Grandscape Celebrates Breaking Ground On Lifestyle Center

Grandscape, the destination development in North Texas that will eventually stretch across 433 acres, with 3.9 million square feet of retail, residential, entertainment, hospitality and dining venues broke ground today on the centerpiece of the development: A 100+ acre lifestyle center. Located in The Colony, Texas, it will be the premiere retail and entertainment destination of its kind in the country.

Celebrating the beginning of construction on this major phase of the project, Grandscape President Jeff Lind was thrilled to share the progress of this unique, one-of-a-kind development and announce new tenants that will soon be joining. Previously announced anchors include Scheels All Sports and Galaxy Theatres. The two new restaurants coming to Grandscape will be sure to garner attention: Thirsty Lion Gastropub and Twigs Bistro & Martini Bar.

Thirsty Lion will open its second location in Texas in the Grandscape development in the fall of 2018. Offering gastropub fare and from-scratch cooking with a culinary commitment to local and seasonal ingredients, their food is both craveable and bold. Creating a sense of community is key to the success of Thirsty Lion, by featuring a centerpiece bar, guests are able to come together and share in the experience of great food, beer, cocktails and wine.

“There are so many attractive features about having a restaurant location at Grandscape. The center is dynamic, has great traffic driving features, is easily accessible and is a one-of-a-kind development.” -John Plew, CEO/President, Thirsty Lion.

Twigs Bistro & Martini Bar, a family owned company, which originated in Spokane Washington will bring its unique flair to Texas by focusing on the local communities. By incorporating fresh produce from local farms and offering local brews and wines the Twigs Bistro menu is crafted with everyone in mind. Offering everything from gluten free and vegan options to a great children’s menu they are focused on one goal, to create an amazing guest experience with sights, sounds, flavors and emotion. Twigs Bistro & Martini Bar is set to open in 2019.

“These wonderful restaurateurs announced today demonstrate our commitment to bringing unique retail, entertainment and food venues to Grandscape. We are creating the best retail and entertainment destination in the country.”

Punctuating the celebration of these new businesses coming to The Colony, mayor Joe McCourry was on hand to not only partake in the ceremonial digging of the first dirt, but also to say a few words in support of this project. 

“I along with the city council, city staff and community are enthusiastic about the announcement of these new exciting tenants and we extend a special welcome to those who are new to the state of Texas. We are proud you have chosen The Colony as your first location and we know your partnership with Berkshire Hathaway and Grandscape will be a long and prosperous one.” -The Colony Mayor, Joe McCourry.

About Grandscape

Grandscape is one of the, largest and most unique mixed-use real estate developments in the country located in The Colony, Texas, in the heart of Dallas/Fort Worth, the 4th largest metropolitan area in the nation. The sprawling 400+ acre development will feature 3.9 million square feet of retail, entertainment, dining, hospitality, office and attractions. Grandscape is being developed by Nebraska Furniture Mart, a Berkshire Hathaway company and the developments first anchor. For more information on Grandscape visit, follow on twitter , or check out

About Thirsty Lion Gastro Pub

Offering gastropub fare and from-scratch cooking with a culinary commitment to local and seasonal ingredients, the food is both craveable and bold. At the bar, a wide range of local craft beers are available, an option for every palate and plate. Cocktails are crafted with fresh fruit purées, juices, and premium liquors, while wines come in a variety of styles. Enjoy your craft brew and meal while watching the game on one of the flat screens amidst an open kitchen, central bar and a patio that soaks up the Texas sun. For more information on Thirsty Lion visit

About Twigs Bistro & Martini Bar

Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar started with a family vision and a single location at River Park Square in Spokane, Washington in 2001. From there, we have branched out and added 9 additional locations throughout the west. Our brand, our atmosphere, and our quality food, drinks and service have been the core to great guest experiences time and time again. Twigs proudly remains a family owned company that is committed to serving guests at the highest level, supporting local communities, and offering growth opportunities and a great work environment for all our dedicated team members. For more information on Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar visit 

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29 Mar 2017

By Katie Rager