Everytime I turn around it seems we have new restaurants in Frisco. It’s a constantly changing landscape. Like the seasons, It’s fantastic to see the beautiful new scenery but we are still disappointed when the previous season’s beauty goes.
The Blue Spruce Inn has served its last meal in Frisco. A local establishment since the 1940’s, The Blue Spruce Inn is out. The rumor mill has suggested Vinny’s, an Italian Restaurant currently near 4th & Main, will be moving into the Blue Spruce building. Vinny’s is a great restaurant that currently has a much too tiny space. If the rumors are true, and they can capitalize on the space without losing anything, it will be a fantastic change for Frisco. The current Vinny’s location will be the home of a new restaurant endeavor.
Meanwhile, The Boatyard has completed their addition and interior renovation and recently re-opened as Uptown on Main. They still have the same great patio out back but have moved the front bar into the new addition and modernized everything. It’s fresh and I guess, “uptown.” Our first visit to the new restaurant was a happy hour gathering with friends. We left feeling like we didn’t quite get our money’s worth. It was pretty good but a little pricey. We’ll certainly give them another try after they have been up and running a while before we make a final judgment.
Other changes besides just restaurants in Frisco include Gonzo’s coffee that took up residence in the old Starbuck’s location off Summit Blvd. Starbucks moved into a brand new development just down the street. It’s where the old Christmas tree lot used to be every year. It’s now a Natural Grocer, Which Wich & Starbucks. Smiling Moose has moved out, both the Frisco and Dillon locations. I’m not sure the circumstances behind that but it was a quick getaway, leaving everything behind. I haven’t heard about what may replace them yet.
It’s always nice to get some fresh, new restaurants in Frisco. Unfortunately, it sometimes comes at the expense of some old standbys that we loved.