Businesses react to coronavirus orders and other DFW community news

An executive order by Gov. Greg Abbott requires the closure of all bars in the state by noon on June 26. (Katherine Borey/Community Impact Newspaper)
An executive order by Gov. Greg Abbott requires the closure of all bars in the state by noon on June 26. (Katherine Borey/Community Impact Newspaper)

An executive order by Gov. Greg Abbott requires the closure of all bars in the state by noon on June 26. (Katherine Borey/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth

State, county coronavirus restrictions impact bars in Keller, Roanoke, Northeast Fort Worth


State and county health orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic continue to affect businesses across the Keller, Roanoke and Northeast Fort Worth areas.

Technology helps DPC Healthcare connect with Northeast Fort Worth patients amid coronavirus



As the onset of the coronavirus pandemic prompted stay-home orders and other restrictions from state and local governments, DPC Healthcare leaned on what it does best as a telemedicine and concierge-type medical practice, administrator Lan Pham said.

Plano

In-person book browsing—at limited capacity—to return to Plano libraries in July

Some Plano recreation classes will resume and libraries will reopen for limited browsing as the city prepares to expand access to its facilities in the month of July.

Richardson

'Enough is enough': Richardson bar refuses to close despite statewide mandate

Six Springs Tavern in Richardson has made it clear it will remain open despite a statewide mandate calling for bars to close.

A Safe Space: UT Dallas recognized as one of nation's leading universities for LGBTQ+ students

UT Dallas was recently named one of the top colleges in the country for LGBTQ+ students, according to a June 17 press release. It ranked 14th in the nation by Best Colleges in partnership with Campus Pride and is the only university in Texas to make the top 25.

Twisted Root Burger Co. files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Twisted Root Burger Co. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on June 8, according to court documents obtained by Community Impact Newspaper.

Grapevine-Colleyville-Southlake

Per Facebook post, Colleyville does not intend to enforce county mask order

A Tarrant County executive order requiring face masks goes into effect June 26, but the city of Colleyville says it does not intend to enforce it.

Frisco

Amazon to open delivery station in Frisco, offer hundreds of local job opportunities

Amazon will open a delivery station sometime in 2020 at 16399 Gateway Path, Frisco. The station will provide fast and efficient delivery for the community and hundreds of local job opportunities, according to Amazon spokesperson Jen Crowcroft.

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A new drive-thru COVID-19 testing site will operate in Frisco on Sept. 20, Sept. 27 and Oct. 4. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Neighborhood Medical Center to offer free drive-thru COVID-19 testing in Frisco

A new option for free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing will be available over the next few Sundays in Frisco.

As part of its local alert, Frisco Animal Services reminded citizens to ensure their pets’ vaccinations are current. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Frisco Animal Services issues alert after bat tests positive for rabies

Frisco Animal Services issued a local alert Sept. 18 after a bat found in the Tuscany Meadows neighborhood tested positive for rabies.

The restaurant will focus on tacos and cocktails. (Courtesy Chido Taco Lounge)
Chido Taco Lounge to serve Frisco in 2021

To be located at The Shops at Starwood, the hybrid of a fast casual and full service restaurant will focus on tacos and cocktails and also offer desserts.

Dr. Sam Rolon is a physician for Baylor St. Luke's Medical Group Creekside Family Medicine in The Woodlands. (Courtesy St. Luke's Health)
Q&A: St. Luke's physician shares advice on flu season, vaccine and prevention

The influenza vaccine is recommended for nearly all patients of all ages ahead of this year's flu season, Dr. Sam Rolon said.

On Sept. 17, the counties reported a combined total of 2,502 active COVID-19 cases: 1,539 in Denton County and 963 in Collin County. (Community Impact staff)
Tracking COVID-19: Collin, Denton counties report over 2,500 active cases combined

On Sept. 17, the counties reported a combined total of 2,502 active COVID-19 cases: 1,539 in Denton County and 963 in Collin County.

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TEA launches statewide COVID-19 dashboard for public schools

The Texas Education Agency, in collaboration with the Texas Department of State Health Services, has launched its latest COVID-19 dashboard for positive cases in Texas public schools.

Makers Gym will offer coworking amenities and studios for film, photography, music, podcasting and editing. (Rendering courtesy Makers Gym)
Makers Gym to open in October in Frisco's Rail District

The business was expected to open in the spring but experienced delays due to COVID-19-related construction issues.

Gov. Greg Abbott said Sept. 17 that data from Texas' 22 hospital regions will dictate when certain businesses can reopen at 75% capacity. (Screenshot of Sept. 17 press conference)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott: Retail stores, restaurants, office buildings, gyms can reopen at 75% capacity as early as Sept. 21

Nursing home and long-term care facilities will also be allowed to reopen for visitation as early as Sept. 24.

The $6.9 million sales tax allocation Frisco received in September was a nearly 9% decrease compared to the same month a year ago. (Community Impact staff)
DATA: Frisco's latest monthly sales tax revenues down nearly 9% year-over-year

The $6.9 million sales tax allocation for Frisco was based generally on purchases in July, the Texas comptroller’s office reported Sept. 10.

The upcoming Starbucks location will open along US 380 in Frisco. (Courtesy Starbucks)
New coffee shops in Frisco, Plano plus more popular DFW news

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The agreement between Frisco Economic Development Corp. and Social Finance Inc. was unanimously approved at the EDC’s Sept. 16 meeting. (Elizabeth Ucles/Community Impact Newspaper)
Social Finance Inc. to establish regional HQ in Frisco

Personal finance company Social Finance Inc. will establish a headquarters in Frisco following an approved performance agreement with the Frisco Economic Development Corp.

The new office will open at The Shops at Starwood in Frisco. (Courtesy RE/MAX DFW Associates)
RE/MAX DFW Associates to merge Frisco, Plano offices

Around 125 agents will be based at the Frisco Starwood office and will focus on the Collin County market.