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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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Spenga is now open in Frisco. (Courtesy Spenga)
Spenga fitness studio opens Frisco location

The fitness concept focuses on cardio, high-intensity interval training and flexibility exercises in one-hour sessions.

Scott Palmer administers a COVID-19 vaccine shot to a Roanoke police officer. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Vaccination hubs open in Plano, McKinney Fire Dept. and more DFW-area news

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A pharmacy employee prepares a COVID-19 vaccine dose at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. (Courtesy Baylor Scott & White Health)
Baylor Scott & White Health opens COVID-19 vaccine registration for Phase 1B in North Texas

Baylor Scott & White Health has begun contacting patients who qualify under Phase 1B to schedule them for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Grizzly Burger House's menu includes the Hawaiian cheeseburger and more. (Courtesy Grizzly Burger House)
Grizzly Burger opens in Richardson and more DFW-area news

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In addition to vaccine hubs, there are also smaller community vaccine providers throughout Texas, such as pharmacies, that may also have the vaccine available. (Eva Vigh/Community Impact Newspaper)
EXPLAINED: When, where and how Texans can receive the COVID-19 vaccine

As Texas is still in the early stages of rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine, many Texans are still unsure about where, when and how they can get inoculated.

Frisco City Council on Jan. 19 approved project and financial plans for the city’s sixth tax incremental reinvestment zone. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
Frisco council approves project, finance plans for Hall Office Park tax reinvestment zone

The city of Frisco is moving forward with plans to build out infrastructure around Hall Office Park.

Chicken-fried steak and eggs ($11.99) are served with hash browns and Texas toast. (Courtesy The Cottage)
The Cottage eatery opens in Roanoke and more DFW-area news

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Low T Center, which focuses on addressing underlying causes of men's health issues, is set to open in February. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Low T Center to open new Frisco location

Low T Center, a men’s health care clinic, is expected to open in February

Sushi Box is set to open in west Frisco sometime in early summer 2021. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Sushi Box coming to west Frisco in summer 2021

A new sushi joint is coming to west Frisco in summer 2021, according to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Presidium at Edgestone, which opened in summer 2020, recently completed its final phases of construction. (Courtesy Presidium at Edgestone)
Presidium at Edgestone active-adult luxury community now open in Frisco

Construction has finished on Presidium at Edgestone, Frisco’s first luxury community for active adults.

Feeding Texas hosted a Jan. 19 webinar to discuss legislative highlights for the 87th Texas Legislature. (Screenshot courtesy Feeding Texas)
Food insecurity in Texas' 87th Legislature: Hunger relief organization Feeding Texas to propose legislation addressing hunger

Hunger relief organization Feeding Texas hosted a webinar Jan. 19 to discuss increasing funding and accessibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in the 87th legislative session.

Volunteers prepare care packages for those found unsheltered and facing homelessness on the night of the point-in-time count in 2019. (Courtesy Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance)
Annual homelessness count adapted to answer questions brought on by pandemic in Collin, Dallas counties

The point-in-time count in Collin and Dallas counties will not look like it has in recent years, when upward of 1,000 volunteers would canvas the streets to get an accurate count of the number of unsheltered residents facing homelessness.