Velvet Taco opens in Richardson; Dickey's Barbecue Pit opens in Fort Worth and more DFW news

The Dallas-based restaurant serves more than 20 varieties of globally inspired tacos, such as the spicy tikka chicken, the buffalo chicken and the slow-roasted brisket. (Courtesy Velvet Taco)
The Dallas-based restaurant serves more than 20 varieties of globally inspired tacos, such as the spicy tikka chicken, the buffalo chicken and the slow-roasted brisket. (Courtesy Velvet Taco)

The Dallas-based restaurant serves more than 20 varieties of globally inspired tacos, such as the spicy tikka chicken, the buffalo chicken and the slow-roasted brisket. (Courtesy Velvet Taco)

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Richardson

Velvet Taco debuts Richardson location


Velvet Taco opened Dec. 14 at 102 W. Campbell Road, Richardson. The Dallas-based restaurant serves more than 20 varieties of globally inspired tacos, such as the spicy tikka chicken, the buffalo chicken and the slow-roasted brisket.

Far East Pizza Co. brings Italian-American classics made with Indian influences to Richardson



Far East Pizza Co. opened in mid-October at 1500 N. Greenville Ave., Ste. 110, Richardson. The business offers American-Italian food made with Mediterranean and Indian influences.

McKinney

Scratch-made desserts now offered at Cremcrittos Gelato & Pastry in McKinney


Cremcrittos Gelato & Pastry opened Nov. 24 at 3755 S. Lake Forest Drive, McKinney. A variety of pastries and gelato are available at the shop, such as croissants, gelato and cronuts.

Grant money allows Expedia Cruises to reopen in McKinney

Expedia Cruises plans to reopen in January in a new location at 7290 Virginia Parkway, Ste. 110, McKinney. The travel agency received two small-business grants from both the McKinney Community Development Corp. and the Collin County Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act grant program, according to a news release.

Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth

Dickey's Barbecue Pit now open in north Fort Worth

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, located at 9321 North Freeway, Fort Worth, is now open.

The location is part of the new commercial development known as The Citadel.

Lewisville-Flower Mound-Highland Village

Inside the Flower Mound library expansion: A once-cramped facility reopens with more space

The Flower Mound Public Library has opened its doors after nearly doubling in size to better meet the needs of the town’s growing population.

Alkeys in Old Town Lewisville changes name to Tavern on the Plaza

Alkeys Lounge & Eatery in Old Town Lewisville changed its name to Tavern on the Plaza. The restaurant, located at 165 W. Main St., serves burgers, wings, wraps, sandwiches and a variety of other entrees.

Grapevine-Colleyville-Southlake

Grapevine nonprofit GRACE seeks urgent donations ahead of holiday season

GRACE, Grapevine’s local food pantry and assistance center, has issued a red alert for donations ahead of the holiday season, according to a press release.

MyEyeDr. now open on Main Street in Southlake

MyEyeDr. opened a store in October at 1247 Main St., Southlake.

The clinic specializes in prescription glasses, frames, contact lenses and eye exams.

Daniel Houston, Ian Pribanic, Olivia Lueckemeyer, Sandra Sadek and Matt Payne contributed to this report.



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golf club and golf ball
Sherrill Park Golf Course in Richardson sees more use despite pandemic, winter storm damage

Despite temporary shutdown, new protocols and greens damaged by storms, the Sherrill Park Golf Course saw more golfers in the last two years than in the previous three before the pandemic.

Food.
The Great Outdoors Sub Shop planning to relocate in Richardson next year

The Great Outdoors' menu includes breakfast sandwiches, deli subs, salads, soups, sides and desserts.

US Attorney General Merrick Garland and US Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta announced the lawsuit against Texas on Dec. 6. (Screenshot courtesy of Department of Justice)
U.S. Dept. of Justice lawsuit alleges Texas' redistricting maps discriminate against voters of color

The suit alleges that the Texas Legislature redrew the maps to reduce voters of colors' influence on elections.

Collin County Commissioners discussed a request Dec. 6 for LifePath Systems to purchase land for a new facility. (Screenshot by Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)
LifePath Systems looks to expand mental health services with new McKinney facility

The property in question would be visible to law enforcement and others driving toward the jail and allow LifePath Systems to design professional office space. The intent would be to relocate all of LifePath’s crisis services to this facility.

The 6.5-mile project will be an important connection for the pedestrian, bicycle and transit networks, according to city officials. (Courtesy Austin Public Works)
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Honest Frisco opened in November at 1640 FM 423, Ste. 200. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
Indian vegetarian restaurant Honest Frisco opens near India Bazaar; Lewisville ISD board names an interim superintendent and more top DFW news

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Consuelo Mendez Middle School has consistently received poor ratings from the Texas Education Agency. (Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: State could take over AISD school board if poorly-rated campus does not improve; new furniture store to open in McKinney and more top news

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People getting off a shuttle.
DART to launch new GoLink zones in Plano, Richardson

DART’s GoLink service offers on-demand, curb-to-curb shuttles to anywhere within each specified zone.

road construction
New lanes now open on Sam Rayburn Tollway as expansion project wraps up

The $200 million Sam Rayburn Tollway expansion project, which added one additional lane in each direction, has been completed.

Food.
Oni Ramen now open at CityLine in Richardson

Through its self-serve kiosks, the restaurant’s patrons can choose to order a variety of classic and signature ramen options, such as Signature Miso and Oni Reaper.

The school board will consider whether to call a special election to fill the vacancy or make an appointment. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Hays CISD to hold special meeting on resignation of board member; Montgomery approves plan for downtown and more top news

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Tomball City Council approved a development agreement with Lovett Industrial for 240 acres at Hwy. 249, Rocky Road Nov. 29. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Tomball City Council approves development of 240 acres at Hwy. 249, Rocky Road; JLB Eatery coming soon to Katy and more top news

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