Upscale eatery open in McKinney; Guy Fieri's Flavortown comes to Frisco and more DFW-area news

Urban Grill & Wine Bar is now open in downtown McKinney. (Courtesy Urban Grill & Wine Bar)
Urban Grill & Wine Bar is now open in downtown McKinney. (Courtesy Urban Grill & Wine Bar)

Urban Grill & Wine Bar is now open in downtown McKinney. (Courtesy Urban Grill & Wine Bar)

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Upscale eatery Urban Grill & Wine Bar now open in downtown McKinney

Urban Grill & Wine Bar opened March 9 at 218 E. Louisiana St., McKinney, in the former location of Bayou Jack’s Cajun Grill. Urban Grill & Wine Bar is a gourmet comfort food restaurant that offers boutique wines and cocktails, per the restaurant’s Facebook page.

Dempsey's Marketplace now open in downtown McKinney

After Dempsey’s Place was closed last summer due to the coronavirus pandemic, owner Stan Penn has reopened the space as Dempsey’s Marketplace. The business opened March 3 at 310 E. Louisiana St., McKinney. It is now being operated as a convenience store and marketplace that also sells beers and wine on the premises.


Guy Fieri's Flavortown now open inside east Frisco ghost kitchen

Guy Fieri, a nationally renowned restaurateur and Food Network personality, opened a new location of Guy Fieri’s Flavortown Kitchen on Feb. 15 at 8580 SH 121, Frisco, adjacent to Stonebriar Centre. The ghost kitchen restaurant concept only serves food to go.

Arizona-based financial management company to kick off Texas expansion in Frisco

Trajan Wealth, a financial planning company, is expected to open at 6959 Lebanon Road, Ste. 410, in May. The Arizona-based independent registered investment advisory firm specializes in asset planning, 401(k) management, retirement planning, life insurance and other wealth management services.

New woman-owed yoga and HIIT gym now open in Frisco's Rail District

Karma Fitness, a gym providing high-intensity interval training, yoga, cardio and strength training classes, is now open at 6990 Main St., Ste. C, in Frisco's Rail District.

WORTH THE TRIP: Black-owned beauty supply store to open along US 380 near west Frisco

Noire Beauty Supply is scheduled to open this spring at 2381 W. University Drive, Ste. 60, in Prosper. The business, set to open in May, will cater to the hair care needs of women of color, owner Andrea Fowler said.

Bigdash owners have vision to make dessert called kinafa a household name

Kareem Alrefaai and Asmaa Khattab have transformed their passion for food into an outlet for sharing their Syrian culture and cuisine.

The husband and wife are owners of the Middle Eastern sweets shop Bigdash, which originated in Richardson and branched out last year to Frisco.

Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth

Bear Creek Running Co. finds new location within Keller Town Center

Bear Creek Running Co., a shoe and apparel store for runners, has moved to 121 Rufe Snow Drive, Ste. 101, in Keller Town Center. The new location opened March 1, and a grand opening celebration is scheduled for April 1-May 5.


Hair Enhancement Centers now open in Southlake

Hair Enhancement Centers is now open at 301 State St., Ste 221, Southlake. The center offers FDA-approved Low-Light Laser Therapy treatments, which help prevent hair loss, improve hair quality and regrow diminished hairs. The procedure is non-invasive and uses no drugs, has no side effects and no downtime.

StarImage Dental Boutique now open in Southlake

StarImage Dental Boutique opened in January at 1480 Corporate Circle, Ste. 100, Southlake. The business specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry and treating temporomandibular joint disorders and sleep conditions.

Kira Lovell, Miranda Jaimes, Francesca D’Annunzio and Sandra Sadek contributed to this report.

Editor's note: This story has been edited to correct an error.


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First Mad for Chicken in Texas now open in downtown McKinney

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McKinney completes over $3.17M in renovations at Cottonwood Park

A community party July 24 will highlight the more than $3.17 million invested in preserving and redeveloping McKinney's Cottonwood Park.

The city of McKinney established school zones for Emerson High School in a July 20 City Council meeting. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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Peter Lake (left), chair of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and Brad Jones, interim president and CEO of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, provided an update on state regulators' electric grid redesign efforts in Austin on July 22. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
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McKinney establishes school zones for new Emerson High

Frisco ISD's 11th high school will open this fall in west McKinney.

Opioid abuse and the need for services addressing developmental disabilities are both on the rise in Collin County, LifePath Systems CEO Tammy Mahan told county commissioners on July 19. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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Suburban Yacht Club plans to open in Plano in August. (Courtesy Shannon McCarthy)
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Pizza and wings will be offered at Barro's Pizza when the restaurant opens in McKinney this September. (Courtesy Barro's Pizza)
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The Billy G's Original hoagie at Guitars & Growlers comes with ham, salami, various veggies and oil & vinegar. (Courtesy Guitars & Growlers)
McKinney restaurant Guitars & Growlers fosters community through craft beer, music

Guitars & Growlers opened its first location in Richardson in 2017. Both locations serve local craft beer, ciders and root beer on tap, in addition to a full menu with items named after well-known musicians.

The city has tapped artist Guido van Helten to paint a community mural on the north face of the silos at the McKinney Mill building on the east side of McKinney. (Courtesy city of McKinney)
New mural to join growing collection in McKinney public spaces

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