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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