COVID-19 causes bar closures and more DFW news

Restaurants, bars and some other businesses in North Texas will face a familiar slate of heightened restrictions after the region exceeded Gov. Greg Abbott’s threshold for COVID-19 hospitalizations. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Restaurants, bars and some other businesses in North Texas will face a familiar slate of heightened restrictions after the region exceeded Gov. Greg Abbott’s threshold for COVID-19 hospitalizations. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Restaurants, bars and some other businesses in North Texas will face a familiar slate of heightened restrictions after the region exceeded Gov. Greg Abbott’s threshold for COVID-19 hospitalizations. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

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

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Bar closures, tighter business restrictions triggered in North Texas by COVID-19 hospitalizations

Restaurants, bars and many other businesses in North Texas face heightened restrictions after the region exceeded the governor’s threshold for COVID-19 hospitalizations.

Plano



Mother's desire to help families cope with various disorders at the heart of Stacy's Sensory Solutions in Plano


Stacy Wright had never heard of sensory integration disorder when her daughter Natalie was diagnosed at the age of 5. Thirteen years later, she dedicates her life to giving families the tools they need to care for a loved one with a developmental disorder.

After Hours Urgent & Complete Dentistry coming soon to Plano

After Hours Urgent & Complete Dentistry expects to open a location at 3937 N. Central Expressway, Plano, in early January. The dental office is open in the evenings and provides services such as tooth extraction, broken-tooth repair, crowns and caps, denture repairs, replacement teeth and wisdom tooth extractions.

Ebby Halliday moves headquarters to Legacy Business Park in Plano

Real estate services company Ebby Halliday has moved its corporate headquarters to the Legacy Business Park area in Plano, according to a Dec. 2 press release.

Richardson

Trucker's Cafe now serving soul food in Richardson


Trucker’s Cafe opened in late September at 580 W. Arapaho Road, Ste. 406, Richardson. The soul food restaurant serves buffet-style, home-cooked meals, such as burgers, turkey legs, wings, fish baskets, pork chops, and other Southern sides and entrees.

Salon Lace Me now offering hair extension services in Richardson

Salon Lace Me opened in early November at 300 N. Coit Road, Ste. 176, Richardson. The business offers a full range of hair extension installation and maintenance services, including traditional extensions, micro-link extensions and wig extensions.

McKinney

Local Yocal Farm to Market to celebrate 10th anniversary in McKinney

Local Yocal Farm to Market will celebrate its 10th anniversary Dec. 10. The store sells locally raised, organic and grass-fed meats as well as local organic dairy and pantry products.

One of Hub 121’s first shops, Phenix Salon Suites, now open in McKinney

Phenix Salon Suites opened in early December as one of the first tenants at McKinney’s newest mixed-use development site, Hub 121.

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Grill This BBQ Supply store opens in Highland Village

Grill This BBQ Supply opened Nov. 19 at 200 Marketplace Lane, Ste. 205, Highland Village. The store sells a variety of grills, ranging from ceramic to gas and charcoal.

Daniel Houston, Olivia Lueckemeyer, Makenzie Plusnick and William C. Wadsack contributed to this report.



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Raymond James will open a location at The Offices Two at Frisco Station. (Courtesy VanTrust Real Estate)
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