Pipe & Palette – Historic Downtown Plano

Pipe & Palette Home Outfitters

The moment you step through the open doors at Pipe & Palette you feel a shift in time. This historical downtown location emphasizes the pure, quality, unique products on display throughout the store. As you browse the store you will find an array of beautiful art, clothing, home decor, and much more.Pipe & Palette entrance

The building dates back over 100 years originally acting as a family drug store for the Plano area. Showing its true character with the original ceilings and partial brick shown wall there is no lack of creativity in this business thanks to owner/operator, June Parker.June Parker

Although Pipe & Palette has a large portion of the store dedicated to retail, June is passionate about art and involving the Plano community in that passion! “We host high end makers and artisans. We also teach beginning art to amazing individuals who crave to create. Our goal here is to teach art and sell art we find not only amazing but useful.”

Team Bonding

June is constantly working to make Pipe & Palette a destination for all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds. “Each maker and artisan we host has a story. They have a journey that lead them to us and from us they will continue to grow. We want not only our makers and artisans to feel at home but also our shoppers. Stop by anytime just to enjoy our vib and be inspired.”

Kids Birthday Party

Pipe & Palette is a destination suitable for any occasion whether that be a birthday party, team building, or just a night of entertainment. June and her staff are more than capable of catering to your needs and bringing out the inner artist in you.

The Wooden Spoon

The Wooden Spoon – Scandinavian Gifts & Food

The Wooden Spoon – Your Scandinavian Connection!
-History

How did the Wooden Spoon get it’s name you ask? Well according to Gwen Workman Owner/Operator of the Wooden Spoon; “Scandinavian families had just enough utensils for their own use. When they went to feasts, events, celebrations, or were invited to another home, they took their own spoon with them. Usually, it was made of wood. Attached to the waist of the Lady’s dress was a “spoon bag”. This is where the Wooden Spoon was carried.” -Gwen

Gwen moved to the states in 1985 where she was troubled by the absence of any Scandinavian culture or products. She soon got a job as a leasing agent for an apartment complex, and began to see the quantity of foreigners moving to the states. That fall she attended the State Fair where she met and connected with the Norwegian Society of Texas. Realizing that she couldn’t be the only half Norwegian to move to Texas she decided to open her first shop in McKinney September of 1988. In 1989 she moved into a 280 SF shop in Plano. In 1992 Gwen decided she had outgrown the shop and decided to purchase the Forman House which is where the Wooden Spoon currently resides. Wooden Spoon Scandinavian House

The Wooden Spoon also doubles as the oldest house in Plano, TX. Over the next ten years Gwen would dedicate a majority of her time to repairing and remodeling the house. The job of maintaining the oldest house in Plano was no easy task for Gwen and is still a constant chore that must be prioritized to keep the house looking beautiful. Entrance Upstairs Scandinavian House

-Current Status

Gwen currently has three groups of customers. Native Scandinavians, people of Scandinavian decent, and people who have no Scandinavian blood but desire to learn about the culture and language. Gwen welcomes all groups of people to her place of business and encourages each individual to dive into the culture. She is currently in her 29th year of business and has made many connections throughout her career. These connections help to bring in customers and build relationships for repeat customers.

inside Scandinavian Shop

Furthermore Gwen is constantly on the quest for new products, she also enjoys holding sales, classes, and events. She likes to work with schools and clubs when they have international day or projects and has a large website with her products listed. “I host an annual Anniversary Party in September and a Stella Olson Cooky Party in December.” – Gwen

I Love Popcorn

Crave Popcorn Co. – Delicious Gourmet Popcorn

Delicious Gourmet Popcorn You Can’t Help But Crave!

Crave Popcorn Co. is a local candy/popcorn shop located in Plano, TX owned and operated by Carol Davis. The moment you step foot in the front door your greeted by smiling faces and the delicious smell of freshly popped popcorn. Carol has designed the shop to take you back in time, as you enter the shop you feel like your shopping in an old fashioned general store.CraveCandyEntrance

Crave Popcorn Co. pops their corn in house daily in order to keep it fresh and tasty! Each on of the artisan-crafted flavors is taste tested to perfection and created with natural ingredients. Although the shop does focus on handcrafted popcorn, the selection of nostalgic candy will make your mouth water! Each one of the products in the store have been hand selected to give the customer that old time feeling. Crave Candy

With over 30 different hand crafted flavors to choose from, Crave makes it easy to enjoy and hard to decide. Flavors such as Vinegar ‘n Sea Salt all the way to White Chocolate Oreo are found on the menu.  You can order popcorn by the bag, pre-made grab ‘n go gifts, build your own tin, or custom orders. With no lack of options this candy/popcorn shop will have you adamant on a return visit.

 

 

Splash Park – Frisco Commons Park

Splash Park @ Frisco Commons Park

Frisco Commons Park is a 63 acre park filled will open green fields for recreational activities. open field

This park is a veterans memorial featuring an amphitheater filled with plaques honoring each individual branch of the armed forces.

Amphitheater

air forcecoast guard

navymarine corps

There are bike trails, walking trails and improv trails all throughout the park for exercise and recreational purposes.

The pond in the park is stocked and available for fishing! There is also a splash pad to keep the kiddos entertained while dad is fishing.

Splash Park

One of the most attractive features of this park would be the three pavilions created as a central location for large gatherings, and you can even rent them out!  Reservations must be made in person at the Frisco Athletic Center. Call 972-292-6643 to check for an availability. Reservations are accepted Mondays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. only.

Pavilion

The park was completed in 2004 and has won three awards since:

  • 2005 Park Design Excellence Award by the Texas Recreation and Park Society
  • The Metroplex’s Best Family Park by Dallas Child Magazine
  • 2008 Facility Design Award – Class II by the National Recreation and Parks Association, Southwest Regional Council

 

 

Sci-Tech entrance

Discover Mind Stretching Fun! – Sci-Tech

Discover Sci-Tech! – Frisco Tx

Have you been searching for an educational adventure this summer? Sci-Tech Discovery Center is just the place you want to be to discover mind stretching fun. The Discovery Center features a wide range of exhibits pleasing to all ages, genders, and backgrounds. Sci-Tech aims to inspire a new generation of innovators and educators through hands on learning and the exploration of science, math, and technology! Shedding light to these topics with hands on interaction is an approach Sci-Tech thinks will inspire the next generation. Sci-Tech 1wing span Sci-Techmuscular and skeletal Mountain Sci-TechSci-Tech Discover

Sci-Tech Pricing

General Admission (3-64)     $8.00

Seniors (65+)                        $6.50

Military (ID required)              $6.50

Teachers (ID required)           $6.50

Groups*                                 $7.00

*Group rates are available for groups of ten or more if arranged in advance. Call the sales team to book your spot (972) 546-3050 x106

 

Sci-Tech Hours

Tuesday-Friday                     10:00am-4:00pm

Saturday                               10:00am-6:00pm

Sunday                                  12:00pm-6:00pm

Sci-Tech Discovery Center will be closed July 4th, September 4th, November 23rd, December 24th & 25th, January 1st, April 16th, and May 29th

 

Truck Manufacturer Coming to McKinney

PACCAR INC. Truck Manufacturer Coming to McKinney

Fortune 500 truck manufacturing company PACCAR (Nasdaq: PCAR) has decided to open a new facility in McKinney for it’s Dynacraft division. The deal should be approaching finalization in the next couple of weeks. The manufacturing facility will be built on the corner of Wilmeth Road and Redbud Boulevard and estimated to be 130,000 square feet! The McKinney Economic Development Corporation have reached an agreement with PACCAR stating that there $3.3 million in economic incentives including $1.1 million land transfer for opening the McKinney location. PACCAR will make a capital investment of over $20 million and 200 jobs over the next six years giving McKinney the opportunity to grow along with its increasing population. Dynacraft manufactures trucks and over 25,000 parts for Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF nameplates. Dynacraft’s headquarters is located in Algona, Washington along with a 150,000 square foot facility in Louisville.

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Rockin' Taco

Rockin’ Taco & Tex-Mex – Frisco

Rockin’ Taco – Frisco Square

It’s Taco Tuesday and Rockin’ Taco can’t wait to serve up the best taco’s in Frisco with a side of Rock N’ Roll! This taco shop is a one of a kind experience you’ll only find in Frisco, TX thanks to Lifetime Local/Owner & Operator/Cook and much more Chris Cano! This hidden downtown taco stop won’t be a secret for long because Chris is Rocking away in the kitchen and the people love what he is serving! Just to send your taste buds tingling let’s check out some of these sweet eats!
Rockin' Tacos TacosGnarly NachosFunky FlautasBodacious Burrito

As you can see these entrees are designed to head bang that rumbling stomach pain away after a long Rock Show! Let’s check out the menu!

 

STEP 1: CHOOSE YOUR STAGE

Rockin’ Tacos – Full Band
Set of 3 Your Choice of: Tortilla Type ROCKSTAR BACKUP SINGERS
Corn
Flour
Crispy
Flat
Rockin’ Taco (Solo Show)
Your Choice of: Tortilla Type ROCKSTAR BACKUP SINGERS
Corn
Flour
Crispy
Flat
Gnarly Nachos
Pinto Beans and Queso Topped with Pico De Gallo and Sour Cream
Chicken
Carnitas
Steak
Brisket
Ground Beef
Bangin’ Bowl
Cilantro-Lime Rice and Pinto Beans Your Choice of: ROCKSTAR BACKUP SINGERS
Chicken
Carnitas
Steak
Brisket
Ground Beef
Funky Flautas
6 Rolled and Fried Choice of Chicken, Beef or Combo Choice of Queso, Guacamole or Salsa
Chicken
Beef
Combo
Bodacious Burrito
Cilantro-Lime Rice, Pinto Beans and Queso Your Choice of: ROCKSTAR BACKUP SINGERS
Chicken
Carnitas
Steak
Brisket
Ground Beef
Cruzin’ Quesadilla
Shredded Cheese, ROCKIN’ Sauce and your choice of ROCKSTAR with a side of Sour Cream
Chicken
Carnitas
Steak
Brisket
Ground Beef
Kickin’ High-Hat
2 flat shells stuffed with Cilantro-Lime Rice and Pinto Beans then wrapped in a flour tortilla and GRILLED Your choice of: ROCKSTAR BACKUP SINGERS
Chicken
Carnitas
Steak
Brisket
Ground Beef
Crushin’ Chimichanga
Deep Fried Stuffed Tortilla topped with Queso
Chicken
Carnitas
Steak
Brisket
Ground Beef

GROUPIES

MILD Salsa
Mini (4 oz)
Cup (8 oz)
Bowl (12 oz)
HOT Salsa
Mini (4 oz)
Cup (8 oz)
Bowl (12 oz)
BLAZIN’ Salsa
Mini (4 oz)
Cup (8 oz)
Bowl (12 oz)
Queso (Mini 4 oz)
Queso (Cup 8 oz)
Chicken
Carnitas
Steak
Brisket
Ground Beef
Queso (Bowl 12 oz)
Chicken
Carnitas
Steak
Brisket
Ground Beef
Guacamole
Mini (4 oz)
Cup (8 oz)
Bowl (12 oz)
Cilantro-Lime Rice
Large
Pinto Beans

Large

Rice & Beans
Large
Rockin’ Tacos will be releasing a new menu at the end of July so don’t miss the show, come on out and Rock out with Rockin’ Taco!

polepositionraceway

Extreme Indoor Go Kart – Pole Position Raceway

Extreme Indoor Go Kart – Pole Position Raceway

Pole Position Raceway houses the fastest most exciting go kart Texas has to offer. These high-performance electric karts are capable of reaching speeds up to 45 mph. With only an inch between you and the ground these go karts will put you in the back of your seat. The facility located in Frisco, TX is a 55,000 SF indoor facility with a 1/4 mile track kept at a cool 75 F so you can kart whenever your heart desires. The karts at Pole Position Raceway accelerate quicker and handle better than any other indoor kart in the US. This company has invested over $10 million dollars into researching and developing the best electric kart in order to combat environmental problems caused by running gas powered engines indoors.

Pole Position welcomes anyone from experienced racers to children who don’t even have their drivers s license! You must be 48″ tall to get behind the wheel of a kart and remember everything happens indoors so there is no reason to worry about mother nature when planning your trip. Pole Position Raceway is open 7 days a week to cater to your adrenaline needs excluding Christmas and privately booked parties. Speaking of private parties, Pole Position should be your next location for that employee outing you’ve been planning for the past year or the kids birthday party that has to be epic! Private event pricing varies depending on what your ideal racing experience is.
PolePositionGoKart

Race Track Rental

$1,250 Mon-Fri until 5pm

$1,500 Friday after 5pm – Sunday

Facility Buyout

$1,500 per hour Mon-Fri until 5pm (2 hour min)

$2,000 per hour Fri after 5pm – Sunday (2 hour min)

$2,500 per hour during Holidays (3 hour min)

 

Hall Park

Hall Park Introduces Newk’s Eatery – Frisco

Hall Park Introduces Newk’s Eatery – Frisco

162-acres and more than 2.5 million square feet of office space, Hall Park is the primary location for modern business in North Dallas. Due to its distinct reputation, Newk’s is the first restaurant on the property with may more dining options to come. Newk’s Eatery was founded in 2004 by Don Newcomb, Debra Bryson, and Chris Newcomb, the same team that founded McAlister’s. Furthermore, many of the featured items on Newk’s menu are straight out of the Newcomb family cookbook. The menu consists of soups, salads, pizza, sandwiches and much more!

Frisco Newk's Eatery

Newk’s is kicking off operations in a 4’500 SF building placed in Park Plaza! Park Plaza will be the retail portion of Hall Park on track for completion in the spring. You can expect to see a compilation of upscale burger or pizza places and possibly Japanese steakhouse or Asian Fusion. Park Plaza will give business men and women the option to stay on the campus and still have a casual lunch meeting. Kim Butler, the director of leasing for Hall Group is in no hurry to lease the property, but would rather take the time necessary to find the best options for Hall Park’s needs.

Amphitheater at Oak Point Park

Free Movies! – Oak Point Park Amphitheater

Free Movies! – Oak Point Park Amphitheater

It’s that time of year to grab a picnic blanket, the kids, and a cooler for a fun filled night in Plano. Oak Point Park Amphitheater is featuring a trio of free movies and anyone is invited.

Amphitheater movies

The gates open at 7:30 p.m. and the movie begins at dark. Lawn Chairs, Coolers, Blankets, etc. are more than welcome as well as service animals. Pets are not allowed, and children must have parental supervision.

Full Amphitheater

This venue is one you won’t want to miss. Incorporating natural elements in a modern atmosphere, you will have a night full of entertainment.

Amphitheater at night

There is free parking available surrounding the amphitheater so this is truly a completely FREE event! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity. We look forward to seeing you there.