Torchy's Tacos to open in Frisco June 16; e-scooters appear in Plano and more DFW-area news

Torchy’s Tacos will hold a grand opening at 10 a.m. on June 16 at 2947 Preston Road, Frisco. (Courtesy Torchy's Tacos)
Torchy’s Tacos will hold a grand opening at 10 a.m. on June 16 at 2947 Preston Road, Frisco. (Courtesy Torchy's Tacos)

Torchy’s Tacos will hold a grand opening at 10 a.m. on June 16 at 2947 Preston Road, Frisco. (Courtesy Torchy's Tacos)

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Frisco

Grand opening for Torchy’s Tacos in Frisco is June 16

Torchy’s Tacos will hold a grand opening at 10 a.m. on June 16 at 2947 Preston Road, Frisco. The first 100 to arrive at Torchy’s will receive one limited edition Torchy’s at Frisco Park T-shirt and free queso for a year, according to a Facebook event page shared by Torchy’s.

Grapevine-Colleyville-Southlake



Bear Creek Spirits & Wine seeks to offer a premium experience in Colleyville

Randy Johnson saw a grand opportunity when he opened Bear Creek Spirits & Wine more than a decade ago.

The spirits industry expert brought more than 35 years of experience to the table when he founded his own liquor store in December 2010. Johnson wanted to create a local hotspot for his Colleyville neighbors to make liquor more accessible.

Contemporary American restaurant inside Grapevine Golf Course set to open this summer

Grapevine Golf Course will be home to Persimmons Bar & Grill, a contemporary American-style restaurant serving locally-sourced grilled meat and deli items.

Beanvoy Coffee Lounge serves robust blend of coffee, conversation in Southlake

Southlake residents and business partners Wenxin Wang and Ray Li opened Beanvoy Coffee Lounge in Southlake in June 2020.

Lewisville-Flower Mound-Highland Village

Stretch Lab slated to open new location in Flower Mound

Stretch Lab expects to open its new Flower Mound location at 2701 Cross Timbers Road in mid-June. The business offers one-on-one stretching for people over 10 years old.

McKinney

Tarot & Tea relocates to McKinney

Tarot & Tea will host a grand opening June 11 for its new office at 6130 Alma Road, Ste. 4, McKinney. Tarot & Tea is a metaphysical shop offering psychic readings, crystals, candles, oils and metaphysical supplies.

Bluebird Cottage Event Center rebrands as for-rent space; owner hopes for shutdown cafe's return

The property, now called Bluebird Cottage Event Center, was rebranded as a for-rent space for both public and private events after Patton had to halt restaurant operations in late 2020 due to COVID-19 struggles.

But owner Sabrina Patton still believes Bluebird fills a niche for McKinney residents not found anywhere else.

Plano

Electric scooter rental company Bird Rides now in Plano

Electric scooter rentals are returning to Plano this week with ride-hailing company Bird Rides.

City staff said Bird Rides planned to distribute the e-scooters throughout Plano starting June 7.

Sandra Sadek, Matt Payne, Karen Cheney, Kaushiki Roy, Miranda Jaimes and Erick Pirayesh contributed to this report.



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