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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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.

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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)
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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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