Up to 140 new jobs coming to Richardson via Amazon and more DFW news

The center will have between 120-140 full-time employees. (Courtesy Amazon.com Inc.)
The center will have between 120-140 full-time employees. (Courtesy Amazon.com Inc.)

The center will have between 120-140 full-time employees. (Courtesy Amazon.com Inc.)

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

Richardson

Richardson City Council greenlights $45 million Amazon fulfillment center

Richardson City Council approved a zoning permit for an Amazon distribution and fulfillment center at its Nov. 9 meeting.

Lewisville-Flower Mound-Highland Village



Couple pursues passion, forms friendships operating Garrett Classics car business in Lewisville

More than three years after Dave and Maris Garrett moved their classic car business to Lewisville, they reflected on the path that led them toward a second career like few others.

Buff City Soap plans December opening date at The Shops at Highland Village

Buff City Soap is expected to open Dec. 5 at The Shops at Highland Village, 1100 Cottonwood Creek, Ste. 150, Highland Village. The soap manufacturer sells plant-based soaps without certain ingredients that can be harsh on skin or trigger allergies.

Parlor of Entertainment opens at Music City Mall in Lewisville

Parlor of Entertainment opened Sept. 4 at Music City Mall, 2401 S. Stemmons Freeway, Ste. 2362, Lewisville. The business offers escape-room experiences, a selfie museum, magic shows, puzzle games and live-action murder mystery games.

Grapevine-Colleville-Southlake

Third-generation owners share history of the Sunflower Shoppe in Colleyville

To the local communities in Tarrant County, Bettye Bradford is the original owner and founder of Sunflower Shoppe, a Colleyville-based wellness store. But to her grandkids, she is just “Nanny.”

Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth

Tommy Tamale location now open in Keller

Tommy Tamale Market & Cafe recently opened a new location at 208 N. Main St., Keller. The restaurant offers a variety of tamales and more than 70 different types of dips and salsa.

Denton County

‘A superspreader holiday’: Health officials in Denton County stress minimizing exposure before Thanksgiving

The holiday approaches as the number of known active cases of COVID-19 in Denton County reaches its highest mark of the pandemic so far.

Makenzie Plusnick, Daniel Houston and Sandra Sadek contributed to this report.



MOST RECENT

Harvest Hall officially opened Feb. 6 in Grapevine as part of the Grapevine Main development. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Harvest Hall now open in Grapevine, new dining options in Fort Worth and more DFW news from February

Here are some of the top stories from the past month from the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

digital rendering of virus
Collin County Judge Chris Hill rescinds COVID-19 disaster declaration

Collin County’s declaration of local disaster in response to COVID-19 was rescinded Feb. 26 by Judge Chris Hill.

See how COVID-19 impacted Dallas County over the last week. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Tracking COVID-19: New cases drop after power outages, testing site closures in Dallas County

After a recent decline in new coronavirus cases in Dallas County, officials expect the case counts to rise again in the coming days as testing facilities have reopened following winter storm closures from being without power last week.

Hooks family.
Richardson institution Hooks Vacuums offers vacuum sales, repairs

Hooks Vacuums has long been a familiar sight for those driving down Main Street in Richardson.

Two hundred rail pieces were delivered east of Shiloh Road in Plano in late 2020, according to a Dec. 18 DART release. (Courtesy Dallas Area Rapid Transit)
DART to save millions on Silver Line project following approval of refinanced loan from U.S. Department of Transportation

The $908 million loan was approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Build America Bureau in 2018, according to a Feb. 25 news release.

At its peak of power loss, the city had roughly 50,000 homes with interrupted power, many of which had prolonged outages, Plano City Manager Mark Israelson said. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Plano faces long-term impacts from storm; Collin County vaccine hubs resume service and more DFW-area news

Read the top business and community news from this week from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Snow covers I-45 in Houston during a winter storm that hit Texas the night of Feb. 14. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
Legislators probe energy officials over power failures, lack of preparation heading into winter storm

The Texas Legislature held hearings Feb. 25 with energy companies including Oncor Electric Delivery and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas in response to last week’s historic winter storm, which left millions of Texans without electricity for days.

In the northeast quadrant of DART's coverage area—which includes Plano, Richardson, northeast Dallas, Rowlett and Garland—current plans show new and expanded GoLink zones, with current bus routes being replaced by shuttle service. (Courtesy DART)
Draft for DART network redesign shows increase in shuttle service, access in areas of Plano, Richardson

In the northeast quadrant of DART's coverage area—which includes Plano, Richardson, northeast Dallas, Rowlett and Garland—current plans show new and expanded GoLink zones, with current bus routes being replaced by shuttle service.

The North Texas Municipal Water District has lifted its request for its member cities to reduce water use. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Collin County water supplier lifts water conservation request

With water demands returning to normal levels, the North Texas Municipal Water District has lifted its request to reduce nonessential water use within its service area, which includes the cities of Frisco, McKinney, Plano and Richardson.

Texas Health Resources nurse Karen Schmidt administers a Pfizer vaccination Plano resident Connie Cordova's arm Feb. 5. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
City of Richardson partners with counties to vaccinate, inform residents

The city of Richardson has prioritized informing its residents and helping counties run COVID-19 vaccine hubs as doses of the shot remain limited, officials shared.

The coffee and wine bar offers signature drinks, such as the Honey Bear Latte, made with honey and cinnamon, as well as food options, such as breakfast tacos, charcuterie boards, baked goods and snack boxes. (Courtesy Golden Boy Coffee Co.)
Golden Boy Coffee Co. opens in Plano; Black Rock Coffee Bar coming to Southlake and more DFW-area news

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

Texadelphia food.
Texadelphia relocates to Richardson Restaurant Park

The restaurant offers a variety of original Texas cheesesteaks, salads, burgers and sandwiches.