Chipotle opens in McKinney; Plano dessert shop elevates s'mores and more DFW news

Chipotle Mexican Grill opened Dec. 15 at 5151 W. University Drive, McKinney. (Courtesy Chipotle Mexican Grill)
Chipotle Mexican Grill opened Dec. 15 at 5151 W. University Drive, McKinney. (Courtesy Chipotle Mexican Grill)

Chipotle Mexican Grill opened Dec. 15 at 5151 W. University Drive, McKinney. (Courtesy Chipotle Mexican Grill)

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McKinney

Third Chipotle Mexican Grill opens in McKinney


Chipotle Mexican Grill opened Dec. 15 at 5151 W. University Drive, McKinney. The popular fast-casual chain specializes in burritos, tacos and bowls made to order with fresh meat and vegetables.

McKinney to convert parking spaces into additional restaurant seating



McKinney is adding new structures around its downtown area. These structures are called “parklets” and are being brought in to help create additional seating areas for restaurants that may be struggling with state capacity restrictions from COVID-19.

88 Bites 'pops up' at The Red Lantern in McKinney, has food truck aspirations

88 Bites opened Nov. 12 within The Red Lantern restaurant at 3851 S. Stonebridge Drive, Ste. 800, McKinney. Homemade dishes inspired by worldwide cuisine rotate at 88 Bites, featuring foods such as porchetta sandwiches, huevos rancheros and chicken katsu.

Plano

New location for Cosmic Canine offers dog training, boarding in Plano


Cosmic Canine opened a new location in October at 1101 Ohio Drive, Plano. The business offers dog training, boarding, day care and grooming.

Plano dessert shop Mallow Box elevates the traditional s’more

According to Martha Ware, the thought that led to the creation of her business was simple: The store-bought marshmallows she tried just did not taste as good as they should.

Four luxury brands coming soon to Legacy West in Plano

Four luxury brands will soon open in a new building directly across the street from the Legacy Food Hall in the Legacy West development at 7800 Windrose Ave., Plano.

Texas Collision Centers is now open in Plano

Texas Collision Centers opened Dec. 14 at 2501 N. Central Expressway, Plano. The business specializes in all aspects of collision repair, including bumper damage, paint, hail damage and no-paint dent repair.

Richardson

Sway Dance Center relocates to new Richardson location


Sway Dance Center relocated in early October from its location at 2701 Custer Parkway, Richardson, to 401 W. President George Bush Highway, Ste. 125, Richardson. The business provides high quality dance education for various age and skill levels.

Richardson Senior Center on track to reopen in April

Richardson seniors are mere months away from gaining access to an updated recreation center that is more than five years in the making.

11 holiday events in and around Richardson

Read a selection of events in and around Richardson celebrating Christmas and the New Year.

Grapevine-Colleyville-Southlake

Sky Creek Kitchen + Bar restaurant now open in Southlake


Delta Hotels by Marriott Dallas Southlake officially opened its Sky Creek Kitchen + Bar restaurant Nov. 30.

Fuddruckers location off of SH 121 in Grapevine permanently closes

Fuddruckers, located at 2001 N. SH 121, Grapevine, closed permanently in 2020 after its parent company, Luby’s Inc., announced plans in September to liquidate and sell assets.

Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth

Web design company eTekhnos relocates to Keller Parkway


eTekhnos, a web design and marketing agency, has relocated to 1762 Keller Parkway, Ste. 100, Keller. The business provides branding and marketing opportunities for benefit-based organizations.

Caliber Auto Care celebrates 1 year in business in north Fort Worth

Formerly Service First Automotive, a Caliber Auto Care center has been in business for a full year as of Sept. 4 at 8732 Harmon Road, Fort Worth.

Lewisville-Flower Mound-Highland Village

Learning Express toy store now open in Highland Village

A new franchise location of Learning Express Toys and Gifts opened Nov. 27 at 4081 Waller Creek, Ste. 150, Highland Village. The children’s store sells toys, puzzles, games, dolls, stuffed animals, collectibles, kids crafts, activity books and other items.

Daniel Houston, Miranda Jaimes, Matt Payne, Olivia Lueckemeyer, Liesbeth Powers, Sandra Sadek and Ian Pribanic contributed to this report.



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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.

Chicken and waffles are served with syrup. (Courtesy Layered)
Layered offers breakfast, brunch and family-like bonds to McKinney

The breakfast and brunch restaurant, located at 111 E. Virginia St., McKinney, sees regulars visit on any given day.

The North Texas Municipal Water District has lifted its request for its member cities to reduce water use. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Collin County water supplier lifts water conservation request

With water demands returning to normal levels, the North Texas Municipal Water District has lifted its request to reduce nonessential water use within its service area, which includes the cities of Frisco, McKinney, Plano and Richardson.

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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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.

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)
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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.