Construction begins on new park-inspired plaza at Euless’ Glade Parks Town Center
Rockford, Illinois-based North Rock Real Estate LLC has begun construction on the park-inspired plaza within the $100 million, 194-acre Glade Parks Town Center along State Highway 121 in Euless, TX.
The 800,000-square-foot mixed-use development has been taking shape over the last few years, with a new theater, hotel and specialty retailers underway to bring shoppers and visitors to this part of North Texas.
“This area of North Texas is booming just like other parts of the region,” Zach Knutson, executive vice president and COO of North Rock Real Estate, previously told the Dallas Business Journal.
The new plaza, called Glade Parks Town Plaza, will help serve as a gathering place for shoppers and visitors, with North Rock Real Estate expecting to announce programming of the open space this spring.
By the end of the summer, North Rock plans to add Forever 21 RED, Hopdoddy, Francesca’s, DXL, Imperial Hibachi, MidiCi and other retails to the mix. This fall, Glade Parks Town Center will also get a Total Wine & More and a 7,500-square-foot Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill.
The 132-room boutique Aloft Hotel is slated to open in June next to the Cinepolis theater and is expected to further enhance the mixed-use development.
“In retail today, it’s all about foot traffic and so we are adding a hotel to bring young professionals into the center,” Knutson added. “We think that foot traffic will feed into our restaurant and apparel brands, with more apparel brands coming in the future.”
By Candace Carlisle – Senior Reporter, Dallas Business Journal