KidZania to reopen in Frisco, home improvement tips: News from Dallas-Fort worth area

KidZania USA is slated to reopen its Frisco location at Stonebriar Centre on July 31 to a limited capacity of children and parents. (Elizabeth Ucles/Community Impact Newspaper)
KidZania USA is slated to reopen its Frisco location at Stonebriar Centre on July 31 to a limited capacity of children and parents. (Elizabeth Ucles/Community Impact Newspaper)

KidZania USA is slated to reopen its Frisco location at Stonebriar Centre on July 31 to a limited capacity of children and parents. (Elizabeth Ucles/Community Impact Newspaper)

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

Frisco

KidZania set to reopen in Frisco with new sanitation measures


KidZania USA is slated to reopen its Frisco location on July 31 to a limited number of visitors.

Located at Stonebriar Centre, the interactive education and entertainment center has implemented new sanitation measures throughout the facility, including mandating face coverings for all guests, employees and staff members.



Lewisville-Flower Mound-Highland Village

Escape Room 5280 to reach one year of problem solving in Highland Village


Husband and wife Jarrod and LaTarsha Davis opened Escape Room 5280 in August 2019 at 1992 Justin Road, Ste. 200, Highland Village. Visitors will find hidden objects, figure out clues and solve puzzles to escape a room.

Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth

Home improvement and maintenance tips from a Keller business owner

Homeowners should have their residence inspected professionally at least once a year, said De Anwar Bradley with Palafox Construction Group.

Regular maintenance should also be done regarding heating, A/C, roofing and pest control, he said.

Statewide

Some breweries may qualify to operate as restaurants under new TABC guidelines

Some breweries across the state may now reopen as restaurants after the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission on July 24 released new guidelines. Those new guidelines state all alcohol sales to distributors and to-go alcohol sales will not be included in a business’s 51% calculation.

In Texas, if an establishment makes more than 51% of its gross receipts from alcohol, it is considered a bar. Under Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive orders, bars statewide must remain closed as a precaution to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

William C. Wadsack, Liesbeth Powers, Iain Oldman and Ian Pribanic contributed to this report.



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Legacy Christian Academy is slated to begin in-person instruction on Aug. 13, while classes at Leadership Prep School are slated to start Aug. 19. (Community Impact staff)
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Frisco ISD reopened its window for parents to choose their child's preferred learning environment for the fall between July 27-30. The form initially opened between June 29-July 14. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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The Confederate Soldiers Monument stands on the south grounds of the Texas Capitol. A group of Democratic lawmakers have called for its removal, along with other statues and portraits honoring the Confederacy. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
State legislators seek removal of Confederate monuments at Texas Capitol

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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

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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)
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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)
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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

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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.