Brazilian Steakhouse coming to Plano and more DFW business and community news from September

The menu consists of meat dishes that are slow-roasted over an open fire. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The menu consists of meat dishes that are slow-roasted over an open fire. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The menu consists of meat dishes that are slow-roasted over an open fire. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Read business and community news from September from Community Impact Newspaper's coverage of the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Plano

Brasão Brazilian Steakhouse coming soon to The Shops at Legacy in Plano

Brasão Brazilian Steakhouse expects to open in the spring at The Shops at Legacy, 5741 Legacy Drive, Ste. 100, Plano. The steakhouse specializes in authentic Rodizio-style dining for lunch and dinner. The menu consists of meat dishes that are slow-roasted over an open fire. The restaurant will also be available for private events.

Frisco



Main Street Food Hall to offer 10 vendors, bars, event spaces in Frisco in 2021

A new food hall in Frisco is expected to bring eclectic vendors, bars, a beer garden and concert spaces next year.

Grapevine-Colleyville-Southlake

Charis Behavioral Health opens in Southlake

Charis Behavioral Health opened in September at 250 W. Southlake Blvd., Southlake. The center offers partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient programming, medication management and treatment customized for each patient’s needs.

Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth

Golden Triangle Library now open in Northeast Fort Worth

The city of Fort Worth Golden Triangle Library officially opened Aug. 18 at 4264 Golden Triangle Blvd., Fort Worth.

The 15,000-square-foot library is expected to house more than 50,000 items for checkout and training.

Lewisville-Flower Mound-Highland Village

Mac&Z cafe and children's play area aims for early October opening in Flower Mound

Mac&Z is preparing for an early October opening near the River Walk at Central Park, 4281 Esplanade Place, Ste. 100, Flower Mound. The cafe will include a play area for young children, including toddlers and crawlers. The play area will include a number of sensory learning toys. The cafe will serve pastries, sandwiches and coffees sourced from local roasters.

McKinney

The Grind Burger Bar + Tap Room expands with second location and concept in McKinney

Grind Burger Bar Y Taqueria is expected to open Sept. 28 at 3350 Virginia Parkway, Ste. 400, McKinney. This marks the third The Grind Burger Bar + Tap Room restaurant location and the second in McKinney.

Richardson

The Learning Experience set to open this fall in Richardson

The Learning Experience, a national academy of early education, is on track to open this fall at 528 Centennial Blvd., Richardson. The 10,000-square-foot facility will include 10 classrooms with indoor and outdoor play areas for students ages 6 weeks to 6 years.

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






MOST RECENT

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

Here are some of the top stories from the past month from the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

digital rendering of virus
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

Read the top business and community news from this week from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Snow covers I-45 in Houston during a winter storm that hit Texas the night of Feb. 14. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
Legislators probe energy officials over power failures, lack of preparation heading into winter storm

The Texas Legislature held hearings Feb. 25 with energy companies including Oncor Electric Delivery and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas in response to last week’s historic winter storm, which left millions of Texans without electricity for days.

Texas Health Resources nurse Karen Schmidt administers a Pfizer vaccination Plano resident Connie Cordova's arm Feb. 5. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Vaccine rollout unfolds in Plano through city, county coordination

The city of Plano is actively working to help residents who want COVID-19 vaccines receive them as soon as possible, officials said.

In the northeast quadrant of DART's coverage area—which includes Plano, Richardson, northeast Dallas, Rowlett and Garland—current plans show new and expanded GoLink zones, with current bus routes being replaced by shuttle service. (Courtesy DART)
Draft for DART network redesign shows increase in shuttle service, access in areas of Plano, Richardson

In the northeast quadrant of DART's coverage area—which includes Plano, Richardson, northeast Dallas, Rowlett and Garland—current plans show new and expanded GoLink zones, with current bus routes being replaced by shuttle service.

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BoomerJack's Grill & Bar offers dog-friendly patio at new Plano location

The business offers American food and beverages, wall-to-wall televisions for watching sports, and backyard-style patios.

Developers revitalizing the former Collin Creek Mall will begin residential construction on the site in the coming months. This is one of several renewal projects happening in the vicinity of US 75. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Development projects near US 75 in Plano pick up speed

Zoning approvals for the Heritage Creekside, Collin Creek Mall and Plano Market Square Mall projects date back to 2014. Residents should see pieces of those plans, which involve hundreds of acres and hundreds of millions of dollars in investment, come to fruition this year.

One of the Maverick’s founding clients is SMU. (Olivia Lueckemeyer/Community Impact Newspaper)
Plano-based sports memorabilia company Maverick Awards dominates industry

When Don Giddens started Maverick Jackets in 1998, he had just ended a thriving career in sales and venture capitalism. He could have never imagined that his retirement project would grow into what it is today.

Owners Azaad and Rehan Bacchus opened Taste of the Islands in Plano in 2004. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Guyana natives bring Caribbean flavors to Taste of the Islands in Plano

The restaurant's No. 1 item for years was jerk chicken because of its spicy kick; however, it has since been overshadowed by the stewed oxtail, which is often served with rice and vegetables.

The North Texas Municipal Water District has lifted its request for its member cities to reduce water use. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Collin County water supplier lifts water conservation request

With water demands returning to normal levels, the North Texas Municipal Water District has lifted its request to reduce nonessential water use within its service area, which includes the cities of Frisco, McKinney, Plano and Richardson.