Best of 2021: Longtime Starbucks closes; luxury car brands incoming and more top news from Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake

Southlake's Starbucks off of White Chapel Boulevard permanently closed in March 2021. (Courtesy Starbucks)
Southlake's Starbucks off of White Chapel Boulevard permanently closed in March 2021. (Courtesy Starbucks)

Southlake's Starbucks off of White Chapel Boulevard permanently closed in March 2021. (Courtesy Starbucks)

Here is a list of the five most popular Community Impact Newspaper stories from Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake in 2021 based on website traffic.

1. Starbucks near White Chapel Boulevard in Southlake permanently closes after 2 decades

After serving the Southlake community for 20 years, a Starbucks located at 100 W. Southlake Blvd., Ste. 80, Southlake, permanently closed March 20.

2. Former Harkins Theatres in Southlake to be replaced by EVO Entertainment 'destination zone'

The shuttered Harkins Theatres in Southlake Town Square is expected to be refurbished into a new venue known as EVO Entertainment—a hybrid of a cinema, bowling alley, restaurants and video arcade.


3. Two new luxury car brands coming to Grapevine in early 2022

Two new automotive brands will be coming to Grapevine in early 2022 following City Council’s approval March 16 for an amended site plan to a 30,000-square-foot Volkswagen automobile dealership currently proposed at 2351 William D. Tate Ave., Ste. 100, Grapevine.

4. Grapevine Mayor William D. Tate elected for another three-year term

Grapevine Mayor William D. Tate received over 80% of the votes in the May 1 election. He was first elected to City Council in 1972 and served as mayor from 1973-1985. He was re-elected again as mayor beginning in 1988.

5. Food Network's 'Restaurant: Impossible' to film at Colleyville restaurant

From Across the Pond, located at 11101 Cheek-Sparger Road in Colleyville, was featured on an episode of "Restaurant: Impossible," a Food Network show hosted by chef Robert Irvine.
By Steven Ryzewski
Steven Ryzewski is the editor for Community Impact Newspaper's Grapevine-Colleyville-Southlake and Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth editions. Before joining Community Impact in 2021, he worked in hyperlocal journalism for nine years in Central Florida as an editor, sports editor and correspondent.