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.

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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.

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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.


As part of President Joe Biden’s plan to reopen schools safely nationwide, the department’s National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option is being expanded beyond the summertime. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
USDA extends free school meals provision through 2021-22 school year

Schools nationwide will be able to serve nutritious meals to all students free of charge regardless of eligibility through June 30, 2022, officials announced.

Romeo's Pizza is looking to open in Frisco. (Courtesy Romeo's Pizza)
Romeo's Pizza to bring location to Frisco this summer

Romeo's Pizza offers handcrafted pies using fresh ingredients.

The new Frisco Public Library has already earned an award for its design. (Rendering courtesy Gensler)
GALLERY: Frisco holds groundbreaking ceremony for new public library

Mayor Jeff Cheney called the facility project the biggest Frisco has ever taken on.

The company also has plans for another location in Northeast Fort Worth. (Courtesy Starbucks)
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Home Helpers Home Care is now open in Frisco. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Home Helpers Home Care opens in Frisco

The business offers a care program called Cared-4, which provides four necessary components to living independently.

Continued growth at Legacy West in Plano is helping to boost the local economy, according to the county’s 2020 comprehensive annual financial report. (Courtesy Legacy West)
Collin County finances healthy despite pandemic, report shows

Considering challenges officials faced last year, Collin County’s bottom line is “extremely healthy,” an independent auditor told county commissioners at their April 19 meeting.

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Looking to get a COVID-19 vaccine? Collin County has thousands of openings this week

Thousands of doses of COVID-19 vaccines are sitting in Collin County freezers waiting to be claimed.

The restaurant's menu focuses on chicken wings and sandwiches. (Courtesy Hoots Wings)
Hooters offshoot to open in Fort Worth; Oishii Sushi coming to Plano and more DFW-area news

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Makers Gym offers coworking amenities and studios for film, photography, music, podcasting and editing. (Rendering courtesy Makers Gym)
Makers Gym sets grand opening date in Frisco's Rail District

The business offers coworking spaces and amenities as well as studios for film, photography, music, podcasting and editing.

Early voting runs April 19-27 with the election on May 1. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Early voting opens for races on May 1 ballot in Frisco

Contested races on the ballot include two Frisco City Council races, one Frisco ISD board of trustees race and three Collin College board of trustees races.

A new bike shop is set to open in Frisco's Rail District. (Community Impact file photo)
New bike store Endur3Bikes to open in Frisco’s Rail District

The shop will offer adult and kids bikes, equipment and apparel as well as triathlete equipment.

Jim's Pizza is relocating to Eldorado Parkway. (Community Impact staff)
Jim's Pizza relocating in McKinney; Lucy's Lot closes in Grapevine and more top DFW-area news

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