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


Richardson ISD to allow elementary students to remove masks during recess, PE classes

Richardson ISD plans to allow in-person elementary school students to remove their masks during recess and outdoor physical education classes beginning March 22. However, desk shields the district uses to help mitigate the spread of coronavirus will remain in place for the time being.


New Chili's restaurant coming to Plano

A new Chili’s restaurant will open at 5012 W. Park Blvd., Plano. The fast-casual restaurant and bar chain offers an extensive menu of American food. The Chili's will open in the former location of Osaka Sushi, although an opening date has not been announced.


Canadian crepery to make Frisco debut in June

Crepe Delicious at Stonebriar Centre is gearing up to be the Canada-based crepery's first Texas location. The crepe kiosk will offer salty, savory, sweet and breakfast crepes as well as coffee, smoothies and gelato. Some of most popular crepes include the New York Cheesecake and California Chicken, according to a Crepe Delicious spokesperson.


Jersey Mike’s sets opening date for Hub 121 location

Sandwich chain Jersey Mike’s is set to open March 24 at 6720 Alma Road in McKinney’s Hub 121. Jersey Mike’s offers fresh-sliced and fresh-grilled subs on freshly baked bread along with vegetables, such as onions, lettuce and tomatoes, and what is called The Juice—a combination of red wine vinegar and olive oil.

McKinney Hat Company now open downtown

McKinney Hat Company offers Stetson, Resistol and Charlie 1 Horse hats that can be customized. The shop sells more than 100 styles of hats, and each can be shaped to fit the customer’s head before bands, feathers and personalized brands are added.

The Exercise Coach to bring smart gym concept to McKinney

The Exercise Coach is expected to open April 6 at 1890 N. Stonebridge Drive, Ste. 330, McKinney. The fitness studio will use technology and scientific training methods to offer personalized workouts in 20 minutes to help clients reach their fitness goals, such as improving strength and stamina, muscle tone, weight loss and overall health.


Starbucks near White Chapel Blvd. in Southlake permanently closes after two decades

After serving the Southlake community for 20 years, a Starbucks located at 100 W. Southlake Blvd., Ste. 80, Southlake, permanently closed March 20. The Seattle-based chain is known for its coffee and flavored drinks.

Liesbeth Powers, Sandra Sadek, William C. Wadsack, Francesca D’Annunzio and Miranda Jaimes contributed to this report.