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.


The newly named PGA Parkway will extend from Frisco’s eastern border at Coit Road west to the roundabout at Teel Parkway. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Frisco City Council approves name change for portion of Rockhill Parkway

Frisco City Council voted in favor of renaming a portion of Rockhill Parkway to PGA Parkway during its regular meeting Aug. 4.

Sonic Drive-In will open a location on Lake Forest Drive in McKinney. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Sonic Drive-In opens in McKinney, Koto Hibachi and Sushi now serving diners in Frisco: News from DFW

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In the last year, Whataburger launched a new, modern restaurant design and began offering curbside and delivery services for the first time amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the release. (Courtesy Elizabeth James for Whataburger)
Whataburger to celebrate 70th anniversary, unveil food truck, expand into 3 states

Nine more new Whataburger locations are planned by year's end, and 35 new restaurants are proposed for 2021.

U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant dismissed Frisco resident Suresh Kumar’s case against Frisco ISD on Aug. 4. The suit, filed in April 2019, called on FISD to alter its at-large system into single-member districts for board members. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Judge dismisses suit against Frisco ISD over alleged Voting Rights Act violations

A U.S. district judge dismissed a lawsuit against Frisco ISD that claimed its at-large voting system prevents minority candidates from getting elected to the board of trustees.

The U.S. Census Bureau will halt its counting operation a month earlier than expected. (Courtesy U.S. Census Bureau)
U.S. Census Bureau to halt counting operation a month earlier than expected

The self-response deadline has moved up to Sept. 30.

Gifts, decor, fashion items, soaps, candles and more are available for purchase. (Courtesy Painted Tree Marketplace)
Painted Tree Marketplace now highlighting local shop owners, artisans, craftspeople in Frisco

The community of shoppes offers a variety of gifts, decor, fashion items, soaps and candles available for purchase.

The Japanese restaurant offers daily specials on its sushi rolls. (Courtesy Koto Hibachi and Sushi)
Koto Hibachi and Sushi now serving Japanese cuisine in Frisco

The restaurant, which offers authentic Japanese cuisine, opened July 15.

A new Whataburger location is expected to open Aug. 17 at 3052 Golden Triangle Blvd., Fort Worth. (Courtesy Whataburger)
Whataburger coming to Northeast Fort Worth, upcoming events in Frisco: News from DFW

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Texas sales tax
Report: With boost in e-commerce, Texas sales tax receipts increased 4.3% in July

The loss of extra unemployment support could send numbers back down, however.

Jinbeh offers hibachi and sushi at its restaurants, all prepared fresh and, in the case of hibachi, in person. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Jinbeh keeps the focus on family at Lewisville, Frisco and Las Colinas restaurants

Because Jinbeh is a family-owned business, many members of the staff have become like family to owner Aya Matsuda over the years.

Frisco Frisco Market will host Kidfest Aug. 8-9 and a petting zoo with 35 animals on Sept. 6. (Courtesy Visit Frisco)
TO-DO LIST: Mark your calendars for these upcoming events in Frisco

Here's a list of some upcoming events taking place in Frisco and online over the next several weeks.

The Texas State Teachers Association has asked the state to prohibit in-person teaching until at least Sept. 8. (Design by Shelby Savage/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas State Teachers Association demands TEA prohibit in-person classes until Sept. 8

The statement was released after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton earlier this week said that local districts have the sole authority to close schools due to the ongoing pandemic.