West Coast Chain Del Taco opens in McKinney

Posted by    |    September 7th, 2011 at 8:04 pm

Chris Beattie with ACN papers gives us a great story about the latest food chain arriving in Collin County, Del Taco.  Here is the story.
McKINNEY — Some Southern California flavor rang through McKinney this week to the tune of slow-cooked beans, grated cheese and lengthy drive-thru lines.

Del Taco, a Mexican fast-food restaurant that pairs burgers with burritos, opened its newest location Wednesday at 1614 W. University Dr. in McKinney.

Though its fellow West Coast chain, In-N-Out Burger, beat it to the area, Del Taco received the same jam-packed reception from Collin County foodies.

Del Taco

“I love Del Taco,” said Amy Jackson, one of the restaurant’s first customers. “It’s real food — it’s not processed — so it’s fresh and just different. Memories of having it as a kid make it even better.”Jackson and her friend, Erin Gordon, (more…)

McKinney’s Patina Green Home and Market is twice as nice…

Posted by    |    September 6th, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Peanut butter and jelly, salt and pepper, bees and honey, Bert and Ernie…some things in life are just better together. Such is the case with McKinney’s own Patina Green Home and Market, which offers a (quite genius) dynamic duo of fresh, market goods and gotta-have-it home interiors. Located in McKinney’s quaint historic square, it’s the prime place to check not one, but two items off your lengthy to do list. (One-of-a-kind vintage hutch – check! Fresh greens and organic poultry for tonight’s meal – check!) Look’s like your laundry list of errands just got a little shorter, and with this hot, Texas summer refusing to fade into fall, who wants to run even one more errand than absolutely necessary?

Recently awarded Best Concept Store by D Home, news of this killer combo is spreading fast, inspiring even those with a 75208 zip code to endure the long drive up 75 to experience. So what are you waiting for? Whether you call McKinney, or somewhere south of there, home – take my word for it…this trip is a must, even in triple digit heat.


Posted by    |    August 29th, 2011 at 2:21 am

You have all heard the name. Oktoberfest is coming to McKinney September 23-24. The McKinney Oktoberfest will generate an event that shows gratitude for the contributions that the German immigrants who settled in Texas had on this wonderful state. It will draw on the diversity that McKinney so wonderfully exemplifies.

Oktoberfest is a long-standing tradition that started in 1810 in Munich, Germany.  It starts on the last weekend in September and goes through the first weekend in October. The real Oktoberfest is renowned for being the world’s largest fair and 5 million people attend each year. There are rides, lots of food and traditional costumes.

McKinney will begin is new tradition of “McKinney meets Bavarian culture” in September of this year.

Tucker Hill in McKinney Texas New Homes

Posted by    |    August 18th, 2011 at 6:49 pm

Tucker Hill is a new home community in McKinney, Texas. Located on beautiful rolling land on the north side of U.S. 380, North of Dallas, Tucker Hill is a uniquely beautiful development. Providing McKinney new homes of distinctive design and architecture Tucker Hill is sure to become a favorite of Dallas new home buyers and the North Dallas residents of Plano, Frisco and the McKinney area.

Those aspiring for unique new luxury homes in Dallas and a master planned community will be pleasantly surprised by Tucker Hill’s attention to detail, walking trails, opens spaces and green preservation programs. Tucker Hill also plans to build a mixed-use town center an amazing amenity center and currently have a resort style swimming pool. You have many options for New Luxury Homes in McKinney and North Dallas, but you simply must see Tucker Hill. (more…)

Dunhill Homes opens at Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas

Posted by    |    August 14th, 2011 at 6:51 pm

Dunhill Homes is one of the newest builders in the DFW residential new home market.  But don’t let that fool you.

John Mann the Division President was at the Grand Opening on August 11,2011 and shared his background with us to help us understand who Dunhill homes was.  He has over 20 years experience with big builders here in Dallas, David Weekley Division President for 14 years and Meritage Homes Division President for 6, and also mentioned Richard Dix with Winchester Carlisle as the owner.

Richard Dix was an executive with another National builder Pulte Homes and was over the entire South region.  My point here is, they know what they are doing! (more…)

Red, White and Boom!

Posted by    |    July 1st, 2011 at 11:02 pm

Get your 4th of July on in Historic Downtown McKinney. The family-friendly day kicks off with a Hometown Parade at 10AM followed by a car show and parade from 1-5PM.

After that, head over to the McKinney Soccer Complex at Craig Ranch for activities and food from 7-9:30PM. Hear live music (including former American Idol Stars Michael Sarver, Gina Glocksen, David Hernandez and Lakisha Jones) that begins at 8PM followed by a spectacular fireworks show at 9:45PM.

For more information call 972-547-7480

Craig Ranch to add One-Story Townhomes with CB Jeni

Posted by    |    May 14th, 2011 at 7:18 pm

Craig Ranch in McKinney is bringing a new product in the mix.

David Craig welcomes CB Jeni homes to build single story townhomes in the Settlement.  The market in Craig Ranch has made a tremendous turn around after Beazer Homes picked up 92 lots and is selling very well.

CB Jeni will begin at $195,000 and ranging in square footage from 1,650 to 2,000.  This is ideal for many people wanting to live in one of the most sought after communities in Collin  County. The Chateau’s will be luxury with beautiful covered veranda’s and first class kitchens with courtyards.

Art Walk

Posted by    |    April 1st, 2011 at 10:58 pm

Many cities and towns pick one Saturday a month when shops will keep their doors open a few extra hours giving its citizens and visitors an opportunity to explore. McKinney, Texas is no exception. Many places in Historic Downtown McKinney will stay open from 7-10PM the Second Saturday of the month for what is known as the Art Walk.

Restaurants, galleries and music venues will have their doors propped open to welcome guests and allow people to taste delicious food unique to the restaurants found only in Downtown McKinney, see the talent of local artists and hear the amazing sounds of local and regional musicians.

For most Downtown McKinney merchants, Art Walk means party time. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages alike are served along with hors d’oeuvres. At the last Art Walk, more than 500 people showed up to stroll the area.