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Restaurant and retail center in Farmers Branch scores celebrity chef

Restaurant and retail center in Farmers Branch scores celebrity chef

Chef Tiffany Derry
You've seen her on TV, and soon you'll be able to see her in Farmers Branch. Photo courtesy of Wine Poste

A mixed-use center underway in scenic Farmers Branch has a slate of new restaurants that'll include a TV-famous chef.

The center is the Shops at Mustang Station, a retail development with restaurants, retail, and entertainment set in the Station Area, a master-planned district unfolding in West Farmers Branch.

The shopping and restaurant village has already signed on Cox Farms Market and the Cedar Creek Brewhouse & Eatery. According to a release, there are new tenants coming in, as follows:

Roots Southern Table, the Southern-fare concept from Top Chef alumna Tiffany Derry and her partner Tom Foley. In a statement, Derry says she likes the center's small-town feel because it's what Roots is all about.

Red Stix – Asian Street Food, an Asian street food concept developed by Uno Immanivong, formerly of Chino Chinatown in Trinity Groves. Immanivong calls Red Stix Street Food "a great complement to The Shops, because it adds to the diversity of Farmers Branch eateries and mirrors the families within the community."

Victoria's Mexican Kitchen, a Farmers Branch Tex-Mex favorite formerly known as The Victoria Restaurant, will relocate The Shops. Chef-owner Francisca Alvarado says that it allows The Victoria family to continue operating in Farmers Branch, where its roots were laid.

Starwood Cafe, a breakfast and lunch concept from owners Violeta and Andy Rushiti.

Developed by Western Securities and leased by SHOP Companies, the Shops at Mustang Station is a five-building development at the corner of Valley View Lane and Bee Street. Anchored by a DART rail station, it's also minutes away from business hubs such as the Valwood Industrial Park, Westwood Business Park, and Mercer Business Park, as well as recreational green spaces and sports facilities.

Western Securities broke ground on the three-acre site in 2018, with a completion date scheduled for early 2020. These restaurants, along with Cox Farms Market and Cedar Creek, will open around the same time.