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 billion mixed-use development anchored by Nebraska Furniture Mart.

“We haven’t officially named it, but it’s the boardwalk district,” Jeff Lind, president and CEO of Grandscape and Nebraska Furniture Mart Texas, which are affiliates of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., told Carlisle.

Once filled, the 11-acre manmade lake fronting the boardwalk will bring an amenity to Grandscape, which has already landed a number of restaurants and 1,800-fan concert venue.

“This will be an amenity to serve those restaurant pad sites and give people a walking area with music and lighting,” he said. “It will be a nice place to take a stroll.”
Grandscape has already landed the 1,800-seat concert venue Lava Cantina along the boardwalk and could land another five restaurants.

The Warren Buffett-backed company is working directly with restaurant and retail owners from outside Dallas-Fort Worth to bring new concepts to the region.

Along with the boardwalk district, Grandscape has started construction on two multi-tenant buildings along Plano Parkway in between Bargain Way and Nebraska Furniture Mart Drive.

Two new restaurants — Dog Haus and Bread Zeppelin — are the first to join the buildings that will total more than 16,000 square feet in retail space. Both restaurants are slated to open in fall 2016.

Additionally, Cheddars Casual Café is already open in the Grandscape development, with Mi Cocina, Rock & Brews, and Hard 8 Barbecue coming in 2016.