Petals Entry

Petals – A Boutique Floral Shop in Plano, TX

Love Your Life and Express Your Style With Petals Boutique Floral Shop!

Petals boutique is a delightful shop with a sophisticated and quite delicious atmosphere. This flouriest has gorgeous orchids, lovely vases and, beautiful flowers from around the world.Petals Boutique

Opening in 2001, Petals has been crafting beautiful bouquets for the Plano and Dallas area. Gift givers, event planners, and brides to be, looking for advice from an experienced staff are welcome at Petals. This one stop shop has a little something for everyone. If your looking for that unique gift no one else will have, stop by the boutique and find that something for every occasion. This Christian based family owned business prides themselves on friendly service, professionalism, loyalty and trust worthiness.

Flowers

“In our cooler you will always find the best quality flowers, processed with care by our staff each day.  Speak with one of our talented professional staff members and we can help you create that perfect arrangement for that someone special.” The merchandise in their store is personally picked out by the professional staff as if it was going in their own home. Stop by and see for yourself! Your experience is one you won’t forget and that will keep you coming back to visit again and again.

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The creative design team offers a unique artistic approach to floral artistry. From traditional elegance to the latest trends, the designers at Petals personalize every aspect for your wedding, wedding reception, corporate events, showers, etc. Big or small, they can help you come up with that perfect touch to top off your special occasion. Petals can also provide a weekly service for your home, office or as a gift that keeps giving!

 

 

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.

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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.

 

 

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The Northern Migration – Collin County

Collin County Population up by Over 40 Percent as the Migration North Ramps Up Into Full Swing!

Its no coincidence that Collin County is constantly growing! With an increase of 100 residents a day as businessmen make the migration from Downtown Dallas to the outskirts, Collin County’s population is expected to hit 3 million by the year 2040! Furthermore businesses love this area because of its tax structure, schools, and the workforce available in this area. The level of education available is double the U.S. average, with around half of the workforce in the county possessing a Bachelors Degree or greater. The public schools in this area also make a statement for Collin County, ranking second in the nation according to Forbes. These factors make for a corporation’s dream location. The Migration North is expected to drive job increases of around 1 million by the year 2050. What is the end result, will Collin County be the next corporate hot spot?

 

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2 of the 24 Fortune 500 company’s in the metroplex reside in Collin County, along with several other major corporate HQ’s (EX:Frito-Lay, JC Penny, Toyota, Fedex, State Farm, Liberty Mutual). Collin County is on the rise to be a major player in the corporate world of business. Collin County is a great place to be because of the unique mixture of lifestyle choices available to residents. The mixture of rural and densely developed areas located throughout the county, makes Collin County a suitable location for anyone looking to move to the DFW surrounding area.

 

Local businesses within the county are thriving more than ever, and property taxes continue to be some of the lowest rates available. These factors play into attracting new residents from all over the U.S. to contribute in the success of our home. All and all Collin County has great communities with rich history, recreational activities, entertainment, shopping, and home for a lifetime.

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

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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!
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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!

Salubrious

All Natural Juice & Smoothies – Salubrious

All Natural Juice, Smoothies, and More!

Salubrious is a one-stop shop for your all natural cravings. Serving juice, smoothies, coffee, sandwiches, salads and more you won’t leave without a satisfied stomach. Salubrious intends for your experience to be comforting and stress-free, leaving the problems presents you with at the door. Salubrious isn’t just another juice bar, but rather a natural, healthy, and organic energizer feeding your bodies craving for pure food.
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Ajay Sharma is the owner of Salubrious and also a proud Marine veteran. He deployed several times during his service but didn’t feel as if he was performing at optimal levels. At one point he though he may have cancer as he could feel lumps on his worn body. Constantly running out of energy and feeling like a completely different person from when he joined the Marines Ajay knew he needed to make a change. Ajay does not believe in going to the doctor but rather that the body has a natural ability to heal itself given the right substance. He did research on the subject of natural medication and educated himself on healthy eating and lifestyle habits. This is how Ajay’s idea of Salubrious came to be, after about a month of drinking the smoothies his energy levels returned to normal and even exceeded what he thought to be normal levels. Ajay is convinced that implementing natural ingredients into your daily lifestyle can significantly improve your energy levels.
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Salubrious offers discounts to service members and students.

Student Discount 10%

Military Discount 10%

Police Discount 10%