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ROLLING ON March 2021 saw the highest ridership on buses and shuttles in Richardson since March 2020*. However, the most recent monthly ridership gures are still about a third of what they were in February 2020.

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Passengers in Richardsonmay soon see changes to the DART bus network. (Erick Pirayesh/Community Impact Newspaper)

Bus network redesign to oer newDART services Dallas Area Rapid Transit is planning its rst major bus network redesign to address the signicant growth that Richardson and the surrounding areas have seen since the service was created in 1983. said he was happy to hear about the planned redesign. “Some of [the bus network] doesn’t make sense—the stops are too close together or real far apart,” Rubio said. “I’ll usu- ally get where I want to go, [but] it could be better.” BY WILLIAM C. WADSACK

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As a landscaper and painter working mostly in Richard- son, Fidel Saenz said he uses the DART bus line to get to work every day. “Sometimes the bus doesn’t get there on time,” Saenz said, noting he has had to walk “pretty far” to make it to another stop. “You [have] got to be patient.” Bus service during peak usage hours in Richardson is CONTINUED ON 18

The new DARTzoom program has been designed to improve service frequency and hours buses are available in areas with the heaviest ridership. Richardson riders will see revisions to a number of the city’s routes and the services oered, but DART ocials expect the city’s coverage area to see little change overall. JerryRubio,who regularly ridesDARTbuses inRichardson,

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Spencer and Garrett Watkins. “We knew we wanted to open our new franchise somewhere that was well-populated and exuded excitement, and CityLine fits those qualities perfectly,” Garrett said in a statement. “With great restaurants and really cool live events, there’s always something going on at CityLine, and it’s definitely a place we want to be. We are excited for the opportunity to bring our barbershop to this area of Richardson.” In addition to haircuts, the shop will offer shampoo services, scalp massages, hot- towel face treatments, back of the neck shaves and relaxing shoulder massages, among other services. 469-207-1815. www.dieselbarbershop.com/location/ cityline 4 Tea Daddy held a grand opening May 12 at 800 East Arapaho Road, Ste. 105, Richardson, following a soft open- ing in April. The shop’s drink offerings include coffee, macchiato teas, milk teas, fruit teas, smoothies and frappuccinos. Tea Daddy also offers bakery items and snacks, such as a chewy cheese hot dog, fish cake tofu and more. 469-778-0106. www.facebook.com/MissOkitchen 5 Spectrum opened a new store April 15 at 1450 E. Belt Line Road, Richardson. The location offers custom- ers the chance to view and purchase Spectrum mobile, television, internet and voice services as well as shop for mobile phones and accessories. 888-406-7063. www.spectrum.com COMING SOON 6 Alamo Drafthouse announced on its website that it plans to reopen the the- ater at 100 S. Central Expressway, Ste. 14, Richardson, in June. The movie theater chain initially closed its locations in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic but reopened its Richardson location in August before closing again in early Octo- ber. The Richardson location is expected to be among the first wave of reopen- ings in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex for the chain. When the theater chain reopens, it will automatically add “buffer seats” around ticket purchasers to offer at least 6 feet of distance between guests, according to the website. 972-534-2120. http://drafthouse.com/theater/richardson TELECOM PKWY. 78

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7 Ace’s Sports Hangar is hoping to do a soft opening for its new CityLine location at 1250 State St., Ste. 800, Richardson, by the end of May with a grand opening celebration to follow this summer. In addition to a full bar serving craft cocktails, beer and wine, the eatery will offer menu items such as burgers, wings, catfish, sandwiches and salads. Ace’s Sports Hangar also plans to have regular entertainment ranging from poker nights to live trivia, karaoke and guest DJs. A phone number is not yet available. Find Ace’s Sports Hangar on Facebook. 8 Salad and Go plans to open its first Richardson location in June. The drive- thru concept eatery will offer made-to- order salads, wraps, soups and drinks at 850 E. Campbell Road, Richardson. Those items are priced at the same cost as fast food to further the company’s mission to make healthy food convenient and affordable, according to a release from Salad and Go. The restaurant also offers breakfast items, such as organic cold brew and five different breakfast burritos. Menu items are streamlined to allow for fast service, easy choices and low prices, the release said. Salad and Go recently opened a location in Plano, and the com- pany has plans to open at least three oth- er locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area this year. www.saladandgo.com/dallas 9 Blaze Pizza expects to open a new location at 1450 E. Belt Line Road, Rich- ardson, during the third quarter of 2021. The fast-casual restaurant allows guests to customize signature pizzas or create their own. It also offers gluten-free and keto-friendly crusts as well as vegan cheese. A phone number is not yet avail- able. www.blazepizza.com

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salads and cheesesteaks. Franchise own- ers Cory Freeman and Shayne Shipman plan to hold a formal grand opening celebration and fundraiser once COVID-19 protocols allow daily operations to return to normal. The owners are excited to be part of the Richardson community, according to Freeman. “Shayne and I believe in a strong sense of community and the ability to do great things and help local schools and charities,” Freeman said in a statement. “We look forward to getting to know you, our newest customer, personally.” 972-685-3994. www.jerseymikes.com 3 Diesel Barbershop opened April 26 at CityLine. The business, located at 1150 State St., Ste. 170, Richardson, is described as “part barbershop, part salon, part old school record store, part mechanics garage and part vintage arcade,” according to a news release. The local franchise is owned by brothers

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RELOCATIONS 10 Richardson Fit Body Boot Camp plans to move to 1310 W. Campbell Road, Ste. 125, Richardson, this summer. The gym will move from its space around the corner from the new location in Ste. 116 of the same development. The business offers boot camps that combine its signature Afterburn workouts with smart nutrition coaching and personalized accountability. Owner Tom Hough said he plans to hold a grand reopening event at the new location in early September. 972-855-8938. http://fitbodybootcamp. “We’re having challenges keeping it in a condition [where] the dogs can safely utilize it and residents can utilize it,” he said. Magner said the park is popular with Richardson residents, and the closures will allow the turf time to repair FEATURED IMPACT COMMUNITY The Richardson city dog park, Bush Central Barkway , will be closed throughout the second half of May and the rst half of June to repair and improve the park’s lawn. The park’s rst two scheduled closures were May 4-5 and 11-12, with the nal closing taking place from May 19- June 18. Work will include aerifying, fertilizing and establishing new grass throughout the park, according to an announcement from the Richardson Parks and Recreation Department. Inclement weather could disrupt scheduled work and possibly aect closure dates. Richardson Deputy City Manager Don Magner said the harsh winter storms contributed to the park’s need for repairs.

throughout the summer. “We’re giving it a couple of breaks— we’re going to hydro seed, [and] we’re going to give it a chance to rest and try to get some growth going on it,” he said. The 6-acre park opened in 2015 and is available between 6:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. daily except Wednesdays when it opens at 10 a.m. The park is located underneath the highway at 3581 N. Central Expressway. Updates on the park can be found by calling 972-744-4301 or by visiting www.facebook.com/ RichardsonParksandRec

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opened in 1961 for the then newly built Greenwood Hills and Arapaho Heights developments. Opening day for GHCC’s 160,000-gallon pool this year is May 29. The club also has a sand volleyball court and holds year-round family events and adult mixers. www.ourpool.org RENOVATIONS 12 The Chick-fil-A restaurant at 603 S. Plano Road, Richardson, reopened April 26 after being closed for more than two months for renovations. The work done to the restaurant included upgrades to its interior and drive-thru enhance- ments to improve efficiency, a company representative said. Chick-fil-A is known for its original chicken sandwich and waffle fries as well as for its chicken nug- gets, salads, lemonade and milkshakes. 972-480-0090. www.facebook.com/ CFARichardsonFSU

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Four Seasons Markets holds a farmers market every Saturday at Dal-Rich Town Square in Richardson. It includes a variety of produce items from local vendors including meat, eggs, honey, breads and jam. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Saturdays). Free. Dal-Rich Town Square, 101 S. Coit Road, Richardson. 972-884-0680. www.fourseasonsmarkets.com (Courtesy Four Seasons Markets)

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04 THROUGH 5 KEVIN JACKSON BAND The Kevin Jackson Band will perform for two nights at the Good Vibes Bar and Grill. Texas native Kevin Jackson is a singer-songwriter with musical inuences, such as Brantley Gilbert and George Strait. 8:30 p.m. $5 cover. Good Vibes Bar and Grill, 2121 Buckingham Road, Richardson. 972-707-7797. www.goodvibesbarandgrill.club 05 CONTEMPORARY BALLET DALLAS: FOR THE LOVE OF DANCE Dance school Contemporary Ballet Dallas will perform in the Hill Performance Hall at the Eisemann Center. The show will highlight students of all levels with choreography by the school’s instructors. The performance is in person but will also have a livestream available until June 13. Tickets can be purchased online. 12:30 p.m. $12. Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson. 972-744-4650. www.eisemanncenter. com/Events-Tickets 18 INTRO TO THE UNIVERSE Join NASA Solar System Ambassador Michelle Wilde as she talks about the mysteries of the universe in a virtual event hosted by the Richardson Library. For grades 3-8. 2 p.m. Free (registration required). 970-744-4358. This event is virtual. www.cor.net 18 THROUGH 27 REPERTORY COMPANY THEATRE: CAMELOT The Repertory Company Theatre is putting on a production of the classic tale and musical “Camelot.” The story of King Arthur is reimagined as a more intimate story focusing on the central characters. 7:30 p.m. (Fri., Sat.). 2 p.m. (Sun.). Driegert Theatre, 770 N. Coit Road, Ste. 2405, Richardson. 972-690-5029. www.rcttheatre.com

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DART CityLine/Bush demolition work Routh West Drive between Pipeline Drive and West Cityline Drive, just west of the Cityline/Bush DART station, has been closed to trac since April 21 and is being detoured to West Routh Creek Parkway at all times due to demolition work taking place to make room for the DART Silver Line and the construction of a new station. Timeline: April 2021-2023 Cost: $1.26 million Funding sources: U.S. Department of Transportation

Main Street in Richardson was not yet fully open to trac on May 17. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Utility work on Jupiter Road The outside lane of northbound Jupiter Road north of Campbell Road may be closed to trac from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. for the installation of a exible plastic gas main. The work is being done along Jupiter Road between Portsmouth Drive and Springpark Way as well as on part of Heather Hill Drive. The work is expected to be complete in late September. Timeline: May-September 2021 Cost: unknown Status: unknown

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brieng we do—probably the next step would be a neat ribbon-cutting down on Main Street itself,” he said. Anchoring the revitalized down- town area will be the $80 million Belt+Main development, Magner said. Catalyst Urban Development held a groundbreaking April 5 for the project at the northwest corner of Belt Line Road and Interurban Street behind the Chase Bank building. The development will include 15,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space, 350 multifamily units that will be available for lease and 7,000 square feet of resident amenities. Construction on the development is expected to last until May 2023, Catalyst Principal Paris Rutherford said via email. The project will open in four phases, according to Ruther- ford, with the rst slated to be ready in January 2023. There are also plans for around 100 townhomes just north of the devel- opment, according to Magner. He said the project, which has been in development for “a number of years,” will help activate the Main Street Plaza and the Core District. The development will be wrapped around a parking garage with open parking for the public and reserved parking for residents.

Magner said the Mexican sycamore trees that were planted along Main have already begun to develop the high canopy the city wanted. “We’re looking to make sure that we can keep that 14-foot clearance that we need while we round out the top of the boulevard,” he said. “These trees are ideal for that.” Other improvements made as part of the project include a new dedi- cated left-turn lane at the Interurban Street intersection and a new left lane approaching Texas Street. The May 17 brieng was the rst council had received on the project since August of last year. “Just in the short months [since then], it would be hard to believe how [transformed] some of these areas and pockets of the downtown area are,” Magner said. A project timeline shared with council during the work session showed the project’s demobilization will occur in June. Magner said the nal project crews will tackle will be creating temporary public parking in downtown by using the asphalt that was laid for the developer’s staging area. That is expected to be com- pleted in August, he said, weather permitting. “This may be the last public

Construction work on Main Street is expected to be completed around the beginning of June, according to a May 17 Richardson City Council brieng by Deputy City Manager Don Magner. The project, which began in mid- 2019, involves $21 million worth of infrastructure updates on approxi- mately 1 mile of Main and Greenville Avenue. The improvements are intended to be a catalyst for future development by public and private entities, Magner said last year. During the May 17 brieng, he explained one of the nal milestones in the project will be the May 28 installation of the 28-foot-tall sculp- ture titled “Rising Star” in front of the city’s public safety campus at Main’s intersection with Greenville. “When we install ‘Rising Star,’ you’ll have some localized and temporary interruptions again in the area,” Magner said. “But in terms of being able to open up both lanes [of trac on Main] both ways, it’s approximately two weeks [away].” The main feature of Richardson’s redesigned downtown area is the tree-lined Main boulevard, with McKinney Street set to serve as the predominant pedestrian crossing.

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ALL INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE WAS UPDATED AS OF MAY 19. NEWS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE OR OTHER LOCAL TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS? EMAIL US AT RICNEWSCOMMUNITYIMPACT.COM. Road between Dumont Drive and Spring Valley Road may be closed to trac while crews are doing ber optic work. The closures would be between 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Timeline: late May completion Cost: unknown Status: unknown Coit Road lane closure The outside lane of southbound Coit

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BY WILLIAM C. WADSACK

Council Member Bob Dubey, Place 3 Council Member Janet DePuy and Place 5 Council Member Ken Hutch- enrider, who were each uncontested in their re-election bids. Corcoran defeated incumbent Kyle Kepner for the Place 4 position, while Justice was uncontested in the race for the Place 2 seat. Aren Shamsul and Marilyn Fred-

More than 12% of Richardson’s registered voters took part in the city’s May 1 election, according to city ocials. Voters selected City Council mem- bers, Richardson ISD board members and approved the school district’s

Of the more than 128,000 total votes cast in Dallas County for the May 1 election, more than 51% came from early voting. (Tracy Ruckel/Community Impact Newspaper)

$750 million bond package. Collin County saw 14.71% of registered voters cast ballots in the spring

erick will square o in a runo for council’s Place 6 seat. Shamsul received the

VOTER TURNOUT While Richardson ocials said more than 12% of registered voters cast ballots in the May 1 election, turnout was not that high in Dallas County. Collin County’s overall turnout did outpace the city, though. Between early voting, election day voting and mail voting, nearly 15% of registered voters in Collin County weighed in for the spring election, while less than 10% turned out in Dallas County.

“WE ALWAYSWANT AS MANY PEOPLE TO TAKE PART AS CAN, BUT FOR A LOCAL ELECTION IT IS AGOOD TURNOUT.” DON MAGNER, RICHARDSON DEPUTY CITY MANAGER

election, while Dallas County had a 9.63% voter turnout, accord- ing to data from the two counties. Richardson

most votes in the Place 6 race with 40.5% followed by Frederick’s 30%. In the RISD portion of the ballot, Megan Timme won the single-mem- ber District 1 race with 57.9% of the vote. She won the seat over Vicky Suárez’s 28.2% and Tony Casa- grande’s 13.9%. Christopher J. Poteet and Amanda Clair will square o in the June 5 runo election for the RISD at-large Place 7 board of trustees seat. Of the seven candidates vying for the seat in the May 1 election, Poteet received the most votes with 36.2% followed by Amanda Clair’s 27.5%. Among the other candidates for the Place 7 seat, Blake Sawyer received the next highest percentage of the vote with 13.9%, followed by Nicole Foster’s 12.5%, Eric Stengel’s 5.6%, Nicholas Frank LaGrassa’s 2.4% and Gavin Haynes’ 1.9%

DALLAS COUNTY 49 provisional ballots 57,472 election day votes 5,100 mail votes

Collin County voter turnout

Deputy City Manager Don Magner said the city’s combined turnout for the two counties was 12.52%. “We always want as many people to take part as can, but for a local election it is a good turnout,” Magner said. Both of the RISD bond proposi- tions passed, and one new member was chosen for the RISD board of trustees. The other contested board seat will go to a runo election June 5. One of the two contested City Council elections will also move on to a runo election. Early voting for both runos will be May 24-June 1, according to election ocials. Council welcomed new members Joe Corcoran and Jennifer Justice May 10 along with returning mem- bers Mayor Paul Voelker, Place 1

COLLIN COUNTY 50 provisional ballots

14.71%

30,610 election day votes 2,659 mail votes

Dallas County voter turnout

9.63%

61,136 early votes

65,463 early votes

SOURCES: COLLIN COUNTY, DALLAS COUNTY, CITY OF RICHARDSONCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

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HIGHLIGHTS

Richardson ISD to receive nearly $70M in federal coronavirus relief funding

New fee structure set for renovated Senior Center

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FRANKFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL

BY WILLIAM C. WADSACK

that is needed as a result of the pandemic and allowing districts to be incredibly creative and innova- tive in how they do that,” Deputy Superintendent Tabitha Branum said at a May 3 board meeting. RISD’s academic acceleration plan includes one-time expenses of $4.1 million and a two-year recurring cost of $28.22 million per year. The district’s plan includes funds for summer intervention and enrich- ment, an expansion of the district intervention team, student and teacher support and more. Plano ISD is slated to receive more than $43 million in the grant funding.

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RICHARDSON ISD The district is slated to receive nearly $70 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education to help address unexpected costs incurred during the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Greg Abbott announced the release of $11.2 billion for Texas public schools on April 28. Richardson ISD sta presented the board of trustees with an academic acceleration plan April 19 that is designed to address student learning gaps due to the eects of the pandemic. “These funds really are about addressing the learning recovery

BY WILLIAM C. WADSACK

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RICHARDSON When the freshly renovated Richardson Senior Cen- ter reopens in June, nonresidents will be required to pay double the amount that residents purchasing new memberships will be charged. Richardson City Council approved a new age-based tier structure for annual memberships by a vote of 6-1 during its May 3 meeting. Coun- cil Member Ken Hutchenrider voted against the revised fee structure. Seniors who previously pur- chased a $5 lifetime membership for the center before it closed last year would not be charged any fees for their continued membership. Voters approved nearly $5 million in renovations to the senior center as part of Richardson’s 2015 bond package. The renovated center at 820 W. Arapaho Road is slated to open June 1. NEWFEE STRUCTURE The Richardson Senior Center has a new membership plan. Seniors who already have a $5 lifetime membership will not need to pay any other fees.

Richardson City Council Meets May 24, June 7, 14 and 21 at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 411 W. Arapaho Road, Richardson. www.cor.net. The meetings are open to the public and are streamed live on the city’s website. Richardson ISD Meets June 7 and 14 at 6 p.m. at the RISD Administration Building, 400 S. Greenville Ave., Richardson. www.risd.org Plano ISD Meets June 22 at 6 p.m. at the PISD Administration Center, 2700 W. 15th St., Plano. www.pisd.edu MEETINGSWE COVER COLLINCOLLEGE Trustees approved a new Bachelor of Applied Science degree program with a major in construction management during an April 27 board meeting. The board’s vote is one of several approvals required before the college is authorized to oer the program. The new degree could be implemented as soon as fall 2022, according to college documents. The degree path would be the third bachelor’s program to be oered by Collin College. PLANO ISD The district is inviting community members to join the inaugural class of its new Leadership and Ambassador Program for the 2021-22 school year. The leadership program is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive overview of Plano ISD. The program will consists of ve daytime sessions culminating with graduation in May 2022. Applications for the program are due by June 10. PLANO ISD The district is partnering with the city of Dallas for a public park that will be adjacent to the Frankford Middle School campus. The PISD board of trustees unanimously approved during its May 4 meeting an interlocal cooperation agreement, in which Dallas will spend no more than $1.2 million over the next two years to construct a neighborhood park on an unused and unimproved portion of PISD land on the west side of the Frankford Middle School campus. PISD will not contribute any funds toward the park but will be able to reserve it for the district’s exclusive use.

Gary Tittle named newpolice chief

who serve in the depart- ment, and I look forward to continuing to build the community connections we have cultivated

BY WILLIAM C. WADSACK

RICHARDSON Assistant Police Chief Gary Tittle will take over as the new police chief on June 1, according to an announcement from Richardson City Manager Dan John- son. Tittle will succeed Chief Jimmy Spivey, who announced March 9 that he would retire in May. “Serving as chief of police is an enormous responsibility and duty that I am honored to have,” Tittle said in a statement. “I very much appreciate this opportunity to expand my decades of experience and ability to work with the people

Gary L. Tittle

to enhance our reputation as hav- ing a ‘higher caliber’ to the people we serve.” Tittle, who has 33 years of law enforcement experience, joined the RPD in March 2018 as a captain over the Technical Services Division, according to a city news release. He was subsequently promoted to other positions before becoming assistant chief over the Operations Bureau in March 2020.

Resident membership

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$25 annually $50 annually

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PISD seeking donors for ne arts center

approved as part of PISD’s $481 million bond referendum in 2016. The ne arts center is expected to host more than 100 performance dates each year, including UIL music and theater competitions, concerts, senior high musicals and more, according to a district presentation last year. The endowment will fund a por- tion of the center’s annual operating costs. The campaign was seeded with a $500,000 bequest from the Robinson Family Trust.

BY WILLIAM C. WADSACK

see the state-of-the-art facility. “Now is the time to be part of the legacy,” campaign chairperson Missy Bender said in a statement. “This campaign is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for donors whose names will be permanently etched into the legacy that is Plano ISD’s Robinson Fine Arts Center.” The 82,000-square-foot building at 1800 Alma Drive, Plano, was

PLANO ISD The district’s educa- tion foundation is seeking founding patrons for its new Robbie & Lynore Robinson Fine Arts Center, which is slated to open later this year. The $3.2 million Staging the Future Endowment Campaign kicked o May 7. Leading gift donors to the endowment campaign will have the opportunity to be among the rst to

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25 Edith’s Neighborhood Bistro www.edithsbistro.com X 26 Edoko Sushi & Robata www.edokosushi.com/richardson X 27 Fernando’s Mexican Cuisine https://fernandostexmex.com 28 First Watch www.rstwatch.com/locations/ richardson X 29 Fish City Grill www.shcitygrill.com 30 Fish n Tails Oyster Bar www.shntails.com 31 Fish Shack www.shshackplano.com 32 Freebirds https://freebirds.com 33 Fusion Vibes https://fusionvibes.com X 34 Fuzzy’s Taco Shop www.fuzzystacoshop.com/locations/ richardson-tx 35 Good Union BBQ www.goodunionbbq.com X 36 Hat Creek Burger Co. www.hatcreekburgers.com X 37 Haystack Burgers and Barley www.haystackburgers.com 38 Holy Frijoles https://holy-frijoles.business.site X

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16 Chili Gordo’s https://chiligordosmexicancafe.com 17 Chiloso Mexican Bistro https://chilosomexicanbistro.com 18 Chocolate Angel www.chocolateangel.com X 19 Communion Neighborhood Cooperative www.communioncooperative.com 20 Corner Bakery https://cornerbakerycafe.com 21 DaNang Souphouse www.facebook.com/ DaNangSouphouseRichardson 22 Del’s Charcoal Burgers www.delsburgers.com 23 Dog Haus Biergarten https://richardson.doghaus.com 24 Dos Arroyos Mexican Cuisine www.dosarroyoscomidacasera.com X

8 Apollonia’s Italian Kitchen www.apolloniasitaliankitchen.com X 9 Asian Mint www.asianmint.com X 10 Austin Avenue https://austinavenue.com X 11 Bambu Asian Cuisine www.bambuasiancuisine.com X 12 Big Shucks https://awshucksdallas.com X 13 Cafe Brazil www.cafebrazil.com 14 Cafe Gecko https://cafegeckorichardson.com X 15 Cappuccino Italian Bistro www.cappuccinoitalianbistro.com X

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68 String Bean www.thestringbean.com X 69 Super Chix www.superchix.com 70 Sushi Rock www.sushirock.com X 71 Sweetwaters Coee & Tea www.sweetwaterscafe.com/tx-richardson 72 Taco Cabana www.tacocabana.com 73 Ten50BBQ https://ten50bbq.com 74 Texadelphia www.texadelphia.com/richardson 75 Texas www.thesonoftexas.com X 76 The Fifth Fireside Patio & Bar www.thefthtx.com X 77 The Halal Guys www.thehalalguys.com

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51 New York Eats www.newyorkeats.net 52 Nico’s Tex-Mex Cantina www.nicoscantina.com 53 Northside Drafthouse & Eatery www.northsidedrafthouse.com 54 Palapas Seafood Bar www.facebook.com/palapasseafoodbar X 55 Palio’s Pizza www.paliospizzacafe.com/locations/ richardson X 56 Pho Corner www.phocorners.com 57 Piada Italian Street Food www.mypiada.com 58 Pizza Americana www.pizzaamericanatx.com 59 Porta di Roma www.portadiromarestaurant.com

60 Rocksh Seafood Grill www.rocksh.com X 61 Rooster Town Waery www.roostertownwaery.com X 62 Russo’s Coal-Fired Kitchen https://russosrichardson.com 63 Sababa www.sababacuisine.com X 64 Shady’s Burgers & Brewhaha www.shadysburgers.com X 65 Smash Burger https://smashburger.com 66 Snuer’s Restaurant & Bar www.snuers.com/locations/richardson 67 Spin Neapolitan Pizza www.spinpizza.com

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43 Liberty Burger www.givemelibertyburger.com 44 Lockwood Distilling Co. https://lockwooddistilling.com 45 Luna Grill www.lunagrill.com 46 Manny’s Uptown Tex-Mex www.mannysuptowntexmex.com 47 Mena’s Tex-Mex Grill & Cantina www.menastexmexgrill.com X 48 Meteor Hamburgers www.meteorhamburgers.com 49 Mi Cocina www.micocina.com/locations/in/tx/ dallas/lennox 50 Modern Market www.modernmarket.com

78 Tongue in Cheek Ice Cream www.tongueincheekicecream.com 79 Tri Tip Grill https://tritipgrillrichardson.com X 80 Tricky Fish www.tricky-sh.com 81 Velvet Taco www.velvettaco.com

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