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.

Frisco

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.

Grapevine-Colleyville-Southlake



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.

McKinney

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.

Plano

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.

Richardson

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.



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