Bar-Ranch Steak Co. preps for downtown Plano opening and more DFW-area news

The aging room is being prepared for business at the new downtown butcher shop. (Courtesy Bar-Ranch Steak Co.)
The aging room is being prepared for business at the new downtown butcher shop. (Courtesy Bar-Ranch Steak Co.)

The aging room is being prepared for business at the new downtown butcher shop. (Courtesy Bar-Ranch Steak Co.)

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Plano

Bar-Ranch Steak Co. prepares for opening in downtown Plano

Bar-Ranch Steak Co. plans to open in late September or early October in downtown Plano at 1016 E.15th St. The butcher shop will offer a variety of aged steaks for sale, as well as beer and wine pairings.

Frisco



Stein Mart Inc. files for bankruptcy, launches store closing process

Stein Mart Inc. announced Aug. 12 that it had voluntarily filed for bankruptcy as it does not have “sufficient liquidity” to continue operations. A press release from the company said it expects to close “a significant portion, if not all” of its stores and has launched a store closing and liquidation process.

McKinney

Made of Sugar and Spice in downtown McKinney changes owners, readies to launch new programs

Eric Varney purchased Made of Sugar and Spice on June 5 and has assumed ownership of the business. The party and event venue offers a place for girls to celebrate their birthdays while making it easy for parents to plan.

GALLERY: Craig Ranch Fitness & Spa unveils renovations

Craig Ranch Fitness & Spa hosted a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the recently completed renovations to its lobby. The event also kicked off the Craig Ranch Fitness & Spa Youth Center's first day of Social Distance Learning as well as a food and school supply drive for local nonprofits, which will continue through Aug. 16.

Richardson

Richardson restaurant Frankie's Mexican Cuisine changes name to Dos Arroyos

Frankie’s Mexican Cuisine is changing its name to Dos Arroyos, according to its owner. The restaurant, located in the II Creeks Plaza development at 2701 Custer Parkway, Richardson will continue to serve the same menu and drinks under its new name.

Lewisville-Flower Mound-Highland Village

Speed limit changes for SH 121 frontage roads in Lewisville in effect Aug. 17

The speed limit for frontage roads along SH 121 in Lewisville will be reduced to 50 mph beginning Aug. 17.

The roads currently have 60 mph and 55 mph speed limits.

Lewisville Connect to resume regular service hours in coming weeks

The Lewisville Connect Route 21 and 22 will resume pre-COVID-19 service levels beginning Aug. 24.

Route 21 and 22 will operate with a 30-minute headway during peak hours and a 60-minute headway during off-peak hours.

Flower Mound's first GEICO office now open

GEICO opened its first Flower Mound office Aug. 5. The office, located at 4630 Long Prairie Road, Ste. 200, Flower Mound, offers insurance on cars, motorcycles, boats and other watercraft as well as homeowners and renters insurance.

Smile Doctors Braces closes in Lewisville

Smile Doctors Braces closed its Lewisville location earlier this year at 2417 S. Stemmons Freeway, Ste. 105. The orthodontic company offered braces, Invisalign and other treatments, such as orthognathic surgery and retainers.

Metrowide

AMC Theatres to reopen Aug. 20 with 15-cent tickets

AMC Theatres—which has multiple locations in the Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston areas—will begin reopening its movie screens Aug. 20, according to an Aug. 11 news release.

Liesbeth Powers, Daniel Houston, William C. Wadsack, Miranda Jaimes, Brian Perdue and Olivia Lueckemeyer contributed to this report.



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