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Grapevine Main officially opens on April 24 with much fanfare

After navigating COVID, a winter blizzard and more than a few other obstacles, Grapevine Main was finally welcomed to the community by way of a Grand Opening Celebration and Ribbon Cutting on April 24.

Everyone was invited to listen to presentations, sip a little vino, enjoy some finger snacks, and watch their kids play in the fountain at Peace Plaza, which is located right in front of the clock tower. Tours from the ground floor to the Observation Tower were given to those that came out to celebrate.

Grapevine Main Station is a brand new 42,000 square foot brick and cast stone Station, which includes Harvest Hall on the first floor, where citizens and visitors alike can enjoy 7 different European style food and drink vendors; Third Rail, which offers a more private meeting space; offices on the second floor; and meeting spaces, ballrooms, and rooftop terraces on the fourth floor.

The front of the Station, Peace Plaza, is a 38,000 square foot outdoor space with outdoor seating, an interactive fountain for the kids (and kids at heart) and native landscaping. Hotel Vin, which is part of the campus, is a 120-room boutique hotel run by Marriott.

The Station also features a 15-story-high clock tower, which includes an observation deck. The tower offers views of AT&T Stadium, downtown Dallas and downtown Ft. Worth. The four 12-foot diameter glass clock faces were custom designed by Electric Time Company, which has been a manufacturer of tower and street clocks since 1928.

The main reason that this project was implemented was to provide a more all-encompassing, one-stop-shop for folks that ride the trains, as well as for visitors who come to Grapevine for all the events available throughout the year. Grapevine has a long history of train service, and these new additions not only make transferring from train-to-train easier, but also offers travelers, as well as locals, upscale shops and dining venues. If an overnight stay is planned, Hotel Vin offers rooms of ultimate luxury.

Several members of City Council presented their outlooks of Grapevine Main before staff contributors; Convention and Visitors Bureau Advisory Board Members; staff from ArchiTexas, which served as the architect for the project; members of Manhattan Construction Company; and Coury Hospitality, who made sure all of the guests were taken care of, were recognized.

“’Next stop Grapevine Main,’ was the conductor’s call heard back in 1888 when the cotton belt steam engine pulled into the new wooden depot on Main Street,” said Mayor William B. Tate in his dedication speech.

Even though times have changed, including the installation of the modern Trinity Metro TexRail system and the improvements on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad, conductors still use the call, “Next stop Grapevine Main.”

“With will and determination, Grapevine’s voice was heard, and the design of this fabulous Main Street Station complements our Main Street, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places,” Tate said. “The architectural elements demonstrate our appreciation for great rail stations in the past. The mural on the east wall features vignettes that are dear to our community. On Grapevine Main’s exterior and interior, we have put our heart on the line for the world to see.

“Welcome to your hometown. We hope this place touches your heart. We invite you to always make your ‘Next Stop Grapevine,’” said Tate.

The two cornerstones, one that was inscribed with the names of the people that were involved in the project, and the other, which contained the address in large letters and presented some words of purpose, were unveiled.

The symbolic ribbon was cut after a champagne toast, which was poured and handed out by members of the Grapevine Wine Pouring Society. Members of City Council, Mayor Tate, representatives from the CVB, Architexas and Manhattan Construction Company participated in the ribbon cutting to officially open the building.

Tours of the Grapevine Main Station, including Harvest Hall, the Observation Tower and Peace Plaza were offered.

As the hallways are navigated, the ceiling lights change form from a spiral to a x-shape to horizontal lines. The tour guide explained that folks can find the horizontal line lights to take them to the train depot.

The upstairs meeting and ballrooms were elegant and spacious, with unique chandeliers throughout. Access to the outdoor Roja Rooftop Terrace, which is a feature for guests of Hotel Vin, was available on the fourth floor. The seating area surrounds the skylight to Harvest Hall and offers temperature-controlled “bubbles” in cold weather, as well as open seating in warmer seasons.

“This is incredible,” said attendee Cindy Feldner. “I’ve lived in Grapevine most of my life, and it seems like they keep offering so many new things. This town is very different from what it was just five or ten years ago.”

Grapevine Main Grand Opening on April 24

Everyone is invited to come take a look at Grapevine Main, located at 815 S. Main Street from 11am until 3:30pm!

Come on out for:

  • Free Commemorative Items (for first 250 guests)
  • Community Toast with a Keepsake Champagne Flute
  • Entertainment by Decades, DFW’s Premier Party Band (see video below)
  • Observation Tower
  • Complimentary Refreshments

Additional Food and Beverages Available for Purchase Inside Harvest Hall as well as Mimosas on the Plaza

Peace Plaza at Grapevine Main Station
A 38,000 square-foot expansive outdoor plaza located at the intersection of Main Street and Dallas Road in Historic Downtown Grapevine featuring music, art and wellness events.

Hotel Vin, Autograph Collection
A luxurious six-story, 120room Marriott Autograph Collection boutique hotel with urban inspired style.

Harvest Hall
A European-style food hall featuring seven globally-inspired kitchens showcasing high-quality, chef-driven, specialty foods.

Third Rail
An intimate entertainment venue inside Harvest Hall with indoor seating for up to 100 people, a gorgeous outdoor patio for 60, a large horseshoe-shaped bar and catering services.

For more information, click HERE.

ICYMI: H-E-B expanding into the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex

Texas favorite H-E-B is moving to conquer another huge market in the state–the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

On Friday, the grocery chain announced plans to bring their stores to the DFW Metroplex in 2022.

The stores will open flagship H-E-B stores in Plano and Frisco in the fall of next year.

The company’s Central Market stores have been in the DFW area since 2001, and H-E-B stores have been built in nearby communities like Burleson, Hudson Oaks, Granbury, and Waxahachie.

But actual H-E-B stores haven’t been available to shoppers in Dallas-Fort Worth.

“This is an exciting day as we share plans to expand our presence in the DFW market with the introduction of H-E-B, our flagship banner, to our growing network of stores,” said Stephen Butt, President – Central Market Division of H-E-B. “For the past 20 years, Central Market has been committed to earning customers’ trust, and H-E-B Partners will work hard to earn the confidence of the many new shoppers we look forward to serving in the Plano and Frisco communities.”

H-E-B will open one store in Frisco at the northeast corner of Legacy Dr. and Main St., and one store in Plano at the southwest corner of Preston Rd. and Spring Creek Parkway.

Additional details about the new stores will be shared at the groundbreakings, which are projected for this summer.

Source: CBS Austin

Apple’s new Mac Pro will be made in Austin, not China

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Photo courtesy of Apple

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The newest generation of Apple’s Mac Pro computer will be made in Austin, the company announced Monday.

The company didn’t specify when the new computers would start to roll out, but said in a release it will “begin production soon at the same Austin facility where Mac Pro has been made since 2013.” As recently as June this year, the Wall Street Journal and others had reported Apple planned to manufacture it in China, as it does many of its other products.

The company unveiled the redesigned Mac Pro at its Worldwide Developer Conference in June with a price tag of $5,999. The computer includes components from more than a dozen American companies.

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Dallas’ Lakewood Theater finds second life with hip new bowling alley

By Teresa Gubbins

The iconic Lakewood Theater will soon be home to a new bowling alley, when a Colorado-based concept called Bowlski’s opens in the long-vacant venue. According to their website, they’ll open in summer 2019.

Bowlski’s is a family-run bowling business started in Colorado by Craig and Jennifer Spivey, who have more than 10 years’ experience in the restaurant industry and five-plus years operating as bowling proprietor.

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Bowlounge and Bowlero are bowling cousins. (Courtesy photo)

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Salon Turnage marks debut salon for Conor Turnage of Paul Mitchell – The School

Conor Turnage and his family own and operate several Paul Mitchell The School colleges in the Addison and Arlington areas.

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John Paul Dejoria (L) and Turnage

An entrepreneur from a young age, Conor says that, “In 1997, my family purchased a cosmetology school, and by 2002 it became the first Paul Mitchell franchise. Even though I was only ten years old, I was the one who gave John Paul Dejoria, the owner of Paul Mitchell, a tour of our new campus. When I turned 16, not only did I buy my father’s half of Conor Turnage Vending, but I also started working in the school. I was a construction worker on the remodel project in the front area of the school. I helped relocate walls, poured concrete, ground, polished, and stained the concrete floors, and PMassembled the new salon equipment. My next position was as the custodian. After that, I became a Service Desk Leader, Admissions Leader, Advertising Manager, and continued to work my way up to my current position of Vice President.” [Source: Voyage Dallas]

On January 25, 2019 Salon Turnage opened its doors, located at 8201 Preston Road #110 in Dallas. The salon offers cuts, color and conditioning treatments now, with makeup services, eyebrow shaping, waxing and bridal packages coming soon.

While their official Grand Opening won’t be until the third week of March, book between now and March 7th and receive a complimentary cut and 1/2 off color and treatments.

The salon itself is very chic, decorated in black and white, with beautiful chandeliers, dressing rooms and walls full of recommended products. The staff is friendly from the moment a client walks in until he/she walks out, and they go above-and-beyond to meet the client’s needs. I had a cut (by Gehrig) and color (by Alex and Jordan) done, and it was a fun experience; the staff is cheerful and jokes abound. All of my stylists listened to what I wanted and brought it to fruition.

To learn more about Salon Turnage, visit https://www.facebook.com/SalonTurnage/; call (214) 453-2843 or email info@salonturnage.com.

 

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CBD American Shaman in Grapevine now open

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Photo courtesy of Lance Griffin

CBD American Shaman opened Feb. 2 at 303 Northwest Hwy., Ste. C, Grapevine. The business sells cannabidiol oil, or CBD oil, which is derived from industrial hemp and can be used as a natural remedy for relieving pain, stress and anxiety. 817-722-6100. www.facebook.com/grapevinecbd or https://cbdamericanshaman.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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Frisco P&Z OKs development south of Dr Pepper Ballpark, including new hotel

 

roughriders-plazaThe Frisco Planning and Zoning Commission approved the rezoning and site plans for a new development that will include a hotel, office and retail building on the northeast corner of Dallas Parkway and Ikea Drive.

The 88.2-acre property is located just south of the Dr Pepper Ballpark and just north of Ikea. The property currently serves as a portion of the parking for the ballpark.

The rezoning request would rezone the property to a planned development to include a hotel, office and retail space.

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Retired NFL athlete to open sports performance and fitness center in Southlake

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fotolia_121166552_subscription_xxlFASST Performance & Fitness is opening at 1605 Hart St., Ste. 180, Southlake. The targeted opening date is early March. Programs will be available to help youth and adult-level athletes prepare for optimal performance and to help individuals reach their personal fitness goals. FASST stands for footwork, agility, speed, strength and technique, owner Willie Pile said. A youth football coach in the Southlake community, Pile previously played for the Dallas Cowboys and the Kansas City Chiefs as well as in the Canadian Football League. Official contact information for FASST will be added at a later date.

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