The Stix Icehouse coming to McKinney, some Ann Taylor and Loft stores may close: News from DFW

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Austin-inspired restaurant The Stix Icehouse coming soon to McKinney

The Stix Icehouse, a beer garden and grill inspired by Austin restaurants, plans to open next spring in McKinney.


Ecclesiastical supply business Saint Sophia Bookstore coming soon to Richardson

Saint Sophia Bookstore expects to open in early September at 1857 N. Plano Road, Richardson. The business offers high-quality ecclesiastical goods, hand-painted Orthodox art and handcrafted wood items.

Lewisville-Flower Mound-Highland Village

Danny's Import Service relocates within Lewisville

Danny's Import Service relocated to 762 E. Main St., Lewisville, in early May. The business had been in its previous location along Texas Street in Lewisville for 24 years. It specializes in Honda and Acura auto repair.

Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth

PPP loans allow Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth businesses to retain more than 10,000 jobs

In the Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth area, a total of 258 businesses have received more than $70 million in PPP loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, ranging individually from $150,000 to more than $5 million, according to data from the SBA.

Westlake Wealth Management provides financial guidance for clients, businesses

Established in the downtown Roanoke area in 2018, Westlake Wealth Management has become a one-stop shop for financial assistance.


Graduate Coffee opens specialty shop in Southlake

Graduate Coffee opened July 17 at 1901 W. Southlake Blvd., Ste. 100, Southlake. The specialty coffee shop offers espresso-based drinks; chilled beverages, such as cold brew and nitro; and brewed coffees and teas.


Some Ann Taylor, Loft locations close as parent company files for bankruptcy

Ascena Retail Group voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy July 23. Ann Taylor, Loft, Lane Bryant, Justice, Lou & Grey and Catherines are all Ascena brands. As a result of the bankruptcy, the business will close all Catherines locations; many Justice stores; and a few Ann Taylor, Loft, Lane Bryant and Lou & Grey stores nationwide, according to a press release from Ascena.

Olivia Lueckemeyer, Liesbeth Powers, Ian Pribanic, Miranda Jaimes and Haley Morrison contributed to this report.


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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.

Not-for-profit agencies in Collin County can submit invoices for personal protective equipment to the county for reimbursement. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Collin County to reimburse housing and shelter not-for-profits for some coronavirus costs

Collin County plans to reimburse not-for-profit organizations that provide housing and shelter services for costs they have accrued assisting citizens during the coronavirus pandemic.

Main Street Food Hall is expected to open in Frisco in 2021. (Courtesy Bryan Brickman)
Food hall coming to Frisco in 2021 and more DFW news

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Main Street Food Hall is expected to open in Frisco in 2021. (Courtesy Bryan Brickman)
Main Street Food Hall to offer 10 vendors, bars, event spaces in Frisco in 2021

The food hall will span 10,000 square feet over two floors with 10 vendors, two bars and over 30 TVs.

Frisco confirmed two more mosquito pools had tested positive for West Nile virus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Mosquito pools near two Frisco neighborhoods test positive for West Nile virus

City officials said they would be increasing surveillance efforts and using larvicide as necessary where stagnant water or larvae are observed.

The shareable culinary kitchen concept will be available to rent by the hour to chefs and caterers for preparation, demonstrations and baking. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Culinary concept Cibo Kitchens to open in Frisco this winter

To be located in the Rail District, the shareable culinary kitchen concept will be available to rent by the hour to chefs and caterers.

A new drive-thru COVID-19 testing site will operate in Frisco on Sept. 20, Sept. 27 and Oct. 4. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Neighborhood Medical Center to offer free drive-thru COVID-19 testing in Frisco

A new option for free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing will be available over the next few Sundays in Frisco.

Amaretto Cake is among the cakes, cupcakes and cookies that Rum Cakes Factory sells. (Courtesy Rum Cakes Factory)
Rum Cakes Factory opens in Plano and more DFW news

Read the latest business and community news from the DFW area.

As part of its local alert, Frisco Animal Services reminded citizens to ensure their pets’ vaccinations are current. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Frisco Animal Services issues alert after bat tests positive for rabies

Frisco Animal Services issued a local alert Sept. 18 after a bat found in the Tuscany Meadows neighborhood tested positive for rabies.

The restaurant will focus on tacos and cocktails. (Courtesy Chido Taco Lounge)
Chido Taco Lounge to serve Frisco in 2021

To be located at The Shops at Starwood, the hybrid of a fast casual and full service restaurant will focus on tacos and cocktails and also offer desserts.

Dr. Sam Rolon is a physician for Baylor St. Luke's Medical Group Creekside Family Medicine in The Woodlands. (Courtesy St. Luke's Health)
Q&A: St. Luke's physician shares advice on flu season, vaccine and prevention

The influenza vaccine is recommended for nearly all patients of all ages ahead of this year's flu season, Dr. Sam Rolon said.