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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McKinney

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.

Richardson

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.

Lewisville

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.

Plano

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.

Statewide

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.



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Between Sept. 18-24, Denton County reported 479 new COVID-19 cases, and Collin County reported 711. (Community Impact staff)
Collin, Denton counties reported 1,190 combined new COVID-19 cases in past week

Between Sept. 18-24, Denton County reported 479 new COVID-19 cases, and Collin County reported 711.

Jennifer Skidonenko and Rep. Jared Patterson had the opportunity to discuss their platforms as candidates in the November election at a candidate forum hosted by the Frisco Chamber of Commerce. (Image compilation by Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)
Frisco Chamber hosts candidate forum for state, county races

This year marked an all-virtual format for the event for the first time.

The city of Frisco and GRBK Edgewood LLC entered into a development agreement to revise the layout and amenities for the park space near Eldorado Parkway and Coit Road. (Site plan courtesy city of Frisco)
Development plans for two city parks submitted to Frisco Planning & Zoning Commission

City parks on the east and west ends of Frisco are in the works, according to recently submitted site plans.

Harvest Hall will have seven kitchens in total as well as a bar area. (Courtesy LDWW Group)
Grapevine dining hall to host 6 new restaurants and more DFW news

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Gov. Greg Abbott on July 27 issued an executive order extending the early voting period for the Nov. 3 election. (Screenshot of Sept. 17 press conference)
Lawsuit takes aim at start date for early voting as some Texas Republicans challenge Gov. Greg Abbott's order

A group of prominent Texas Republicans has embarked on a legal effort to undo the governor's executive order that extended the early voting period for the Nov. 3 election.

The forum is free to view on YouTube and will include candidates who will be on Nov. 3 ballots in Collin and Denton counties at the state and county levels. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Frisco chamber to host virtual candidate forum for state, county races

The Frisco Chamber of Commerce will host a virtual candidate forum for state and county elective offices on Sept. 24.

The Grind Burger Bar Tap Room offers craft burgers and beer. (Courtesy The Grind Burger Bar Tap Room)
Grind Burger Bar to open in McKinney and more DFW news

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The store located at The Patios at the Rail will offer a variety of Texas t-shirts, hats and gear for purchase. (Courtesy Tumbleweed TexStyles)
Tumbleweed TexStyles storefront coming to Frisco's Rail District in October

The store located at The Patios at the Rail will offer a variety of Texas t-shirts, hats and gear for purchase.

The real estate brokerage opened its Frisco office at Hall Park in June 2019. (Courtesy Redfin)
Real estate brokerage Redfin expanding Frisco offices in 2021

The office’s total square footage will grow to 65,000 to make room for hiring in Redfin’s mortgage, brokerage, title and engineering teams as well as iBuying businesses.

The fitness studio will combine spin, high-intensity interval training and yoga in 60-minute sessions. (Courtesy Spenga)
Fitness studio Spenga to open in Frisco this winter

The fitness studio will combine spin, high-intensity interval training and yoga in 60-minute sessions.

Voting sign
Sean Heatley withdraws from Frisco ISD Board of Trustees Place 4 race

Sean Heatley has withdrawn from the Frisco ISD board of trustees Place 4 race, but his name will remain on the ballot in the November election, according to the district.

The steakhouse serves steak, lobster, seafood and wine. (Courtesy III Forks Prime Steakhouse)
III Forks Prime Steakhouse relocates from Dallas to Frisco

The restaurant on Legacy Drive opened Sept. 15.