Dickey's Barbecue opens in Frisco and more DFW-area news

The location is owned by local husband-wife team Jesse and Mary Rose Merin. (Courtesy Dickey's Barbecue Pit)
The location is owned by local husband-wife team Jesse and Mary Rose Merin. (Courtesy Dickey's Barbecue Pit)

The location is owned by local husband-wife team Jesse and Mary Rose Merin. (Courtesy Dickey's Barbecue Pit)

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


Dickey's Barbecue Pit opens third Frisco restaurant

Dickey's Barbecue Pit opened in September at 1525 US 380, Frisco. The barbecue franchise serves smoked meats and various sides. Dickey's has two other Frisco restaurants.

Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth

Design A Sofa finds new Heritage Trace location in north Fort Worth

Custom furniture store Design A Sofa relocated to 3529 Heritage Trace Parkway, Fort Worth, in August. The store offers more than 200 styles of custom sofas and sectionals that are handmade in the U.S.

Bosses Pizza in Keller permanently closes

Bosses Pizza, Wings & Burgers, located at 201 N. Main St., Keller, announced it was permanently closing Oct. 5. The restaurant served a large selection of sandwiches, burgers and specialty pizzas.


Elite Prep Plano relocates to new location

Elite Prep Plano moved to a new location at 5345 Towne Square Drive., Ste. 250, Plano, on Oct. 1. The business offers test prep, tutoring, college consulting, for-credit courses and extracurriculars.


New music school Bach to Rock sets October opening date in McKinney

Bach to Rock, a music school for students of all ages, plans to open its newest location Oct. 24 at 3041 S. Custer Road, Ste. 200, McKinney. The school will offer a variety of programs, including individual and group lessons in piano, voice, guitar, drums and more.

Lewisville-Flower Mound-Highland Village

Stone Creek Collectibles now open in Flower Mound

Stone Creek Collectibles opened Oct. 1 at 2260 Morriss Road, Ste. 320, Flower Mound. The shop offers various collector’s items, from porcelain figures and Christmas ornaments to costume jewelry, sports-themed jackets and vintage furniture.

Daniel Houston, Sandra Sadek, Miranda Jaimes, Elizabeth Ucles, Ian Pribanic and Olivia Lueckemeyer contributed to this report.


This shows the conceptual alignments for US 380 in Denton County. (Courtesy Texas Department of Transportation)
TxDOT releases 5 potential alignment options for US 380 in Denton County

TxDOT is studying five conceptual alignments for the project. The study area includes the area north of US 380; it includes the cities of Denton, Providence Village, Frisco, Little Elm, Aubrey, Krugerville and Celina and the towns of Prosper and Cross Roads.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Dec. 2 that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has allotted 1.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to the state of Texas. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
First allotment of COVID-19 vaccinations expected to arrive in Texas in mid-December

About 1.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been allotted to the state of Texas and will arrive the week of Dec. 14.

Meadowcreek is Frisco's featured neighborhood for December. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Meadowcreek is this month's featured neighborhood in Frisco

Meadowcreek, a 189-home community, is located north of Main Street and just to the east of FM 423.

The portion of Hall Office Park to be redeveloped is at the corner of Warren and Gaylord parkways. (Courtesy city of Frisco)
Frisco approves tax reinvestment zone to help fund parking garage, park as Hall Office Park redevelops

Frisco will participate in improvements planned as part of a Hall Office Park project that could more than triple the property’s value to nearly $2.2 billion over the next 20-30 years.

The new Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County facility is expected to open in fall 2020. (Courtesy Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County)
Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County to open new facility in McKinney

The need for the 40,000-square-foot facility comes from the projection that the number of children in the county will triple over the next 25 years.

Located at the south end of Teel Parkway, the 1135 Hike & Bike Trail will now be part of Iron Horse Trail. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Frisco approves names for 3 neighborhood parks, 2 connected trails

Frisco City Council approved names for three neighborhood parks and two city trails during its Dec. 1 meeting.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has launched a campaign to address declining college enrollment numbers across the state since the pandemic started. (Courtesy Pexels)
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board launches campaign to boost college enrollment

The decline in college enrollment across the state of Texas has prompted several agencies to partner up and create online resources for students and counselors.

Frisco ISD is slated to spend roughly $822,000 on blue strobe lights to enhance security systems. (Elizabeth Ucles/Community Impact Newspaper)
Frisco ISD to install blue strobe lights as security enhancement

Upon the request of campus administrators, Frisco ISD is planning to spend approximately $822,000 to install blue strobe lights on each district campus to visually alert students and faculty in lockdown situations.

As of Nov. 30, patients confirmed to have COVID-19 filled 16.1% of hospital beds in Trauma Service Area E, which includes Collin, Denton, Tarrant and Dallas counties among others. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
North Texas hovers above key COVID-19 hospitalization threshold as further restrictions loom

North Texas businesses could face additional restrictions—including the closure of some bars—if area hospitals do not see a reversal in the number of COVID-19 patients within a matter of days.

Meals on Wheels Collin County expects to serve about 300,000 meals to homebound seniors and disabled adults throughout the county during 2020. (Courtesy Meals on Wheels Collin County)
Meals on Wheels expects to serve 300K meals in Collin County this year

Meals on Wheels Collin County is on pace to provide 300,000 meals this year to nearly 2,000 seniors.

Artio Birth Care opened in October at 614 S. Edmonds Lane, Ste. 205, Lewisville. The education center offers classes and groups for people preparing for childbirth. (Courtesy Artio Birth Care)
Artio Birth Care opens in Lewisville, plus 7 more DFW business updates

Here are eight recent business updates from across the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

COVID-19 patients occupy around 15% and 10% of hospital beds in Denton County and Collin County, respectively. (Community Impact staff)
Denton County COVID-19 hospitalizations hit 15% of beds; Collin County approaches 10%

For the fourth day in a row, COVID-19 patients have occupied at least 15% of hospital beds across Denton County.