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Wing Boss debuts standalone kitchen

Wing Boss, created by Dallas-based Dickey's Restaurant Brands as a ghost kitchen brand, is expanding beyond e-commerce with its first brick-and-mortar location in Addison, Texas, according to a company press release. Located at 3765 Belt Line Road, the 1,500-square-foot restaurant serves smoked and bone-in or boneless wings tossed in one...
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Meet four Frisco entrepreneurs who are ‘redefining the American dream,’ according to Forbes

Four Frisco residents have been recognized among the nation’s top small business owners and entrepreneurs as Forbes Next 1000 honorees. Honorees are limited to sole proprietors, self-funding shops and pre-revenue startups that have operated for at least one year and receive less than $10 million in annual revenue or Series A funding. The goal of the year-round initiative is to showcase those “redefining the American dream,” according to the website.
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Suck It Jerky and Pickles officially opens Old Town Keller storefront

Suck It Jerky and Pickles officially opened in Old Town Keller at 121 Olive St. on Sept. 16, the jerky shop announced in a Facebook post. Suck It Jerky and Pickles got its start selling its products at the Keller Farmers Market and online. Aside from jerky, the shop also sells pickles and hot sauce made without preservatives or sugar. Owner and curator Scott Spielman said he prides himself on creating products with ingredients that customers can read and pronounce. 817-296-4161.
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New townhouses at Plano’s Collin Creek Mall site will start in the $500,000s

Developer Centurion American is breaking ground this week on the first phase of the $1 billion mixed-use project that will replace Plano’s Collin Creek Mall. The developers have also picked three builders that will construct 500 luxury townhouses in the more than 100-acre project on the west side of U.S. Highway 75.
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Crescent Real Estate kicks off $250 million Fort Worth development

Crescent Real Estate, which is best known for its landmark properties in Dallas’ Uptown district, has broken ground on the largest new development in Fort Worth’s cultural district. The project is west of downtown on Camp Bowie Boulevard near the Will Rogers Coliseum and across the street from the Kimbell...

Land sale near Dr Pepper Ballpark would pave way for office, entertainment project in Frisco

Frisco is looking to sell land near Dr Pepper Ballpark, which could eventually lead to thousands of square feet of office and entertainment space. On Sept. 21, Frisco City Council will consider approving a more than $19 million land sale to Alterra Capital Management. Alterra would acquire 14.6 acres of land just south of Dr Pepper Ballpark, which is commonly known as Pennant Park, city documents said.
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Plano’s plan commission puts off making a decision about landmark Haggard farm project

Plano planning officials put off making a decision about development of part of the city’s pioneer Haggard family land along the Dallas North Tollway. Haggard Enterprises Ltd and Dallas developer Stillwater Capital want to rezone more than 142 acres on Spring Creek Parkway just east of the tollway to build a mixed-use project with office, retail, hotel and residential construction.
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Developers seek incentives for mixed-use project near downtown Dallas

Developers that want to build a supermarket and apartment complex on the northeastern edge of downtown Dallas are seeking city incentives to kick off the deal. The 5.4-acre project on North Hall Street near U.S. Highway 75 has been in the works for several years and would include a Kroger supermarket.
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Two more big Las Colinas office properties hit the market

Two major Las Colinas office properties have just hit the market. The largest of the office deals up for grabs is the Riverside Commons office campus at State Highway 114 and Riverside Drive in Irving. The four-building office complex has more than 467,000 square feet of space overlooking a lake and green space at the south end of the Las Colinas Urban Center.

Lowered Richardson ISD tax rate for 2021-22 school year will raise more funds for district

The Richardson ISD board of trustees adopted a slightly lower property tax rate at its Sept. 20 meeting that will generate more funds for the district than the 2020-21 rate. The adopted rate of $1.3909 per $100 property valuation is nearly 1% lower than the rate passed last year. However, it will raise more taxes for maintenance and operations than last year’s rate, according to a document prepared for the board. Chief Financial Officer David Pate said the new rate is effectively a 2.41% increase over the $1.4047 per $100 property valuation adopted for the 2020-21 school year.
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Crow Holdings grabs big development site near Dallas Design District

A unit of investor and developer Crow Holdings has purchased a large tract of land near Dallas’ Design District. The almost 37-acre vacant property is near the intersection of Irving Boulevard and Inwood Road on Conveyor Lane. Crow Holdings acquired the property, which is zoned for industrial building, from the...

Independent Bank Group promotes Langdale

McKinney-based Independent Bank Group Inc. (NASDAQ: IBTX), the parent company of Independent Financial, on Sept. 20 announced the promotion of Paul B. Langdale to Executive Vice President, Corporate Development & Strategy effective Oct. 1. In his expanded role, Langdale will be responsible for overseeing enterprise-wide strategic planning, identification and evaluation...

K-pop store set to open this fall at Stonebriar Centre in Frisco

Pink Box, a K-pop and fashion accessories store, is set to open this fall at Stonebriar Centre next to Macy’s on the first floor. The store sells music albums, jewelry and K-pop themed merchandise. The Stonebriar Centre location will be the first official Texas vendor of Line Friends, a brand of Korean plushies, digital accessories and other themed products, like water bottles and office supplies. Pink Box also has a Carrollton location. 2601 Preston Road, Frisco. 972-810-0884.

North Texas’ Commercial Real Estate is in Hyper-Growth Mode

Thanks to the influx of people moving to the area and pent-up demand from last year’s pause in multifamily construction, Dallas’s commercial real estate is in a hyper-growth mode with many construction projects underway. Despite this generally positive state of affairs, it’s evident that our industry as a whole is experiencing macroeconomic influences on construction costs.
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GameStop to hire 500 employees at new Florida customer service center

Video game retailer GameStop plans to hire 500 employees at its new customer service center in Florida, the company said Monday. The Pembroke Pines facility, which is expected to open by the end of the year, will be an “integral part” of the Grapevine company’s U.S.-based customer care operations. It’s one of several recent infrastructure investments made by the company as it attempts to pivot into the e-commerce market.
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Most D-FW counties had August home sales declines

Most Dallas-Fort Worth counties saw a decline in home sales in August compared with 2020 levels. Only two of seven D-FW counties had year-over-year increases in home purchases last month compared with August 2020. Kaufman County home sales were up almost 11% from a year earlier. And Dallas County had...