It’s all about growth in the “hot spot” of Roanoke.
After a “very busy year,” the Unique Dining Capital of Texas is looking forward to more growth in 2015.
“Running out of land is our biggest obstacle,” said Mayor Scooter Gierisch, adding that it’ll take “quite a number of years” before that happens.
Lots of new restauarants and businesses, including On the Border, Krispy Kreme and a Cinemark movie theater, will open this year in Roanoke. A state-of-the-art skate park was scheduled to open at the beginning of January, planning will begin for a new city hall and “lots of subdivisions” are finishing up in 2015, Gierisch said.
“We’re going to continue to see growth in retail and residential and amenities,” Gierisch said. “The vision has always been to develop our city for future generations.
“2015 is looking very good. These additions will be very good to what we already have.”
A main motivation for businesses to develop in Roanoke, Gierisch said, is its central location in the Metroplex, located between the DFW and Alliance airports, between Denton and Fort Worth and near Interstate 35W.
“They see that Roanoke is a hot spot.”
In 2014, several fast food chains opened stores on the north side of town, giving residents more options but not taking anything away, Gierisch said, from the town’s proud motto, the Unique Dining Capital of Texas.
Residents can experience the “neat atmosphere” of downtown and the many sit-down cuisines there, or get a meal in a hurry down U.S. 377.
The number of residential, commercial dining and entertainment options are beginning to add up, all within just six square miles to give the town a unique feel.
“We have the highest number of amenities in a small town, and the small town feel,” Gierisch said. “You don’t usually see all of this in a small town.”