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Cinnaholic will bring fresh-baked specialty cinnamon rolls and sweets to McKinney

Cinnaholic expects to open late January at 8930 SH 121, Ste. 570, McKinney. Cinnaholic offers fresh-baked …


McKinney public housing facility reopens to offer quality affordable housing

Merritt Homes reopened Oct. 24 as Merritt McGowan Manor Apartments at 1200 N. Tennessee St., McKinney. These …


McKinney’s annual Scare on the Square canceled

McKinney’s Scare on the Square event has been canceled, McKinney Main Street Program officials said. The event had been a community staple for more than 10 years. Scare on the Square featured the shops in downtown McKinney and McKinney Main Street passing out candy to downtown’s trick-or-treaters. This was also a free event.



Collin College moves forward with Farmersville, Celina campuses

Collin College has approved the construction contracts for Farmersville and Celina campuses.


New discount retailer opens in McKinney

1/2 of 1/2 (Name Brand Clothing) opened Oct. 2 at 153 S. Central Expressway, McKinney. The store offers …


The Alt Shop now open in McKinney, offering alterations and tailoring

The Alt Shop opened Aug. 1 at 207 E. Virginia St., Ste. 212, McKinney. The Alt Shop specializes in bridal …


Diesel Barbershop to open in McKinney's new Hub 121 development

Diesel Barbershop expects to open in February or March at 6720 Alma Road, Ste. 300, McKinney. The barbershop …



Row House fitness center to open in McKinney early January

Row House expects to open early January at 7901 Eldorado Parkway, Ste. 145, McKinney. Row House is a fitness …


Coffee With Impact: JT McCormick went from a horrific upbringing to being a CEO

Severe neglect, sexual abuse, violence, poverty: JT McCormick readily and publicly discusses these defining aspects of his upbringing. Told in shocking detail, it quickly becomes evident for those who attend his speeches that the stories of his childhood are necessary to elucidate how he emerged from it all to become what he describes as a success story.


McKinney Council of PTAs looks to grow by 1,000 members before end of school year

Ten McKinney ISD campuses have Parent Teacher Associations, but the McKinney Council of PTAs is looking to recruit more members.


Apple product repair shop Experimax closes McKinney location on Eldorado Parkway

Experimax, located at 2960 Eldorado Parkway, Ste. 25, McKinney, closed Sept. 30. The store offered services, …



McKinney property recommended for affordable housing by P&Z commissioners

A 12-acre site in McKinney received a favorable rezoning recommendation from the McKinney Planning and Zoning Commission on Oct. 22.


Second Tropical Smoothie Cafe location in McKinney soon to open on Custer Road

Tropical Smoothie Cafe will open its second McKinney location Oct. 25 at 6675 S. Custer Road, Ste. 100, …


McKinney jewelry store My Diamond Shoppe to celebrate 35 years

My Diamond Shoppe will mark the store's 35th anniversary Nov. 9. The store will celebrate that day from 10 …


Setty Plastics and Aesthetics building new McKinney facility for relocation

Setty Plastics and Aesthetics plans to relocate from its current location from 175 Ridge Road, Ste. 200, …



Noble Wolf Vodka opening distillery in McKinney in early 2020

Noble Wolf Vodka expects to open a distillery in February at 465 Industrial Blvd., Ste. 400, McKinney. Noble …


New CBD and smoke shop The Glass House TX now open in McKinney

The Glass House TX opened Oct. 10 at 6000 McKinney Ranch Parkway, Ste. 120, McKinney. The Glass House is a …


TexaKona Cafe & Coffee Museum to open under Davis at the Square in downtown McKinney

Pacific Tradewind Coffee Co. expects to open a new space in early 2020, which will be called TexaKona Cafe & Coffee Museum. The coffee shop and museum has been operating since 2016 in its current space at 3103 N. McDonald St., McKinney, where it operates as a roastery, coffee museum, coffee bar and gift shop. TexaKona is a brand of coffee beans grown in Hawaii and roasted in Texas.


McKinney council member asks to proclaim state of emergency for black lives in Texas, is denied

McKinney City Council Member La'Shadion Shemwell asked the city to proclaim a "black state of emergency" in Texas during an Oct. 15 City Council meeting but was denied.



Ascent Dental now open in McKinney

Dentist Daniel Chang opened Ascent Dental on Aug. 24 at 312 N. Central Expressway, McKinney. The business …


Pet Supplies Plus now open in McKinney on Lake Forest Drive

Pet Supplies Plus opened Sept. 19 at 1821 N. Lake Forest Drive, Ste. 900, McKinney. Pet Supplies Plus offers …


New membership-based women's coworking center soon to open at McKinney Cotton Mill

MillHouse will open Oct. 14 inside the McKinney Cotton Mill at 610 Elm St., Ste. 1000, McKinney. MillHouse is a membership-based, women's-only, social coworking and creative space. According to MillHouse co-founder Beth Beck, MillHouse is backed by the MillHouse Foundation, which is a nonprofit with the goal of providing women with an opportunity to succeed. All members will be able to use the ConnectBlock, which features a living room space for women to work or play, join in lunch chats, happy hours, workshops, classes and events. A reception room is also available to host clients, friends or family. The ConnectBlock membership also includes access to business coaching and consultation, an annual professional headshot, child care services by appointment, a coffee bar, yoga classes, women-owned product pop-up boutiques and more. Other memberships are available for use of the ArtBlock, WellBlock, and LightBlock. These are studios are for those interested in pursuing more art, photography or wellness.


McKinney's history includes its share of haunted tales

October is the season for scary and ghostly stories. And McKinney, whose history goes back more than 170 …