MAY 17 ROUNDUP: DFW business news from the past week

Abstrakt Studio's two Frisco salons reopened May 8. (Courtesy Sarah Delagarza, Cherry He)
Abstrakt Studio's two Frisco salons reopened May 8. (Courtesy Sarah Delagarza, Cherry He)

Abstrakt Studio's two Frisco salons reopened May 8. (Courtesy Sarah Delagarza, Cherry He)

Read popular business news coverage from Community Impact Newspaper's website from the past week.

GALLERY: 3 Frisco hair salons begin welcoming clients on first day of reopenings

Some Frisco hair salons are reopening their doors after weeks of closures due to the coronavirus pandemic.

PJ's Coffee of New Orleans coming soon to McKinney

PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans is opening a location in McKinney. The coffee shop, expected to open around Labor Day or in August, will be located at 6091 W. University Drive, McKinney.



Family-owned restaurant Anamia's to reopen McKinney dining room with focus on quality, customer care

Anamia’s will reopen its dining room May 18 after ensuring restaurant guests and employees feel safe and have no concerns coming into the restaurant, said Jason Shepherd, the director of operations for Anamia’s.

Oak Street Pie Co. in downtown Roanoke serving slices of contemporary America

For Carol Southern, the owner of Oak Street Pie Co. in Roanoke, the shop is not simply selling some of the best pies in Texas—it is also selling the nostalgia of Southern cooking and American life, she said.

Frisco businesses moving forward with plans for summer camps amid pandemic

With gyms, exercise facilities and places that offer classes allowed to operate at 25% capacity beginning May 18, a number of Frisco businesses are planning to hold summer camps for children.

William C. Wadsack, Elizabeth Ucles, Miranda Jaimes and Ian Pribanic contributed to this report.

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Many of those present at the gathering of Collin County Churches wore shirts and held signs that said "praying for justice and against racism." More shirts with the same message were handed out to the crowd. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Photos: Scenes from prayer gathering hosted by Collin County Churches

Pastors and staff from about 10 churches prayed and spoke about racism and injustice from the steps of the Collin County Courthouse during the June 4 gathering..

The bakery is located on Dallas Parkway. (Courtesy Great Harvest Bread Co.)
Great Harvest Bread Co. now serving made-to-order bread in Frisco

The bakery also offers hot and cold sandwiches, pastries, soups and salads.

Write On Creative Writing Center's Meghan Logan, right, works with Elle Norris on Thursday. (Courtesy Write On Creative Writing Center)
Frisco business owners say 50% customer capacity is 'good news'

Several Frisco business owners said they are excited to be able to increase customer capacity to 50% following guidance from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.

CMS also unveiled an interactive map that lets users search any nursing home in the U.S. to see its COVID-19 cases. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
CMS reports 321 coronavirus deaths in Texas nursing homes, nearly 32,000 nationwide

CMS also unveiled an interactive map that lets users search any nursing home in the U.S. to its COVID-19 cases.

Frisco announced the spray park at J.R. Newman Park will reopen June 5 along with the spray parks at Frisco Commons and Shepherd's Glen Park. (Courtesy city of Frisco)
Spray parks return to Frisco and more: Business and community news from the DFW area

Read the latest business and community news from Community Impact Newspaper's coverage of the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

The American retailer offers casual clothes, luggage and decor. (Courtesy Lands' End)
Lands' End now projected to open mid-June in Frisco

Lands' End was originally slated to open in spring at the Centre at Preston Ridge.

Frisco announced the spray park at J.R. Newman Park will reopen June 5 along with the spray parks at Frisco Commons and Shepherd's Glen Park. (Courtesy city of Frisco)
Play Frisco announces return of spray parks, summer camps, more

Frisco's plans for the summer include reopening its three spray parks June 5.

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Centennial in Frisco is part of a large health system that announced a series of layoffs and furloughs last week. (Courtesy Baylor Scott & White)
North Texas hospitals, hit by revenue losses, lobby for Medicaid program expansion

A group of North Texas hospitals plans to promote expanding Medicaid ahead of next year’s session of the Texas Legislature as the state’s health system deals with substantial revenue losses incurred during the coronavirus pandemic.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Phase 3 of his Open Texas plan June 3. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gov. Greg Abbott's June 3 guidelines allow most Texas businesses to operate at 50% capacity

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott continues to lift coronavirus-related business restrictions.

Collin County Health Care Services reported the death of an 89-year-old Frisco man with COVID-19 and underlying health conditions. (Community Impact staff)
Collin County officials confirm COVID-19-related death of 89-year-old Frisco man

This is the second confirmed death of a Frisco resident with COVID-19 since the coronavirus pandemic began in March.

Frisco City Council approved a resolution June 2 to provide federal funding for housing grants to seven agencies for their outreach and work during the coronavirus pandemic in Frisco, Celina and Prosper. (Screenshot courtesy city of Frisco)
Frisco to distribute $6.7M in CARES Act funding to Collin County agencies to give to residents

Frisco is overseeing the distribution of $6.7 million in federal funding for housing and living assistance for Collin County residents from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.

Plano-based Cinemark announced it would begin a phased reopening of its movie theaters June 19. (Courtesy Cinemark)
Plano-based Cinemark to begin phased reopening of theaters June 19

Cinemark has announced a “multiphased” reopening of its movie theaters that will begin June 19, three months after the Plano-based company closed all its locations nationwide in response to the coronavirus pandemic.