New maker space opens in Richardson and more DFW-area updates

The Lab.ms is set to open in Richardson's Innovation Quarter on Dec. 1. (Courtesy The Lab.ms)
The Lab.ms is set to open in Richardson's Innovation Quarter on Dec. 1. (Courtesy The Lab.ms)

The Lab.ms is set to open in Richardson's Innovation Quarter on Dec. 1. (Courtesy The Lab.ms)

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

Richardson

Nonprofit maker space TheLab.ms to become first new tenant in Richardson Innovation Quarter

TheLab.ms plans to host a grand opening for its 3,000-square foot maker space at 999 E. Arapaho Road, Richardson, on Dec. 1.

APLus Workforce Management Solutions opens office at The Common Desk in Richardson


APLus Workforce Management Solutions opened an office Oct. 19 at coworking space The Common Desk at 3400 N. Central Expressway, Richardson.

Beauty supply store Nails Plus to open this fall in Richardson

Nails Plus expects to open this fall at 1235 E. Belt Line Road, Richardson.

Eiland Coffee Roasters to open cafe in former Richardson location of Pearl Cup Coffee

Eiland Coffee Roasters plans to open a cafe in mid-January at 2701 Custer Parkway, Richardson.

Tarrant County

ROUNDUP: Safe and kid-friendly Halloween events in Tarrant County


With the pandemic limiting how Halloween can be celebrated, here is a list of safe events happening in Tarrant County.

Grapevine-Colleyville-Southlake

Harkins Theatres set to close Nov. 1 in Southlake


Harkins Theatres will close its only Texas location due to economic difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth

Altus Group relocating headquarters to new development in Keller


Altus Group, a tax consultant firm, is currently building a new headquarters at 1807 Keller Parkway, Keller, near The Bowden events center.

McKinney

Mary's Mountain Cookies opens first Texas location in downtown McKinney

Mary's Mountain Cookies opened its first Texas location Oct. 23 at 107 W. Louisiana St., McKinney.

Plano

Farmers market regulars Brothers Products open Pita Town restaurant in Plano


Pita Town opened its doors in Plano at the end of September at 700 W. Spring Creek Parkway, Ste. 106, Plano.

Spring Creek Pharmacy offers full-line pharmacy from new location in Plano

Spring Creek Pharmacy relocated its store this fall to 4666 McDermott Road, Ste. 200, Plano.

W.W. Fairfield's closes for the second time after a year of business in Plano

The bar and grill regularly held country music and karaoke events before closing temporarily in March. This closure became indefinite in September.

Daniel Houston, Olivia Lueckemeyer, Liesbeth Powers, Ian Pribanic and Sandra Sadek contributed to this report.


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Snow covers I-45 in Houston during a winter storm that hit Texas the night of Feb. 14. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Justice permanently closed its Frisco location inside Stonebriar Centre in December. (File photo)
Justice clothing store permanently closes Stonebriar Centre location

Justice, a clothing and accessories store that offered merchandise for young girls and tweens, permanently closed its location at 2601 Preston Road, Ste. 1240, Frisco, in December.

IHOP is expected to open early this summer at the intersection of FM 423 and US 380. (Courtesy IHOP)
IHOP coming to northwest Frisco this summer

IHOP will open a new location early this summer at 1375 US 380, Frisco.

The North Texas Municipal Water District has lifted its request for its member cities to reduce water use. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Collin County water supplier lifts water conservation request

With water demands returning to normal levels, the North Texas Municipal Water District has lifted its request to reduce nonessential water use within its service area, which includes the cities of Frisco, McKinney, Plano and Richardson.

The coffee and wine bar offers signature drinks, such as the Honey Bear Latte, made with honey and cinnamon, as well as food options, such as breakfast tacos, charcuterie boards, baked goods and snack boxes. (Courtesy Golden Boy Coffee Co.)
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As many as 31 stores across nine states will be shuttered as Fry's Electronics shuts down due to market changes and the pandemic. (Courtesy Qygen, Wikimedia Commons)
Fry's Electronics calls it quits after nearly 36 years in business

As many as 31 stores across nine states will be shuttered as Fry's Electronics shuts down due to market changes and the pandemic.

A lone runner jogs on a snow-covered road in Austin. Transportation projects across the city were briefly paused due to Winter Storm Uri. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
ERCOT: Texas power system was less than 5 minutes from collapse during winter storm

ERCOT's CEO offered details into what led to the massive blackouts that left millions of Texans in the cold last week.

House Sprucing Design & Decor will open in west Frisco in mid-March. (Courtesy House Sprucing Design & Decor)
House Sprucing Design & Decor coming to Frisco

House Sprucing Design & Decor, a North Texas-based interior design company, is set to open in Frisco.

uBreakiFix opened its 600th U.S. location on Preston Road in Frisco in November. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
uBreakiFix new Frisco location now open

uBreakiFix opened its 600th U.S. location in Frisco at 3333 Preston Road, Ste. 106, in mid-November.

Didi's Downtown at 7210 Main St. opened in 2018. Owner and chef Scott Hoffner says the unassuming, family-friendly space aims to impress everyone who walks through the door. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
Didi’s Downtown chef dishes out diverse cuisine at Frisco's Rail District

“I really like to try to mix and meld a lot of flavors.”