Residents and visitors of Alliance Town Center, the 900-acre mixed-use development within AllianceTexas, will soon have several new options for savoring a delicious meal or enjoying a refreshing drink on a patio overlooking scenic Bluestem Park. Hillwood recently broke ground on Parkside at Alliance Town Center, a 3.5-acre food and entertainment destination integrated within a beautiful parklike setting. The development will launch with two new restaurants, Grub Burger Bar and Shell Shack, with additional concepts that are new to the North Fort Worth market to be announced soon. 

“Parkside at Alliance Town Center will be unlike any other dining destination in North Fort Worth with unobstructed views of Bluestem Park, our signature greenspace, and a wide range of community programming,” says Mark Miller, vice president of Hillwood. “We are combining unique restaurants, live music and recreational activities with the family programming that is already taking place at Bluestem Park to create a new, highly-desired food and beverage destination.”

Upon completion, Parkside at Alliance Town Center will feature a live music stage, comfortable seating and recreational activities such as cornhole and bocce ball. These outdoor entertainment and recreational options will supplement the year-round family programming that is already taking place at Bluestem Park, while also activating a new place for community engagement. In order to seamlessly blend with the native prairieland of Bluestem Park, the development’s architecture and landscaping will convey a rustic environment that will include the addition of large shade trees in community spaces and unobstructed views of the park landscape.

Located in the heart of Alliance Town Center, Bluestem Park is composed of 14-acres that have been restored to its original, native blackland prairie state by Hillwood Properties. Created in collaboration with the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and other partners, the park is home to dozens of species of native grasslands and plants, 500 native trees and shrubs and diverse wildlife. It has become a place for community engagement with year-round wellness, recreational and educational activities for guests of all ages.

The first two restaurant concepts to open at Parkside at Alliance Town Center will be Grub Burger Bar and Shell Shack. Grub Burger Bar offers delicious hamburgers served on freshly baked buns, sandwiches, salads with homemade dressings, handcrafted milkshakes, craft beers and signature cocktails. Shell Shack, a Dallas favorite serves up a boiled shellfish that include three different types of crab, shrimp and crawfish in five different flavors, along with oysters, chicken wings, sandwiches and salads. These restaurants will soon be joined by other popular food and beverage concepts that are new to the North Fort Worth market, creating an entirely new dining destination for the AllianceTexas community.

In addition to offering delicious food and refreshing beverage options, the restaurants at Parkside at Alliance Town Center will fill the growing demand for more nightlife opportunities in North Fort Worth by offering later hours and live music.

Construction on Parkside at Alliance Town Center began this month, with the first two restaurants expected to be completed in summer 2018.

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