Seafood eatery Hot Crab opens in Richardson and more DFW news

Hot Crab is now serving seafood dishes in Richardson. (Courtesy Hot Crab)
Hot Crab is now serving seafood dishes in Richardson. (Courtesy Hot Crab)

Hot Crab is now serving seafood dishes in Richardson. (Courtesy Hot Crab)

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Richardson

Hot Crab seafood restaurant now open in Richardson

Hot Crab opened Sept. 11 at 714 W. Spring Valley Road, Richardson. The restaurant serves Cajun dishes, Northeast-style seafood and new American food.

Richardson makes headway on major trail projects



Richardson is weeks away from making good on a nearly two-decade-old agreement to provide a key trail corridor within a regional system.

Plano

Layoffs to come for JCPenney employees at Collin Creek Mall as sale of Plano store is finalized

The concrete, but not official, sale of the company is expected to save close to 70,000 jobs, as previously reported by Community Impact Newspaper. A layoff of 144 people is expected to take place for employees at the Collin Creek Mall location Nov. 16, a Sept. 15 report from the Texas Workforce Commission shows.

Frisco

RE/MAX DFW Associates to merge Frisco, Plano offices

RE/MAX DFW Associates will combine its Frisco and Plano branches and open Jan. 1 under one office at 6959 Lebanon Road, Ste. 201, Frisco. This merger comes after the real estate brokerage acquired RE/MAX Premier Properties and its 23 agents.

Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth

Ariat International regional headquarters, distribution hub coming soon to north Fort Worth

The office of Gov. Greg Abbott announced Sept. 16 that Ariat International, a manufacturer of apparel and footwear, will establish a new regional headquarters and distribution hub in north Fort Worth.

Metroplex

North Texas Giving Day to aid more than 3,300 nonprofits

More than 3,300 nonprofit organizations are taking part in the 12th annual North Texas Giving Day event Sept. 17.

The 18-hour online event organized by Communities Foundation of Texas allows people to financially support local nonprofits and causes.

Elizabeth Ucles, William C. Wadsack, Olivia Lueckemeyer, Ian Pribanic and Liesbeth Powers contributed to this report.



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The soul food restaurant serves an assortment of Southern entrees and sides. (Courtesy Trucker's Cafe)
Trucker's Cafe now serving soul food in Richardson

The restaurant serves buffet-style, home-cooked meals, such as burgers, turkey legs, wings, fish baskets, pork chops, and other Southern sides and entrees.

See how COVID-19 has impacted Dallas County over the past seven days. (Community Impact staff)
Businesses forced to scale back capacity as COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations in Dallas County reach new heights

Case counts at schools and long-term care facilities have spiked over the past few weeks.

The business offers a full range of hair extension installation and maintenance services, including traditional extensions, micro-link extensions and wig extensions. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Salon Lace Me now offering hair extension services in Richardson

The business offers a full range of hair extension installation and maintenance services, including traditional extensions, micro-link extensions and wig extensions.

Restaurants, bars and some other businesses in North Texas will face a familiar slate of heightened restrictions after the region exceeded the Gov. Greg Abbott’s threshold for COVID-19 hospitalizations. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Bar closures, tighter business restrictions triggered in North Texas by COVID-19 hospitalizations

Restaurants, bars and many other businesses will face heightened restrictions after North Texas exceeded the governor’s threshold for COVID-19 hospitalizations.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Dec. 2 that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has allotted 1.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to the state of Texas. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
First allotment of COVID-19 vaccinations expected to arrive in Texas in mid-December

About 1.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been allotted to the state of Texas and will arrive the week of Dec. 14.

Group fitness classes are among the services that will be offered at Monster Bodybuilding Sports & Fitness when it opens in January. (Courtesy Monster Bodybuilding Sports & Fitness)
Monster Bodybuilding Sports & Fitness set to open in Richardson in January

The business will offer group classes and personal training as well as mixed martial arts training for a range of ages.

The bagel shop will offer 21 varieties of New York-style bagels, including breakfast and lunch options, and 12 cream cheese choices. (Courtesy Bagel Cafe 21)
Bagel Cafe 21 to bring New York-style bagels to Richardson

The bagel shop will offer 21 varieties of New York-style bagels, including breakfast and lunch options, and 12 cream cheese choices.

The new Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County facility is expected to open in fall 2020. (Courtesy Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County)
Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County to open new facility in McKinney

The need for the 40,000-square-foot facility comes from the projection that the number of children in the county will triple over the next 25 years.

The Learning Experience is a national academy of early-childhood education. (Courtesy The Learning Experience)
Early-education school The Learning Experience is now open in Richardson

The 10,000-square-foot facility includes 10 classrooms with indoor and outdoor play areas for students ages 6 weeks to 6 years.

Students and staff who show symptoms while at school will be able to get tested for the coronavirus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Richardson ISD launches rapid COVID-19 testing program

Symptomatic students and staff members can now get tested at school.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has launched a campaign to address declining college enrollment numbers across the state since the pandemic started. (Courtesy Pexels)
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board launches campaign to boost college enrollment

The decline in college enrollment across the state of Texas has prompted several agencies to partner up and create online resources for students and counselors.

As of Nov. 30, patients confirmed to have COVID-19 filled 16.1% of hospital beds in Trauma Service Area E, which includes Collin, Denton, Tarrant and Dallas counties among others. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
North Texas hovers above key COVID-19 hospitalization threshold as further restrictions loom

North Texas businesses could face additional restrictions—including the closure of some bars—if area hospitals do not see a reversal in the number of COVID-19 patients within a matter of days.