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8000-seat Irving Music Factory entertainment complex plans to open a new restaurant every week from Labor Day until Christmas


When the Irving Music Factory at Las Colinas swings open the doors to its 17-acre 250,000-square-foot entertainment and dining complex for the first time, on Labor Day weekend, the music won’t stop for weeks. The Music Factory announced today that it plans to debut new restaurants at the Factory nearly every week through Christmas.  The entire complex will then celebrate a grand opening December 8-10 in a gala produced by ARK Group, the North Carolina-based project developer.

“The first restaurants and entertainment venues will begin opening in the weeks following the Labor Day weekend performances at The Pavilion and most of the 25 venues will be open by the end of this year,” says ARK Group President Noah Lazes.

The first venue to open will be The Pavilion, an air-conditioned, convertible indoor/outdoor, state-of-the-art concert venue that can host 2,500 guests in an intimate theater setting, 4,000 guests for an indoor upscale arena experience or expand into a boutique, indoor/outdoor open-air pavilion for 8,000 guests. Inaugural performances will kick-off August 31 and September 1 with sold-out shows featuring comedian Dave Chappelle. Opening weekend continues with Brad Paisley’s Weekend Warrior World Tour 2017 on September 2. Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy will be joined by The Marshall Tucker Band and Eddie Money for Jeff and Larry’s Backyard BBQ on September 3, and the weekend closes out with Lifehouse & Switchfoot: Looking for Summer Tour on September 4. The Pavilion is booked, managed and operated by Live Nation.

Following the opening of the Pavilion, 25 restaurant and entertainment concepts will debut almost every week at the Irving complex including these:

·         Alamo Drafthouse 8 Screen Movie Theater

·         Bar Louie

·         Bar Manzanilla

·         Boi Na Braza Brazilian Steakhouse

·         Burgerim

·         C-Bar

·         Freshii

·         Gloria’s Latin Cuisine

·         Grimaldi’s Coal Brick Oven Pizza

·         Highway 61 South

·         Kabuki Japanese Restaurant

·         Martini Ranch

·         MaxFrut, Texas’ First Frozen Whole-Fruit Bar

·         Nosh & Bottle

·         Sambuca

·         TCBY

·         Texas Jam House & Marketplace

·         Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill

·         Top Round Roast Beef

·         Uncle Gino’s Cucina Italiana

·         Yard House

 

The restaurants will be arranged around an upscale central plaza with abundant greenery and open spaces that the developer hopes will serve as “a community gathering place for city events, live music, fashion shows and farmers markets.”

photos courtesy of Irving Music Factory

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