Scooter's Coffee opens in Richardson; Hawaiian Bros restaurant coming to Fort Worth and more DFW-area news

Scooter's Coffee is now open at 1451 E. Buckingham Road in Richardson. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Scooter's Coffee is now open at 1451 E. Buckingham Road in Richardson. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)

Scooter's Coffee is now open at 1451 E. Buckingham Road in Richardson. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Richardson

Scooter's Coffee opens first Richardson location

Scooter’s Coffee opened its first Richardson location Feb. 8 at 1451 E. Buckingham Road. The drive-thru coffee shop offers a variety of hot and iced coffee drinks, including seasonal specialties, in addition to teas, smoothies, breakfast foods and bakery items.

Richardson institution Hooks Vacuums offers vacuum sales, repairs



Hooks Vacuums has long been a familiar sight for those driving down Main Street in Richardson. The business has cultivated a loyal customer base since it moved to the city in 1994.

Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth

Hawaiian Bros to begin Texas expansion with north Fort Worth location


Fourteen restaurants are planned for North Texas, according to a company statement. A Fort Worth location at 2301 N. Tarrant Parkway, Fort Worth, is expected to open in May in the Presidio Towne Crossing development.

PPG Health set to open new Fort Worth location in the Alliance area

A new PPG Health primary care clinic location will open in the Alliance area in mid-2021. The clinic will be located at 3848 N. Tarrant Parkway, Fort Worth. PPG Health, which was founded in Fort Worth, has primary care and specialty clinics throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

Plano

Douglass Community a focus of new online museum highlighting Black history in Plano

An online look into the history of Black Plano residents launched in late February with exhibits on founding families and other influencers who improved the lives of those in North Texas and beyond.

Guyana natives bring Caribbean flavors to Taste of the Islands in Plano

Taste of the Islands owner Rehan Bacchus said she spent much of her childhood in Guyana in the kitchen with her grandmother, who would have Rehan act as sous chef, grabbing ingredients and tools as needed.

Plano-based sports memorabilia company Maverick Awards dominates industry

When Don Giddens started Maverick Jackets in 1998, he had just ended a thriving career in sales and venture capitalism. He could have never imagined that his retirement project would grow into what it is today.

Grapevine-Colleyville-Southlake

Celebrate Southlake event goes virtual this year; schedule to be announced soon


This year, the city of Southlake’s annual Celebrate Southlake event will be hosted virtually from March 21-27.

Any Lab Test Now coming soon to Southlake

Any Lab Test Now will be opening a location in Southlake in March. The clinic at 500 W. Southlake Blvd., Ste. 134, will be offering a variety of lab testing and check-ups including general health, DNA, STDs, and drug and alcohol. COVID-19 tests are offered at certain locations.

Restore wellness center set to open in Southlake in March

A Restore Hyper Wellness + Cryotherapy center location is set to open on March 19 at 2600 E. Southlake Blvd., Ste. 150, Southlake. The center will offer 12 services for customers, including cryotherapy, IV drip therapy, compression therapy and cryoskin therapy.

Frisco

Justice clothing store permanently closes Stonebriar Centre location

Justice, a clothing and accessories store that offered merchandise for young girls and tweens, permanently closed its Stonebriar Centre location at 2601 Preston Road, Ste. 1240, Frisco, in December, according to a Stonebriar Centre spokesperson.

Lewisville-Flower Mound-Highland Village

Photo gallery: Residents protest Myanmar military's actions on steps of Lewisville City Hall

Residents gathered on the steps of Lewisville City Hall to protest the military coup that occurred in early February in the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar.

Dozens joined the Feb. 27 protest, whose organizers sought to bring attention to the Myanmar military's arrest of civilian leaders, journalists and human rights activists on Feb. 1.

Kira Lovell, Liesbeth Powers, Olivia Lueckemeyer, Sandra Sadek, William C. Wadsack, Francesca D’Annunzio and Daniel Houston contributed to this report.



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