Parry's Pizzeria coming to McKinney; ax-throwing experience opens in Roanoke and more DFW-area news

Parry's Pizzeria & Taphouse is coming to McKinney in June. (Courtesy Parry's Pizzeria & Taphouse)
Parry's Pizzeria & Taphouse is coming to McKinney in June. (Courtesy Parry's Pizzeria & Taphouse)

Parry's Pizzeria & Taphouse is coming to McKinney in June. (Courtesy Parry's Pizzeria & Taphouse)

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McKinney

Parry's Pizzeria & Taphouse to serve crafted pies and beer in McKinney

Parry’s Pizzeria & Taphouse serves pizza, wings, calzones, pasta, sandwiches, wraps and salads. The eatery also has craft beer, cocktails and wine.

Mexican-food mainstay Petra brings family, McKinney community together



Originally a “Mexican Pei Wei” eating concept that focused on fast-casual dining, Petra has evolved over the years to become a more traditional, sit-down experience.

Frisco

After delay, Language Lab Academy to open in Frisco this May


Language Lab Academy plans to open May 31 at 9560 Legacy Drive, Ste. 270, Frisco. The academy will offer after-school and prekindergarten language acquisition classes in Spanish, French, American Sign Language and more.

Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth

FlannelJax's ax-throwing experience now open in Roanoke

FlannelJax’s, a lumberjack sports destination, is opening May 13 at 1212 US 377, Ste. 103, Roanoke.

Lewisville

Arteriors Home soon to fully open in Lewisville

The home furnishing and lighting specialist has roots in the Dallas design district, and outlet locations in Plano and Dallas with a warehouse location in Carrollton.

Statewide

CDC ends all mask requirements for fully vaccinated people

Fully vaccinated Americans can forego face coverings both outdoors and indoors, new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced May 13 stated.

Kira Lovell, Miranda Jaimes, Alex Copeland, Emma Whalen and Matt Payne contributed to this report.



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The Texas Central rail connection from Dallas to Houston will feature a bullet train similar to this one. (Courtesy Texas Central Partners/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas Supreme Court declines to review high-speed rail case, freeing company up to use eminent domain

Texas Central, the company looking to build a 236-mile high-speed rail line connecting Houston and Dallas, has been given a big win in an ongoing legal battle over whether the company is legally recognized as a "railroad company" under state law.

The McKinney Family YMCA has reopened after closing a large part of its facility this February. (Courtesy McKinney Family YMCA)
McKinney Family YMCA reopens following winter storm repairs, renovations

Crews have replaced most surfaces in the building, from floors to ceilings, according to a McKinney Family YMCA news release.

Bojangles recently announced it signed a franchise agreement to open a new location in Richardson. (Courtesy Bojangles)
Bojangles fried chicken coming to Richardson; bar and grill opens at Grapevine golf course and more DFW-area news

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Firefighter administering a shot to a patient
McKinney Fire Department partners with churches to vaccinate vulnerable communities

'We're not telling you to do something that we haven't done': Faith leaders encouraged the community to get vaccinated through clinics hosted by the McKinney Fire Department.

McKinney Fourth of July event—Red, White and BOOM!—will take place in person this year. (Courtesy Pexel)
Juneteenth celebration, Fourth of July parade and more McKinney events in June and July

Check out the celebrations and local events taking place in McKinney June 19 through July 10. 

Mesero has six locations across the metroplex, with a seventh on the way in Southlake. (Courtesy Mesero)
Tex-Mex restaurant may come to Southlake; African fusion eatery opens in Frisco and more DFW-area news

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Plans OK’d for tax-credit, workforce housing in McKinney

About 10 acres of land at this site was already zoned for multifamily uses, however, at the June 15 McKinney City Council meeting, the applicant requested that about two more acres on the east side of the site be brought in as part of the development, for a total of about 12 acres.

Buzzed Bull Creamery is opening soon in McKinney. (Courtesy Buzzed Bull Creamery)
Buzzed Bull Creamery sets grand opening date in McKinney

The shop will use liquid nitrogen to serve ice cream, shakes and an espresso bar with customizable options for customers.

Stillwater Capital proposed redeveloping Storybook Ranch into for-rent cottage homes. (Rendering courtesy city of McKinney)
City Council approves redevelopment plans for McKinney’s Storybook Ranch

The applicant proposed for the 38 acres to be divided into two tracts: one portion of the land—about 2 acres facing Custer—will be dedicated to commercial uses, and the other 36 acres will allow for the cottage residential development.

McKinney city staff identified several businesses and residences that would be potentially effected by the renaming of Throckmorton Street and Throckmorton Place. (Image courtesy city of McKinney)
McKinney City Council considers steps to rename Throckmorton Street and Throckmorton Place

Following the presentation, staff said the city will work to engage the public to inform and seek feedback from residents, businesses and property owners along the two Throckmorton streets.