Missed any of our articles from this week? Take a look at what you might have missed from Community Impact’s coverage areas in the Dallas-Fort Worth area from March 11-15.

‘A world-class facility’: $220M concert venue to draw national acts to McKinney

Music venue and hospitality company Notes Live announced March 12 a new $220 million open-air amphitheater coming to US 75 and SH 121 in McKinney.

The new entertainment venue, called the Sunset Amphitheater, will have a capacity of 20,000 people and is expected to open in 2026, according to a news release.

Read the full story by Editor Shelbie Hamilton.

Ramen Belly set to serve Japanese-inspired dishes in Plano

Ramen Belly is slated to open in late April or early May in downtown Plano.

Menu items will include pot stickers, sashimi, ramen and poke bowls. There is also a category called ramen in a blanket, which is described as “sauced up ramen noodles comfortably snuggling between two tonkatsu.”

Read the full story by Reporter Karen Chaney.

Northwest ISD to provide students with eclipse glasses for April 8 solar eclipse

Northwest ISD will provide more than 35,000 students and staff members solar eclipse glasses for the historic eclipse North Texas residents will experience April 8.

Read the full story by Reporter Mark Fadden.

NCTCOG plans for 2 hydrogen stations in North Texas

The AllianceTexas Mobility Innovation Zone and Southern Dallas County Inland Port were identified as sites for two proposed hydrogen fueling stations in North Texas during a March 11 presentation.

Read the full story by Reporter Colby Farr.

The Sandwich Spot offers specialty, made-to-order sandwiches in Frisco

Jeff and Yan Upchurch relocated from California to Frisco after Jeff Upchurch's brother said Frisco would be receptive to their restaurant, The Sandwich Spot.

The original Sandwich Spot was first opened in 2007 by Tom Heally, who decided to license the concept rather than franchise, and the couple opened the first Texas location.

Read the full story by Reporter Dustin Butler.