Market Street recycles space for a second store in Frisco

Market Street recycles space for a second store in Frisco

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Market Street believes it’s opened a store in Frisco that will be successful in a 62,000-square-foot building that’s had a couple other tries.

The store, the eight Market Street in North Texas, opened Friday on the southeast corner of Legacy Drive and Lebanon Road across from a Kroger. The building at 4268 Legacy Drive has housed a Walmart Neighborhood Market and before that an Albertsons.

A beer and wine bar in the center of the store branded on the outside of the building as Taphouse 16 is also staffed for barista coffee service and smoothies.

The area has seating for 94 people and customers can leave the area with their wine glass to shop. The only other local Market Street with a Taphouse is in Flower Mound, but municipal rules there prohibit alcoholic drinks from leaving the bar area.

It’s the first Market Street store to open locally since 2013 when Albertsons bought the Lubbock-based United Supermarket, which created Market Street and brought it to North Texas.

The new Frisco store, which is five miles from the Market Street on Eldorado Parkway, has made-to-order Asian rice bowls and pho. Sushi has been popular for a longtime, said Mary Myers, spokeswoman for Market Street, but consumers have asked for additional Asian cuisine choices such as poke bowls and Vietnamese pho.

The store has 300 employees to run its prepared food section, fresh meat and seafood counters and its curbside online grocery shopping service launched last year under the brand Streetside.

The big chains have been active in and around Frisco.

Whole Foods Market says it wants to open a store in Frisco, but the development it chose, Wade Park, broke ground three years ago but has been delayed by legal woes. That project is east of the new Market Street on Lebanon and the Dallas North Tollway.

In addition to the two Market Street stores, the fast-growing suburb with a population of 160,000 has three Krogers, two Tom Thumbs, an Aldi, a Sprouts Farmers Market, two Walmart Supercenters, a SuperTarget. Frisco’s Asian population of 18.1 percent has also attracted ethnic grocers. It has three South Asian supermarkets: Patel Brothers, Spice Bazaar and India Bazaar.

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Developer buys over 280 acres in Frisco and plans to build at least 1,000 homes

A local developer and homebuilder, Green Brick Partners Inc., has purchased three parcels of land in Frisco with plans to build more than 1,000 homes.

Green Brick says the new neighborhoods on Coit Road and Eldorado Parkway will be valued at more than a half-billion dollars when they are completed.

The residential projects will range in size from 172 to 354 homes and will include a mix of home types and prices. Construction has started on the first project, called Frisco Springs, on Eldorado Parkway west of Preston Road. It’s next to where the city is buying land for a new park.

"Over the next 24 months, all the projects should come on line," said Jed Dolson, Green Brick Texas region president. "It’s all being driven by the employment growth along the tollway and in Legacy West."

Dolson said the new neighborhoods will include a mix of townhomes, patio homes and traditional single-family homes.

"Our townhomes will start in the mid-$300,000 [range]," he said.

The 97-acre Frisco Springs project will include 172 single-family homes constructed by Village Builders and Toll Brothers, along with 154 townhomes built by CB JENI Homes.

The 67-acre Park Vista community will be built at the southeast corner of Eldorado Parkway and Coit Road. Plans call for 333 single-family homes, patio homes and townhomes built by Green Brick subsidiaries Normandy Homes and CB JENI Homes.

Edgewood will be a 120-acre, 354-home development at Coit Road and Main Street in Frisco with houses by builders Southgate Homes, Normandy Homes, Meritage and M/I Homes.

"With some of the highest job growth rates in the nation, Frisco has continued to expand at a rapid pace," Jim Brickman, CEO of Green Brick Partners, said in a statement. "We made an investment in Frisco because it is a great place to live and work, and we are seeing demand for new construction greatly outpacing supply."

Green Brick’s purchases give it a dominant position in Frisco, said Ted Wilson, principal with Dallas-based housing analyst Residential Strategies.

"Frisco is one of the most dynamic markets for lot development in D-FW. Presently, Green Brick is the most active developer in this market," Wilson said. "Projects under way represent about one-third of all new development."

Plano-based Green Brick is a homebuilding and land development company with interests in four homebuilding companies in North Texas. The company has been in business since 2008 and also has builders in Colorado and Georgia.

Green Brick Partners’ new Frisco projects marked in red and numbered 1 through 3 will be valued at about $500 million when finished.

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Rene Archambault to run for Frisco ISD School Board

Rene Archambault to run for Frisco ISD School Board

Nine-year Frisco ISD resident and Griffin Middle School parent René Archambault (pronounced “ar-SHAM-bow”) announced Tuesday that she filed the paperwork necessary to run for the Place 7 trustee position on the Frisco Independent School District Board.

The Place 7 seat is held by John Hoxie, who was first elected to the Frisco ISD Board in 2009. Hoxie has indicated that he will not be filing to run for re-election when his current term ends in May.

“With five teachers and a district superintendent in my family, I grew up watching the challenges of Texas public school educators – but I also witnessed the immeasurable rewards,” said Archambault about her interest in running for FISD trustee. “With that insight comes a duty to help keep Frisco ISD a ‘destination employer’ for the best and brightest teachers. I want to make sure that our kids benefit from the kind of passion, dedication, and inspiration which can only be provided by fulfilled and engaged educators.”

Archambault earned a bachelor’s of business administration degree from Texas Christian University and then went on to Southern Methodist University to earn a masters of education degree specializing in educational policy and leadership.

Professionally, she has served the campus of SMU as a graduate admissions and marketing officer for 14 years. During this time, Archambault has worked to strengthen the reach of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education and curricular offerings to graduate and undergraduate students. She serves on the steering and advisory committees for Emmitt J. Conrad High School’s Collegiate Academy, and has been instrumental in building collaborative partnerships between SMU, the Dallas County Community College District and the Dallas Independent School District, a press release states.

Archambault is active in the Frisco ISD community, serving on the Frisco ISD Long Range Planning Committee, Frisco Education Foundation Advisory Board and Frisco FastPacs Board of Directors. She is a member of Frisco Women’s League, Griffin Middle School PTA and volunteers as a Griffin MS Band Booster. She is a member of the second annual Frisco ISD Insight program, a forum which provides community stakeholders a behind-the-scenes look at school district operations.

“It has made a huge impression on me, through my time involved with our kids and schools, that parent and community involvement opportunities in FISD are available … but aren’t always easy to find or get plugged into, for busy families or those without a child on a campus. I want to improve this access, so that more citizens can connect with and support our schools,” Archambault said.

She said she believes that increasing the community’s engagement with and visibility into public schools are one long-term solution to issues around funding, transparency, and partnerships.

Archambault is a fifth-generation North Texan and attended St. John’s Episcopal School and Bishop Lynch in Dallas. She and her husband Randy, a business intelligence officer for a national analytics firm, were married in 2001. They have one daughter, Zoë, who is in sixth grade at Griffin Middle School (FISD) and is active in band, community volunteering and Frisco Youth Theatre. The Archambaults are also members of Hope Fellowship.

Although Frisco ISD has not yet formally called for an election, the Place 7 contest is likely to be scheduled for May 5 since the first Saturday in May is a uniform election date for local jurisdictions in Texas.

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Preston Surgery Center in Frisco Texas Now Offering Transparent Cash Pricing – San Antonio Business Journal

FRISCO, Texas, Jan. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Preston Surgery Center is a privately owned outpatient surgical center in Frisco, Texas who now offers transparent cash pricing for self-pay patients and employers with self funded medical plans. Do you or your employee need to have a surgical procedure? How much is it going to cost at a hospital or another surgery center? The answer most likely will be vague; it depends on your insurance benefits, we are unsure on the cost of anesthesia, your surgeon bills separately from the facility. If you need a carpal tunnel release at Preston Surgery Center it will cost $3,000. If an arthroscopic procedure of the knee is needed it will cost $4,760. These prices include the anesthesia, surgeon, and surgery center fees.

According to the 2017 Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Survey, between 2005 and 2015 covered workers’ average out-of-pocket costs grew 66 percent while they spent 229% more toward their deductibles. From 2013 to the first quarter of 2017, health insurance premiums also increased 99% for individuals and over 140% for family coverage according to eHealth, Inc. Preston Surgery Center realized these types of increases are not sustainable for workers, individuals, families, or employers and decided to provide an alternative model in Frisco, Texas.

Preston Surgery Center has posted their prices on PrestonSurgeryCenter.com to allow self-pay patients and self funded employers to gain transparency in surgical care creating the ability to predict surgical costs prior to a procedure. Their decision to work directly with patients and employers has eliminated the middle man allowing them to charge fees at a fraction of the cost most local hospitals charge for the same procedure.

About Preston Surgery Center
Preston Surgery Center is an outpatient surgical center in Frisco, Texas that opened in 2013. Preston Surgery Center is a privately owned physician managed center that works diligently to not only lower cost but improve quality. They are the first center in the greater Dallas, Texas area to post fully transparent bundled pricing through a favorable cash model. Preston Surgery Center is accredited by the American Association for Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) and provides surgical care by board certified physicians in the specialties of: pain management, spine surgery, orthopedics, hand surgery, podiatry, gastroenterology, and electrophysiology. For further information regarding Preston Surgery Center’s self pay or self funded program visit PrestonSurgeryCenter.com or call 214.387.4100.

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Frisco buying big chunk of ranch for ballfields, park, trails, more

Frisco buying big chunk of ranch for ballfields, park, trails, more

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FRISCO — Frisco is plunking down $61 million to buy a big chunk of land along a major corridor where it will add more athletic fields and open space.

The City Council unanimously approved the purchase of about 390 acres from Brinkmann Ranch on Tuesday. The sale is expected close on Feb. 5.

Mayor Jeff Cheney called the deal a bold move that would not only serve the city’s growing population but also draw more visitors for sports tournaments.

"This project is really going to set Frisco’s future up to make sure we have adequate park space for generations," Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney said.

The undeveloped land, which will be split among the city and its development corporations, is at the southwest corner of Preston Road and the future Panther Creek Parkway.

About 240 acres from the purchase is planned for a park that would be more than double the size of some of Frisco’s existing parks with athletic fields. Warren Sports Complex, for example, which is just south of the new park, is 105 acres.

Dallas’ Fair Park, which hosts the State Fair of Texas each year, is 277 acres.

Frisco is expected to build fields and courts for a variety of sports, including baseball, football, tennis, volleyball, lacrosse and cricket. Plans are also likely to include hike and bike trails, a pond and plenty of parking.

"This land purchase gets us significantly closer to meeting our city’s needs for community parks at ‘build-out,’ " Shannon Keleher, the city’s Parks & Recreation director, said in a release. "While the layout of the land has yet to be determined, we’re excited about the opportunity to shape something special."

The city will use general obligation bonds to buy the park land. The Frisco Community Development Corp. will pay $23 million of the total price for 100 acres to use for future development, which could include city facilities. Specific plans have not yet been developed.

The Frisco Economic Development Corp. will consider buying the remaining 50 acres later this month. If the EDC decides against the $9.1 million purchase, that acreage will be split between the city and the CDC, Assistant City Manager Nell Lange said.

This sign beside Preston Road in Frisco identifies the land being purchased by the city for a park.

The involvement of the CDC and EDC allows the city to control the development adjacent to the park land, Cheney said.

The land, which had long been zoned to allow multifamily development, is part of the ranch owned by Dallas businessman Baxter Brinkmann.

Many Frisco residents have been up in arms over the large number of apartment complexes being built across the city in recent years. A 2016 report ranked Frisco as the second-busiest apartment market in the country. Frisco’s purchase of the land means that about 1,100 apartments will be subtracted from the number projected to be built in the city.

Council member Will Sowell said the city seized a great opportunity.

"Being able to secure a large parcel of land now at 2018 dollars is a lot better than having to wait 10 to 15 years to secure that," he said.

The city purchased 390 acres at the southwest corner of Preston Road and the future Panther Creek Parkway.

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Bison in Frisco: The Herd Heads to Texas

Fargo will soon become a ghost town as many Bison football fans travel to Frisco for the FCS Championship

FARGO, ND — We continue our coverage of the NDSU football team’s road to the National Championship game in Frisco, Texas.

Many of the “Bison Faithful” have already made their way down to Texas.

While there’s no green and gold inside Toyota Stadium quite yet, you won’t see that for a few more days.

But, if you go just about anywhere in the city of Frisco, you will see plenty of it.

Bison fans continuing to make the trip down to Frisco, Texas by all different forms of transportation, whether it be through the air or by land, we found fans who were making anywhere from their first trip to their sixth or even seventh.

It doesn’t matter how many times they’ve been here.

They’re all happy to see their fellow Bison fans.

“It is unbelievable,” said Brett Goehner, who is in Frisco for the first time. “I think it says a lot about North Dakota and the Bison as a whole. We wanna travel, come down and have fun. I think it says a lot about the way our players play as well.”

“Hours away and it feels like a home game,” said Adam Bell, who is in Frisco for the third time. “There are so many Bison fans here. It is just a lot of fun with all the people. You go to the bars and it’s full of Bison fans. You go to the game, tailgating, it’s all Bison fans everywhere.”

PARTS OF THE HERD TAKE TO THE SKIES

Fargo will soon become a ghost town as many Bison football fans travel to Frisco for the FCS Championship.

Another charter flight full of fans took off this morning from Hector International Airport in Fargo.

Many fans said it was their first time going to the championship game in Frisco, while others mentioned they have gone in years past.

One fan said there is nothing quite like being a Bison fan.

“It’s something to lift up your spirits and make you feel good about things you know,” said Bison fan Ed Stalheim. “If things aren’t going too well or something, you go to a game and you win. You feel good about everything.”

Fans say they are expecting a good game, but believe the Bison will take the national title.

THE HERD BOARDS BUSES

Three fan buses are being loaded up at the North Dakota Horse Park in north Fargo right now to bring them to Frisco, Texas.

KVRR’s Jessie Cohen talked with Bison fan, Gary Nysveen, from Hillsboro, on his sixth trip to see his favorite team.

On KVRR Local News at 9, hear more from fans and how they’re getting to Frisco.

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Elvis Andrus and Jeff Banister Added to Rangers Winter Caravan Stop in Frisco (January 27)

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ANDRUS AND BANISTER ADDED TO RANGERS WINTER CARAVAN

FRISCO, Texas (Jan. 12, 2018) – Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus and manager Jeff Banister have been added as guests for the Texas Rangers Winter Caravan presented by Kroger on Saturday, Jan. 27 at Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco.

Andrus and Banister join Rangers players Matt Bush, Keone Kela, Shawn Tolleson and Jose Trevino, and Hall of Fame broadcaster Eric Nadel. Robinson Chirinos, previously scheduled to appear, will not attend. Rangers Winter Caravan guests remain subject to change.

Rangers Winter Caravan FanFest remains free and open to the public from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fans will have the opportunity to meet members of the Rangers, collect autographs, and enjoy a day of free, family fun and festivities at Dr Pepper Ballpark as the Frisco RoughRiders celebrate the franchise’s 15th anniversary season.

The RoughRiders Foundation is also partnering with the Keeper of the Game for Baseball Equipment Drive benefiting Puerto Rico. Fans are encouraged to donate new or gently used baseball gear, children’s clothing, baby items and formula. The Keeper of the Game Foundation supports kids and young adults with special needs and disabilities in and around baseball. The organization also promotes servant leadership among players, coaches, teams and organizations.

In addition to the yearly autograph session with the Rangers (noon-1 p.m.), the Caravan continues to be a more family-friendly experience. Fans can enjoy inflatables (weather permitting), airbrush artists, and the Primrose and Riders playgrounds. Of course, Riders mascots and team dog Brooks will be attendance as well!

The "Rangers Caravan VIP Autograph Session & Brunch" portion of the Winter Caravan has officially sold out.

Ballpark concessions will also be available for purchase with select $1 food specials, including $1 beer, hot chocolate, coffee, Dr Pepper Products, hot dogs and more.

Andrus, Bush, Kela and Trevino have played for the RoughRiders.

The Riders Outpost, the RoughRiders team store, will be open during the event, with specials on select merchandise. Additionally, fans who wish to purchase ticket packages for the 2018 season may do so during the FanFest.

WHAT:

Texas Rangers Winter Caravan

WHEN:

10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, January 27

10:30 a.m.: Dr Pepper Ballpark gates open to public

10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.: Rangers Caravan VIP Autograph Session & Brunch (SOLD OUT)

11:45 a.m.: Media availability with the Rangers

Noon-1 p.m.: Public Autograph Session

WHERE:

Dr Pepper Ballpark

7300 RoughRiders Trail

Frisco, Texas 75034

WHO:

Elvis Andrus, Jeff Banister, Matt Bush, Keone Kela, Shawn Tolleson, Jose Trevino and Eric Nadel

All FanFest events are subject to change pending weather. The Rangers Winter Caravan is presented by Kroger.

The RoughRiders open the 2018 season April 5 at Dr Pepper Ballpark. Season tickets and ticket packages are now available at RidersBaseball.com, (972) 731-9200 and the RoughRiders Ticket Office.

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More apartments on the way at Frisco Square

More apartments on the way at Frisco Square

A Dallas-based apartment developer and investor is teaming up with a major U.S. homebuilder to do a new project in Frisco.

B/K Multifamily and Pennsylvania-based builder Toll Brothers will build an apartment community in the Frisco Square development near the Dallas North Tollway.

The 259-unit project is at Page Street and the tollway and will open in 2019.

The Kilby rental community will include a clubroom, commercial-style fitness center, multiple lounges and a resort style pool.

BGO Architects of Dallas designed the 4-story development.

B/K Multifamily is a 25-year-old real estate firm with more than 1,600 apartment units under construction.

"We are thrilled to be working with Toll Brothers," said B/K Multifamily’s Mark Beneke. "They are like-minded partners that truly understand the long-term value of Frisco Square, and the unique walkability of the site."

Started in 2000, Frisco Square is an almost 150-acre mixed-use development that includes office, retail, apartments and medical facilities. Frisco’s city hall is also located in the project.

An affiliate of Kansas City-based Maxus Realty Trust Inc. just paid more than $53 million for several buildings in the project.

The Frisco project is one of a growing number of apartment developments Toll Brothers is working on in North Texas. The developer has other projects in North Dallas, Oak Lawn and West Dallas.

"We are excited about this development as we continue to grow our presence in Texas," Tommy Rhodus, Regional Director, Toll Brothers Apartment Living, said in a statement.

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Frisco is Feeling Like Fargo…Only in Texas

Frisco is Feeling Like Fargo…Only in Texas

No green and gold inside Toyota Stadium quite yet, you won’t see that for a few more days, but if you go just about anywhere in the city, you will see plenty of it

FRISCO, TX — We continue our coverage of the NDSU football team’s road to the national championship game in Frisco, Texas.

Many of the Bison Faithful have already made their way down to Texas.

No green and gold inside Toyota Stadium quite yet, you won’t see that for a few more days, but if you go just about anywhere in the city, you will see plenty of it.

Bison fans continuing to make the trip down to Frisco, Texas by all different forms of transportation, whether it be through the air or by land.

We were able to catch up with a few of them earlier today.

When you walk into a bar or restaurant in Frisco, Texas during the week of the FCS Championship, it’s almost like the Bison have never left. Returning for the 6th time in the last seven years, there’s still even some green and gold faithful that are making the trip down to the big game for the very first time.

“I don’t know what took so long to be honest. It’s been through four years of college and every year we’re kind of like we made it. I wanted to go and finally now that I’m out of college it kind of just worked together. We got a group of guys to go with so I’m excited for it,” said Croy Goehner, who is in Frisco for the first time.

There are plenty more NDSU fans taking over the city of Frisco making it really feel like Fargo…only in Texas.

“You walk into the bar it’s all Bison fans. You kind of walk around and everyone kind of says ‘hey glad you made it down here, you know, good to see you.’ See friends that I haven’t seen since college,” Croy said.

“It’s unbelievable. I think it says a lot about North Dakota and the Bison as a whole. We want to travel, come down, and have fun. I think it says a lot about the way out players play as well,” said Brett Goehner, who is in Frisco for the first time.

“Sixteen hours away and it feels like a home game. There’s so many Bison fans here and it’s just a lot of fun with all the people. You go out to the bars and it’s full of Bison fans. You go to the game, tailgating it’s all Bison fans everywhere,” said Adam Bell, who is in Frisco for the third time.

It’s really something, you step into a bar or restaurant down here and it really looks as if you’re still in Fargo with all the green and gold down here.

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Get Your One-of-a-Kind Frisco Gear Before the Big Game!

Get Your One-of-a-Kind Frisco Gear Before the Big Game!

We’re just days away from the big Bison game in Frisco and the NDSU bookstore has some new items.

FARGO, ND — We’re just days away from the big Bison game in Frisco and the NDSU bookstore has some new items.

We’ll tell you where you can buy some one of a kind Fargo to Frisco gear.

The hype is real and if you’re a bison fan, you know the feeling of finally arriving in Frisco.

“There’s truly nothing like being a part of Bison Nation on that night or on that day, said Kim Anvinson, the NDSU Bookstore Director.

Whether it’s packing up the car or booking flights, Bison fans are getting ready for the trip to Texas.

But what’s a big game without some new merchandise?

“We have just everything you can imagine. Sweatshirts, jackets, things for children. Lots of gold, lots of green,” said Mary Sivertson, the NDSU Bookstore Clothing Buyer.

The NDSU bookstore has some new gear and are excited about their Fargo to Frisco map, printed on many of the items.

And like the map, the bookstore is traveling to Texas with its merchandise.

“We’ve actually been getting orders from all over the country,” Sivertson said.

Aside from the big game, many of the fans say one of the most exciting parts of the trip is the travel down. From here, all the way to Frisco.

“When you’re driving to Frisco and I just got goosebumps every vehicle has got a car flag, or a bumper sticker or a license plate. You don’t worry that your car is going to break down because you know someone else from Bison nation is going to be right there beside you,” Anvinson said.

For a game like this, the entire NDSU campus joins as one.

“We actually have someone from animal sciences driving our 24 foot trailer,” Anvinson said.

That trailer is filled with all things bison.

It’s a unity that makes these fans stand out.

“They lift us up and make sure we can do what we need to do to make sure our fans get everything they need for the game,” Anvinson said.

“It’s truly bison nation. It’s more than the book store. It’s about every fan, it’s about the players, and campus and it’s all the way from Fargo to Frisco,” Sivertson said.

Staff from the NDSU bookstore will be selling merchandise at the Legacy Marriott Hotel in Frisco from 10 am to 10 pm Thursday, 8 am to 5 pm on Friday and at the pep fest on Friday.

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