Tasty Casa opens in McKinney; Premier Grilling relocates in Plano and more DFW-area news

Tasty Casa opened Jan. 24 at 1213 S. McDonald St., McKinney. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
Tasty Casa opened Jan. 24 at 1213 S. McDonald St., McKinney. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)

Tasty Casa opened Jan. 24 at 1213 S. McDonald St., McKinney. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Tasty Casa now serving Mexican food classics in McKinney

Tasty Casa opened Jan. 24 at 1213 S. McDonald St., McKinney. The sit-down and drive-thru restaurant serves a collection of Mexican favorites, including tacos, nachos, burritos and quesadillas.


Newly constructed Starbucks location now open in Richardson

Starbucks opened a new location at 205 S. Plano Road, Ste. 100, in Richardson on Jan. 18. The Seattle-based coffee company’s new location is in the Richardson Square development in front of the former Sears store.


Premier Grilling to relocate store along Preston Road in Plano

Premier Grilling expects to open in its new Plano location Feb. 1 at 3308 Preston Road, Ste. 380. The store will continue to offer the same items and services in its new space, including grills, smokers, grilling tools and accessories, seasoning, sauces and outdoor patio construction.


Dogtopia to open new Frisco location

Dogtopia, a dog day care, boarding and grooming center, is opening a new location in Frisco at 7227 Preston Road, Frisco.

Godiva announces closure of 128 stores, including Frisco location

The Frisco location of Godiva Chocolatier within Stonebriar Centre at 2601 Preston Road, Frisco, is set to close this spring.

Lewisville-Flower Mound-Highland Village

Taco Bell opens new location in Lewisville

A new Taco Bell opened in Lewisville at the beginning of January. The fast-food restaurant is located at 1025 W. Round Grove Road and offers staples such as tacos, burritos, quesadillas and nachos. Desserts and drinks are also available.


Swadeshi Indian grocery store opens in Southlake

Swadeshi, an Indian grocery store, opened a location in Southlake on Jan. 14 at 2315 E. Southlake Blvd., Ste. 106. The ethnic grocery store is known for its tandoori, biryani, naan and $1.25 samosas. It also sells pastries and Indo-Chinese items.

Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth

24 Hour Fitness closes only Keller location

24 Hour Fitness has officially closed at 5901 Golden Triangle Blvd., Keller—its only location in Keller.

Francesca D'Annunzio, William C. Wadsack, Miranda Jaimes, Liesbeth Powers, Sandra Sadek and Kira Lovell contributed to this report.


The McKinney Planning and Zoning Commission supported a rezoning request that could allow cottage homes to be constructed on the Storybook Ranch property located at 3701 Custer Road, McKinney. (Rendering courtesy city of McKinney)
McKinney's Storybrook Ranch given initial green light to redevelop into cottage homes

The project includes about 240 units in one-, two- or three-bedroom options available for rent with oversized bedroom windows, privacy fences and yards.

The current McKinney Public Safety Building will become the new headquarters for the police department after the fire department headquarters are built. (Community Impact file photo)
Architect named to design new McKinney Fire Department HQ

The layout of the building will be determined by the Martinez Architects team as it moves through its process.

The Playful Studios building in downtown McKinney
Common Desk to open downtown McKinney location in Playful Studios building

The coworking space is expected to open in late May.

Chipotle Mexican Grill opened a new Plano location Feb. 20 at the corner of Independence Parkway and Legacy Drive. (Courtesy Chipotle Mexican Grill)
Plano Chipotle opens with drive-thru; Tailgaters sports bar opens in Frisco and more DFW-area news

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woman getting her hair washed
209 Salon relocates in McKinney

The salon established in 2008 has a new spot.

Collin County Administrator Bill Bilyeu said all vaccine hubs were forced to halt operations due to the recent flurry of ice and snow. But he said operations are back and running smoothly as of the week of Feb. 22. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Collin County vaccine hubs resume work after winter storm shutdown

Operations are back and running smoothly as of the week of Feb. 22, officials said.

Assorted women's health products.
BeBalanced Hormone Weight Loss Center now open in McKinney

The third north Dallas location is fully open after the winter storms.

cars on snowy road
Texas Disaster Declaration opens door to federal aid for losses sustained during winter storms

Individuals and businesses who sustained losses during the February 2021 winter storms are eligible for federal assistance, according to a Texas Disaster Declaration approved

Gov. Greg Abbott held a press conference Feb. 19 updating residents on the state's response to recent winter storms. (Courtesy Office of the Governor)
Gov. Abbott: Texas is working with federal, local agencies to offer financial relief, resources to residents impacted by winter storms

Gov. Greg Abbott said the state continues to prioritize four main areas of concern: power, water, supplies and fuel production.

People using the hampr service.
App-based laundry service hampr now available throughout much of northern metroplex

The app, which is available for iOS and Android devices, provides laundry washing and drying services.

ERCOT president and chief executive Bill Magness (left) was joined by the electric grid manager's senior director of system operations Dan Woodfin on Feb. 19 for a briefing on the company's emergency operations. (Screenshot via ERCOT livestream)
ERCOT chief: 'We are completely back to normal operations' as of Feb. 19

Officials with the Texas electric grid manager also said they are preparing for state and federal reviews of this week's power outages.

The free month of storage is available to customers renting new units and is subject to vacancy at each U-Haul facility. (Courtesy U-Haul)
U-Haul offering Texans 30 free days of storage

The 30-day offer also applies to U-Box portable storage containers, which have 257 cubic feet of space and a 1 ton capacity.