Top 7 photos of 2020 in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake

Madeline Ricci launched The Hook boutique fitness studio in Grapevine in 2017 to help women feel confident working out. (Renee Yan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Madeline Ricci launched The Hook boutique fitness studio in Grapevine in 2017 to help women feel confident working out. (Renee Yan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Madeline Ricci launched The Hook boutique fitness studio in Grapevine in 2017 to help women feel confident working out. (Renee Yan/Community Impact Newspaper)

The year 2020 was long and eventful. Here's a round-up of our top seven photos from the past 12 months.



Madeline Ricci launched The Hook boutique fitness studio in Grapevine in 2017 to help women feel confident working out. She was featured in our March 2020 issue. Click here to read the article. (Renee Yan for Community Impact Newspaper)



Nationwide protests calling out racial injustices came about following the death of George Floyd during the summer months of 2020. Here, Southlake residents partake in a similar protest in Southlake Town Square. You can view our full gallery of the peaceful march here. (Gavin Pugh for Community Impact Newspaper)




The long awaited Hotel Vin opened its doors to the public in September as part of the city of Grapevine's major development called Grapevine Main, which features city offices, conference rooms, a hotel and a food hall. Hotel Vin is a Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel. Take a look inside the hotel by visiting our gallery. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)



Brazilian head chef Vinicius Fernandes spins the pizza dough in the Sauce'd kitchen on Sept. 18. Sauce'd is a locally owned pizza shop in Grapevine that specializes in New York and Texas-style crusts. Read more about the family business, which was featured in our October 2020 issue. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)



The month of November brought about a popular election cycle as voters headed to the polls to cast their ballots for federal, state and local elections. For full coverage of the November 2020 election, visit our elections page for a list of all stories. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)



For our senior living guide in December 2020, we took a look at how senior centers have been adapting to COVID-19 restrictions and what guidelines they have put in place to protect vulnerable senior citizens. Check out our photos and the full story online or in our December issue. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)



Southlake opened the Delta Hotel, the city's second hotel in early December. The ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by many local officials and investors. Visit our gallery to see what features and amenities are available inside. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
By Sandra Sadek
Sandra Sadek covers the cities of Grapevine, Southlake and Roanoke as well as Carroll ISD for Community Impact. She graduated from Texas State University where she majored in journalism and international relations. She has experience working for several local papers including the University Star, the Katy Times, and the Fort Stockton Pioneer. When she's not on the ground reporting, she enjoys a good book and a hot drink. Follow her on social media @ssadek19.


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Two hundred rail pieces were delivered east of Shiloh Road in Plano in late 2020, according to a Dec. 18 DART release. (Courtesy Dallas Area Rapid Transit)
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Any Lab Test Now will be opening a new clinic in early March in Southlake. (Courtesy Any Lab Test Now)
Any Lab Test Now coming soon to Southlake

Any Lab Test Now will be opening a location in Southlake in March.

Snow covers I-45 in Houston during a winter storm that hit Texas the night of Feb. 14. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
Legislators probe energy officials over power failures, lack of preparation heading into winter storm

The Texas Legislature held hearings Feb. 25 with energy companies including Oncor Electric Delivery and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas in response to last week’s historic winter storm, which left millions of Texans without electricity for days.

The city of Grapevine will be waiving certain fees related to damage caused by Winter Storm Uri. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Grapevine waives fees, provides other assistance for residents affected by winter storm

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The coffee and wine bar offers signature drinks, such as the Honey Bear Latte, made with honey and cinnamon, as well as food options, such as breakfast tacos, charcuterie boards, baked goods and snack boxes. (Courtesy Golden Boy Coffee Co.)
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Black Rock Coffee Bar will be opening in Southlake in the spring. (Courtesy of Black Rock Coffee Bar)
Oregon boutique coffee shop Black Rock Coffee Bar plans Southlake location

Black Rock Coffee is set to open two new locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including one in Southlake.

As many as 31 stores across nine states will be shuttered as Fry's Electronics shuts down due to market changes and the pandemic. (Courtesy Qygen, Wikimedia Commons)
Fry's Electronics calls it quits after nearly 36 years in business

As many as 31 stores across nine states will be shuttered as Fry's Electronics shuts down due to market changes and the pandemic.

A lone runner jogs on a snow-covered road in Austin. Transportation projects across the city were briefly paused due to Winter Storm Uri. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
ERCOT: Texas power system was less than 5 minutes from collapse during winter storm

ERCOT's CEO offered details into what led to the massive blackouts that left millions of Texans in the cold last week.

Next Bistro was opened in 2011 by husband and wife Tom and Ying Aiken. Chef Ying left her career as an accountant to pursue cooking. (Photos courtesy Next Bistro)
Upscale eatery Next Bistro in Colleyville continues to innovate

The owners of Next Bistro in Colleyville have made a major investment in their restaurant every year since opening it in 2011.

Saint Bernard has leased more than 10,000 square feet at the Shops of Southlake and is expected to open this spring. (Courtesy Pexels)
Saint Bernard coming soon to Shops of Southlake

Saint Bernard has leased more than 10,000 square feet at the Shops of Southlake and is expected to open this spring.

Standing water covering the floor in a carpeted classroom
Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, Carroll ISD assess weather damage to schools

Burst pipes and sprinklers affected both districts during Texas' February winter storm.

Chocolate Hangover in Grapevine offers a wide range of alcohol-infused and regular confections. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Grapevine business Chocolate Hangover offers an assortment of confections

Chocolate Hangover specializes in Texas-made chocolate bars, fudge and truffles.