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A “Save Our Square” rally was held in downtown McKinney April 24. Members of the community drove through the square with decorated cars and signs and honked their horns to show support for McKinney small businesses.

In May 2021, McKinney’s TPC Craig Ranch will host the AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament, a sporting event that will serve as an economic driver for the area and is expected to help not only the bottom line but also draw future development. The announcement was ocially made April 15, with McKinney set to host the tournament from 2021-26. It is expected the competition will be held each May, per tradition. This marks the rst time in the tournament’s 76-year history that it will be played outside of Dallas County. The Byron Nelson is a weeklong event with four days of competition designed to celebrate the sport of golf, ocials said. It serves as a stop on the Pro- fessional Golfers’ Association Tour and is a televised event. In addition to drawing international attention to McKinney, the tournament brings with it visitors and business opportunities alike. “The overall economic impact can be very high,” said Brian Loughmiller, a former mayor for McKin- ney who now sits on the McKinney Economic CONTINUED ON 19 Previous economic impact studies of the Byron Nelson Tournament show: PAR FOR THE COURSE Attendee spending from host city residents

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Program—there’s just not enough money.” Penn organized a Save Our Square rally April 24 to highlight the support McKinney’s downtown will need to survive the pandemic. “A lot of people are really hurting and suering down here,” he said. McKinney Mayor George Fuller said he recog- nizes the diculties but advised people to continue safe practices such as masks and social distancing. CONTINUED ON 17

For Stan Penn, owning an Irish pub was a dream worth leaving his 25-year career in banking. Now, he is having to work harder than ever to keep The Celt Irish Pub in downtown McKinney aoat during the coronavirus pandemic. “We’re ghting hard for our life here,” he said. “Especially in light of the stimulus plan— the CARES package, the [Paycheck] Protection

Attendee spending from other DFW area residents Event-related spending from host city residents Event-related spending from other DFW area residents

$41.2M Total economic impact:

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FROMBARB: While many of us working from home may have lost track of what day it is, our editorial team has not lost sight of our mission to inform citizens of news in our community. They have been working hard to share updates on the pandemic as it continues to aect our families, our businesses and our livelihoods. Editor Miranda Jaimes goes into detail about what local businesses are experiencing and how leaders such as the McKinney Chamber of Commerce are helping in this time (see Page 17). Also, take a look at the unique way local retailers are providing groceries to residents (see Page 8). Barb Delk, GENERALMANAGER

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Businesses that have recently opened or are coming soon, relocating or expanding

131 S. Central Expressway, McKinney. The 3,200-square-foot store has added 100 wines, nearly 40 craft and imported beers and a 20-seat classroom for wine edu- cation as well as a gallery, featuring and selling the work of area artists. McKinney Wine Merchant has expanded its hours and is oering same-day delivery in McKinney and within two miles of the city limits. The wine retailer oers ne wines from around the world. It originally opened in 2011 at 120 W. Virginia St., McKinney. 972-542-4636 https://mckinneywine.com/ NAME CHANGE 4 Mary’s changed its name to Arlene’s Social Dining in March. The restaurant rst opened as Mary’s in February at 4150 Eldorado Parkway, Ste. 500, McKinney. The owners said they are rebranding from being an exclusively brunch and lunch diner by oering more dinner options and staying open later. This was a change made based on customer feedback, according to the owner. In addition, there will be a greater emphasis on the restaurant’s happy hour and incorporating customers’ suggestions E . V I R GI N I A S T . E . L O U I S I A N A S 5

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virus. The store now oers deliveries as a pop-up vendor and dessert catering service. The business also continues to accept orders online, Penn said. He said he is looking forward to a time when events can be held again. When that happens, he expects Frios will be there as a vendor, he said. Earlier access to some of the now most-widely available forms of CARES Act aid, such as the Paycheck Protection Program, would have helped make a dierence for his business, Penn said. “Unfortunately, that didn’t line up for us,” he said. 214-856-5114 https://frios-pops-mckinney.business.site/ TEMP ORARY CLOSINGS 7 Cadillac Pizza Pub has temporarily closed after experiencing a re April 25 at the back exterior of its building at 112 S. Kentucky St. McKinney. While some of the damage was on the inside of the building, according to the McKinney Fire Department, the building did not sustain any structural damage, founder and CEO Preston Lancaster said. The building was empty at the time of the re, and no one was injured during the event. However, the building has had to close until repairs are made, Cadillac Pizza Pub Partner Tony Smith said in an email. The McKinney Fire Department is investigating the cause of the re. There is no estimated time frame for when the restaurant will reopen, Smith said, but the goal is to be “closed for the minimum amount of time.” 972-547-3833 www.cadillacpizzapub.com

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5 Palm Beach Tan in McKinney is under- going renovations, including new nishes, lighting replacements and a new ceiling at the building’s entry. The business is temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic; however, renovations began in March and are estimated to be complete in May, according to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. The business is located at 2909 S. Lake Forest Drive,

NOWOPEN 1 Personalized Touch opened March 12 at 351B E. Louisiana St., McKinney. The family-owned shop oers screen printing, embroidery, promotional products and more. Personalized Touch has been oper- ating since May 2016 at the family’s home oce and on Etsy. The business oers personalized items, such as shirts, coast- ers, bags, mouse pads and more. The new space will have a showroom where people can nd inspiration on products to personalize. 469-301-8298 www.personalizedtouch11.com RELOCATIONS 2 Snug on the Square relocated in early April to the space next door at 109 N. Kentucky St., McKinney, which owner Sandra Nichols said was the original space for Snug when the coee shop

rst opened in 2012. In 2015, she was able to obtain the larger space next door, so she moved Snug there and converted its original space into a small cafe called Red Canoe Bake and Brew. At the end of February, Nichols began to transition out of the lease for the larger space; she is now consolidating both businesses into one central location. She is moving the sign over, she said, and the business will operate under the name Snug. The business serves coee and oers break- fast and lunch menus, featuring break- fast sandwiches, omelettes, oatmeal, sandwiches, salads, smoothies and tea. Snug is currently open for carryout and delivery orders. 972-548-7684 www.snugonthesquare.com 3 After nine years in downtown McKinney, McKinney Wine Merchant relocated in April to a newly remodeled space in the Westgate Shopping Center at

McKinney. 972-562-5675 www.palmbeachtan.com CLOSINGS

6 Frios Gourmet Pops has permanently closed its storefront in downtown McKin- ney. Owner Robert Penn said the business suered cancellations in the time of the new coronavirus and was unable to maintain its space at 106 N. Chestnut St., McKinney. Like many other businesses, Frios changed its model to adapt to the

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214-799-5195 | www.ettienemarket.com COVID-19 special hours: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon., Wed., Fri. Senior hours: None 2 Spoons Cafe 100 E. Louisiana St., McKinney 972-548-6900 | www.spoonscafe.com COVID-19 special hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Senior hours: None Family meals, cocktail kits and grocery items available REGIONAL/NATIONAL/ WHOLESALE 3 Albertsons 3001 S. Central Expressway, McKinney 972-548-1003 | www.albertsons.com COVID-19 special hours: 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Senior hours: 7-9 a.m. Tue., Thu. 4 Aldi 8801 Stacy Road, McKinney 588-955-2534 | www.aldi.us/en COVID-19 special hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Senior Hours: 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tue., Thu. VIA INSTACART

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13 Kroger 1801 N. Lake Forest Drive, McKinney 469-678-3881 | www.kroger.com COVID-19 special hours: 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Senior Hours: 6-7:30 a.m. Tue., Thu., Sat. 14 La Michoacana Meat Market 311 W. University Drive, McKinney 214-842-8618 www.lamichoacanameatmarket.com COVID-19 special hours: 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Senior hours: None VIA INSTACART 15 Market Street 6100 W. Eldorado Parkway, McKinney 972-548-5140 www.marketstreetunited.com Hours: 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Senior hours: 6-9 a.m. Mon., Thu.

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16 Medical City McKinney 4500 Medical Center Drive, McKinney 972-547-8000 www.medicalcityhealthcare.com Hours: Open 24 hours Open to hospital staff only 17 Panera Bread 3050 S. Central Expressway, McKinney 214-504-9393 www.panerabread.com COVID-19 special hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.- 7 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Senior hours: None Family Meals and Panera Grocery 18 Panera Bread 3755 W. University Drive, McKinney 469-525-4039 www.panerabread.com COVID-19 special hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Senior hours: None Family meals and Panera Grocery 19 Patel Brothers 8720 State Highway 121, Ste. 112, McKinney 214-383-6875 | www.patelbros.com COVID-19 special hours: Noon-7 p.m. Senior hours: None 20 Sam’s Club 1670 W. University Drive, McKinney 469-952-2417 www.samsclub.com COVID-19 special hours: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Senior hours: 7-9 a.m. Tue., Thu. VIA INSTACART 21 Sprouts Farmers Market 9241 Virgina Parkway, McKinney 469-481-5000 | www.sprouts.com COVID-19 special hours: 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Senior hours: None VIA INSTACART 22 Target 2025 N. Central Expressway, McKinney 469-525-4974 www.target.com COVID-19 special hours: 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Senior hours: Tue.-Wed. 8-9 a.m. CVS Pharmacy open during special hours 23 Target 8900 State Highway 121, McKinney 972-439-3397 www.target.com COVID-19 special hours: 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Senior hours: Tue.-Wed. 8-9 a.m. CVS Pharmacy open during special hours 24 Tom Thumb 3001 Hardin Blvd., McKinney 469-678-3677 www.tomthumb.com COVID-19 special hours: 6 a.m.-11 p.m. Senior hours: 7-9 a.m. Tue., Thu. 25 Tom Thumb 6800 Virginia Parkway, McKinney 972-542-8083 www.tomthumb.com COVID-19 special hours: 6 a.m.-11 p.m. Senior hours: 7-9 a.m. Tue., Thu.

26 Trader Joe’s 2851 Craig Drive, Ste. 100, McKinney 214-491-1893 www.traderjoes.com COVID-19 special hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Senior hours: 9-10 a.m. 27 Walmart Neighborhood Market 3400 Virginia Parkway, McKinney 214-250-5004 | www.walmart.com COVID-19 special hours: 7 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Senior hours: 6-7 a.m., Tue. Pharmacy and Vision Center open for senior hour 28 Walmart Supercenter 1721 N. Custer Road, McKinney 972-439-7670 | www.walmart.com COVID-19 special hours: 7 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Senior hours: 6-7 a.m., Tue. Pharmacy and Vision Center open for senior hour 29 Walmart Supercenter 2041 N. Redbud Blvd., McKinney 972-849-7543 | www.walmart.com COVID-19 special hours: 7 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Senior hours: 6-7 a.m., Tue. Pharmacy and Vision Center open for senior hour 30 Walmart Supercenter 5001 McKinney Ranch Parkway, McKinney 972-529-5046 | www.walmart.com COVID-19 special hours: 7 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Senior hours: 6-7 a.m., Tue. Pharmacy and Vision Center open for senior hour COVID-19 special hours: 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Senior hours: 6-7:30 a.m. Tue., Thu. SPECIALTY 32 Classic International Market 2310 Virginia Parkway, Ste. 130, McKinney 469-714-0060 www.classicinternationalmarket.com COVID-19 special hours: Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.- 8 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., closed Mon. Senior hours: None 33 El Rancho Supermercado 821 N. McDonald St., McKinney 469-480-7016 www.elranchoinc.com COVID-19 special hours: 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Senior hours: None 34 Ogi’s Bakery and Deli 1651 W. Eldorado Parkway, McKinney 972-548-9594 www.ogisbakery.com COVID-19 special hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Senior hours: None 31 WinCo Foods 1800 N. Graves St., McKinney 214-385-4770 www.wincofoods.com

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Cost: $1.7M Funding sources: city of McKinney, roadway impact fee 3 Downtown pedestrian improvements During May, work will continue along La- mar Street between Tennessee Street and Sherman Street. The reconstruction of the intersection at Lamar and Tennessee is expected to be complete in early May; Lamar and Kentucky will then close for intersection reconstruction. Timeline: June 2019-June 2020 Cost: $1.9M Funding source: city of McKinney 4 Trinity Falls Parkway During the month of May, new south- bound lanes will continue to be paved while two-way trac continues on the newly constructed northbound lanes. Southbound trac is expected to shift to new southbound lanes while remain- ing minor work is completed in June. Timeline: January 2019-July 2020 Cost: $10M Funding sources: developer, city of McKinney, roadway impact fee

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HEALTH CARE 11 coronavirus-related deaths reported at local nursing home

Tracking the data As of April 29, 11 residents of The Oxford Grand Assisted Living & Memory Care with COVID-19 have died. conrmed resident cases 13

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supportive of the precautions we are taking and the sta who are caring for their loved ones each day,” Coryanne Graham with The Oxford Grand said in an email. “Our team is grateful for the emails, gifts and notes of support we have received.” Mayor George Fuller said April 22 he was made aware of the facility’s rst death back in March but did not know about the other virus-related deaths from the same facility. “I did not know anything about the seven deaths coming in that one facility myself until yesterday,” Fuller said about the total as of April 22. “The Collin County Health Depart- ment doesn’t give us the addresses or any personal information.” He said the news about the multiple deaths from that location “oored” him. More deaths came in the days following his statement. Fuller said the city immediately contacted The Oxford Grand upon being made aware of the issue hap- pening there. The city’s emergency management sta and re depart- ment were put in touch with the facility and provided them personal protective equipment, he said. “We just helped in every which way we can,” Fuller said. “And of course, it’s a state-run and state-li- censed facility, so the state came in and inspected. Up until yesterday, this was just a nursing home that we knew has a case test positive.” Since the Texas Health and Human Services Commission began its inspection, Fuller said the city has

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The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is investigating a McKinney senior living facility with 11 COVID-19-related deaths among its residents, as of press time April 29. The purpose of the state investiga- tion is to assess the facility’s com- pliance with all relevant health and safety rules, according to Christine Mann, the chief press ocer for the commission. The Oxford Grand Assisted Living and Memory Care is located on Orchid Drive near Eldo- rado Parkway and Hardin Boulevard. “We are focusing in particular on the facility’s infection control prac- tices; whether it has been properly screening all sta and providers of critical services to residents; and whether it has been following all COVID-19 related guidance from our state and federal partners, which includes the proper use of personal protection equipment for sta and residents,” Mann said in an email. With the 11 deaths from the facility, McKinney has more COVID-19-related deaths than any other city in Collin County. The county’s total number of deaths in connection with the coronavirus as of April 29 was 20. Ocials said ve employees at the senior living facility have tested positive for the virus. All 13 residents who tested positive for the virus had been placed in the facility’s memory care area and separated from other assisted-living residents, including the 11 who died, ocials said. “Families have been extremely

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SOURCE: COLLIN COUNTY HEALTH SERVICESCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER Most of the coronavirus-related deaths in McKinney have been reported from The Oxford Grand Assisted Living &Memory Care. (Michelle Degard/Community Impact Newspaper)

reached out to the The Oxford Grand and asked to be kept updated on the situation. “Remember, that’s a state-licensed, state-governed facility, so it’s not the city that empowers them or regulates them. It’s the state,” Fuller said. “All we can do is as a city is say, ‘We are here. We want to help.’” For its part, The Oxford Grand is working to follow all guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in addition to FIGHTING THE VIRUS Sta at The Oxford Grand in McKinney are taking precautions to help protect residents and employees. • Sta are screened as they enter the building. Residents are also being screened for any signs or symptoms of the virus three times each day. • Sta are wearing personal protective equipment. • The facility has implemented social distancing, canceled events and eliminated communal dining. • Visitors have been prohibited in the building since mid-March unless a family member needs to see someone for any end-of-life situation. • The frequency of sanitizing of

surfaces throughout the building has increased, and sta and assisted-living residents have been educated about hand-washing and social distancing. TheOxfordGrand 2851 Orchid Dr, McKinney, TX 75072 (469) 343-4999 www.oxfordseniorliving.com Hours: Open 24 hours

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the state’s regulations, Graham said. Fuller said his rst priority is to partner with The Oxford Grand and provide resources to help avoid further deaths. Then, he said, the city will look to nding out why the information was not shared sooner. Fuller said he hopes that any other senior living facilities in McKinney that have cases are able to commu- nicate with the city and realize they could use its resources. “We’re all on the same team,” Fuller said.

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McKinney wedding venue owner Jennifer Klassen said the wedding industry has been hit especially hard during the coronavirus outbreak, with state and local orders that closed “nonessential businesses.” “That really just shuts down your venue,” said Klassen, who owns Gather in downtown McKinney. “We don’t have takeout service. You can’t drive by and pick up stu to go.” However, Klassen said she would rather look on the positive side of what venue owners can do, which is allow customers to reschedule their events without nancial penalty. “The coronavirus is delaying the party, but love is not going anywhere,” Klassen said. Several other area venue owners are also busy with rescheduling. “In the midst of all that is going on with jobs and the economies and health, weddings can seem like a trivial thing, but love is what holds us all together,” said Debi Ladd, owner of Avalon Legacy Ranch. As of late March, Ladd said she had already rescheduled 15 weddings, which she estimates to be a nancial loss of nearly $100,000. “It’s an extensive business,” she said. “I don’t know howmany businesses will be lost during this process.” Weddings have been a growing industry in recent years in McKinney. Last year, the city’s convention and visitors bureau, Visit McKinney, applied for a special state designation as Wedding Capital of North Texas due BY LIESBETH POWERS & EMILY DAVIS

to its many oerings. The industry includes not only venue operators but also caterers, waitsta, DJs, orists, photographers, videographers, cake bakers and wedding coordinators. For McKinney bakery Sweet Art Custom Cake Studio, April, May and June are the biggest months of the year, owner Andrea Hale said. The bakery, which does customwork, decided to close its doors March 26. “Technically, we could still be running, but the orders are just not there in order to keep a full sta,” Hale said. “That’s been painful to watch my sta have to go o work.” Hale said she hopes to reopen in May or June. With many weddings rescheduling for July and August, Hale said she is optimistic her bakery

Rebecca and Jay kiss at their wedding last year at Stone Crest Venue in McKinney. (Courtesy Catie Ann Photography)

and they spent money on a great party or a great wedding,” Hale said. “And of course, they have that option to lose everything. ... And so do we.” For McKinney wedding photogra- pher Catie Perez, owner of Catie Ann Photography, rescheduled weddings create a large gap in income, and portraits of any kind are o the table. “Our income is totally based on the wedding date,” Perez said. “Now, there’s

tougher times is necessary in the arts, according to Perez. “We’re a luxury to pretty much everybody to be able to go and aord a photographer to capture anything,” Perez said. Wendy Kidd, owner of McKin- ney-based wedding planning service Each & Every Detail, said her time is being spent rescheduling weddings as well as helping with creative alternatives. One of her couples chose to lives- tream their wedding via Facebook and encouraged invitees to dress up and “attend” the ceremony, she said. Guests sent photos to the couple of themselves dressed up and celebrating. Kidd has also been posting regular blog updates with advice, checklists and resources. In one update, Kidd encouraged couples who have rescheduled their weddings to continue to honor their original wedding date. “We know your new wedding date will be even sweeter because of the delay,” she wrote, “and everyone will be truly ready to celebrate.”

will be able to recover by the end of the year, but if closures continue, Sweet Art will not do well. Hale’s clients have been largely under- standing, with

“THE CORONAVIRUS IS DELAYING THE PARTY, BUT LOVE IS NOT GOINGANYWHERE.” JENNIFER KLASSEN, OWNER OF GATHER

this huge chunk of time between what was their current wedding date and, now, their new

wedding date, so that’s just a huge chunk of time where there’s no money coming in.” Most of Perez’s weddings chose to reschedule for the fall, lling in week- ends that had previously been open. In the meantime, Perez said she is updating her website and creating educational opportunities. Knowing how to pivot business and save for

some accepting store credit for future cakes and some even opting to donate their deposit, she said. The business runs on a deposit system in order to pay for the product needed and to begin working on cakes. “This just puts everybody in a hard place because you feel sorry for them because they have put money [down],

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