Mad for Chicken opens; work on container homes community begins and more top news from DFW

Mad for Chicken opened July 23 at 216 W. Virginia St., Ste. 102, in downtown McKinney. (Courtesy Mad for Chicken)
Mad for Chicken opened July 23 at 216 W. Virginia St., Ste. 102, in downtown McKinney. (Courtesy Mad for Chicken)

Mad for Chicken opened July 23 at 216 W. Virginia St., Ste. 102, in downtown McKinney. (Courtesy Mad for Chicken)

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First Mad for Chicken in Texas now open in downtown McKinney

The Korean-inspired restaurant serves soy-garlic fried chicken alongside pork belly strips, salads, kimchi fries, quesadillas and more.


Container home community in McKinney the Cotton Groves to begin work on first homes

Once complete, the 2.75-acre neighborhood will offer 35 units for qualifying low- to moderate-income families to purchase. The Cotton Groves project is backed by Habitat for Humanity of Collin County and aims to offer a way for people to become homeowners and build equity, CEO Celeste Cox said.


Williams Sonoma relocates to new storefront in Plano

Williams Sonoma is a California-based company that sells kitchenware and home furnishings. It also offers in-home design services.


Plano officials explore music venue permit process amid resident noise complaints

The city’s commercial threshold on noise levels is 70 decibels, or 10 decibels above the background noise level, from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. From 10:01 p.m.-6:59 a.m., it is 60 decibels or 5 decibels above the background noise level.


Site plan approved for Tupps Brewery relocation, expansion in McKinney

The vision for the brewery included numerous design exceptions, which staff listed, but also noted that the project is “envisioned to be a campus-style and entertainment destination reminiscent of the area’s industrial feel of the site.” With that in mind, staff recommended approval.


Matt Payne, Miranda Jaimes, Olivia Lueckemeyer and Erick Pirayesh contributed to this report.


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The West Grove mixed-use development will include about a 4-acre entertainment area called The Hub. (Rendering courtesy city of McKinney)
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Braum's is set to open in McKinney this month. (Courtesy Braum's Ice Cream & Dairy)
New Braum’s at Custer Road and US 380 in McKinney sets opening date

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North Central Texas Council of Governments is proposing new uses for high-occupancy vehicle lanes on US 75 and is asking the public to provide feedback on the plan. (Community Impact staff)
McKinney residents can comment on plan that would pay some drivers to use HOV lanes on US 75

A pilot project in the corridor between I-635 and SH 121 just south of McKinney will evaluate the effectiveness of allowing solo drivers to use the HOV lane while also providing an incentive to cars with more than one occupant.

After almost five years of business, Taco Crush in McKinney has closed. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)
After nearly 5 years in McKinney, Taco Crush closes its doors

The restaurant is listed as “Permanently closed” on Google, and a sign posted to the front of the restaurant described the closure notice as well.

All Serendipity Labs feature natural light with areas for teams to meet that meet health requirements. Pictured is Serendipity Labs Madison/Middleton, Wisconsin. The Serendipity Labs at McKinney–Craig Ranch will meet these same brand standards. (Courtesy Serendipity Labs)
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Serendipity Labs will provide flexible workspaces that include private offices, coworking, team rooms and meeting and event space.

Jo Alch (right), founder and executive director of Pajamas for Seniors, and volunteer Allison Byrd-Haley collect pajama donations at Teresa's House in McKinney. (Brooklynn Cooper/Community Impact Newspaper)
McKinney nonprofit spreads 'love' and 'dignity' to senior citizens through pajamas

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Kyodai Handroll & Sushi Bar features fatty salmon sashimi. (Courtesy Kyodai Handroll & Sushi Bar)
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Renovations are taking place at the Collin College McKinney campus. (Rendering courtesy Collin College)
Renovations, construction underway at Collin College McKinney campus

The new center will be about 40,000 square feet and serve as a hub for students’ needs, including academic counseling, class sign-ups and payments.

CASA of Collin County debuted its renovated facility on Davis Street in downtown McKinney on Sept. 14. (Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)
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CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, are assigned to children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. These advocates act on behalf of children in court to place them into a permanent home that serves the best interest of the child.

Hoots Wings offers five cooking options and 14 sauces and dry rubs to choose from. (Courtesy Leah Trice of Fishman Public Relations)
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