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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Frisco ISD budget for FY 2021-22 includes raises, free health clinic for staff

FISD staff will see raises and one-time stipends as well as access to a future, free health clinic.

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Frisco was recognized by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas for bariatric surgery excellence, the facility announced. (Courtesy Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Frisco)
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Frisco earns designation for bariatric surgery

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Frisco was recognized for bariatric surgery excellence, the facility announced.

Wild Fork offers meat, including poultry and seafood, that is "blast frozen" at peak freshness. (Courtesy Wild Fork)
Wild Fork opens first Texas store in Frisco

Wild Fork offers meat, including poultry and seafood, that is "blast frozen" at peak freshness.

Construction has been ramping up in neighborhoods throughout Texas to meet the demand for housing. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
Experts discuss Texas' housing shortage during digital summit

Douglas Elliman Texas CEO Jacob Sudhoff said one trend from 2020 that has continued this year is tenants wanting to migrate from urban apartment developments to suburban homes.

COVID-19 had more real estate property owners consider how to bring the inside to the outside, experts said during the June 23 digital summit. (Courtesy Hub Streat)
Experts discuss COVID-19's effects on Texas real estate trends during digital summit

“The new normal is closer to the old normal than we thought it would be,” said Frank Mihalopoulos, the founder of Corinth Properties. “We lost a lot of businesses, and ... some restaurants are not even open all the hours that they had. We noticed some folks don’t even open in the evenings or on certain days for the longest time.”

Real estate investors and experts discuss the draw of Texas during the June 23 Bisnow Digital Summit. (Screenshot by Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)
Real estate experts discuss the draw to Texas in digital summit

Craig Hall, founder of the Hall Group, said his projects have him working with out-of-state city leaders, and it’s “refreshing” to work with Texas attitudes.

Dawn Rice is the owner of Write On! Creative Writing Center in Frisco. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
Write On! Creative Writing Center in Frisco gives all ages opportunity to hone skills

Rice said those who participate in the curriculum set at Write On! can get practice on many skills: writing short stories, poetry, essays and more.

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KickHouse will bring kickboxing to Frisco soon

Families, friends and kids alike can start kickboxing at KickHouse's Frisco location this summer.

The city of Frisco is in partnership with FISD and Hall Group to build a $67 million performing arts center at Hall Park. Development also includes a complimentary parking garage and 5-acre park linking the future facility with The Star in Frisco. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
Frisco City Council OKs refined agreement for performing arts center

The new agreement caps the main performance hall to 1,500 seats.

Gov. Greg Abbott announced a special legislative session will begin July 8. (Trent Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gov. Greg Abbott announces special legislative session to start July 8

Agenda items will be announced before the session begins, according to a release from the governor's office.

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Frisco ISD board approves agreement with city, Hall Group for performing arts center

The agreement outlines the public-private partnership among Frisco ISD, the city of Frisco and Hall Group to build a $67 million performing arts center at Hall Park.

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Rally House opens second Frisco store

Now sports fans in Frisco can choose from two different Rally House locations.