Grandscape searches the world for unique tenants
The opening of LSA Burger’s “sequel” location in Grandscape was a long time coming.
LSA Burger – that’s short for Lone Star Attitude – needed time to establish itself. The original Denton location opened in 2013 and if they were going to expand, Kristin Enciso, President of Radical Hospitality Group, said they needed to go big or go home.
Years went by. Finally, construction started in 2019 and the new restaurant opened in October. The result is a sprawling 13,786 square foot, two-story restaurant with white stone and red brick that screams “Texas.”
“What can we do that represents Texas, The Colony and Grandscape? Bring the Alamo to The Colony,” Kristin said.
The trend continues inside where there are 25-foot-tall bluebonnets, a cozy Carroll Shelby inspired lounge and an interior courtyard with a giant oak tree.
While LSA Burger came from nearby Denton, other restaurants within the CoServ-powered Grandscape development originated from some of the biggest cities around the globe.
Michelin Star award-winning Chef Akira Back operates restaurants in places like Paris, Dubai and Beverly Hills. Luckily for North Texans, his Japanese-style cuisine is available at the self-named Akira Back restaurant.
Maybe you want a Chicago-style hotdog with a cake shake but don’t want to travel to the Windy City?
The new Portillo’s is scheduled to open in early 2023.
If you’re craving fresh Tandoori Salmon and handcrafted beer but don’t want to travel to Bangalore, India, there’s a Windmills restaurant that features live music, books and an on-site brewery.
At a time when most developments feel like carbon copies with the same chain restaurants, Grandscape set out to create a unique blend of restaurants and shops.
“Grandscape as a whole, when it comes to the different types of businesses, the leasing team goes out and really does a lot of research locally and across the country,” said Katie Wedekind, Campaign & Media Relations Manager for Grandscape. “They’re not going to be the only location, but we really want to bring a unique mix of businesses to Grandscape. We want the best, world-class operators so every business that has come out to Grandscape we have visited and checked out ourselves.”
The retail mix is also diverse with a wide range of shopping and entertainment options, anchored by Nebraska Furniture Mart, Sheels and Andretti’s Indoor Karting and Games.
“From the beginning when Grandscape was nothing more than a field and plans on paper to now when it’s one of the largest planned developments in North Texas and into the future when it will ultimately have nearly 4 million square feet of development, CoServ will proudly serve this development with reliable and affordable electric and natural gas,” said Jenny Katlein, a CoServ Relationship Development Manager.