Dickey's Barbecue Pit coming to Frisco and more DFW-area news

The location will be owned by local entrepreneurs and husband and wife Jesse and Mary Rose Merin. (Courtesy Dickey's Barbecue Pit)
The location will be owned by local entrepreneurs and husband and wife Jesse and Mary Rose Merin. (Courtesy Dickey's Barbecue Pit)

The location will be owned by local entrepreneurs and husband and wife Jesse and Mary Rose Merin. (Courtesy Dickey's Barbecue Pit)

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Frisco

Dickey's Barbecue Pit opening third Frisco location in September

Dickey's Barbecue Pit will open in North Frisco in September at 1525 US 380. The fast-casual barbecue franchise offers smoked meats and sides. Dickey's has two other Frisco restaurants.

Richardson



Walnut Dental relocates to new practice in Richardson

Walnut Dental started seeing patients Aug. 18 at its new office at 810 N. Plano Road, Ste. 210, Richardson. The practice, previously located at 9751 Walnut St., Ste. 100, Richardson, offers general and family dental services, including cosmetic dentistry, implants and crowns and bridges.

Plano

Loyal customers and a quick pivot helped Plano restaurant Taste of Thai 'tread water' during pandemic

Across Plano, Michael Lentini’s friends who own restaurants have been hit hard financially by the pandemic. Some have reached revenue levels that are 40% or further below their pre-coronavirus levels, he said.

But due to a combination of having the right product, loyal customers and the ability to pivot quickly, Lentini’s Plano restaurant, Taste of Thai, is down only 25% since fears of the virus prompted more residents to stay at home and led governments to restrict dine-in activity.

JCPenney adds Plano's Collin Creek Mall location to list of permanent closures

The JCPenney store at Collin Creek Mall, located at 821 North Central Expressway, Plano, will close permanently this fall.

Liquidation of the store will begin Sept. 3, according to a statement from JCPenney, and the store is expected to close in mid-November.

McKinney

Storming Crab to open in former Fuddrucker’s location in McKinney

Fuddrucker’s in McKinney has permanently closed, and in its place, Storming Crab, a new Cajun restaurant, will open.

Grapevine-Colleyville-Southlake

Havertys to open new Southlake storefront in August

Havertys will open its new Southlake storefront Aug. 21 at 250 N. Kimball Ave., Southlake, which is a former Toys “R” Us location. The storefront covers over 33,000 square feet. Customers will be able to seek design consultations and items to outfit their kitchens, dining rooms, living areas, bedrooms, home offices and media centers.

Liesbeth Powers, Makenzie Plusnick, Daniel Houston, Elizabeth Ucles, Miranda Jaimes and Gavin Pugh contributed to this report.



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