Jollibee restaurant in Plano a hit on its first day and more DFW news

Jollibee opened with a fanfare of cars wrapped around its parking lot midday Aug. 20. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Jollibee opened with a fanfare of cars wrapped around its parking lot midday Aug. 20. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)

Jollibee opened with a fanfare of cars wrapped around its parking lot midday Aug. 20. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Plano

Cars wrap around Jollibee parking lot on first day open in Plano

Jollibee opened with a fanfare of cars wrapped around its parking lot midday Aug. 20 at 1016 Preston Road, Plano. The Filipino fried chicken chain's menu options include fried chicken served with gravy and rice, Filipino noodle dishes and fried peach-mango pies.

Armed Forces Recruitment Center relocates to new Plano station



An Armed Forces Recruitment Center is relocating near Sprouts at the end of September at 4100 Legacy Drive, Ste. 403, Plano. The office will hold recruiting personnel for the various armed services.

Rise Nation to bring 30-minute climbing workouts to The Shops at Legacy in Plano

Rise Nation plans to open a new fitness center at The Shops at Legacy, 7300 Lone Star Drive, Ste. C103, Plano. The business specializes in 30-minute, high-intensity climbing workouts. The official opening date for the Plano location is Oct. 5; however, starting on Sept. 19, Rise Nation will be offering free community climbs.

McKinney

Dillas Primo Quesadillas in McKinney finds strength in ‘niche’ market, community connection

The name for Dillas Primo Quesadillas first came to owner and founder Kyle Gordon while he was watching the movie "Napoleon Dynamite" in 2004.

New lower fares to be introduced to McKinney-area transit service

The McKinney Urban Transit District has agreed to lower the fares of its taxi voucher program as a substitute to bringing in flat fares for its passengers.

New container home community the Cotton Groves on track to open in McKinney this year

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, a shipping container community called the Cotton Groves, located at the southeast corner of Bumpas and Fitzhugh streets in McKinney, is gearing up for a 2020 debut.

Grapevine

Volkswagen dealership headed to William D. Tate Avenue in Grapevine

Grapevine City Council approved plans Aug. 18 for the construction of a Volkswagen dealership at 2351 William D. Tate Ave., Grapevine. The dealership will be named Grapevine Volkswagen, and it is being headed by Principle Auto.

Richardson

Canyon Creek Art & Frame celebrates 25 years of business in Richardson

Canyon Creek Art & Frame celebrated its 25th anniversary Aug. 15. The business, located at 1360 W. Campbell Road, Ste. 112, Richardson, specializes in custom framing of art, photography and artifacts. It also offers printing services using a giclee printer—a machine that uses archival inks to create high-quality, long-lasting images on either canvas or fine art paper.

Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth

Anton's African Cuisine in Roanoke offering authentic meals from scratch

Most African cuisine-style restaurants feature “hybrid” meals that attempt to combine African and American influences, said Anton Van Vuuren, owner of Anton’s African Cuisine in Roanoke.

“I didn’t want to do that,” Van Vuuren said.

Metro area

North Texas McDonald's sites to host blood drives in September

Local McDonald's sites have partnered with Carter BloodCare to host more than 50 blood drives in September.

Miranda Jaimes, Daniel Houston, Olivia Lueckemeyer, Liesbeth Powers, Gavin Pugh and Elizabeth Ucles contributed to this report.



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Fogo de Chão remodeling patio at Plano location in Legacy West

Located within Plano's Legacy West development, Fogo de Chão is a Brazilian steakhouse that offers a variety of cuts of meats, seafood, imported charcuterie, signature cocktails, a South American wine list and more.

The median home price in the Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto area has risen considerably since last October. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Nov. 29.

Love Healthy Skin opened late September and is owned by Greta Patapovaite-Bryant. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Love Healthy Skin offers skin care, waxing services in Plano

Services include facials, peels, microdermabrasion, speed waxing, Brazilian waxing and brow artistry.

Commissioners on Nov. 22 voted to approve a density change to preliminary plans for The Preserve, a neighborhood that city documents said could include 565 single-family homes at the northeast corner of Teel and Panther Creek Parkways. (Courtesy city of Frisco)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Neighborhood near PGA Frisco could see larger lots; ERCOT says Texas power grid ready for expected winter demand and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Nov. 24.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sits beside Samsung CEO Dr. Kinam Kim as he announces the company is brining a $17 billion facility to Taylor. (Screnshot via KXAN)
Samsung makes it official: Announcement from Governor's Mansion confirms $17B facility coming to Taylor

Nearly a year after Williamson County officials began pitching Samsung to bring a megafacility to the area, the electronics giant has made it official.

Bill Curci is a chief operating partner for Shuck Me, a seafood restaurant in Fort Worth. (Bailey Lewis/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Fort Worth restaurant Shuck Me is fishing- and family-centric; a guide to Houston's 2021 Thanksgiving Day Parade and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Nov. 23.

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Here are 5 restaurants that have recently opened in Plano

From gourmet burgers to Southern California fare, these five eateries are now part of the Plano dining community.

The chain from Local Favorite Restaurants specializes in customizable burgers that feature half-pound beef patties with toppings made in-house. (Courtesy Twisted Root Burger Co.)
Twisted Root Burger Co. opens new location in downtown Plano

The chain from Local Favorite Restaurants specializes in customizable burgers that feature half-pound beef patties with toppings made in-house.

Snow covers I-45 in Houston during Winter Storm Uri in February. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
ERCOT: Texas power grid ready for expected winter demand

The state's electric grid manager also said extreme weather could once again result in outages.

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Corner Wines plans to expand with wine bar, event room in Plano

The company is planning to expand with a full-service wine bar and event room that could hold up to 80 guests, according to ownership.

Cable television jewelry channel Shop LC will relocate its headquarters to Cedar Park with a $50 million capital investment. (Courtesy city of Cedar Park)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Shopping network moving headquarters to Cedar Park; affordable housing projects come online 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 Nov. 22.