 1 year of serving kanafeh in Frisco

Bigdash, a bakery selling Middle Eastern sweets, is marking its first anniversary.

As of November, Sylvan Learning in Frisco has new owners. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Sylvan Learning in Frisco now operating under new ownership

In late November, Nizar Bhulani and Frank Kesh bought seven Sylvan Learning locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including one in Frisco.

After pandemic-related delays, the sauna fitness studio is gearing up to open a new location in west Frisco. (Courtesy Hotworx)
HotWorx sauna fitness studio coming to west Frisco

Hotworx is opening up a new Frisco location at the intersection of FM 423 and Stonebrook Parkway in west Frisco.

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DATA: Texas has vaccinated about 9% of estimated Phase 1 recipients

Over 1.1 million individuals from the Phase 1 population, which is estimated to include 13.5 million individuals total, have received at least one dose.

Bob Popinski, policy director of Raise Your Hand Texas, shared the organization's top education priorities for the ongoing legislative session. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
‘What does virtual learning and remote learning look like moving forward?': Raise Your Hand Texas policy director talks legislative priorities

Bob Popinski is the director of policy for Raise Your Hand Texas, an Austin-based organization committed to improving public education. He spoke with Community Impact Newspaper in late December about the 87th legislative session, which began Jan. 12.

The 4,000-square-foot, roughly $2 million performing arts center has a capacity of 210 seats, and numerous organizations plan to perform shows at the venue. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
Nack Theater opening with Disney's 'Aladdin Jr.' in downtown Frisco

The first show is one of 14 youth productions scheduled for 2021.