The city is building restaurant shell spaces in Epic Central, and has negotiated terms with MilkShake Concepts to bring Vidorra, The Finch, Serious Eats and Poach'd to four spaces. The city has an agreement with Larry Levine, the founder of Chili’s, to open Loop 9 BBQ in an additional space. This is all going in the area near where Chicken N Pickle is already open, offering farm fresh foods and indoor/outdoor pickleball courts.
And, everything surrounds a large outdoor open space in which we can program events, concerts, and programs.
Then to further amplify the experience, Grand Prairie has bills in the House and Senate that would allow us to establish an entertainment zone encompassing the hotels, restaurants, lakes and grand lawns, just like what other cities have done. This would allow patrons to carry their alcoholic drink anywhere inside this zone, instead of having to leave your adult beverage at the restaurant where it was purchased. This is important because we will have an entertainment feature on the lake and will have events on the lawn. Both Sundance Square in Fort Worth and Texas Live in Arlington have this legislative approval.
Loop 9 BBQ – Now open for catering
Loop 9 tempts guests with truly great barbecue brisket that melts in your mouth along with traditional Texas barbecue offerings.
The restaurants will open in phased beginning early fall 2022.
The Finch – Opening late 2022
The Finch will be an approachable neighborhood restaurant and bar, suitable for all of life’s gatherings. Its artisanal menu offers a variety of unique delicacies for all palates.
Vidorra – January 2023
Vidorra offers bold and exciting Mexican flavors, along with a large tequila selection, unique cocktail program, and lively social experience.
Poach’d – Opening early 2023
Poach’d is a new restaurant concept that offers guests a variety of breakfast/brunch favorites.
Food Hall – Opening January 2023
Food Hall will offer guests three unique dining experiences: Serious Pizza, Serious Sliders, and Serious Shakes. It will also feature an outdoor stage for various performances.