Blue Olive Grill marks 5 years of business in McKinney

Blue Olive Grill is marking five years in its McKinney location. (Community Impact staff)
Blue Olive Grill is marking five years in its McKinney location. (Community Impact staff)

Blue Olive Grill is marking five years in its McKinney location. (Community Impact staff)

Blue Olive Grill opened five years ago on Dec. 1 at 2414 W. University Drive, Ste. 124, McKinney. The restaurant serves Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes, such as gyro, chicken shawarma, hummus, falafel, kabobs and more. The menu offers appetizers and salads, lunch and dinner, a kids menu, and a dessert menu. 972-548-7050. www.blueolivefresh.com
By Miranda Jaimes

Editor, Frisco & McKinney

Miranda joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editor in August 2017 with the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. In 2019 she transitioned to editor for the McKinney edition. She began covering Frisco as well in 2020. Miranda covers local government, transportation, business and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Miranda served as managing editor for The Prosper Press, The Anna-Melissa Tribune and The Van Alstyne Leader, and before that reported and did design for The Herald Democrat, a daily newspaper in Grayson County. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014.



MOST RECENT

McKinney residents are now able to keep potbellied pigs as pets. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)
City Council modifies ordinance to allow potbellied pigs in McKinney

The city of McKinney decided to modify an ordinance that will allow some residents to keep potbellied pigs as pets.

screenshot of McKinney home page
City of McKinney launches new website design

The changes have made site navigation easier for mobile and desktop users, city staff said.

This rendering shows the plan for the new Tupps Brewery location and expansion with 42,000 square feet. (Rendering courtesy Conduit Architecture & Design)
McKinney City Council, Community Development Corp. increase investment in Tupps Brewery project

Plans for the new brewery location at the historic McKinney grain site at the corner of Greenville Road and Dungan Street have grown, Tupps President Keith Lewis said.

The upcoming facility will expand Cirrus’ capacity of those services with space for aircraft storage, service hangars and a two-story office. (Rendering courtesy Cirrus Aircraft)
Cirrus Aircraft to take off with $9M expansion for new permanent facility in McKinney

The Cirrus McKinney Factory Direct Service Center is expected to break ground in the first quarter of 2022 and be completed by the first quarter of 2023.

The Gringo's location in Katy is pictured. A new Conroe location is planned for late 2022. (Courtesy NewQuest Properties)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Gringo's restaurant confirmed for Conroe Waterfront Center; Austin’s longest-standing H-E-B to be rebuilt and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 7.

US Attorney General Merrick Garland and US Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta announced the lawsuit against Texas on Dec. 6. (Screenshot courtesy of Department of Justice)
U.S. Dept. of Justice lawsuit alleges Texas' redistricting maps discriminate against voters of color

The suit alleges that the Texas Legislature redrew the maps to reduce voters of colors' influence on elections.

Collin County Commissioners discussed a request Dec. 6 for LifePath Systems to purchase land for a new facility. (Screenshot by Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)
LifePath Systems looks to expand mental health services with new McKinney facility

The property in question would be visible to law enforcement and others driving toward the jail and allow LifePath Systems to design professional office space. The intent would be to relocate all of LifePath’s crisis services to this facility.

high school lobby under construction
Attendance zones set up Frisco ISD’s newest schools

Panther Creek High School is in the midst of hiring for the campus that will open in fall 2022.

The 6.5-mile project will be an important connection for the pedestrian, bicycle and transit networks, according to city officials. (Courtesy Austin Public Works)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: City of Austin begins design of urban trail on abandoned rail corridor; 12 things to do in and around New Braunfels this holiday season and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 6.

Ashlee's Garden event venue held its grand opening in November. (Courtesy Ashlee's Garden)
Ashlee’s Garden event space opens at the historic McKinney flour mill

Ashlee’s Garden is able to host outdoor cocktail parties, wedding ceremonies, receptions, graduations, galas, parties, community fundraisers and live music from the permanent stage.

Honest Frisco opened in November at 1640 FM 423, Ste. 200. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
Indian vegetarian restaurant Honest Frisco opens near India Bazaar; Lewisville ISD board names an interim superintendent and more top DFW news

Read the most popular business and community news from the past week from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Consuelo Mendez Middle School has consistently received poor ratings from the Texas Education Agency. (Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: State could take over AISD school board if poorly-rated campus does not improve; new furniture store to open in McKinney and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 3.