Hot Chicks restaurant coming to Plano and more DFW-area news

The fast-casual restaurant offers halal, dairy- and peanut-free chicken sandwiches and tenders at various heat levels. (Courtesy Hot Chicks)
The fast-casual restaurant offers halal, dairy- and peanut-free chicken sandwiches and tenders at various heat levels. (Courtesy Hot Chicks)

The fast-casual restaurant offers halal, dairy- and peanut-free chicken sandwiches and tenders at various heat levels. (Courtesy Hot Chicks)

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Plano

Hot Chicks to bring signature Nashville hot chicken, adult slushies to Plano


Hot Chicks, a restaurant specializing in hot Nashville chicken, will hold a soft opening Dec. 14 at 1885 Dallas Parkway, Ste. 300, Plano. The fast-casual restaurant offers halal, dairy- and peanut-free chicken sandwiches and tenders at various heat levels as well as sides, salads, tacos and alcohol-infused slushies.

Jai Meals opens plant-based-meal delivery service in Plano



Jai Meals opened in September in The Shops at Willow Bend at 6121 W. Park Blvd., Plano. The grab-and-go delivery service offers a weekly vegan menu that includes flavorful, nutrient-dense meals prepared by a team of local chefs.

Frisco

Tiff’s Treats opens new Prosper location offering delivery to Frisco

Tiff’s Treats, the Austin-based hot cookie delivery company, opened a new store Dec. 5 at 1070 S. Preston Road, Prosper.

Luxe Stems now open on Main Street in Frisco

Luxe Stems, an upscale floral design gallery, opened to the public Dec. 8 at 4150 Main St., Frisco.

Twisted Simplicity expected to close in December

Twisted Simplicity is set to close sometime in December. The shop sells women's clothing and gift items and is located at 6927 W. Main St., Frisco.

Grapevine-Colleyville-Southlake

FIRST LOOK: Delta Hotels by Marriott Dallas Southlake opens, bringing modern touch

The hotel’s signature restaurant named Sky Creek Kitchen + Bar was developed and designed by celebrity chef and restauranteur Dean Fearing. The restaurant will feature “elevated Southwestern cuisine.”

DessertsRx in Colleyville offers healthy sweet treats alongside nutrition education

DessertsRx is not just an alternative to the fast-food restaurants that surround it in Colleyville.

When it opened in November 2019, the health-conscious cafe owned by the Warda family was the result of years of research into nutrition.

Lewisville-Flower Mound-Highland Village

Clink Wine Bar and Bites coming to Shops at Lakeside in Flower Mound

Clink Wine Bar and Bites is expected to open in March at The Shops at Lakeside, 2601 Lakeside Parkway, Flower Mound. The neighborhood wine bar will serve a rotating list of 16 wines on tap, as well as more wines by the glass or bottle and an assortment of beers and ciders.

Be Legend Gaming opens e-sports facility in Highland Village

Be Legend Gaming opened Dec. 1 at 2630 Justin Road, Ste. 106, Highland Village. The e-sports gaming location offers access to a variety of platforms for play, from Nintendo to Xbox, Playstation and PC, among others. The location also serves food and beverages.

McKinney

PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans now open in McKinney


PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans opened its newest location Dec. 7 at 6091 W. University Drive, McKinney. The coffee shop, which was founded in 1978 and has expanded across the nation, serves a variety of hot, iced and frozen coffee beverages as well as organic teas and fresh breakfast pastries.

McKinney’s annual local shopping event takes on new virtual format for 2020

McKinney’s annual Shop, Walk, & Wine event is taking on a new life this year to encourage social distancing and supporting local businesses.

Richardson

Anaya's Seafood Scratch Kitchen now open in Richardson


Anaya’s Seafood Scratch Kitchen hosted its grand opening Dec. 7 at 3600 Shire Blvd., Ste. 100, Richardson.

Sandra Sadek, Kira Lovell, Francesca D’Annunzio, Daniel Houston, Olivia Lueckemeyer, Miranda Jaimes and William C. Wadsack contributed to this report.



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Residents will have until May 2023 to obtain a Real ID. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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The gym offers an individualized strength training system that improves strength, health and athletic performance.

Susan Bailey was elected president of the American Medical Association in June 2020. (Courtesy American Medical Association)
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Bailey was elected president of the American Medical Association in June 2020. Much of the organization's focus during that time has been on vaccine transparency and distribution.

Former Mayor Harry LaRosiliere (right) hands off the gavel to new Mayor John Muns at the May 10 City Council meeting. (Erick Pirayesh/Community Impact Newspaper)
John Muns sworn in as Plano's newest mayor

John Muns was officially sworn in as the 40th mayor of Plano at the May 10 City Council meeting in front of a crowded chamber.

Frisco ISD's new protocols, which no longer make face masks a requirement, will go into effect June 1. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Frisco ISD to lift face mask requirement for schools starting June 1

Frisco ISD protocols for summer and fall classes will no longer require students and staff to wear face masks.

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Latitude Luxury Living now open in Plano

Resident amenities include four courtyards, an outdoor kitchen, a resort-style pool with tanning ledge, a two-story fitness center with a rock-climbing station, and a dog wash area and pet spa.

(Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Agencies seeking comment to improve North Texas biking trails

The Texas Department of Transportation and the North Central Texas Council of Governments are seeking public feedback to improve biking options throughout the Dallas and Fort Worth areas.




Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Centennial is expanding its cardiovascular services. (Courtesy Baylor Scott & White Health)
Plano heart hospital bringing cardiovascular services to Frisco

Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital-Plano—ranked among the top 1% of heart hospitals in the country—is bringing its services to the Frisco hospital and providing relationships and oversight of the program