Dutch Bros Coffee opens in McKinney; Urban Seafood Co. coming to Plano and more DFW-area news

Dutch Bros Coffee is now open in McKinney. (Courtesy Dutch Bros Coffee)
Dutch Bros Coffee is now open in McKinney. (Courtesy Dutch Bros Coffee)

Dutch Bros Coffee is now open in McKinney. (Courtesy Dutch Bros Coffee)

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McKinney

Dutch Bros Coffee has grand opening for McKinney location

The first greater Dallas area location of Dutch Bros Coffee opened May 14 in McKinney.

Plano



Urban Seafood Co. to bring oyster bar, fish market to Plano

Urban Seafood Co. is expected to open in mid-June at 1104 14th St., Plano. The restaurant—the creation of chef Salvatore Gisellu and Bonnie and Nathan Shea, creators of Urban Rio and Urban Crust—is set to include menu options from its fresh oyster bar as well as clams, lobster bakes, house-made pastas, lobster rolls and chowders.

Frisco

Frisco completes its part of the Six Cities Trail Connector

The city of Frisco is officially connected to Plano via the Six Cities Hike & Bike Trail. Crews recently completed 0.34 miles of trail on the Six Cities Trail connector, which is part of the Collin County Regional Trail Master Plan. The trail connects Frisco to trails in Plano, McKinney, Allen, Richardson and Garland.

Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea coming to Preston Road in Frisco

Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea is looking to open in late summer at 13030 Preston Road, Ste. 100, Frisco, in the new Shops at Creekside. The cafe will feature a drive-thru, indoor and outdoor seating and a globally inspired menu with premium coffees, teas, pastries, sandwiches, salads and more.

Richardson

Blaze Pizza to open in Richardson later this year

Blaze Pizza expects to open a new location at 1450 E. Belt Line Road, Richardson, during the third quarter of 2021. The fast-casual restaurant allows guests to customize signature pizzas or create their own.

Statewide

Javier Ambler's Law moves to Gov. Abbott’s desk

Javier Ambler's Law, a bill that would ban state and local law enforcement from contracting with reality television shows, passed in the Senate on May 13 and now moves to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk for signing before it becomes law.

Miranda Jaimes, William C. Wadsack and Ali Linan contributed to this report.



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Dutch Bros Coffee expects to open later this year in Richardson. (Courtesy Dutch Bros Coffee)
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Dutch Bros Coffee expects to open this summer in Plano. (Courtesy Dutch Bros Coffee)
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