McKinney music, arts festival set for mid-April; Raising Cane's opens in Plano and more DFW-area news

The Plano-McKinney Music & Arts Festival will include a classic car show. (Courtesy Outlaw Nation)
The Plano-McKinney Music & Arts Festival will include a classic car show. (Courtesy Outlaw Nation)

The Plano-McKinney Music & Arts Festival will include a classic car show. (Courtesy Outlaw Nation)

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McKinney

Plano-McKinney Music & Arts Festival set for mid-April

Collin County commissioners unanimously approved a mass-gathering permit for the 2021 Plano-McKinney Music & Arts Festival.

The festival is planned for April 17 and 18 at Myers Park and Event Center, 7117 CR 166, in McKinney. Event organizers estimate 3,000 people will attend but said as many as 5,000 people could pass through each day.



Grapevine-Colleyville-Southlake

Grapevine's Main Street Fest gears up for spring return

Grapevine’s famous Main Street Fest will return to the city’s downtown May 15 and 16 with a few changes from previous years to maintain safe health guidelines.

English pub From Across the Pond relocates in Colleyville

English restaurant and pub From Across the Pond has relocated to 1101 Cheek-Sparger Road, Colleyville. It reopened for dine-in service in March. The pub's previous location closed in August 2020 due to COVID-19. Delivery and pickup services have been operational since November.

New carwash to open near Grapevine Mills mall in fall 2021

A new Q Carwash will be opening in November 2021 at 3851 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine. The new eco-friendly carwash will be adjacent to the current RaceTrac gas station and convenience store and will recycle 85% of the water it uses.

Frisco

Texas Health Breeze Urgent Care opens two locations in Frisco

Texas Health Breeze Urgent Care has opened its doors to patients in two locations in recent months. The first location opened Feb. 2 at 2855 Preston Road, Frisco, and can be reached at 469-495-9118. The second opened March 2 at 2552 Eldorado Parkway, Ste. 550, Frisco, and can be reached at 469-495-9114.

Lewisville-Flower Mound-Highland Village

Midnight Custom Cars relocates to Lewisville industrial park

Lewisville City Council approved a special-use permit for Midnight Custom Cars to offer minor automotive work in the Alltrades Industrial Park at 1504 Eagle Court, Lewisville.

Sephora opening in Flower Mound on April 9

Sephora will hold a grand opening April 9 in The Highlands of Flower Mound shopping center, 6101 Long Prairie Road. The cosmetics company was founded in France in 1970 and opened its first U.S. store in 1998. Stores carry makeup, fragrances, skin care products and more, and the company offers in-store and virtual beauty classes and a customer loyalty program.

Plano

Raising Cane's opens new Plano location on Coit Road

Raising Cane’s opened a new location April 6 at 6060 Coit Road, Plano. The Louisiana-based eatery is known for its chicken tenders, crinkle-cut fries, coleslaw, Texas toast and signature Cane's sauce.

Zalat Pizza celebrates fifth anniversary of Independence Parkway location in Plano

Zalat Pizza marked its fifth anniversary March 7 at 7224 Independence Parkway, Ste. 316, Plano. The business specializes in specialty and traditional pizzas made with homemade dough and sauce and all-beef pepperoni cooked in old-school deck ovens rather than on conveyor belts.

Karin Shaw Anderson, Sandra Sadek, William C. Wadsack, Miranda Jaimes and Kira Lovell contributed to this report.



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McKinney City Council approved zoning for an apartment complex in McKinney. (Courtesy city of McKinney)
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Continued growth at Legacy West in Plano is helping to boost the local economy, according to the county’s 2020 comprehensive annual financial report. (Courtesy Legacy West)
Collin County finances healthy despite pandemic, report shows

Considering challenges officials faced last year, Collin County’s bottom line is “extremely healthy,” an independent auditor told county commissioners at their April 19 meeting.

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Independent Financial is expanding its McKinney headquarters. (Courtesy Independent Financial)
Independent Financial sets up future expansion with 17-acre buy in McKinney

The purchase brings Independent Financial’s corporate campus to nearly 30 acres, tripling the business’s original footprint.

The restaurant's menu focuses on chicken wings and sandwiches. (Courtesy Hoots Wings)
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Early voting for the May 1 election runs April 19-27. (Community Impact staff)
Early voting opens for local races on May 1 ballot in McKinney

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Jim's Pizza is relocating to Eldorado Parkway. (Community Impact staff)
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The program, which began this week in San Marcos, gives Amazon and Whole Foods employees and contractors direct access to COVID-19 vaccinations. (Courtesy Amazon)
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Stacia Goss (right) opened My Vinyl Craft on Dec. 6, 2019. Two days later, Mandi Thoma visited the store as a customer. By January Thoma was hired as the store manager. (Photos by Karen Chaney/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The Spicy Fried Chicken Sando is one of several offerings on Fuku's menu. (Courtesy Fuku)
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