The northeast corner of US 75 and Walnut Hill Lane is about to blow up with a passel of new restaurants and retail. It even has a name: The Hill, a modern mixed-use development located in what they're describing as a historic shopping center.
The area, which used to be home to businesses such as Dave & Buster's, is already home to TreeHouse, the uber-hip home improvement store, which serves as the anchor.
The Hill hopes to become an enclave of restaurants, shops, and gathering spaces with an authentic, funky, and preservation-minded design. The developers are striving to maintain the integrity of the unique 1970s architecture, while transforming the "historic space," again with the historic, into a walkable sequence of proprietor-driven shops and restaurants with an "un-mall" feel.
The area will get an interior courtyard, green space, outdoor gathering areas, art and murals by local artists.
There's also a lineup of soon-to-open restaurants, many new to the Dallas market, most open by summer 2018:
- Tacodeli, the Austin-based taqueria, opens December 11.
- Bella Green, a chef-inspired eatery focused on being good for the earth as well as the body by using the freshest and finest ingredients.
- Civil Pour, a specialty coffee shop and craft beer cellar, offering the best of both beverages in an inviting mid-century modern space.
- Hat Creek Burger, fast-casual burger patio serving burgers, fries, and shakes in a fun and family-friendly atmosphere.
- Luna Grill, a Mediterranean menu of wraps, salads, and plates focused on quality, freshness, and healthful ingredients.
- Unleavened, casual neighborhood café serving health-conscious food items like wraps, salads, and bowls for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
They'll join the newly opened Houndstooth Coffee, which is solar-powered; South American restaurant Nazca Kitchen; and BBQ restaurant Red Hot & Blue Beer Garden, which was recently remodeled, oh had no idea.
With an emphasis on conservation and sustainability, The Hill will offer various green initiatives throughout the development including a property-wide restaurant composting station, renewable energy phone charging stations, a recycling program, and native landscaping.
A distinct feature of the development will be 12 Tesla parking spaces, six of which are charger stalls, marking The Hill as the first dedicated station in Dallas outside of Tesla dealerships.
Additional retailers to join The Hill in the next few months include Boardroom Salon for Men, the ultimate relaxing grooming experience for men, offering a masculine place for haircuts, shaves, or spa service; and Mattison Salon, a one-stop-beauty-shop featuring individual suites for a variety of beauty professionals, including makeup artists, hair salons, massage therapists, nail specialists, and estheticians.