Chick-fil-A to open in Colleyville, Celebrate Roanoke faces cancellation: News from DFW

The fast-food chain serves chicken sandwiches, chicken nuggets, waffle fries and breakfast items. (Courtesy Chick-fil-A)
The fast-food chain serves chicken sandwiches, chicken nuggets, waffle fries and breakfast items. (Courtesy Chick-fil-A)

The fast-food chain serves chicken sandwiches, chicken nuggets, waffle fries and breakfast items. (Courtesy Chick-fil-A)

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Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake

Construction on new Chick-fil-A location in Colleyville to begin in August

The city of Colleyville provided an updated timeline for a new Chick-fil-A restaurant that will open at 5150 Colleyville Blvd., Colleyville. Construction on the new location for the fast food chain is expected to begin in August with a goal to open in early 2021, according to the city.

Timeline: See major dates since Texas' reopening that affect Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake

This timeline tracks reopening efforts amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Texas as well as the recent surge in cases and the subsequent re-closures. This information was accurate as of the press time of the paper this originally appeared in, which was July 9.


Second-hand store with philanthropic mission opens in Richardson

Simply Thrifty opened July 14 at 580 W. Arapaho Road, Ste. 199, Richardson. The shop sells second-hand clothing, furniture and household items.


First Citizens Bank location under construction in Frisco

First Citizens Bank will open a branch early next year near the intersection of Lebanon Road and Old Lebanon Road in Frisco. The new branch, which is currently under construction, will be 6,900 square feet and two stories tall.

California Pizza Kitchen closes Frisco location at Stonebriar Centre

California Pizza Kitchen closed its Frisco location at Stonebriar Center in mid-July. A company spokesperson said the closure was "until further notice" due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and "related lease challenges" with its landlord.

Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth

City officials weigh options for Celebrate Roanoke, consider canceling event

Officials with the city of Roanoke have considered canceling the city’s annual Celebrate Roanoke event in October.

Trinity Preparatory Academy of Keller relocating for 2021-22 school year

Private Christian school Trinity Preparatory Academy will relocate to a new facility for the 2021-22 school year.


Software startup company Invene to relocate to McKinney with grant

Invene, a health care software development company, has announced it will move its headquarters to McKinney from its current location at The University of Texas at Dallas, Venture Development Center.

Makenzie Plusnick, William C. Wadsack, Miranda Jaimes, Ian Pribanic and Gavin Pugh contributed to this report.


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.

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.

COVID-19 vaccines
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.

A Layne's Chicken Fingers restaurant will open in Roanoke in 2021 at the site of the former Dairy Queen on US 377. (Courtesy Layne's Chicken Fingers)
Layne's Chicken Fingers to open in Roanoke; meat, seafood market set for Frisco and more DFW-area news

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Wishful Thinking is permanently closing its downtown McKinney location to downsize and relocate to Painted Tree Marketplace in Frisco. (Courtesy Wishful Thinking)
McKinney boutique Wishful Thinking to relocate to Frisco's Painted Tree Marketplace

Wishful Thinking will be closing in McKinney on Jan. 24 and moving to Painted Tree Marketplace in Frisco.

The new burger joint opened in Frisco in December. (Community Impact staff)
Wulf Burger now open near the Dallas North Tollway in Frisco

Wulf Burger opened in December at 9250 Dallas Parkway, Ste. 134, Frisco.

The B-12 Store opened a new location in Frisco on Dec. 4. (Courtesy The B-12 Store)
The B-12 Store opens at Frisco's Stonebriar Centre mall

The B-12 Store opened Dec. 4 at Stonebriar Centre mall in Frisco. It focuses on the sale of injectable vitamins and wellness shots..

The former Beal building will get a new tenant and a new look in 2021. (Rendering courtesy Gensler)
Construction on Frisco's award-winning library to begin in spring

A key attribute of the new library, officials said, will be its versatility. Its many nooks and crannies, for instance, may host a bicycle workshop one day, a jazz trio the next and a microbrewery lesson the day after.

Wild Fork Foods is slated to open its first Texas location in Frisco sometime in April or May. (Community Impact staff)
Florida-based Wild Fork Foods to open first Texas office in Frisco

Wild Fork Foods, a Florida-based company, will open its first store in Texas at 4770 Eldorado Parkway, Ste. 100, Frisco, sometime in April or May.