Benders Sports & Spirits to open in Richardson; Cathedral Italian Bistro coming to Plano and more DFW-area news

Benders Sports & Spirits offers affordable food and drinks as well as wall-to-wall TVs for sports spectators. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Benders Sports & Spirits offers affordable food and drinks as well as wall-to-wall TVs for sports spectators. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Benders Sports & Spirits offers affordable food and drinks as well as wall-to-wall TVs for sports spectators. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

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

Richardson

Benders Sports & Spirits to host opening party ahead of March 19 debut in Richardson

Benders Sports & Spirits plans to open March 19 at 300 N. Coit Road, Ste. 130, Richardson. The sports bar offers affordable food and drinks as well as wall-to-wall TVs for sports spectators. Benders offers happy hour every day from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. A March 17 opening party at the Richardson location at 7 p.m. will include free food.

Grapevine-Colleyville-Southlake



Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu relocating to Southlake Boulevard

Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a martial arts school in Southlake, will relocate to 2225 W. Southlake Blvd, Stes. 429-435, Southlake. The school is expected to reopen March 20 once renovations are complete. The martial arts school, which has been serving the Southlake community for nine years, offers jiujitsu and self-defense classes for kids, adults and families.

Frisco

Frisco ISD announces mascot for upcoming Emerson High School

After months of anticipation, Frisco ISD announced the mascot of its upcoming high school on social media at 4 p.m. March 15.

Berlin Cafe rebrands as Dos Amigos in Frisco

After two years of operations, the owners of The Berlin Cafe changed gears in the winter and reopened March 11 as Dos Amigos Cantina at 2552 Stonebrook Parkway, Ste. 300, Frisco. Dos Amigos prepares all dishes and drinks using fresh ingredients. The cantina offers queso, guacamole, quesadillas, fajitas, margaritas and other Tex-Mex delights.

Peak Roofing & Construction set to relocate to downtown Frisco

Peak Roofing & Construction will relocate to 6841 Ash St., Frisco, at the end of March, according to the company's marketing spokesperson, Harry Bouton.

Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth

Concept Therapy and Wellness now open in Keller

Concept Therapy and Wellness opened March 1 at 130 E. Hill St., Keller. The clinic, owned by Dr. Stefanie Long, focuses on women’s health, particularly pelvic pain, pregnancy and postpartum care, and high-impact activities.

Plano

The Franchise Grill rebrands as Plano Sports Tavern

Plano Sports Tavern opened under its new name in February at 3000 Coit Road, Ste. 345, Plano. The restaurant and sports bar was previously known as The Franchise Grill. Plano Sports Tavern offers regular music and entertainment events as well as various menu items, such as wings and barbecue.

Cathedral Italian Bistro coming soon to Plano

Cathedral Italian Bistro is expected to open by summer at 8103 Rasor Blvd., Ste. 110, Plano. The restaurant will serve authentic Italian cuisine with a Texasflair, with menu items ranging from freshmade pizzas and handmade pastas to Wagyu steaks.

Olivia Lueckemeyer, Sandra Sadek, Francesca D’Annunzio, Kira Lovell and Liesbeth Powers contributed to this report.



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Vintage-themed Diesel Barbershop now open at CityLine in Richardson

To celebrate its grand opening, Diesel Barbershop will host a ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. on May 5, and it will welcome guests from 4-9 p.m. to check out the new shop.

Student walking into school.
Plano ISD to receive $43M in federal COVID-19 relief funding

“These additional funds will be a tremendous help in facilitating a comprehensive, long-term approach to support students and staff affected by the pandemic,” Plano ISD Chief Operating Officer Theresa Williams said.

Frankford Middle School.
Plano ISD to partner with Dallas for park at Frankford Middle School

Plano ISD will not contribute any funds toward the park, but will be able to reserve it for the district's exclusive use.

Richardson senior center.
Richardson sets membership structure for newly renovated senior center

When the freshly renovated Richardson Senior Center reopens in June, nonresidents will be required to pay double the amount that residents purchasing new memberships will be charged.

Early voting location.
Tyra, Powell, Humphrey, Chambers win Plano ISD board of trustees races

Election day results from May 1 show Lauren Tyra won the Plano ISD board of trustees Place 1 race and incumbents Angela Powell, Nancy Humphrey and Jeri Chambers won the races for Places 2, 3 and 6, respectively.

Students on computers.
Richardson ISD voters approve $750M bond package

Election day results from May 1 show Richardson ISD's $750 million bond package was approved by more than 63% of voters.

Early voting location.
Poteet, Clair to have runoff for Richardson ISD Place 7, Timme wins District 1 seat

Election day results from May 1 show Christopher J. Poteet and Amanda Clair headed for a runoff for the Richardson ISD at-large Place 7 seat and Megan Timme winning the single-member District 1 race.

Early voting location.
Shamsul, Frederick head to runoff for Richardson City Council Place 6, Corcoran wins Place 4 seat

Election day results from May 1 show Arefin Shamsul and Marilyn Frederick headed for a runoff for the Richardson City Council Place 6 seat while Joe Corcoran defeated incumbent Kyle Kepner for the Place 4 position.

Three incumbents faced challengers vying for seats on the Collin College board of trustees in the May 1 election. (Courtesy Collin College)
Incumbents defeat challengers in elections for Collin College seats

Unofficial election results on May 1 show the incumbent candidates defeated their challengers in the races for Collin College board of trustees seats.

Early voting location.
Plano ISD board of trustees election features 4 contested races

Plano ISD voters will decide on Places 1, 2, 3 and 6 on the district’s board of trustees May 1. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Vote sign.
Richardson ISD board of trustees election features 2 contested races

Richardson ISD voters will decide on new members for the single-member District 1 and at-large Place 7 positions on the district’s board of trustees May 1.

Three incumbents face challengers vying for seats on the Collin College board of trustees in the May 1 election. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Courtesy Collin College)
3 incumbents face challengers in elections for Collin College board of trustees seats

Three incumbents face challengers vying for seats on the Collin College board of trustees in the May 1 election. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.