Oyster bar, fish market coming to Plano; Frisco ISD names 2 schools and more DFW-area news

Urban Seafood Co. is expected to open in Plano this April as part of a four-story mixed-use building near downtown Plano. (Rendering courtesy Urban Seafood Co.)
Urban Seafood Co. is expected to open in Plano this April as part of a four-story mixed-use building near downtown Plano. (Rendering courtesy Urban Seafood Co.)

Urban Seafood Co. is expected to open in Plano this April as part of a four-story mixed-use building near downtown Plano. (Rendering courtesy Urban Seafood Co.)

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Plano

Urban Seafood Company to bring oyster bar, fish market to Plano this spring

Urban Seafood Co. is expected to open in Plano this April as part of a four-story mixed-use building at 1104 14th St., Plano. The restaurant—the creation of chef Salvatore Gisellu and Bonnie and Nathan Shea, creators of Urban Rio and Urban Crust—is set to include menu options from its fresh oyster bar as well as clams, lobster bakes, house-made pastas, lobster rolls and chowders.

Maple Primary Care to move to new Plano location



Maple Primary Care hopes to move by the end of February to its new location in Plano at 3242 Preston Road, Ste. 203. The practice, located at 4708 Alliance Blvd., Ste. 485, Plano, will offer all of the same services, including adult and pediatric medicine, women’s health exams, orthopedics, dermatology and more.

Plano Athletic Club offers state-of-the-art athletic equipment and more

Plano Athletic Club opened to the public Jan. 16 at 4600 W. Park Blvd., Plano. The newly renovated, membership-based health club features state-of-the-art athletic equipment, a physical therapy zone, a 3-D body scanner, a recovery zone and more.

Richardson

Richardson police report 2% drop in crime in 2020

Crime in Richardson saw a 2% drop in 2020, according to the city police department’s most recent year-end report.

Frisco

Frisco ISD approves names of 2 future schools

Two future schools in Frisco ISD now have namesakes.

McKinney

The Comedy Arena reopens with new cafe, expanded space in McKinney


The Comedy Arena reopened Jan. 29 at 305 E. Virginia St., Ste. 104, McKinney. Co-owner Von Daniel said the comedy club doubled its space by expanding onto the second floor of the building. On the first floor is a new cafe, bar and lounge area. The second floor now houses the club's theater, box office and more.

Grapevine-Colleyville-Southlake

New fly-fishing store to open Feb. 13 in Grapevine


Grapevine Fly Fishing will be opening Feb. 13 at 122 N. Main St. in Grapevine. This new shop will have fly-fishing equipment for beginners and seasoned anglers.

D'Ambrosio's Pizza Pub in Grapevine permanently closes less than six months after opening

D'Ambrosio's Pizza Pub permanently closed its store in Grapevine in January, with the owner citing personal health reasons and the coronavirus pandemic as justifications for the closure.

Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth

Jamba Juice opens in Northeast Fort Worth


Jamba Juice opened another Fort Worth location Feb. 1 at 2805 Heritage Trace Parkway, which is part of the Victory Shops at Heritage Trace development. The juice and smoothie company, which also offers breakfast bowls, opened a location on Golden Triangle Boulevard in January.

Statewide

Walmart, Sam's Club pharmacies across Texas to begin administering vaccine Feb. 12

Walmart and Sam's Club pharmacies across Texas will begin administering COVID-19 vaccines through the U.S. Federal Retail Pharmacy Program on Feb. 12, officials with Walmart announced in a news release Feb. 9.

Texas' first statewide rental assistance program will allot over $1 billion to those financially hit by pandemic

Texans struggling to pay their rent may soon have some relief due to a new statewide rent relief program—the first of its kind in Texas, according to a news release from Gov. Greg Abbott's office.

Kira Lovell, Eva Vigh, William C. Wadsack, Olivia Lueckemeyer, Liesbeth Powers, Matt Payne and Sandra Sadek contributed to this report.



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The Mexican restaurant offers a variety of tortas, prepared with beans, tomato, avocado, onion and mayo, as well as antojitos, burritos and tacos. (Courtesy La Hechizera Tortas)
La Hechizera Tortas now open in Plano

The Mexican restaurant offers a variety of tortas, prepared with beans, tomato, avocado, onion and mayo, as well as antojitos, burritos and tacos.

The Mediterranean fast-food concept offers signature shawarma rolls and rice bowls in varying degrees of spice levels. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Chop House Gyro opens Plano location

The Mediterranean fast-food restaurant offers signature shawarma rolls and rice bowls in varying degrees of spice levels.

Major overhaul of DART bus system includes expanded service in Plano

Dallas Area Rapid Transit is planning its first major bus network redesign to address the significant growth Plano and the surrounding areas have seen since the service was created in 1983.

Gals on and off the Green carries sizes 00 to 22. (Karen Chaney/Community Impact Newspaper)
Plano boutique Gals on and off the Green specializes in fashionable golf clothing for women

Jackie Sorrenti opened Gals on and off the Green in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 2004. She opened her second location in Plano in 2014.

The restaurant offers a full Tex-Mex style menu and is known for its Bob Armstrong dip and chile relleno. (Courtesy Matt's Rancho Martinez)
Matt's Rancho Martinez coming soon to Plano

The restaurant offers a full Tex-Mex style menu and is known for its Bob Armstrong dip and chile relleno.

Mesero has six locations across the metroplex, with a seventh on the way in Southlake. (Courtesy Mesero)
Tex-Mex restaurant may come to Southlake; African fusion eatery opens in Frisco and more DFW-area news

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Pho (small $9.50, large $10.50) is a traditional Vietnamese rice noodle soup. (Stephen Hunt/Community Impact Newspaper)
Plano restaurant Pho Mac serves authentic Vietnamese food in a family setting

The menu features staples from the Southeast Asian nation, such as banh mi, egg and spring rolls, and specialty noodle soups.

Texas Central has signed a $16 billion contract with Webuild to lead the civil construction team that will build the train. (Rendering courtesy Texas Central)
Texas Central signs $16B construction contract for high-speed rail project

Texas Central could be one step closer to starting construction.

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Julie Holmer, Kayci Prince sworn in on Plano City Council

Runoff election winners Julie Holmer and Kayci Prince were sworn in at the June 14 Plano City Council meeting.

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Collin Creek Mall redevelopment in Plano to generate $150M through tax zone

The city of Plano expects a tax reinvestment zone located at the Collin Creek Mall development to generate more than $150 million over 36 years.