Category Archives: Grapevine

Gardening class and 4 other things to do in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake this weekend, Jan. 25-27

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Several local events take place this weekend.

Friday, Jan. 25-Sunday, Jan. 27:

1. Theatre production in Grapevine

runwaytheatre-flybynight-5-768x576Runway Theatre premieres its latest musical production “Fly by Night.” Set in New York in 1964, the story follows protagonist Harold and his connection with two sisters. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. $22-$25 per ticket. Runway Theatre, 215 N. Dooley St., Grapevine. 817-488-4842. www.runwaytheatre.com

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25 Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake retailers that opened in 2018 or are coming soon

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gcs-2019-01-14-01In 2018 at least 25 retailers in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake either opened or announced they are opening in 2019. This list is not comprehensive.

Cars/Motorcycles

1. Park Place Grapevine Porsche
1280 Texan Trail, Grapevine
866-308-8467
www.parkplace.com

Clothes/shoes

2. Austin 5
3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine
512-228-2925

3. American Threads
263 Grand Avenue, Southlake
817-912-1484
www.shopamericanthreads.com

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Grapevine’s Bessie Mitchell House undergoes renovations

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front_bessiemitchellhouseThe Bessie Mitchell House at 411 Ball St., Grapevine, is undergoing a complete remodel. The renovations will bring the facility up to accessibility standards, and provide dedicated restrooms for park and garden users as well as additional restrooms for facility renters. The facade of the building will have an updated appearance, and the main entrance will shift to face the parking lot.

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Grapevine mayor: City stands to benefit from Plano DART extension

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Prior to the debut of TEXRail on Jan. 10, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced a $908 million loan was awarded to the Dallas Area Rapid Transit System to connect the DART to the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. This system would be built along the Cotton Belt line and would supply east-west rail connecting downtown Plano to DFW Airport. TEXRail connects DFW Airport to Grapevine and several other stations on its route to Fort Worth.

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Courtesy Trinity Metro

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Grapevine’s parking garage delayed by weather, not to be ready for TEXRail’s premiere Jan. 10

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Although passengers may experience TEXRail’s commuter rail service for the first time beginning Thursday, Jan. 10, they will not find parking available at the unfinished parking garage adjacent to the train platform, according to a Jan. 4 news release from the city of Grapevine. Construction work was delayed due to weather.

TEXRail will service a 27-mile route between downtown Fort Worth and the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, and Grapevine plans to provide free parking for train commuters in the garage.

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New multifamily, hotel development coming to Grapevine

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Courtesy City of Grapevine

A five-story hotel with dual branding from Holiday Inn and Staybridge Suites and four apartment buildings will be coming to 20 acres at 2103 Anderson-Gibson Road, Grapevine

Grapevine City Council approved a master site plan Dec. 18 for the hotels and apartment buildings.

The hotels will offer more than 10,000 square feet of meeting space and more than 300 hotel rooms of which 155 rooms will be for the Holiday Inn and 148 rooms for Staybridge Suites. The hotel development will include a restaurant and both developments will have their own swimming pool.

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Peppa Pig World of Play to open January 2019

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unnamed-1-1The Peppa Pig World of Play will open at 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine, in January. The attraction is designed to immerse pre-school children and their families into the world of the show “Peppa Pig.” The indoor play center will include 10 play areas and is the first to open in the United States. www.peppapigworldofplay.com.

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Grapevine council approves zoning variances for new Stand Rock water park

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Grapevine City Council approved attraction overlays for the new Stand Rock Resort and water park in Grapevine on Dec. 18, marking a step forward in the development initially approved in 2016.

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(Courtesy city of Grapevine)

Stand Rock will be Grapevine’s third water park, and it will be located within 3 miles of the city’s two other water parks and resorts, Great Wolf Lodge and the Gaylord Texan Resort, at 3509 N. Grapevine Mills Blvd., Grapevine.

The project is expected to cost approximately $330 million.

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TEXRail ramping up for service in January

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Have you heard the train whistles blowing through Grapevine lately? That’s just TEXRail ramping up to start hauling passengers beginning on January 5, 2019.

The 27-mile track will take passengers from Downtown Fort Worth, to North Richland Hills, Grapevine, and Terminal B of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

They will be offering FREE rides from January 5 to January 19, 2019. This will not effect The Grapevine Vintage Railroad or the Cotton Belt Depot.

[Update from Community Impact: From Jan. 5-Jan. 31 passengers will be able to try out the train service for free. Officials said this provides a daily commuting option for regional employees and travelers.

“TEXRail is a premium service, and we want to give everyone an opportunity to ride,” Bob Baulsir, Trinity Metro senior vice president, said in a statement.

On Feb. 1, TEXRail passengers will pay $2.50 for a one-way ticket, or they can purchase a $5 day pass for all rail and buses in Tarrant County.]

“This line is projected to serve more than 8,000 daily riders at nine stations by the end of the first year of operation. By 2035, nearly 14,000 riders are projected to ride the system,” according to the TEXRail website.

For more information about the train or Grapevine’s construction around the Depot, visit https://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/grapevine-vintage-railroad/texrail/.

Grapevine Parks & Rec ‘Snapshot’

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This week’s newsletter includes upcoming holiday camp info, registration openings, details on downtown Christmas lights, and a reminder that tickets are on sale to The Greatest Showman inspired Daddy Daughter Dance happening in early January!

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Downtown

Courtesy of Grapevine Parks & Rec

Check out downtown Grapevine’s Christmas light shows and attractions! Here is some of what you can expect right here in the Christmas Capitol of Texas®!

  • There is a synchronized lightshow in Liberty Plaza that includes singing The Chilly Dawgs, City Hall lights and the Chunnel. The show is about 30 minutes long and runs continuously from 9:00 am – 11:00 pm. This attraction can be enjoyed during the day, though it is more impressive after dark. Don’t forget there is 100% chance of snow flurries every half hour (6:00 – 11:00 pm).
  • At the Town Square Gazebo, our oversized singing tree performs a nine-song synchronized light show on top of the drum 24/7 right inside of Whoville. This attraction is also more impressive after dark. And don’t forget there is 100% chance of snow flurries here too, every half hour (6:00 – 11:00 pm).

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Grapevine Baseball & Softball (GBS) Spring Registration:

BaseballRegistration for the Spring Youth Baseball & Softball season is now open! In the spirit of the holiday season, we have a discount gift of $10 off your league registration when you register in the month of December. Divisions will begin to fill up quickly, so make sure to register prior to February 1 to avoid a late fee. The Spring GBS season will begin Saturday, March 23. Visit GBSA.org for division pricing and registration. 

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Sign up for Higher Goals Holiday Basketball Camps:

HGGrapevine Parks & Recreation has teamed up again this holiday season with Higher Goals to provide Christmas and New Year’s youth basketball camps. Camp is open to boys and girls ages 7-15 at all skill levels. The camps are a great mix of fun and learning and provides an awesome way to stay in shape during the holidays. Each camp is $90 for all three days. Please register at GoGrapevine.com, or for more information, call 817.410.3450.

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