Elective surgeries suspended, Greek restaurant celebrates 10 years in Frisco: News from DFW

Medical City is suspending elective surgeries in its North Texas hospitals until July 27. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Medical City is suspending elective surgeries in its North Texas hospitals until July 27. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Medical City is suspending elective surgeries in its North Texas hospitals until July 27. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

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Dallas-Fort Worth

Medical City temporarily suspends elective surgeries in effort to expand bed capacity


Medical City Healthcare is pausing elective surgeries as COVID-19 cases surge throughout the state. The move is expected to free up hospital beds.

McKinney



Amore Lounge Cafe & Hookah opens in McKinney

Amore Lounge Cafe & Hookah opened July 11 in downtown McKinney. The business is family-owned and offers a variety of desserts, pastries, coffees, beverages, fruit smoothies and hookah flavors.

Frisco

Platia Greek Kouzina celebrates 10 years in Frisco

Platia Greek Kouzina has been open for 10 years as of June 23 at 2995 Preston Road, Ste. 1590, Frisco. The authentic Greek restaurant offers a variety of soups, salads, dips with pita bread, entrees, combination platters, pita sandwiches, coffees and desserts.

Lewisville-Flower Mound-Highland Village

Stop-N-Go Gyros opens in Lewisville


Stop-N-Go Gyros opened June 26 at 2601 S. Stemmons Freeway, Ste.120, Lewisville.

The Mediterranean restaurant offers a variety of gyros as well as other sandwiches and salads. Sides include baba ganoush, Greek fries and dolmas.

Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth

Lisa's Lemonade celebrating 1-year anniversary in Old Town Keller


Keller-based juice bar Lisa’s Lemonade celebrated one year in business in April at 136 Olive St. in Old Town Keller.

Liesbeth Powers, Gavin Pugh, Ian Pribanic, Miranda Jaimes and Elizabeth Ucles contributed to this report.



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