European Wax Center brings its headquarters to Plano's Granite Parkway

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European Wax Center began moving its headquarters to Plano on Aug. 13 at 5830 Granite Parkway, Ste. 300. The company previously headquartered in Florida and held offices for marketing in New York. European Wax Center expects to be fully headquartered in Plano by early 2020. The wax center has a store location in Plano at 1900 Preston Road, Ste. 195, as well as in neighboring Frisco, McKinney and Dallas. www.waxcenter.com
By Liesbeth Powers
Liesbeth graduated from Baylor University with a degree in new media journalism in December 2018. She gained her newspaper experience as a staff writer and multimedia editor at her campus paper, The Baylor Lariat. Liesbeth joined the Community Impact team in August 2019, where she reports on all things Plano, including education and transportation.


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