Water Park reopens in Frisco, Holy Grail Pub serving customers in Plano: News from DFW

The Outdoor Water Park at the Frisco Athletic Center will reopen to the public July 27. (Courtesy Visit Frisco)
The Outdoor Water Park at the Frisco Athletic Center will reopen to the public July 27. (Courtesy Visit Frisco)

The Outdoor Water Park at the Frisco Athletic Center will reopen to the public July 27. (Courtesy Visit Frisco)

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


Outdoor Water Park to reopen at Frisco Athletic Center

Frisco plans to reopen the Outdoor Water Park at the Frisco Athletic Center on July 27 with limited hours and operations.

The water park’s two play structures, the Squirt Station and The Fort, will be open to attendees, but all slides and the lazy river will remain closed.

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Lambeau’s America Kitchen and Taps celebrates one year of business

Lambeau’s America Kitchen and Taps opened last June at 4131 Deer Creek, Ste. 110, Highland Village. The restaurant showcases famous foods from states and cities with NFL teams, including Tennessee fried chicken, Arizona beef chimichangas and Kansas City pork ribs as well as Dallas chicken-fried steak.


Following state guidelines, Holy Grail Pub reopens in Plano with greater emphasis on food sales

Holy Grail Pub reopened July 22 with a plan to center more of its business around its food for the time being. The Plano pub—located at 8240 Preston Road, Ste. 150—had fallen under a business category that required it to close under the governor’s order shuttering bars across the state. In a statement, Holy Grail said it would have to shelve some of its premium alcohol products to maintain the required food-to-alcohol sales ratio under Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission guidelines.


Longtime Grapevine jewelry store owner reacts to GrapeFest cancellation

Bermuda Gold & Silver has been a staple of the Main Street scene in Grapevine over the decades.

So when the city announced that the annual GrapeFest festival would be canceled, owner Debi Meek knew that it would come as tough news to small mom-and-pop shops like hers.


Zero Degrees shutters in Richardson

Zero Degrees closed its door for the last time June 30 in the Richardson Heights Village Shopping Center, 100 S. Central Expressway, Ste. 52, Richardson. The Asian-Hispanic fusion business served drinks and snacks, such as Mangonada—a mango slushie made with fruit chunks and topped with chamoy and Tajin seasoning—and popcorn chicken with fries.

Daniel Houston, William C. Wadsack, Gavin Pugh, Liesbeth Powers and Makenzie Plusnick contributed to this report.


Between Aug. 6-12, Frisco added 154 new cases of the virus and saw 49 recoveries, according to city data. As of Aug. 12, there were 347 active cases of COVID-19 in Frisco. (Community Impact staff)
Frisco sees 154 new cases of COVID-19, 49 recoveries in the last week

As of Aug. 12, there were 347 active cases of COVID-19 in Frisco.

(Courtesy AMC Theatres)
AMC Theatres to reopen Aug. 20 with 15-cent tickets

AMC Theatres—which has multiple locations in the Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston areas—will begin reopening its movie screens Aug. 20.

A Sonntag Elementary School kindergarten teacher virtually reads to students on the first day of classes Aug. 13. Teachers are not required to wear a face mask while teaching alone in their classroom. (Courtesy Frisco ISD)
Frisco ISD welcomes students back for fall

Frisco ISD Superintendent Mike Waldrip said the district has “every confidence” students who have committed to face-to-face instruction will return to campuses Sept. 3.

Denton County Public Health reported on Aug. 12 the death of a Frisco man in his 80s as a result of COVID-19. (Community Impact staff)
Denton County officials confirm COVID-19-related death of Frisco man in his 80s

Frisco reported 26 new coronavirus cases in the city on Aug. 12, bringing the city's total since March to 1,001, according to the city's public health awareness dashboard.

Over 24,000 Frisco ISD students requested electronic devices, and over 200 families requested internet connectivity for the start of the fall. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
More than 24,000 Frisco ISD students request electronic devices for return to school

Of the device requests, 218 Frisco ISD families also requested internet connectivity.

Signs in the window of the Stein Mart store in Frisco state it will be among the locations closing as part of the company's liquidation process. (Valerie Wigglesworth/Community Impact Newspaper)
Stein Mart Inc. files for bankruptcy, launches store closing process

Stein Mart Inc. has 281 stores in 30 states with locations in Frisco, Plano, McKinney, Keller, Fort Worth and Flower Mound.

According to the report, 380,174 total COVID-19 cases have been reported in children nationwide as of Aug. 6, which accounts for approximately 9.1% of all confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
REPORT: COVID-19 cases in children increase by 90% nationwide in 1 month

As school district officials across the U.S. prepare for the start of the 2020-21 school year, 179,990 new COVID-19 cases were reported in children nationwide between July 9 and Aug. 6—an increase of 90%, according to a report compiled by The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association.

Here are the latest real estate trends in Frisco. (Community Impact Staff)
Here are the latest real estate trends in Frisco

Frisco's 75036 ZIP code saw a 7.39% increase in the median price of homes sold in June compared to the same month last year.

The University of Texas will host football games at Darrell K. Royal Veterans Memorial Stadium this fall after an announcement from the Big 12 Conference on Aug. 12 that the fall sports season will continue. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
After Big Ten and PAC-12 cancel, Big 12 announces fall sports season will roll on

The conference football season will begin Sept. 26, and fan capacity in stadiums will be up to each of the 10 member universities, according to the Big 12.

In a record vote, commissioners unanimously voted in favor of proposing a no-new-revenue tax rate at an Aug. 11 workshop. (Screenshot via Collin County)
Collin County commissioners propose lower no-new-revenue tax rate for FY 2020-21

The proposed no-new-revenue tax rate is a nearly 1.4% decrease from the current tax rate.

Frisco Station Partners LP submitted a project for 310 urban living units and a parking garage to Frisco P&Z on July 13. (Courtesy city of Frisco)
Urban living project in the works at Frisco Station

Frisco Station Partners LP submitted a project for 310 urban living units and a parking garage to the commission in July.

Collin County Health Care Services confirmed on Aug. 11 the death of a 91-year-old Frisco man with COVID-19 and underlying health conditions. (Community Impact staff)
Collin County officials report COVID-19-related death of 91-year-old Frisco man

“We are so sad to hear about another COVID-19-related death of one of our Frisco neighbors,” Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney said in a statement.