Richardson shop has 11,000 bicycles on back order and more DFW news

Richardson Bike Mart has about 11,000 bicycles on back order. (File photo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Richardson Bike Mart has about 11,000 bicycles on back order. (File photo/Community Impact Newspaper)

Richardson Bike Mart has about 11,000 bicycles on back order. (File photo/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Richardson

Bicycle shortage expected to last months, says Richardson Bike Mart owner

In more than 30 years in business, Richardson Bike Mart owner and President Woody Smith said he has never seen a bicycle shortage like the one that has occurred since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

“It's crazy busy,” Smith said of the demand from people wanting to do more cycling. “We've got 11,000 bicycles on back order, which is probably twice as much as we normally have.”



Frisco

Frisco Animal Services issues alert after bat tests positive for rabies

Frisco Animal Services issued a local alert Aug. 7 after a bat found in the Preston Manor neighborhood tested positive for rabies.

McKinney

McKinney software and delivery company CourMed expands with city grant

CourMed, a technology company providing enterprise software and concierge delivery services, has announced plans to expand its headquarters in McKinney. The company will create 22 new technology jobs over the next three years with a grant from the McKinney Economic Development Corp.’s Innovation Fund.

Lewisville-Flower Mound-Highland Village

Moviehouse & Eatery reopens in Flower Mound's Lakeside DFW

The Moviehouse & Eatery reopened the first week of July after closing its doors in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Salvation Army expands North Texas grocery service locations to include school supplies, protective equip

The Salvation Army of North Texas is expanding its drive-thru grocery service locations, according to a Aug. 7 release.

Backpacks filled with school supplies, personal protective equipment, financial assistance resources and U.S. Census forms will be available at the 13 existing locations.

Miranda Jaimes, William C. Wadsack and Liesbeth Powers contributed to this report.



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