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The Colony Economic Development Corporation Receives State Award

The Colony EDC received the 2016 Economic Excellence Award from the Texas Economic Development Council for the ninth consecutive year during the TEDC Mid-Year Conference held June 7-9 in Plano, Texas. The Colony is one of only 33 organizations statewide to earn this honor this year. “This award recognizes a commitment to professional economic development […]

Galaxy Theatres Announces its stake in the DFW market, Joins Grandscape

Grandscape and Galaxy Theatres are thrilled to announce the luxury theatre operator will be joining the $1.5 billion development in The Colony, Texas. They are set to break ground this year on their 85,000+ sf, 16-screen venue with a projected open date of Spring 2019. Keeping to their vision the development team at Grandscape is […]

The Colony EDC Hosts Private Tour of Nebraska Furniture Mart

Members of the Urban Land Institute’s Retail Product Council got a “behind the scenes” look at Nebraska Furniture Mart organized by our own Keri Samford, Director of The Colony’s Economic Development Corporation, and led by representatives from the retailing giant. Involved in bringing Nebraska Furniture Mart and the Grandscape Development to The Colony since the […]

The Colony Economic Development Corporation Receives State Award

Represents City at World’s Largest Retail Conference The Colony Economic Development Corporation maintained its high profile and busy pace this spring as the organization won state honors as well as represented the City at the most important and largest retail real estate gathering in the world. The Colony EDC received the 2015 Economic Excellence Award […]

World’s Largest All-Sports Store Coming to The Colony

So excited to share this news! Scheels is coming to Grandscape! The Colony SCHEELS will be the World’s Largest All Sports Store with 300,000 sq. ft. of top name brands under one roof. The store will have more than 85 specialty shops that will provide a retail adventure for the sports enthusiast, the outdoor adventurer, […]

KISS band members bring rockin’ restaurant to The Colony

By Sarah Blaskovich | Guide Live – Dallas News Gene Simmons — yeah, the tongue wagging guitarist from the band KISS — is opening a restaurant in sleepy Dallas suburb The Colony. His buddy Paul Stanley is in on the deal, too. The two are the rock, and, alright, the roll, in restaurant chain Rock […]

Texas adds 24,900 jobs in December – DFW jobless rate falls

By Lance Murray | Dallas Business Journal The state of Texas added 24,900 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in December, the 10th straight month of job increases in the state, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. That was the good news. The bad news is that the state’s unemployment rate rose to 4.7 percent, up from […]

Lava Cantina Builds Suburban Concert Dream

By Kelly Dearmore | Dallas Observer Later this year, The Colony — of all places — will welcome arguably the most ambitious music venue opening in North Texas. Lava Cantina, a 28,000-square-foot restaurant and live music depot, will become the brightest star in the promising Grandscape development. If all goes according to plan, The Colony […]

Austin Ranch to see further business growth, new pub coming to The Colony

Lorelei Day | lday@starlocalmedia.com | The Colony Courier-Leader The Colony Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) discussed various items on Tuesday regarding the expansion and improvement of the city’s retail and residential developments. Among noteworthy votes were the approval of additional land uses in Austin Ranch, approval for The Thirsty Growler pub to add a location […]

Service King Breaks Ground on 35th DFW Location

Service King Collision Repair Centers plans to open new location in The Colony in 2016 Service King Collision Repair Centers, an industry-leading national operator of high-quality collision repair centers and one of the most trusted automotive repair companies nationwide, today held a groundbreaking ceremony for its future location in The Colony, Texas. Service King officials, […]

Grandscape a Top-Read DBJ Story in 2015

The Dallas Business Journal recently released its list of “The 15 Most-Read DBJ Stories of 2015”. And we were pleased to see that The Colony’s Grandscape Development made the list! In the October article, Dallas Business Journal staff writer Candace Carlisle reported that construction had begun on the $45 million “boardwalk” district of the $1.5 […]

Old American Golf Club in Texas achieves top honor in Golfweek rankings

Press Release | WorldGolf Old American Golf Club – the Tripp Davis and Justin Leonard design located along the scenic shores of Lake Lewisville – achieved the “Residential: Next 100” honor from Golfweek Magazine in its annual listing of residential courses. The ranking, which is featured in Golfweek’s Ultimate Guide to Golf Course Living and […]

The Colony Economic Development Corporation Represents City at ICSC Texas Deal Making Conference

In an effort to promote additional economic development, enhance the local tax base, and create new jobs, The Colony Economic Development Corporation participated in the Texas Deal Making Conference hosted in Dallas this month by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). The three-day event featured educational sessions on retail and economic development issues, as […]

The Tile Shop Introduces Collection of Over 4,000 Products to The Colony, Texas Community Inside New Showroom

Press Release by Lindsey Rose | lindsey.rose@tileshop.com The Tile Shop, a specialty retailer of premium manufactured tile and natural stone, setting and maintenance materials, announced that it has expanded its presence in Dallas, opening a new retail showroom to the public today at 6240 Morning Star Drive in The Colony, Texas. The new store is […]

The Colony’s Nebraska Furniture Mart/Grandscape Project Showcased at TML Economic Development Conference

Keri Samford, Director of The Colony Economic Development Corporation, was an invited guest speaker at the Texas Municipal League’s inaugural Economic Development Conference held in Bastrop, Texas October 16-17. Keri presented the incredible economic development impact that the opening of Nebraska Furniture Mart and the Grandscape development is having on The Colony. In addition to […]

Buffett-backed Grandscape starts its new $45M ‘boardwalk’ restaurant district

Candace Carlisle | ccarlisle@bizjournals.com | Dallas Business Journal The development group behind Grandscape — a $1.5 billion mixed-use development anchored by the massive Nebraska Furniture Mart — has started construction on its next phase of the 400-acre project, a $45 million “boardwalk,” district. “We haven’t officially named it, but it’s the boardwalk district,” Jeff Lind, […]

KISS’ Gene Simmons visits The Colony ahead of Rock and Brews opening

Korri Kezar | Dallas Business Journal Though the restaurant is months away from opening, on Monday KISS bassist Gene Simmons visited The Colony, the site of Rock and Brews’ newest location. Simmons and KISS front man Paul Stanley co-founded the Rock and Brews concept with Dave Furano, Dell Furano and Michael Zislis. Its first location […]

New Tenants Embrace The Cascades Phase II in The Colony

Six months ago there was one tenant in the new Phase II of The Cascades, a master-planned community offering office/warehouse opportunities for local and national corporate clients. Today it is almost 70 percent leased with great prospects for the remaining space. Companies recognize the central location along Sam Rayburn Tollway, just 15 minutes from D/FW […]

A new movie going experience

Kimberly Diggs | Star Local Media What was once a Best Buy has become a sleek, modern movie theater offering an elevated moviegoing experience. On July 30, Studio Movie Grill opened the doors to a new flagship location in The Colony, 4800 State Highway 121 at Josey Lane, vastly different from some of the other […]

Rock and Brews restaurant by KISS building in The Colony

Korri Kezar | Dallas Business Journal North Texas can rock and roll all night and party every day with a new Rock and Brews coming to The Colony next year. The restaurant concept, formed by frontman Paul Stanley and bass guitarist Gene Simmons of the band KISS, is building an 8,950-square foot location near Nebraska […]

Massive live music venue and restaurant expected in 2016

Sarah Blaskovich | GuideLive The Colony is about to be on fire. Lava Cantina has a rock and roll vibe, but it’ll be home to country, pop and heavy metal concerts, too. The opening of Nebraska Furniture Mart and its huge Grandscape development means a steady stream of new food and fun near Texas State […]

The Colony opens first location of Raising Cane’s

Heather Goodwin | The Courier-Leader The DFW Metroplex is already home to more Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers than any other market in the country but until recently, Caniacs in The Colony haven’t had a Cane’s to call their own. Raising Cane’s The Colony opened July 16 at 3851 Plano Parkway. It marks the company’s 29th […]

University of Dallas branches out to The Colony

Deborah Fleck/Staff Writer | Dallas Morning News The University of Dallas’ Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business will begin offering master of business administration (MBA) courses at the Cascades Event Center in The Colony starting with the fall 2015 term. The program expansion comes as several multi-billion-dollar companies relocate thousands of jobs to the […]

Grandscape now has a lake and a Cheddar’s

Maria Halkias | Dallas Morning News Biz Beat Blog Berkshire Hathaway is making progress on its $1.5 billion Grandscape development anchored by Nebraska Furniture Mart in The Colony. A winding lake and boardwalk that are part of the 433-acre project are under construction. Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen is the first restaurant to open. The restaurant added […]

Denton County not immune to North Texas housing boom

In the southeast corner of Denton County, around Lewisville, The Colony, and Carrollton, real estate broker Christy Thompson has, “A list of buyers who are just waiting, and waiting, and waiting.” She says realty in that area comes with a rough reality for buyers: “It’s going to be tough, and if you find a house […]

The Colony Recognized as 2015 Playful City USA Community

The Colony is being honored with a 2015 Playful City USA designation for the 5th consecutive year. In partnership with the Humana Foundation, KaBOOM! is honoring cities, towns and counties across the country for making their communities more playable. In 2015, a total of 241 communities have been recognized as part of Playful City USA […]

Things are Happening in The Colony!

Take a drive around The Colony and you’ll find exciting progress everywhere you go. A photo “journey” around town yesterday offered a glimpse of our exciting retail and restaurant projects recently completed or underway. Nebraska Furniture Mart and the Grandscape Development have officially opened. Business  is booming at TopGolf, and other additions include Rooms to […]

City Officials Represent The Colony at Global Retail Real Estate Conference

In an effort to promote additional economic development, enhance the local tax base, and create new jobs, representatives from the City of The Colony and Economic Development Corporation were among more than 1,000 public officials and 35,000 retail real estate professionals who traveled to Las Vegas this month to attend RECon, the global convention sponsored […]

Expert: SH 121 growth ‘a matter of time’

impact news | extract Activity along SH 121 has exploded in recent years in The Colony and Plano. The Grandscape development in The Colony, for instance, opened its anchor store, Nebraska Furniture Mart, in May and is expected to help in the city’s economic growth. On the Frisco side of SH 121, Crest Auto Group […]

The Colony Ranked 7th in Best Suburbs in the DFW Metro Area

niche.com | 2015 Niche Rankings The Colony was ranked 7th in the 2015 Best Suburbs in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area recently announced by niche.com. The ranking methodology takes into account key factors of a location, including school ratings, crime rates, housing, employment, community, and things to do, in an attempt to measure the overall […]

Mike McCabe, GM at Old American Golf Club in Texas, honored in Titleist ‘Difference Makers’ campaign

worldgolf.com | Release Old American Golf Club announces General Manager Mike McCabe has been honored as a Titleist PGA Professional “Difference Maker,” and will appear in several marketing campaigns this month. The Difference Maker campaign honors Titleist PGA Professionals making significant impacts at their clubs with members and guests. A 90-second video about McCabe and […]

Nebraska Furniture Mart Holds Public Grand Opening

Carla Wade, WFAA ABC Channel 8 With 560,000 square feet of showroom space divided between two floors, Nebraska Furniture Mart Texas may partially bear the name of another state — but it’s a Texas-sized shopping experience. “It’s exceptional,” said shopper Glenn Allen. The store held its Grand Opening Thursday morning. City and county leaders joined […]

Why Quest Resource needed a new DFW corporate headquarters

Candace Carlisle | ccarlisle@bizjournals.com | Dallas Business Journal Fast-growing Quest Resource Management Group LLC, a subsidiary of Quest Resource Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: QRHC), was running out of space at its Frisco headquarters, which is why it needed a new build-to-suit corporate office. “I consider myself a person who can see opportunity a few steps before […]

Megastore is core of ambitious project in The Colony

Sebastian Robertson, WFAA ABC Channel 8 Nebraska Furniture Mart ‘s reach extends far beyond furniture. The megastore is set to open in The Colony sometime this spring. For the next few weeks, however, hundreds of shoppers contacted by e-mail and mailer will be among the first to browse the 560,000 square foot emporium. By way […]

Raising Cane’s Breaks Ground In The Colony

By Heather M. Goodwin | hgoodwin@starlocalmedia.com | The Colony Courier-Leader The Metroplex is already home to 27 Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers restaurants, but local Caniacs can’t seem to get enough. The Louisiana-based chain recently broke ground on its newest location, in The Colony. It is tentatively scheduled to open in late June. The newest restaurant […]

The Colony Chamber of Commerce revamps itself

By Heather M. Goodwin | hgoodwin@starlocalmedia.com | The Colony Courier-Leader Changes are coming to The Colony Chamber of Commerce, and its new leader hopes it will allow members to get more out of the organization. “There are definitely a lot of changes coming,” said Robyn Bowers, president of the chamber board. “I want to see […]

Growth In The Colony, TX

The checkout area at the the Nebraska Furniture Mart is shown Jan. 14 in The Colony. by Diane Baxter | Director of Communications and Tourism City of The Colony Wow! Look at all the growth in The Colony. From new development to road construction, the city is flourishing. Growing pains come with all of this […]

Hampton Inn and Suites breaks ground at Nebraska Furniture Mart’s Grandscape development

Korri Kezar | kkezar@bizjournalscom | Dallas Business Journal A 115-room, 6-story Hampton Inn and Suites has broken ground at the Grandscape development in The Colony. Nebraska Furniture Mart is spending $1.5 billion to anchor and develop Grandscape, which will stretch across 433 acres. Its first phase includes two Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) hotels developed by […]

Abuelos moving to The Colony

Posted by LewisvilleTexan Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant announced this week that on February 15th, it’s location on 2520 S. I-35E in Lewisville will close its doors. The property has been purchased through eminent domain by the Texas Department of Transportation for use in the Interstate 35 expansion project. The state’s purchase price was not listed as […]

Nebraska Furniture Mart Begins Stocking Shelves for Customers

Candace Carlisle | ccarlisle@bizjournals.com | Dallas Business Journal After promises that shelves would begin to be stocked at Nebraska Furniture Mart’s new North Texas store in The Colony, work began Wednesday on filling the 560,000-square-foot retail showroom with appliances, furniture and electronics. The retail showroom will anchor the $1.5 billion, 433-acre Grandscape development and is […]

Nebraska Furniture Mart Gives DFW Shoppers a Reason to Look Around

Deanna Dewberry | @Deanna_Dewberry | NBCDFW.com Nebraska Furniture Mart, the largest home furnishing store in North America, is opening its biggest retail space to date this spring in The Colony. Nebraska Furniture Mart, the largest home furnishing store in North America, is opening its biggest retail space to date this spring in The Colony. The […]

Jackson-Shaw Celebrates Marriott Courtyard Groundbreaking

Dallas.citybizlist.com Jackson-Shaw marked the construction of the Marriott Courtyard in The Colony with a groundbreaking ceremony and luncheon on October 30. More than 50 guests joined on-site at the final phase of Cascades at The Colony, located along Sam Rayburn Tollway and two miles west of the Dallas North Tollway. The Jackson-Shaw Foundation is making […]

Griffin, Lakeview Middle School AVID students hear from Nebraska Furniture Mart

By Heather M. Goodwin | hgoodwin@starlocalmedia.com | The Colony Courier-Leader On Oct. 7, Nebraska Furniture Mart (NFM)’s director of human resources, Megan Berry Barlow, spoke to Griffin Middle School and Lakeview Middle School AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) sixth, seventh and eighth grade students about the company and the strategies they implemented to make the […]

Developer Jackson-Shaw starts construction on third Marriott hotel near Nebraska Furniture Mart

Candace Carlisle | ccarlisle@bizjournals.com | Dallas Business Journal Dallas-based real estate development firm Jackson-Shaw plans to begin construction on its third Marriott hotel at Cascades at The Colony — a five-story, 125-room Marriott Courtyard. This new hotel on the Sam Rayburn Tollway, about two miles west of the Dallas North Tollway, signals the final phase […]

NEC Main Street & S. Colony Blvd.

LOCATION MAP GALLERY PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTS Freestanding Building 2nd Generation Bank Located at the NEC of Main St & S Colony Blvd in The Colony, Texas Excellent visibility & easy access Hard corner, signalized intersection Nearby retailers include Big Lots, Aaros’s, Rent-A-Center, O’Reilly, Braums, McDonald’s, Taco Bell & Pizza Hut TRAFFIC COUNTS Main St: 43.632 VPD […]

NWC Sam Rayburn Tollway & S. Colony Blvd

LOCATION MAP GALLERY PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTS LOCATION: NWC Hwy 121 & S Colony Blvd, The Colony, Texas 75056 SIZE & AVAILABILITY: 47-acre development Pad sites & anchor space available RATE: Please call for pricing TRAFFIC COUNTS: Hwy 121 – 70,427 CPD S Colony Blvd – CPD AREA RETAILERS: Future Nebraska Furniture Mart, Home Depot, Walmart, Super […]

The 10 Safest Places To Live In Texas

Natalie Grigson, Staff Writer | Movoto Insider Real Estate Blog We’ve all heard that everything is bigger in Texas: The trucks, the steaks, the houses, and in particular, the state pride. But is the crime rate also bigger in the Lone Star State? Here on the Movoto Real Estate blog, we decided to answer just […]