Shopping center coming to Frisco; IHOP opens in Keller and more popular DFW-area news

Construction began last month on an outdoor shopping center that will open in west Frisco in spring 2022. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Construction began last month on an outdoor shopping center that will open in west Frisco in spring 2022. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Construction began last month on an outdoor shopping center that will open in west Frisco in spring 2022. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Read popular news from the past week from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Frisco

New shopping center coming to west Frisco in spring 2022

A new shopping center with space for 15 stores is coming to west Frisco near FM 423. The owner of the center, Lotus Commercial Ventures, said it is too soon to tell what businesses are planning to lease office space.

Frisco's Bottled in Bond to expand, add upscale lounge



Bottled in Bond Cocktail Parlour & Kitchen, located in The Shops at Starwood in Frisco, is working on an expansion project this spring that is anticipated to be complete by June 1.

Statewide

Texans urged to use caution as carbon monoxide cases increase during power outages

State health officials are urging people to be cautious when using electric generators and other heating sources that may generate carbon monoxide as millions of Texans look for ways to stay warm during the extreme cold as power outages continue.

Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth

IHOP now open in Keller

IHOP opened its first Keller location at 700 N. Tarrant Parkway on Feb. 12. It serves the chain’s signature breakfast-all-day menu as well as lunch and dinner.

Denton County

Denton County ramps up vaccine distribution, but supply remains limited

Tens of thousands of Denton County residents have received doses of COVID-19 vaccines in recent weeks, but more than 200,000 people remained on Denton County’s waitlist as of Feb. 11.

Francesca D’Annunzio, Sandra Sadek, Kira Lovell and Daniel Houston contributed to this report.



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Frisco ISD received word from the Texas Education Agency that it will not have to make up missed days from last month's storm. (WIlliam Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Frisco ISD will not make up missed days from February storm, district says

Frisco ISD will not make up the missed school days from last month's storm, according to an FISD newsletter.

Cars wait their turn for a vaccine dose at the Texas Motor Speedway, on Feb. 2. The hub was hosted by Denton County Public Health. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Denton County opens vaccine signup process to school employees, childcare personnel

Denton County has opened its online COVID-19 vaccine signup tool to school and childcare employees after state and federal health departments cleared the way for this new group to receive the shots.

The restaurant's menu consists of classic Hawaiian lunches, which include a main protein, such as chicken, and rice, pineapple or macaroni salad on the side. (Courtesy Hawaiian Bros/Kathy Tran)
Hawaiian Bros to expand into Frisco, other parts of North Texas

Hawaiian Bros, a fast-casual restaurant company with locations throughout the Midwest, will open its first brick-and-mortar restaurants in Texas in 2021.

People wait in line to receive a vaccine at an Austin Public Health vaccination site. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas offers COVID-19 vaccinations to school, child care workers

Educators, school staff and child care professionals are qualified to receive coronavirus vaccines effective immediately.

In response to Gov. Greg Abbott's March 2 announcement that Texas' statewide mask mandate and COVID-19-related business restrictions will be lifted as of March 10, the Texas Education Agency released updated public health guidance March 3. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Updated Texas Education Agency guidance allows individual school boards to determine mask policies

"Under this updated guidance, a public school system's current practices on masks may continue unchanged. Local school boards have full authority to determine their local mask policy," the release reads.

Frisco city hall building
Frisco's estimated population at build-out adjusted with latest changes to future land use plan

The latest updates to the city of Frisco’s future land use plan will not only guide future development, but will also influence the city’s population at build-out.

tree and snow
'If you called, we came': Frisco logged thousands of emergency calls during winter storms

The city mapped the locations of nearly 3,000 calls for water service cutoffs during February's winter storms, revealing widespread damage throughout the city.

Park marker.
Two parks renamed to honor families’ contributions to Frisco

Frisco City Council approved the names for Jack Hamilton Park and Jimmy and Clara Jones Park in the heart of the city.

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Tickets to Frisco's popular Daddy Daughter Dance go on sale March 3

The city of Frisco’s Daddy Daughter Dance will be held outdoors March 20 with the theme The Stars at Night.

Renovations at the Chick-fil-A in the Richardson Square development are slated to be complete later this spring. (Courtesy Chick-fil-A)
Richardson Chick-fil-A closes for upgrades; Eight|11 restaurant reopens in Frisco and more DFW-area news

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

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced March 2 that mask mandates and business capacity restrictions will be lifted in Texas. (Courtesy Office of the Texas Governor)
Gov. Greg Abbott lifts statewide mask mandate, business restrictions in Texas

With vaccine distribution increasing, Gov. Greg Abbott said "people and businesses don't need the state telling them how to operate." Some local officials are pushing back, saying the relaxed restrictions are coming too early.

Eight|11 Place is located in downtown Frisco. (Courtesy Eight|11 Place)
After brief renovation closure, Eight|11 Place in Frisco reopens

The wine bar and kitchen is known for its pizza, wine and patio in historic downtown Frisco.