In December, we told you about the Pavilion at the Music Factory, a music venue that Live Nation plans for The Music Factory, a sprawling, $165 million entertainment complex in Irving set to open in mid-2016.
Toward the end of that December post is this line: “The venue will be part of a complex that is set to have a movie theater, bowling alley and more than 20 entertainment/restaurant offerings.”
Now some details are starting to come out.
ARK Group, the North Carolina-based developer of the Music Factory — full name, Music Factory Entertainment Center — has announced that Gloria’s Latin Cuisine will be one of the restaurant tenants in the complex.
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Gloria’s, of course, has sprouted from a humble Oak Cliff restaurant to a Texas chain, including three Tarrant County locations (a fourth is scheduled to open soon in Southlake) as well as locations in Houston and Austin in addition to all its other DFW locations. The restaurant’s mix of Mexican, Tex-Mex and Salvadoran offerings just keeps it growing.
According to the Dallas Business Journal, another restaurant tenant, Kabuki Japanese Restaurant, has also signed on. Based in Burbank, Calif., the chain currently only has locations in California, Arizona and Nevada.
The movie theater, as reported previously by DFW.com’s Cary Darling, will be an eight-screen Alamo Drafthouse — which doubles as a restaurant and, well, drafthouse. According to Alamo’s website, the theater will be under construction “for a while.”
“We want to make an announcement every week or so on another new restaurant," ARK group developer Noah Lazes told the Dallas Business Journal. "We think these announcements continue to show the project continuing to progress."
Here’s a video tour of what the complex is supposed to look like.