Plano May 2020

PLANO EDITION

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As restrictions loosened over the last month, many eateries and shops throughout Plano tested the waters for reopening amid the pandemic. For some business owners and cus- tomers, it was a long-awaited return to something resembling normalcy. But for many, concerns about safety and revenue sustainability fueled a cau- tious stance. Business owner Michelle Moore said reopening came with mixed emotions. “It was a hard decision, and some- times I still question [it], but we’d had so many customers wanting to come in and to shop,” said Moore, the owner of Scout & Molly’s at The Shops at Legacy. Moore’s women’s clothing store was BY LIESBETH POWERS & DANIEL HOUSTON Businesses reopen with some clients eager, otherswary

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BACK TO BUSINESS Industries across Plano have adjusted to lessened restrictions by oering a range of services, including dine-in, in-store, to-go and curbside options. Some residents were eager to get back out, while others were hesitant. (Photos by Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)

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As businesses struggle during shutdown, big Plano projects stay largely on track BY DANIEL HOUSTON

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Despite disruptions related to the coronavirus, work continues on ve major Plano development projects. 1 The Shops at Willow Bend 2 The Campus at Legacy West

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Creek Mall and the former J.C. Penney and Texas Instruments oce campuses to the new Heritage Creekside develop- ment, these mixed-use projects have been part of a wide range of economic investment in Plano in recent years. Mayor Harry LaRosiliere has called this

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As coronavirus restrictions dealt a heavy blow to small businesses throughout Plano, the long-term con- struction projects reshaping some of its most prominent properties largely went on as scheduled. From the redevelopment of Collin

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