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Allen EDC Promotes Amazing Job Growth for 2022
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Allen EDC Promotes Amazing Job Growth for 2022

Allen reported 8.3% year-over-year job growth in late 2022, 2.4% higher than Dallas-Fort Worth and 3.3% higher than the state of Texas. The secret? A long-held strategy for attracting quality employers who provide high-paying jobs, invest in lasting infrastructure, and offset the tax burden on Allen residents. Renewable energy brings new employers Texas has long...

10 Ways to Ensure Student Safety as They Head Back to School
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10 Ways to Ensure Student Safety as They Head Back to School

Summer’s over and schools are back in session. As students across Collin County return to school, the safety and well-being of our young learners and teenagers is a priority for parents, educators, and the community at large. With the world continually evolving, it’s more important than ever to establish effective safety protocols and measures. Here...

Andreas Prime Steaks and Seafood
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Andreas Prime Steaks and Seafood Expected to Open July 31

In 2021, when news broke that Andreas Kotsifos, former executive chef at The Palm, would open a new steakhouse in Allen in 2022, expectations were high. But then, 2022 came and went and no restaurant opened. Now Allen residents and visitors can get the hype up again as Andreas Prime Steaks and Seafood is aiming to officially open on July 31,...

Portillo’s Beef Bus Headed To Allen, Texas
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Portillo’s Beef Bus Headed To Allen, Texas

Portillo’s, the popular Chicago-style Italian beef and hot dog restaurant, is expanding its reach in North Texas with a second location in Allen and to get ready before the grand opening, the company is bringing its “Beef Bus” to Allen from July 25 to August 12. The bus, located at The Hampton Inn on West...

Chicken N Pickle Expected To Open In Allen in 2024
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Chicken N Pickle Expected To Open In Allen in 2024

No getting around the rapid growth of pickleball and Dallas may be at the epicenter of the phenomenon. Dallas suburb Farmers Branch will host the national championships later this summer. Chicken N Pickle is capitalizing on the area’s interest in the sport. It will open its next Dallas-Fort Worth location in Allen. The company plans...

Portillo's
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Portillo’s May Be Coming to Allen

We knew the Chicago-based hot dog restaurant chain Portillo’s was planning to bring more locations to North Texas. Now we have a better idea where and when. Portillo’s is working on new locations in north Fort Worth and Arlington, as well as in Allen, according to online records and the company. Portillo’s earlier this month announced the Allen...

Allen Premium Outlets
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Allen Premium Outlets to Remain Closed through End of Month

The Allen Premium Outlets is expected to remain closed through at least May 28. According to the mall’s webpage, the mall does not plan to open before Memorial Day, May 29. Eight people were killed and seven others were injured on May 6 when a man opened fire on shoppers in the parking lot. Among the...