By: Brian Kendall
Sundance Square announced the addition of another retailer in May, bringing the 35-block development close to full occupancy. This comes as the downtown landmark reports a growth in visitor numbers – the development had 30 percent more visitors in 2016 than 2015 over the same period, according to Sundance Square.
This year, the square has been especially busy. Here’s a rundown of everything that’s opened or been announced since January.
Yours Truly is the newest store to join the lineup, opening a 4,200-square-foot location this fall. The store will sell specialty gifts, beauty products, clothing and jewelry. It’s owned by Tammy and Rock Pistillo, who own stores Destiny and Spellbound in Granbury.
400 Houston St.
Parts Unknown, a retailer that specializes in outerwear and travel items, is expected to open around Labor Day.
410 Houston St.
Specializing in apparel, jewelry, gifts and accessories, Houston-based Francesca’s opened in Sundance Square in March. The store occupies a 1,400-square-foot space next to Del Frisco’s Grille.
400 Commerce St.
Mediterranean restaurant Istanbul Grill opened in late March, becoming the Arlington-based restaurant’s second location. The grill’s menu lists items like falafel, lentil soup and grilled meats.
401 Throckmorton St.
Chef Jon Bonnell’s seafood restaurant Waters successfully moved out of the West 7th development and opened in Sundance Square in April. While the menu differs slightly from the previous location, favorites like the Oyster “Texasfeller” remain.
301 Main St.
Additionally, In the Sack will be replacing Oliver’s Fine Foods, which closed in April. In the Sack will feature a food market and premade meals, as well as gourmet wine and beer, which can be delivered for free. The store is expected to open in July.
In the Sack
415 Throckmorton St.
In Other News…
Not many restaurants have survived inside 2600 West Seventh St., Suite 153, but M Bistro is trying its hand at it, opening late April in the Montgomery Plaza space where King Crab Tap House used to be. The American bistro serves entrées like lamb, lobster and steak, and also offers brunch on Sundays.
Loews Hotels will brand the hotel that will be built in Texas Live!, the entertainment district surrounding the Texas Rangers’ new stadium. The $150 million project, dubbed Live! by Loews - Arlington, TX, will be 14 stories tall with 302 luxury guest rooms.
Eatzi’s opened May 11 at 1540 South University Drive, inside the former Chili’s space at the University Park Village Shopping Center. The European-style eatery features chef-prepared meals that include grilled meats, seafood, salads and sandwiches, along with deli meats, cheeses, beer and wine.
By: Brian Kendall