Shakertins restaurant coming to Plano; Starbucks to open in McKinney and more DFW-area news

Menu items at Shakertins will include burgers, hand-rolled pizzas, nachos, wings, street tacos and sandwiches. (Courtesy Shakertins)
Menu items at Shakertins will include burgers, hand-rolled pizzas, nachos, wings, street tacos and sandwiches. (Courtesy Shakertins)

Menu items at Shakertins will include burgers, hand-rolled pizzas, nachos, wings, street tacos and sandwiches. (Courtesy Shakertins)

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Shakertins restaurant and bar coming soon to Plano

Shakertins, a neighborhood bar concept with pub grub and craft cocktails, is expanding its business with a location in Plano.

Taste of Plano Foodie Pass promotes local restaurants with dining challenge

A three-month foodie challenge across the city of Plano launched Feb. 24.

The challenge, named the Taste of Plano Foodie Pass and created by VisitPlano, encourages eating local at a time when local restaurants are need of support, VisitPlano Marketing Manager Millerann Moya said. Although the department is normally focused on attracting business for Plano hotels, it chose to refocus its efforts on restaurants as travel slowed in recent months, Moya said.

Lewisville-Flower Mound-Highland Village

In pandemic-era change, Highland Village offers drive-thru Easter egg hunt

The city of Highland Village is switching up its annual Easter egg hunt event, opting for a drive-thru format this year to reduce potential exposure to the coronavirus.

Mad for Chicken to bring Korean-inspired menu to Flower Mound

Mad for Chicken is preparing to open a new location at 1050 Flower Mound Road, Flower Mound. The Korean-inspired restaurant will serve soy-garlic fried chicken, sandwiches, quesadillas, bulgogi bowls and various other dishes.


Starbucks to open new drive-thru location in McKinney

Seattle-based coffee company Starbucks has plans to open a new location at the southwest corner of Virginia Street and Hardin Boulevard in McKinney, next to the 7-Eleven, a Starbucks spokesperson said. The location is set to open this winter.

Fancy Shoes Ballroom Dance opens in McKinney

Georgia Roumbas opened Fancy Shoes Ballroom Dance in McKinney on Feb. 1. The studio is located at 209 N. Tennessee St., in downtown, and offers ballroom and Latin dance classes for all levels. Fancy Shoes Ballroom Dance offers programs for couples, beginners with no partners and wedding dance choreography.

Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth

Majestic Nail Salon now open in Keller Town Center

Majestic Nail Salon opened Feb. 5 at 101 Town Center Lane, Ste. 103, Keller. The salon does nail services for adults and kids, including mani-pedi spa packages, and offers waxing and eyelash extensions. Complimentary cocktails and other beverages are provided with services.


Indoor axe-throwing venue coming to Frisco in May

Stumpy’s Hatchet House, an indoor hatchet-throwing venue, began construction a few weeks ago and is scheduled to open in May at 9410 Dallas Parkway. Stumpy's allows guests to book axe-throwing outings and private parties in a safe, controlled throwing pit.

Kira Lovell, Liesbeth Powers, Daniel Houston, Miranda Jaimes and Francesca D’Annunzio contributed to this report.


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Frisco ISD renames Memorial Stadium after retiring Athletic Director David Kuykendall

An emotional David Kuykendall said he was at a loss for words at the rare honor.

Learn more about the runoff candidates for Plano City Council Place 4. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Election Q&A: Two candidates enter runoff for Plano City Council Place 4

On June 5, Plano voters can head to the polls to cast a ballot in a runoff election for City Council's Place 4 seat.

Driver shortage affects student transportation in Plano

Both Plano ISD and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County are looking for bus drivers after a nationwide driver shortage was worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic, officials said.

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New Indian restaurant opens in Frisco; State Farm hiring in Richardson and more DFW news

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

House Bill 1024, signed into law May 12, allows restaurants and bars to permanently sell alcoholic beverages to-go. (Courtesy Pexels)
Cocktails to-go are here to stay in Texas: Gov. Greg Abbott signs change into law May 12

Supporters say the change will help restaurants continue to recover from the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Plano ISD expects to resume pre-COVID-19 activities this summer and fully return to the classroom in 2021-22. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
See how Dallas-Fort Worth-area school districts are planning to go back to school for the 2021-22 academic year

Several school districts in the Dallas-Fort Worth area—including Frisco, Plano, Northwest, Lewisville, McKinney, Grapevine-Colleyville and Carroll ISDs—have made back-to-school plans for the 2021-22 school year regarding face masks, close-contact quarantines and in-person and virtual learning.

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Cathedral Italian Bistro planning to open this fall in Plano

The restaurant will serve authentic Italian cuisine with a Texas flair with menu items ranging from freshly made pizzas and handmade pastas to wagyu steaks.

Elephant Trunk Moving Supplies owners thinking outside the cardboard box in Plano

When the Hancock family—John, Mollie and their daughter, Chloe—launched Elephant Trunk Moving Supplies in 2015, they were acting on an idea from two years earlier.

Plano ISD to lift face mask requirement for 2021-22 school year

Plano ISD will make face masks optional at all district campuses, facilities and events in the fall.

(Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Capital Title of Texas coming soon to Plano

Capital Title of Texas plans to open a new location in Plano.

Residents will have until May 2023 to obtain a Real ID. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
US Department of Homeland Security extends Real ID deadline until 2023

Drivers will have until May 2023 to get the Real ID, which will be required for adults boarding a U.S. commercial flight.