ROUNDUP: How DFW businesses are faring amid COVID-19

The business opened in the Richardson Heights Shopping Center 16 years ago. (Makenzie Plusnick/Community Impact)
The business opened in the Richardson Heights Shopping Center 16 years ago. (Makenzie Plusnick/Community Impact)

The business opened in the Richardson Heights Shopping Center 16 years ago. (Makenzie Plusnick/Community Impact)

Here are 10 recent updates on the metroplex business and restaurant community, with stories on new businesses opening, old businesses struggling, owners making innovations and more.

Owner of Aboca's says longtime Richardson restaurant could close if business does not improve

Aboca's Italian Grill has been serving food to the people of Richardson for 16 years. But if business does not pick up, the owner says the restaurant may have to close for good.

Gaylord Texan to reopen Grapevine resort June 8 with new COVID-19 protocols

Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center management announced May 21 that the destination’s doors will reopen June 8.



Keller-based physical rehabilitation hospital set to open in 2020

Expected to open in March, an Everest Rehabilitation Hospital will now open in late 2020 at 955 S. Main St., Keller.

Pigtails and Crewcuts plans to reopen nearly three months after grand opening

Pigtails and Crewcuts received its shipment of personal protective equipment last weekend, more than a month after ordering it; it was one of the final things needed before reopening, according to owner Dale Moore.

IQ Cardio now open in Flower Mound

IQ Cardio opened May 20 at 3305 Long Prairie Road, Flower Mound. The gym offers 30-minute indoor workouts composed of rowing, biking, running and climbing.

New boutique The Fox Den opens in downtown McKinney

The Fox Den opened May 1 in downtown McKinney. The store specializes in selling ladies accessories, apparel, gifts and home decor, owner Cheryl Foxworth said.

Colleyville residents redeemed more than $425,000 worth of city's gift cards with local businesses

Colleyville residents taking advantage of the city's gift card program collectively redeemed more than $425,000 throughout the duration of the program.

Studio Art House offers online lessons, in-person courses in Southlake

Owner Anita Robbins said Art House Studio's Southlake location is offering both online and in-person classes, though the in-person classes are being conducted in smaller groups to allow for social distancing.

Fitness centers reopen at 25% capacity in Keller, Roanoke, Northeast Fort Worth

Gyms and fitness-centered businesses across Keller, Roanoke and Northeast Fort Worth are taking advantage of fewer restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic as part of Gov. Greg Abbott’s plan to reopen the state’s economy.

Curbside pickup bringing new customers to Farm2Cook butcher shop

While the coronavirus pandemic caused some significant changes to Farm2Cook’s daily operations, the Frisco butcher shop has been able to continue supplying customers with locally raised meats and grocery products.

Anna Herod, Gavin Pugh, Ian Pribanic, Liesbeth Powers, Makenzie Plusnick, Miranda Jaimes and William C. Wadsack contributed to this report.