Richardson's The Barber & Co. now open and more DFW-area news

The Barber & Co., which recently opened in Richardson, offers men's haircuts and shaves. (Courtesy The Barber & Co.)
The Barber & Co., which recently opened in Richardson, offers men's haircuts and shaves. (Courtesy The Barber & Co.)

The Barber & Co., which recently opened in Richardson, offers men's haircuts and shaves. (Courtesy The Barber & Co.)

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The Barber & Co. now offering men's haircuts and shaves in Richardson

The Barber & Co. opened June 20 at 525 W. Arapaho Road, Ste. 23, Richardson. The business offers men's haircuts and shaves. Guests of legal drinking age receive beer with service.


Specialty florist Mia Fiori moves to new Plano location

Mia Fiori moved Aug. 1 to a new location at 1900 Preston Road, Ste. 131, Plano. The boutique store specializes in custom floral arrangements, gifts, art and home decor. It was formerly located at The Shops at Legacy.


Visit Frisco helps local venues with safety accreditation to attract travelers

Many of Frisco’s hotels and tourist destinations are pursuing an accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council to help travelers feel safe about returning to the city.

Southwest Kia to open fourth DFW-area dealership in Frisco

Southwest Kia of Frisco is tentatively scheduled to open in mid-December at 10220 SH 121, Frisco. The car dealership will sell and service Kia vehicles.

Daniel Houston, William C. Wadsack, Olivia Lueckemeyer and Elizabeth Ucles contributed to this report.


Preliminary STAAR results show an increase in the number of students in Richardson and Plano ISDs not meeting expectations in math and reading. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Preliminary STAAR results show more students under-performing in Richardson, Plano ISDs

Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath called the preliminary numbers “problematic” and said they underscore the “academic damage” done to the state’s school system during the pandemic.

Construction has been ramping up in neighborhoods throughout Texas to meet the demand for housing. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
Experts discuss Texas' housing shortage during digital summit

Douglas Elliman Texas CEO Jacob Sudhoff said one trend from 2020 that has continued this year is tenants wanting to migrate from urban apartment developments to suburban homes.

COVID-19 had more real estate property owners consider how to bring the inside to the outside, experts said during the June 23 digital summit. (Courtesy Hub Streat)
Experts discuss COVID-19's effects on Texas real estate trends during digital summit

“The new normal is closer to the old normal than we thought it would be,” said Frank Mihalopoulos, the founder of Corinth Properties. “We lost a lot of businesses, and ... some restaurants are not even open all the hours that they had. We noticed some folks don’t even open in the evenings or on certain days for the longest time.”

Real estate investors and experts discuss the draw of Texas during the June 23 Bisnow Digital Summit. (Screenshot by Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)
Real estate experts discuss the draw to Texas in digital summit

Craig Hall, founder of the Hall Group, said his projects have him working with out-of-state city leaders, and it’s “refreshing” to work with Texas attitudes.

People in a meeting.
Plano ISD board approves $19.6M budget deficit for 2021-22 school year

As part of the new budget, the board approved a $7 million expense to give all eligible district employees a 2% pay raise.

Gov. Greg Abbott announced a special legislative session will begin July 8. (Trent Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gov. Greg Abbott announces special legislative session to start July 8

Agenda items will be announced before the session begins, according to a release from the governor's office.

Richardson ISD seeking public input on plans for COVID-19 relief funds

The funds are designated for one-time or short-term expenditures to address the ongoing impact of the pandemic, Superintendent Jeannie Stone said.

Janet DePuy will serve another term as mayor pro tem following a unanimous vote by Richardson City Council to re-elect her to the position. (Courtesy Janet DePuy)
Janet DePuy re-elected as mayor pro tem of Richardson City Council

She will hold the position until the next City Council election in 2023.

Cajun restaurant Storming Crab is now open in McKinney. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Storming Crab restaurant open in McKinney; Romeo's Pizza comes to Frisco and more DFW-area news

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Richardson sports bar Thirsty Dog specializes in wings, street tacos

The sports bar offers a nightly happy hour from 4-7 p.m.

Salad and Go sets opening date for first Richardson location

Menu items are streamlined to allow for fast service, easy choices and low prices, according to a company release.

The Texas Central rail connection from Dallas to Houston will feature a bullet train similar to this one. (Courtesy Texas Central Partners/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas Supreme Court declines to review high-speed rail case, freeing company up to use eminent domain

Texas Central, the company looking to build a 236-mile high-speed rail line connecting Houston and Dallas, has been given a big win in an ongoing legal battle over whether the company is legally recognized as a "railroad company" under state law.