Pizza Americana now serving Richardson, Hotel Vin announces grand opening in Grapevine: News from DFW

Pizza Americana offers a variety of pizzas, wine and beer. (Courtesy Pizza Americana)
Pizza Americana offers a variety of pizzas, wine and beer. (Courtesy Pizza Americana)

Pizza Americana offers a variety of pizzas, wine and beer. (Courtesy Pizza Americana)

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

Richardson

Pizza Americana delivers unique flavors to Richardson

When Pizza Americana owner Jordan Swim decided to open a pizzeria, the Richardson local said he wanted to add value to the community.

Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea celebrates one year in Richardson



Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea celebrated its first anniversary July 22 at 3613 Shire Blvd., Ste. 110, Richardson. The business offers handcrafted espresso drinks, whole-leaf specialty tea, frozen drinks, baked pastries, desserts and a grab-and-go light food selection.

ROUNDUP: See the latest business, restaurant openings in Richardson

Check out these businesses and restaurants that have recently opened in Richardson.

Lewisville-Flower Mound-Highland Village

SoiBrow to open new location in Highland Village

SoiBrow Threading Salon expects to open a new location by late August at 2540 Justin Road, Ste. 183, Highland Village. The salon will offer threading, henna tattoos, eyebrow tinting and waxing.

Grapevine-Colleville-Southlake

Hotel Vin announces grand opening event in Grapevine; promotions offered to local residents

Hotel Vin announced July 29 its targeted grand opening date as Labor Day weekend on Sept. 3. The day will include socially distanced events, such as food and beverage offerings, live music and giveaways, according to an announcement.

Plano

Plano location of College Hunks Hauling Junk celebrates 10 years in business

College Hunks Hauling Junk will celebrate its 10th business anniversary Aug. 3. The franchise office is located at 3100 Independence Parkway, Ste. 201, Plano. The business specializes in hauling and junk-removal services. The location serves the Plano and Frisco area.

Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth

Citing COVID-19 concerns, city officials cancel Celebrate Roanoke event

After weighing options for more than a month, officials with the city of Roanoke on July 28 made the decision to cancel the city’s annual Celebrate Roanoke event.

Liesbeth Powers, Gavin Pugh, Mackenzie Plusnick, Daniel Houston and Ian Pribanic contributed to this report.



MOST RECENT

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.

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.

On Sept. 17, the counties reported a combined total of 2,502 active COVID-19 cases: 1,539 in Denton County and 963 in Collin County. (Community Impact staff)
Tracking COVID-19: Collin, Denton counties report over 2,500 active cases combined

On Sept. 17, the counties reported a combined total of 2,502 active COVID-19 cases: 1,539 in Denton County and 963 in Collin County.

student in mask
TEA launches statewide COVID-19 dashboard for public schools

The Texas Education Agency, in collaboration with the Texas Department of State Health Services, has launched its latest COVID-19 dashboard for positive cases in Texas public schools.

Makers Gym will offer coworking amenities and studios for film, photography, music, podcasting and editing. (Rendering courtesy Makers Gym)
Makers Gym to open in October in Frisco's Rail District

The business was expected to open in the spring but experienced delays due to COVID-19-related construction issues.

Gov. Greg Abbott said Sept. 17 that data from Texas' 22 hospital regions will dictate when certain businesses can reopen at 75% capacity. (Screenshot of Sept. 17 press conference)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott: Retail stores, restaurants, office buildings, gyms can reopen at 75% capacity as early as Sept. 21

Nursing home and long-term care facilities will also be allowed to reopen for visitation as early as Sept. 24.

The $6.9 million sales tax allocation Frisco received in September was a nearly 9% decrease compared to the same month a year ago. (Community Impact staff)
DATA: Frisco's latest monthly sales tax revenues down nearly 9% year-over-year

The $6.9 million sales tax allocation for Frisco was based generally on purchases in July, the Texas comptroller’s office reported Sept. 10.

The upcoming Starbucks location will open along US 380 in Frisco. (Courtesy Starbucks)
New coffee shops in Frisco, Plano plus more popular DFW news

Read popular news from this week from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

The agreement between Frisco Economic Development Corp. and Social Finance Inc. was unanimously approved at the EDC’s Sept. 16 meeting. (Elizabeth Ucles/Community Impact Newspaper)
Social Finance Inc. to establish regional HQ in Frisco

Personal finance company Social Finance Inc. will establish a headquarters in Frisco following an approved performance agreement with the Frisco Economic Development Corp.

The new office will open at The Shops at Starwood in Frisco. (Courtesy RE/MAX DFW Associates)
RE/MAX DFW Associates to merge Frisco, Plano offices

Around 125 agents will be based at the Frisco Starwood office and will focus on the Collin County market.