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Houston Suburb Lands New In-N-Out Burger, Ambitious Food Hall in Massive Mixed-Use Development

The Grid's Power Play is Real

BY // 08.14.19

Stafford is powering up. An upcoming $500-million mixed-use development called The Grid is destined to take the Houston suburb by storm, bringing everything from the breathlessly-awaited In-N-Out Burger to a major new food hall.

It’s all going into some pretty awesome digs — the 750,000 square feet of buildings of the mid-century modern former Texas Instruments Campus along the U.S. 69 Corridor.

It’s set to be nothing like the area’s ever seen. Stafford is certainly changing. But you may have to wait awhile. Construction has fallen behind, and the opening date hasn’t been determined yet.

A joint venture between Dallas-based StreetLevel Investments and Provident Realty Advisors Inc., The Grid spans across a staggering 192 acres, enough space for a stunning array of shops and restaurants.

It’ll boast 350,000 square feet of shopping, bringing a combination of established brick-and-mortar brands, emerging concepts and curated pop-ups.

The Grid’s wide array of restaurants will include the much-hyped, In-N-Out, an Outback Steakhouse and Whiskey Cake Kitchen and Bar, a haven for craft cocktails and fresh comfort food. Plus, there will be an illuminated restaurant in open air called Luma Lounge, a site with beer gardens, a sprawling patio and live music and entertainment. Towering heritage oak trees will shade the lounge. The trees are being preserved from the original space.

You can also expect a whopping 500,000 square feet of office space, mini parks, bike and jogging trails, a luxury movie theater and premier health club.

Drive Shack is a highlight, a golf entertainment destination for novice and expert players alike, offering up interactive golf games and an extensive food and drink menu. It’ll be the first Texas Drive Shack.

Double Hotel Power

A dual two-in-one hotel is also in the works, a collaboration between Element by Westin and Aloft Hotels with 234 rooms. Joint spaces include public spaces and a pool.

There also will be a residential component, with 2,400 units at 1879 at The Grid.

But the greatest draw of all may be the chef-driven, farm-to-table food hall. Chefs and local purveyors will spotlight their wares at a welcoming gathering space. Think movie nights, art gatherings and endless live music.

An active public space dubbed The Lawn will be the heart and soul of The Grid, a community gathering place featuring live music, movie nights, art exhibits and more — all in a walkable urban district with lush landscaping and many, many patios.

This Grid is going to be epic — when it finally lights up.

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