Check out August coverage of Dallas-Fort Worth-area businesses

The home furnishings retailer offers collections in living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, home offices, outdoor and youth. (Courtesy Living Spaces)
The home furnishings retailer offers collections in living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, home offices, outdoor and youth. (Courtesy Living Spaces)

The home furnishings retailer offers collections in living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, home offices, outdoor and youth. (Courtesy Living Spaces)

Read select business and dining news from August reporting in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.


Living Spaces to open second DFW store in late August in Frisco

Living Spaces will host a grand opening Aug. 26 at 10900 SH 121, Frisco. The home furnishings retailer offers collections in living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, home offices, outdoor and youth. The 135,000-square-foot Frisco store will be the second in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and the 26th total for the company.


Fajita Pete's to open new location in Southlake

A new Fajita Pete's location is undergoing construction and is expected to open in September at 711 E. Southlake Blvd., Ste. 100, Southlake. The Tex-Mex franchise specializes in catering and offers a home or office delivery service.

Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth

Bear Creek Running Co. finds perfect fit in Keller Town Center

For someone with a love of running and more than 20 years of experience on the business side of the sport, Mark Murphy said he found a perfect fit with the city of Keller and a location near Bear Creek Park.

Lewisville-Flower Mound-Highland Village

Moviehouse & Eatery reopens in Flower Mound's Lakeside DFW

The Moviehouse & Eatery reopened the first week of July after closing its doors in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Red Zeppelin Records now open in downtown McKinney

Red Zeppelin Records opened July 24 at 206 E. Louisiana St., Ste. A, McKinney.

The business is female owned and operated and offers vinyl records of all genres, both old and new, in a punk-rock environment. The store also carries some music gift items.


Former UFC fighter rolls 'with the punches' at McSweeney Martial Arts in Plano

James McSweeney built part of his career on taking hits and delivering them. But the former UFC fighter said starting a mixed martial arts arts gym a few months before the start of a global pandemic has tested him like nothing else.


First Look: Richardson boutique Simply Thrifty helps women in recovery rebuild their lives

The idea to open Simply Thrifty was sparked by the desire to give women in recovery a dignified shopping experience as they work to rebuild their lives.

“Throughout the years, I would watch the women come in who needed clothing and have to dig through a trash bag,” founder Anika Cooper said. “I just felt like they deserved better.”

Elizabeth Ucles, Ian Pribanic, Liesbeth Powers, Miranda Jaimes, Daniel Houston, Gavin Pugh and Olivia Lueckemeyer contributed to this report.


Dr. Jennifer Shuford, infectious disease medical officer for the Texas Department of State Health Services, said getting the flu shot is the "single most important thing" that a person can do to prevent themselves from getting influenza and its complications. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Experts advise planning for Frisco's winter flu season during COVID-19

Bent Tree Family Physicians founder Dr. Guy L. Culpepper called this a “horrible year” to get the flu because many doctor’s offices will prefer to treat anyone with fever through televisits or drive-thru testing lines.

The is set to open in Richardson's Innovation Quarter on Dec. 1. (Courtesy The
New maker space opens in Richardson and more DFW-area updates

Here are some of the most recent business and event updates from the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

On Oct. 29, the counties reported a combined total of 4,055 active COVID-19 cases: 2,931 in Denton County and 1,124 in Collin County. (Community Impact staff)
DATA: Denton and Collin counties see rises in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks

Collin and Denton counties have seen an increase in new cases of COVID-19 in recent weeks. Oct. 29 marked a new high in the recent surge with 1,124 active cases—the most since the height of the pandemic’s wave in the county in August, when there were more than 4,700 active cases in a single day.

The Collin College campus in Frisco has been the city's most popular site for early voting so far. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Oct. 30 is last day for Frisco voters to cast early ballots

Oct. 30 is the last day for Frisco voters to join the nearly 77,000 people who have voted in person at city polling locations since the beginning of early voting.

Larry Parks, president of district’s board of directors, speaks about the amended wholesale water services contract Oct. 29 in Wylie. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
North Texas Municipal Water District member cities agree to new rate structure

A new agreement on the North Texas Municipal Water District’s rate structure will allow cost sharing to be phased in for Frisco, McKinney, Plano, Richardson and its other member cities over the next 13 years.

Less than a week ahead of the Nov. 3 Election Day, Cihan Varol, an associate professor with Sam Houston State University's Cyber Forensics Intelligence Center, shared insight on foreign election hacking and what it means for voters. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Q&A: Sam Houston State University cyber forensics intelligence expert talks foreign election hacking ahead of Nov. 3

"There is a very slim chance that the hackers can change vote count, but they can definitely influence people to believe that they did manipulate it," Cihan Varol said. "If election fraud is going to happen, it'll be because of disinformation."

Face coverings are not required for those entering polling places in Texas during the general election. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
UPDATED: U.S. appeals court pauses decision voiding face covering exemption at polling places

The court temporarily stayed a district judge's decision to void an exemption to Gov. Greg Abbott's statewide face covering order concerning polling places.

Collin College recently announced Craig Leverette will serve as the new campus provost of the school's Preston Ridge Campus in Frisco. (Courtesy Collin College)
Collin College names new provost for Frisco campus

Collin College recently appointed Craig Leverette to serve as the new campus provost of the school's Preston Ridge Campus in Frisco.

Preston Estates was built out in 1988-97. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Preston Estates is this month's featured neighborhood in Frisco

Preston Estates is an established neighborhood located west of Preston Road on both sides of Meadow Hill Drive.

The Frisco Planning & Zoning Commission approved a site plan for city park and public trail northeast of the intersection at SH 121 and Spring Creek Parkway Oct. 27. (Site plan courtesy city of Frisco)
Frisco Planning & Zoning Commission approves site plan for city park, public trail

A city park and public trail on the west end of Frisco got their first approval from the Frisco Planning & Zoning Commission Oct. 27.

Exide Technologies’ battery recycling plant operations were located right next to Stewart Creek, as seen in this 2013 photo. All of the buildings at the site have since been taken down, but contamination of the site remains. (Courtesy Exide Technologies)
Frisco takes ownership of former Exide site, plans to resume cleanup

Frisco and its Community Development Corp. announced Oct. 27 that they had taken ownership of 102 acres where the former Exide Technologies battery recycling plant operated for decades.