Dutch Bros Coffee coming to Richardson; Plano parks earn high marks and more DFW-area news

Dutch Bros Coffee expects to open later this year in Richardson. (Courtesy Dutch Bros Coffee)
Dutch Bros Coffee expects to open later this year in Richardson. (Courtesy Dutch Bros Coffee)

Dutch Bros Coffee expects to open later this year in Richardson. (Courtesy Dutch Bros Coffee)

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Richardson

Dutch Bros Coffee to continue North Texas expansion with Richardson location

Dutch Bros Coffee plans to open a drive-thru location by the end of the year at 819 W. Arapaho Drive, Richardson.

Forno Pizzeria and Grill now open in Richardson for pickup or delivery



In addition to a variety of specialty pizzas, the eatery's menu includes salads, sandwiches, pasta and more.

Plano

Plano earns highest ranking for parks in Texas

Plano placed No. 15 in The Trust for Public Land’s annual ParkScore index, up two spots from its 2020 ranking.

Prized Kicks now selling sneakers and streetwear in Plano

The store, located in the Shops at Legacy development, buys, sells and trades new and lightly used premium sneakers and streetwear.

Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth

Tanger Outlets Fort Worth welcomes urban beehive, plans for community engagement

A new installation on the roof of Tanger Outlets will bring up to 50,000 honeybees to Northeast Fort Worth.

Grapevine-Colleyville-Southlake

Express Edit now open in Southlake Town Square

The first of its kind in Texas, the store offers a curated collection of styles handpicked by local influencers in its 2,000-plus-square-foot space.

New kickboxing gym Rockbox Fitness now open in Southlake, grand opening celebration upcoming

The fitness studio offers high-energy boxing and kickboxing classes in a community setting.

William C. Wadsack, Olivia Lueckemeyer, Kira Lovell and Sandra Sadek contributed to this report.



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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.

Food.
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)
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Bojangles recently announced it signed a franchise agreement to open a new location in Richardson. (Courtesy Bojangles)
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Food.
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