TexaKona Coffee Museum & Cafe in McKinney adjusts to pandemic, Best Buy requires masks: News from DFW

Owner Elaine Krazer opened Pacific Tradewinds Coffee Co. in McKinney in 2015. (Jean Ann Collins/Community Impact Newspaper)
Owner Elaine Krazer opened Pacific Tradewinds Coffee Co. in McKinney in 2015. (Jean Ann Collins/Community Impact Newspaper)

Owner Elaine Krazer opened Pacific Tradewinds Coffee Co. in McKinney in 2015. (Jean Ann Collins/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Owners of TexaKona Coffee Museum & Cafe change shop interior to better protect customers

COVID-19 has caused many shops and stores to adjust to a new way of conducting business, including TexaKona Coffee Museum & Cafe.

GALLERY: John and Judy Gay Library in McKinney debuts 15,000 square-foot expansion

The John and Judy Gay Public Library has added an additional 15,217 square feet of space to an expansion that is finally complete.

Local businesses Rockin' A B, Birds & Words relocate in downtown McKinney

Rockin' A B has relocated from 109 W. Virginia St., Ste. 101, McKinney, to 113 N. Kentucky St., Ste. 102, McKinney. The store officially opened in its new location on July 11. It moved into the former location of Birds & Words.


Performance Nutrition now serving healthy shakes and teas in Richardson

Performance Nutrition opened April 13 at Galatyn Park Urban Center. The shop, located at 2301 Performance Court, Ste. 103, Richardson, offers a variety of teas, protein coffees and meal replacement shakes, including a birthday cake shake and watermelon tea.


Lifestyles Furniture offers contemporary home options in Lewisville

Lifestyle Furniture opened June 7 at 2414B S. Stemmons Freeway, Lewisville. The store offers contemporary home furniture as well as mattresses and spring boxes. Lifestyle has had some delays in creating its website due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the business hopes to have it online soon.


Former owner of Circa 2000 in Plano to open hybrid consignment store on Preston Road

The owner behind The Shops at Legacy’s Circa 2000 Fine Apparel, which closed in June, is preparing to open a new, unnamed Plano clothing store in August at 1900 Preston Road, Ste. 131. The new store is expected to feature a hybrid business model, offering some new clothes for sale as well as high-end consignment clothing.


Best Buy joins other retailers in requiring face coverings in stores

Best Buy has joined Walmart, Kroger and Sam's Club in requiring face coverings in stores for both customers and employees. The company released a statement requiring face coverings as of July 15. Best Buy will provide a face covering if a customer does not have one, the release stated.

Miranda Jaimes, Liesbeth Powers, Daniel Houston, Makenzie Plusnick and Haley Morrison contributed to this report.


A new drive-thru COVID-19 testing site will operate in Frisco on Sept. 20, Sept. 27 and Oct. 4. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Neighborhood Medical Center to offer free drive-thru COVID-19 testing in Frisco

A new option for free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing will be available over the next few Sundays in Frisco.

Amaretto Cake is among the cakes, cupcakes and cookies that Rum Cakes Factory sells. (Courtesy Rum Cakes Factory)
Rum Cakes Factory opens in Plano 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 Sept. 18 after a bat found in the Tuscany Meadows neighborhood tested positive for rabies.

The restaurant will focus on tacos and cocktails. (Courtesy Chido Taco Lounge)
Chido Taco Lounge to serve Frisco in 2021

To be located at The Shops at Starwood, the hybrid of a fast casual and full service restaurant will focus on tacos and cocktails and also offer desserts.

Dr. Sam Rolon is a physician for Baylor St. Luke's Medical Group Creekside Family Medicine in The Woodlands. (Courtesy St. Luke's Health)
Q&A: St. Luke's physician shares advice on flu season, vaccine and prevention

The influenza vaccine is recommended for nearly all patients of all ages ahead of this year's flu season, Dr. Sam Rolon said.

On Sept. 17, the counties reported a combined total of 2,502 active COVID-19 cases: 1,539 in Denton County and 963 in Collin County. (Community Impact staff)
Tracking COVID-19: Collin, Denton counties report over 2,500 active cases combined

On Sept. 17, the counties reported a combined total of 2,502 active COVID-19 cases: 1,539 in Denton County and 963 in Collin County.

student in mask
TEA launches statewide COVID-19 dashboard for public schools

The Texas Education Agency, in collaboration with the Texas Department of State Health Services, has launched its latest COVID-19 dashboard for positive cases in Texas public schools.

Makers Gym will offer coworking amenities and studios for film, photography, music, podcasting and editing. (Rendering courtesy Makers Gym)
Makers Gym to open in October in Frisco's Rail District

The business was expected to open in the spring but experienced delays due to COVID-19-related construction issues.

Gov. Greg Abbott said Sept. 17 that data from Texas' 22 hospital regions will dictate when certain businesses can reopen at 75% capacity. (Screenshot of Sept. 17 press conference)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott: Retail stores, restaurants, office buildings, gyms can reopen at 75% capacity as early as Sept. 21

Nursing home and long-term care facilities will also be allowed to reopen for visitation as early as Sept. 24.

The $6.9 million sales tax allocation Frisco received in September was a nearly 9% decrease compared to the same month a year ago. (Community Impact staff)
DATA: Frisco's latest monthly sales tax revenues down nearly 9% year-over-year

The $6.9 million sales tax allocation for Frisco was based generally on purchases in July, the Texas comptroller’s office reported Sept. 10.

The upcoming Starbucks location will open along US 380 in Frisco. (Courtesy Starbucks)
New coffee shops in Frisco, Plano plus more popular DFW news

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The agreement between Frisco Economic Development Corp. and Social Finance Inc. was unanimously approved at the EDC’s Sept. 16 meeting. (Elizabeth Ucles/Community Impact Newspaper)
Social Finance Inc. to establish regional HQ in Frisco

Personal finance company Social Finance Inc. will establish a headquarters in Frisco following an approved performance agreement with the Frisco Economic Development Corp.