A mom has founded a chapter of the International MOMS Club for “western” Plano (west of Custer) – MOMS Club of Plano – West. The group is focused on providing support for stay-at-home moms. Spread the word and join here.


Check out the latest renderings of the remodel happening now at The Shops at Willow Bend. Phase one will include the new two-level, open-air pedestrian plaza hosting up to eight, chef-driven restaurants in place of the former Saks Fifth Avenue anchor. It’s scheduled to open late 2017.

The March of Dimes is hosting its inaugural Run for Babies event on Saturday, November 12 at Nebraska Furniture Mart in The Colony. They are looking for individual runners/walkers and family teams. There will be a 5K Individual/Team Challenge and a 1K Family Fun Run/Walk. Visit their website to register your team today!


Super League Gaming is having another 4-week Metropolis Madness Minecraft event! This one runs 4:30-6pm Wednesdays, October 19 – November 9 at Cinemark Legacy in Plano and iPix Fairview. Normally the fee is $80 for all four sessions, but if you use promo code PlanoAreaMoms you’ll get $20 off! Buy your tickets here, or you can WIN your session with our Giveaway. Just log in via the widget below and enter:

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 is the last day to register to vote or make a change of address effective for the November 8, 2016 election. Check your registration and learn how to register here.

I was in Costco last week and couldn’t help but smile as I saw this dad running errands with his daughter, wearing a pink bow, in a front carrier. She’s a lucky girl! He graciously posed for this photo:


Business News

  • SusieCakes bakery is opening October 29 at 4904 W. Park Blvd.
  • Frisco Rail Yard has opened at 9040 1st St, Frisco. It’s a mix of food truck park, live music venue, and bar.
  • Bricks and Minifigs recently celebrated their one-year anniversary and they are building a Party Room!
  • Hurts Donut (ranked #2 by Buzzfeed) opens at 3288 Main St, Frisco on November 19
  • Gourmet hot dog shop Dog Haus opens in Plano later this fall
  • Another Total Wine & More is coming to Plano, this one will be by Willow Bend Mall in the shopping center with Michael’s and Bed Bath & Beyond.
  • Rosa’s Cafe is now open at 420 Coit Rd
  • Meso Mays will open it’s 4th location in Plano this fall
  • El Pollo Loco opened at 386 E. Stacey Rd, Allen
  • Kenny’s East Coast Pizza is now open in Plano next to Studio Movie Grill
  • Al Biernat’s steak house has purchased the Del Frisco’s north Dallas location on Spring Creek Rd and will open September 2017
  • The owner of Knife in Dallas is planning to open a fast-casual restaurant called Knife Burger at Legacy Hall early fall 2017.
  • Brian’s Southside Tavern will open late fall at 5865 Kincaid Rd, Plano.
  • Coconut Fish Cafe at 1900 Preston Rd closed in August.
  • Costa Vida fresh Mexican grill opened at 8315 Preston Rd (Preston/Hwy 121)
  • Chef Crab opened at 3033 W. Parker Rd