How to celebrate July 4, face mask orders and more: Business, community news from DFW

Local municipalities are planning a variety of events to celebrate the Fourth of July that can be viewed virtually or from outside of residents' homes. (Courtesy Pexel)
Local municipalities are planning a variety of events to celebrate the Fourth of July that can be viewed virtually or from outside of residents' homes. (Courtesy Pexel)

Local municipalities are planning a variety of events to celebrate the Fourth of July that can be viewed virtually or from outside of residents' homes. (Courtesy Pexel)

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

Dallas-Fort Worth

Here is how to celebrate Fourth of July in the Dallas-Fort Worth area

Local residents have a variety of ways this year to celebrate Independence Day, from fireworks shows to parades.

McKinney



McKinney mayor orders face masks for businesses, nonprofits

McKinney Mayor George Fuller signed an executive order on June 29 requiring masks for businesses and nonprofits in the city. The order takes effect at 12:01 a.m. June 30.

Dempsey’s Place in downtown McKinney to permanently close

Stan Penn, the owner of Dempsey’s Place in downtown McKinney, confirmed the bar will permanently close July 20. Penn cited the coronavirus pandemic as the reason for the closure and pointed out that Gov. Greg Abbott placed the blame of a recent spike in cases on bars and restaurants.

My Diamond Shoppe owner in McKinney instills meaning into jewelry after reopening his store

It was a winding road that led Chris Sykes to take over his family’s jewelry business, he said. Sykes studied theater in college, and later on, he worked in the building industry before deciding to pursue something else.

La Madeleine sets opening date for McKinney location

La Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe is set to open July 8 in McKinney, marking a return for the restaurant to the McKinney area. It will be operated by Tanzeem Rizvi.

Frisco

See which Frisco city offices, services are open for July 4 weekend


The city of Frisco’s government offices will be closed July 3 in observance of the Independence Day holiday, according to a city news release. Normal hours will resume July 6.

UNT requires masks to be worn at all campuses

All students, faculty, staff and visitors must wear a mask at all University of North Texas campuses, including two Frisco locations at Hall Park and Inspire Park, according to university officials.

Microsoft announces closure of retail stores, including Stonebriar Centre location

Microsoft Corp. announced June 26 that it was closing all of its physical Microsoft Store locations as part of a "strategic change" in its retail operations. The Microsoft Store at Stonebriar Centre, located at 2601 Preston Road, Ste. 1176, Frisco, is among the company-wide closures.

Plano

BREAKING: Plano businesses would have to require guests, employees to wear masks under proposed city ordinance

Businesses in Plano would be required to make their employees and visitors wear masks under a proposed city ordinance that will be considered this week.

Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth

City of Roanoke to celebrate Fourth of July with virtual event

While many cities have canceled events completely or opted for fireworks-only shows with no audience, the city of Roanoke is taking a different approach to the July 4th holiday.

Stevie’s Diner reopens for business in Northeast Fort Worth

After a nearly three-month hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions, Northeast Fort Worth restaurant Stevie’s Diner officially reopened June 19.

Lewisville-Flower Mound-Highland Village

Lewisville dam repairs lead to closure of popular recreation area

Repairs to the Lewisville Lake Dam continue this week with a minor inconvenience for Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area visitors.

Richardson

Dallas County moves drive-thru test site to Irving, says quicker results to come from private vendor


Drive-thru testing will continue in Dallas County following the hiring of a private vendor, according to a June 30 press release.

Bollywood Spice now open in Richardson

Bollywood Spice opened in mid-June at 310 E. Main St., Richardson. The restaurant and hookah bar serves a variety of Indian food, such as chicken tikka masala and tandoori roti.

Richardson Orthodontics now open on Arapaho Road

Richardson Orthodontics opened June 1 at 702 W. Arapaho Road, Ste. 102, Richardson.

Miranda Jaimes, Olivia Lueckemeyer, Elizabeth Ucles, Daniel Houston, Ian Pribanic, Mike Graham, William C. Wadsack and Mackenzie Plusnick contributed to this report.



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The forum is free to view on YouTube and will include candidates who will be on Nov. 3 ballots in Collin and Denton counties at the state and county levels. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Frisco chamber to host virtual candidate forum for state, county races

The Frisco Chamber of Commerce will host a virtual candidate forum for state and county elective offices on Sept. 24.

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The fitness studio will combine spin, high-intensity interval training and yoga in 60-minute sessions. (Courtesy Spenga)
Fitness studio Spenga to open in Frisco this winter

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Sean Heatley withdraws from Frisco ISD Board of Trustees Place 4 race

Sean Heatley has withdrawn from the Frisco ISD board of trustees Place 4 race, but his name will remain on the ballot in the November election, according to the district.

The steakhouse serves steak, lobster, seafood and wine. (Courtesy III Forks Prime Steakhouse)
III Forks Prime Steakhouse relocates from Dallas to Frisco

The restaurant on Legacy Drive opened Sept. 15.

Not-for-profit agencies in Collin County can submit invoices for personal protective equipment to the county for reimbursement. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Collin County to reimburse housing and shelter not-for-profits for some coronavirus costs

Collin County plans to reimburse not-for-profit organizations that provide housing and shelter services for costs they have accrued assisting citizens during the coronavirus pandemic.

Main Street Food Hall is expected to open in Frisco in 2021. (Courtesy Bryan Brickman)
Food hall coming to Frisco in 2021 and more DFW news

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Main Street Food Hall is expected to open in Frisco in 2021. (Courtesy Bryan Brickman)
Main Street Food Hall to offer 10 vendors, bars, event spaces in Frisco in 2021

The food hall will span 10,000 square feet over two floors with 10 vendors, two bars and over 30 TVs.

Frisco confirmed two more mosquito pools had tested positive for West Nile virus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Mosquito pools near two Frisco neighborhoods test positive for West Nile virus

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The shareable culinary kitchen concept will be available to rent by the hour to chefs and caterers for preparation, demonstrations and baking. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Culinary concept Cibo Kitchens to open in Frisco this winter

To be located in the Rail District, the shareable culinary kitchen concept will be available to rent by the hour to chefs and caterers.

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.