Chipotle coming to Plano, Messina Hof in Grapevine innovates winery for customers: News from DFW

Chipotle Mexican Grill is planning to open a new Plano location in early 2021 on Independence Parkway. (Courtesy Chipotle Mexican Grill)
Chipotle Mexican Grill is planning to open a new Plano location in early 2021 on Independence Parkway. (Courtesy Chipotle Mexican Grill)

Chipotle Mexican Grill is planning to open a new Plano location in early 2021 on Independence Parkway. (Courtesy Chipotle Mexican Grill)

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New Chipotle location coming to Plano in 2021

Chipotle Mexican Grill plans to open a new Plano location in early 2021 at 6917 Independence Parkway, Plano. A company spokesperson confirmed the general timeline and said no additional info is available at this time. The fast-casual restaurant offers a variety of burritos, tacos, bowls and salads.


The Velvet Snout relocates to new facility

The Velvet Snout relocated June 1 to its new location at 1010 Hampshire Lane, Richardson. The business, formerly located at 1230 E. Belt Line Road, Richardson, offers dog grooming, day care and overnight boarding.

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Messina Hof winery in Grapevine leans on local customer base after GrapeFest cancellation

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Messina Hof has been innovating how it caters to its local customer base.


Billiard Factory to close in Lewisville, merge with Plano location

Billiard Factory expects to close Aug. 9 in Lewisville. The store, located at 2061 S. Stemmons Freeway, Lewisville, will then join the existing location in Plano, 4000 Hedgcoxe Road. The company sells pool tables and accessories, dart boards, bars and stools, and other game room products.

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


The Behavior Exchange mostly works with children with an autism spectrum disorder, but such a diagnosis is not required for services. (Courtesy The Behavior Exchange)
The Behavior Exchange preps children with autism for social environments

“As an essential service provider, we’re committed to remaining a beacon of hope in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Adam Cline, clinical director at The Behavior Exchange.

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.