2 vaccination hubs to open in Plano; BigShots Golf coming to Fort Worth and more DFW news

Scott Palmer administers a COVID-19 vaccine shot to a Roanoke police officer. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Scott Palmer administers a COVID-19 vaccine shot to a Roanoke police officer. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)

Scott Palmer administers a COVID-19 vaccine shot to a Roanoke police officer. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Plano

Two new COVID-19 vaccination hubs opening in Plano

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

Baylor Scott & White Health opens COVID-19 vaccine registration for Phase 1B in North Texas



Baylor Scott & White Health announced Jan. 20 that it will begin immunizing community members who qualify for a COVID-19 vaccine under Phase 1B of the state of Texas' vaccination plan.

Boxochops kitchen coming soon to Plano

Boxochops expects to begin offering authentic Nigerian smallchops in Plano this February. The kitchen currently takes home orders and serves food for social and corporate events.

Plano restaurateurs adjust to a new dining landscape nearly 1 year into the pandemic

According to the Texas Restaurant Association, the industry has been “decimated by the COVID-19 pandemic,” with more than 10,000 closures statewide as of December.

Grapevine-Colleyville-Southlake

Epicenter for the Arts relocates to Gateway Plaza in Southlake


Epicenter for the Arts, a performing arts center, has relocated to a larger space in the Gateway Plaza at 2911 E. SH 114, Southlake. The center offers classes in a variety of subjects, including music, dance and acting.

Lovesac furniture showroom coming soon to Southlake Town Square

Lovesac will open a new location in 2021 in Southlake Town Square at 250 State St., Southlake. Lovesac stores feature home furniture, such as Sacs, Sactionals and accessories.

Richardson

Music SO Simple offers instrument instruction in Richardson

After starting with just one other teacher in 2016, Music SO Simple now has 11 instructors.

McKinney

Collin County Law Group in McKinney brings 100 years combined experience

Collin County Law Group officially opened Jan. 1 at 105 N. Benge St., McKinney. The criminal and family law firm accepts cases in Collin County, the DFW metroplex and all over North Texas, the company announced in a news release.

Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth

BigShots Golf coming soon to north Fort Worth

BigShots Golf will open a north Fort Worth location in early 2021 at 15700 Golf View Drive, Fort Worth. In addition to driving bays and a virtual golf experience, the facility will feature a full restaurant and bar that serves American cuisine and cocktails as well as kids activity center and more.

Las Palapas restaurant coming soon to Keller

Mexican restaurant Las Palapas is coming soon to 455 Keller Parkway, Keller. The restaurant will occupy the former location of Dairy Queen, according to city of Keller officials. Las Palapas restaurants feature classic Mexican cuisine, such as tacos and fajitas.

Kira Lovell, Liesbeth Powers, Ian Pribanic, Sandra Sadek, William C. Wadsack and Matt Payne contributed to this report.



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Though last month’s winter storms caused an estimated $1.7 million in damage to 53 campuses and facilities, Plano ISD personnel expect the district will only have to pay its $100,000 insurance deductible for the needed repairs.

Renovations at the Chick-fil-A in the Richardson Square development are slated to be complete later this spring. (Courtesy Chick-fil-A)
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced March 2 that mask mandates and business capacity restrictions will be lifted in Texas. (Courtesy Office of the Texas Governor)
Gov. Greg Abbott lifts statewide mask mandate, business restrictions in Texas

With vaccine distribution increasing, Gov. Greg Abbott said "people and businesses don't need the state telling them how to operate." Some local officials are pushing back, saying the relaxed restrictions are coming too early.

EchoPark began selling preowned vehicles in Plano on Dec. 8 at 4400 W. Plano Parkway. (Courtesy EchoPark Automotive)
Pre-owned car dealership EchoPark now open in Plano

The vehicle sales company offers an assortment of 1- to 4-year-old preowned vehicles with more than 400 vehicles on-site at the Plano location.

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SignatureCare Emergency Center coming soon to Plano

The facility will be open around the clock throughout the year, including on holidays.

Children's Health announced in early 2020 it plans to construct a new, seven-story hospital tower by 2023, nearly doubling its facilities in Plano. (Rendering courtesy Children's Health)
Replat, revised site plan approved for Children's Medical Center Plano expansion

Children's Health system took a step toward future expansion at its Plano campus with a March 1 Planning and Zoning Commission decision.

The special election will be held in conjunction with races for Places 2, 4, 6—the mayoral seat—and 8, as well as with the vote on bond propositions. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Place 7 candidates finalized for Plano City Council special election

Candidates will run for Place 7 in a special election in conjunction with the races for Places 2, 4, 6—the mayoral seat—and 8, as well as with the vote on bond propositions.

Scooter's Coffee is now open at 1451 E. Buckingham Road in Richardson. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Harvest Hall officially opened Feb. 6 in Grapevine as part of the Grapevine Main development. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Harvest Hall now open in Grapevine, new dining options in Fort Worth and more DFW news from February

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Collin County Judge Chris Hill rescinds COVID-19 disaster declaration

Collin County’s declaration of local disaster in response to COVID-19 was rescinded Feb. 26 by Judge Chris Hill.

Two hundred rail pieces were delivered east of Shiloh Road in Plano in late 2020, according to a Dec. 18 DART release. (Courtesy Dallas Area Rapid Transit)
DART to save millions on Silver Line project following approval of refinanced loan from U.S. Department of Transportation

The $908 million loan was approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Build America Bureau in 2018, according to a Feb. 25 news release.

At its peak of power loss, the city had roughly 50,000 homes with interrupted power, many of which had prolonged outages, Plano City Manager Mark Israelson said. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Plano faces long-term impacts from storm; Collin County vaccine hubs resume service and more DFW-area news

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