Plano's Legacy Hall changes dining options; drone makes historic delivery and more DFW news

Legacy Hall's newest additions include a new location for Dallas-based Leila Bakery & Cafe. (Courtesy Legacy Hall)
Legacy Hall's newest additions include a new location for Dallas-based Leila Bakery & Cafe. (Courtesy Legacy Hall)

Legacy Hall's newest additions include a new location for Dallas-based Leila Bakery & Cafe. (Courtesy Legacy Hall)

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Plano

Legacy Hall in Plano changes lineup with 5 new dining options

Legacy Hall is changing up its dining options this spring with four new openings and an expansion at 7800 Windrose Ave., Plano.

Ace Hardware opens in Plano



Ace Hardware Plano opened in September at 910 W. Parker Road, Ste. 100, Plano. The business offers a variety of paint, lawn and garden tools; home repair items; niche services; and more.

Frisco

Blue Goose Cantina in Frisco boasts familial environment

Blue Goose Cantina, a family-owned and -operated business, was started by friends Bob Peterson and Scott Holyfield, who opened the original location on Lower Greenville Avenue in Dallas in 1984. Peterson’s wife, Jill, and son, Nick, now run the business.

Residents find creative escape at local studio Junction Arts in Frisco's Rail District

Nazanin Ahmady and Zahra Jahanyfard, who teach at the Junction Arts studio, said they have continued to safely offer art therapy and instruction through the pandemic. One step inside their whimsically designed domain reveals a vast array of art tools and supplies and the fruits of creative labor.

McKinney

Carpe Diem Comics in McKinney relocating to larger space


Carpe Diem Comics will relocate to a larger location by April 1 at 208 E. Louisiana St., McKinney. The new store will be three times larger than the current location on North McDonald Street, Carpe Diem Comics announced.

Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth

Drone developed by Bell makes first delivery as part of transportation innovation project

An unmanned aerial vehicle developed by Bell flew a preplanned, 4-mile route across the Alliance area to deliver a package for the first time Feb. 1.

Ms. Saigon Pho & Grill now open in Keller

Ms. Saigon Pho & Grill officially opened Nov. 14 at 242 Rufe Snow Drive, Keller. The restaurant's menu includes sushi, traditional Vietnamese soups, noodles, rice plates and more.

Statewide

Q&A: Vaccine expert Dr. Peter Hotez shares facts, dispels myths about COVID-19 vaccines

To promote accurate information, Fort Bend County Judge KP George hosted a virtual question-and-answer event with Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine.

Kira Lovell, Liesbeth Powers, Olivia Lueckemeyer, Matt Payne, Francesca D’Annunzio and Morgan Theophil contributed to this report.



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