Velvet Taco coming to Plano and more DFW-area news

Velvet Taco is planning to open in the fall on Park Boulevard in Plano. (Courtesy Velvet Taco)
Velvet Taco is planning to open in the fall on Park Boulevard in Plano. (Courtesy Velvet Taco)

Velvet Taco is planning to open in the fall on Park Boulevard in Plano. (Courtesy Velvet Taco)

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Plano

Velvet Taco plans fall opening on Park Boulevard in Plano

Velvet Taco plans to open a new Plano location in the fall at 5013 W. Park Blvd. The restaurant chain serves more than 20 varieties of taco with a variety of international influences.

Richardson



Rocco's Italian Cafe coming soon to Richardson

Rocco’s Italian Cafe is expected to open Sept. 1 at 908 Audelia Road, Richardson. The restaurant’s menu includes pizza, pasta, wings and salads, according to the owner.

Grapevine-Colleyville-Southlake

Fajita Pete's to open new location in Southlake

A new Fajita Pete's location is undergoing construction and is expected to open in September at 711 E. Southlake Blvd., Ste. 100, Southlake. The Tex-Mex franchise specializes in catering and offers a home or office delivery service.

Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth

Cigars International super store now open in Northeast Fort Worth

A Cigars International retail store opened July 22 in Northeast Fort Worth.

The store is located at 12853 Cabela Drive, Fort Worth, near Cabela’s outdoor sports store. It is the second Cigars International retail location in Texas.

Statewide

Mask-break areas, limited capacity: Texas Renaissance Festival unveils health guidelines for 46th season

The Texas Renaissance Festival has released its health and safety guidelines for the upcoming festival season, which runs Oct. 3-Nov. 29 in Todd Mission, just north of Magnolia.

Daniel Houston, Gavin Pugh, Anna Lotz, Ian Pribanic and Makenzie Plusnick contributed to this report.



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At Rita's Grooming Spa, pet grooming is available for dogs and cats of all sizes using all-natural products and breed-standard grooming for each pet. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Rita's Grooming Spa now open under new ownership in Plano

Rita's Grooming Spa became the new name of the pet grooming shop at 1820 Coit Road, Ste. 107, Plano, the week of Jan. 18.

(Chase Autin/Community Impact Newspaper)
Plano City Council to give final direction on 2021 bond Jan. 25

Plano City Council is expected to decide Jan. 25 on final projects and propositions for a potential May bond election during the council's preliminary open meeting.

Scott Palmer administers a COVID-19 vaccine shot to a Roanoke police officer. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Vaccination hubs open in Plano, McKinney Fire Dept. and more DFW-area news

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The filing period for those interested in running for a seat on Plano City Council opened Jan. 13 and will remain open until Feb. 12 for Places 2, 4, 6—the mayoral seat—and 8. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Who’s filed to run: Plano City Council seats up for grabs as May elections approach

Five Plano City Council races—including one for the Place 6 mayor’s seat—will be on the ballot as the city prepares for its next round of municipal elections in May.

Services at PT Solutions include general physical therapy, concussion rehabilitation, movement disorder rehabilitation, performance enhancement and stroke rehabilitation, among others. (Courtesy PT Solutions Physical Therapy)
PT Solutions Physical Therapy brings recovery treatments to Plano

Services at PT Solutions include general physical therapy, concussion rehabilitation, movement disorder rehabilitation, performance enhancement and stroke rehabilitation, among others.

The Bellagio—Daq's take on a White Russian—and the Bora Bora—a pineapple, passion fruit and piña colada drink—have been the most popular menu items so far, co-owner Dominique Jones said. (Courtesy Daq's Luxury Daiquiri Lounge)
Daq's Luxury Daiquiri Lounge creates 'sweet spot' in Plano

Owner of the newly opened restaurant Dominique Jones said she and her husband Cory wanted to create a space that brings everyone together.

Scott Palmer administers a COVID-19 vaccine shot to a Roanoke police officer. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
2 vaccination hubs to open in Plano; BigShots Golf coming to Fort Worth and more DFW news

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Commissioners are seen at the latest Plano Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. (Screenshot via city of Plano)
Plano staff withdraw zoning request for future land sale and other planning and zoning news

Updates from the latest Plano Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.

A hostess at Maple Bacon folds single-use menus ahead of the arrival of customers. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Plano restaurateurs adjust to a new dining landscape nearly 1 year into the pandemic

While the future of the industry remains uncertain, restaurant owners have said they hope dispersal of vaccines will help alleviate capacity restrictions and restore confidence in diners who have for months opted to stay home.

Scott Palmer administers a COVID-19 vaccine shot to a Roanoke police officer. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Two new COVID-19 vaccination hubs opening in Plano

Updated: Two new distribution centers are making COVID-19 vaccines more available to Plano residents.

Boxochops is expected to begin offering authentic Nigerian smallchops in Plano this February. (Community Impact staff)
Boxochops kitchen coming soon to Plano

Boxochops is expected to begin offering authentic Nigerian smallchops in Plano this February.

Grizzly Burger House's menu includes the Hawaiian cheeseburger and more. (Courtesy Grizzly Burger House)
Grizzly Burger opens in Richardson and more DFW-area news

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