Developers break ground on Florence project in McKinney, sales tax holiday approaches: News from DFW

Florence, a modern, Mediterranean, mixed-use community, is underway. (Conceptual rendering courtesy Everest Development)
Florence, a modern, Mediterranean, mixed-use community, is underway. (Conceptual rendering courtesy Everest Development)

Florence, a modern, Mediterranean, mixed-use community, is underway. (Conceptual rendering courtesy Everest Development)

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Developers break ground on Mediterranean-themed Florence project in McKinney

The developers behind one of the newest McKinney developments, Florence, are making progress on the project.

City officials and Everest Developers broke ground on Florence during a socially distanced ceremony July 9.

Jeremiah’s Italian Ice to open first Texas location in McKinney

Jeremiah’s Italian Ice will open in McKinney on July 27at 7820 Eldorado Parkway, Ste. 100, McKinney. The business is owned and operated by resident Megan Bourke, who plans to open two more locations in Collin County over the next few years.

Flower Mound

Flower Mound's first QuikTrip now open

Flower Mound's first QuikTrip opens July 23 at 5301 Long Prairie Road, Flower Mound, at the southwest corner of FM 2499 and Waketon Road. The gas station offers pizza, toasted sandwiches and pretzels from its in-store kitchen as well as ice cream, shakes and specialty drinks.

Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth

Zen Yoga Roanoke reopens on Byron Nelson Boulevard

Private fitness studio Zen Yoga Roanoke reopened May 18 after a two-month closure due to COVID-19.


Phenix Salon Suites in Plano reopens under new management after renovations

Phenix Salon Suites announced in early June it had reopened its Collin Creek location at 1017 N. Central Expressway, Ste. 200, Plano. The location offers space for small-business owners to operate their salons.


The Grapevine Dentist relocates to larger, adjacent suite

The Grapevine Dentist relocated to a new, larger suite adjacent to its previous location, and its new address is 1600 W. Northwest Highway, Ste. 200, Grapevine. The dental office's services include routine cleanings and exams, tooth extraction and pediatric dentistry as well as surgical and cosmetic services.


Nature’s Mercantile + CBD Store closes its Richardson location

Nature’s Mercantile + CBD Store closed its Richardson location at 3613 Shire Blvd., Ste. 150, on July 18 due to a slowdown in business caused by the pandemic. The business offered a variety of CBD, or cannabidiol, and health products.


Here's how to participate in Texas' annual sales tax holiday Aug. 7-9

As industry name brands and small businesses navigate the coronavirus pandemic, Texas will still celebrate its state sales tax holiday Aug. 7-9.

Miranda Jaimes, Liesbeth Powers, Ian Pribanic, Daniel Houston, Kelsey Thompson and Gavin Pugh contributed to this report.


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Frisco officials aim to allow more food truck parks

The Frisco Planning & Zoning Commission on Jan. 26 discussed potential provisions to city codes for continuous and temporary food truck courts.

Kelly's Cajun Grill is expected to open in Frisco sometime this spring. (Community Impact staff)
Kelly's Cajun Grill to open inside Stonebriar Centre in Frisco

Kelly's Cajun Grill, known for its bourbon chicken, is opening a new location inside Frisco's Stonebriar Centre.

Community snapshot: See how demographics have changed in Frisco from 2014-19

Frisco has been ranked as one of the fastest-growing cities in Texas and even the nation over the past few years, per Census Bureau data.

Tasty Casa opened Jan. 24 at 1213 S. McDonald St., McKinney. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Dogtopia, a national dog day care franchise, will open a new Frisco location in May. (Courtesy Dogtopia)
Dogtopia to open new Frisco location

Dogtopia, a dog day care, boarding and grooming center, is opening a new location in Frisco.

Godiva Chocolatier is closing its location in Frisco. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Godiva announces closure of 128 stores, including Frisco location

“Godiva is already available in many retailers in North America and we will continue to increase our presence there while always upholding the premium quality, taste, and innovation that we have been renowned for since we were founded in Brussels in 1926,” Godiva CEO Nurtac Afridi said in the release.

Krust Pizza Co. opened Jan. 21 at 7701 Stacy Road, Ste. 300, McKinney. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Plano ISD Superintendent Sara Bonser said the east parking lot by the visitor side of John Clark Stadium has been converted into a vaccine mega-center. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Vaccine distribution by Collin County Health Care Services to start Jan. 27 at Plano ISD stadium

Collin County is utilizing Plano ISD property to distribute COVID-19 vaccine allotments for Collin County and the city of Plano.

The candidate filing period for the May 1 Collin College board of trustees election will remain open until Feb. 12. (Community Impact staff)
Here’s who has filed to run for the Collin College May 1 board elections

So far, three incumbents have filed to run for re-election to their seats.

Spenga is now open in Frisco. (Courtesy Spenga)
Spenga fitness studio opens Frisco location

The fitness concept focuses on cardio, high-intensity interval training and flexibility exercises in one-hour sessions.

Scott Palmer administers a COVID-19 vaccine shot to a Roanoke police officer. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Vaccination hubs open in Plano, McKinney Fire Dept. and more DFW-area news

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A pharmacy employee prepares a COVID-19 vaccine dose at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. (Courtesy Baylor Scott & White Health)
Baylor Scott & White Health opens COVID-19 vaccine registration for Phase 1B in North Texas

Baylor Scott & White Health has begun contacting patients who qualify under Phase 1B to schedule them for the COVID-19 vaccine.