Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Union Dallas Announces Fox Restaurants Concepts’ North Italia Newest Dallas, TX Location

Sam Fox
DALLAS, TX – RED Development announced that Fox Restaurants Concepts’ North Italia restaurant will open a new Dallas location at The Union Dallas in 2018.

The 5,500 square-foot modern, full service pizza and pasta Italian concept from restaurateur Sam Fox, will be on the ground level overlooking the central plaza of the office, residential and retail project that will total approximately 800,000 square feet in the Uptown area of Dallas.

Serving lunch and dinner seven days a week, the restaurant is designed to open onto Field Street and will offer indoor and outdoor seating. Known for its made-from-scratch daily pastas and pizzas, the restaurant will bring a fresh, inviting and moderately priced dining option to the area. North Italia will join another Sam Fox restaurant at this location, The Henry.

“North Italia is a sophisticated, highly successful restaurant concept from the one and only Sam Fox, which perfectly complements the polished, welcoming live-work-play urban environment we are creating at The Union,” said Mike Ebert, Managing Partner, RED Development.

Mike Ebert
“North is a real draw that will appeal not only to residents and people who work at The Union, but also to neighbors and visitors to Uptown Dallas seeking a best-in-class restaurant that marries wonderful food with a hip and inviting setting.”

“We are looking forward to opening North Italia, our love letter to Italy, at The Union in Uptown Dallas,” said Sam Fox, founder of Fox Restaurant Concepts. 

“This energy-filled location in a great part of town offers an ideal environment for us to showcase the art of handmade pizza and pasta, along with an inspired wine list and much more, in the spirit of a true Italian taverna.

“Our restaurant in Austin has been so well received, and we are eager to bring our authentic approach to modern Italian food to Uptown Dallas.”

John C. Wander
At The Union location, guests can expect to enjoy the same freshly made tasty mix of pizzas, along with a mix of chicken, seafood and steak options offered in their other nine locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas and Texas. 

Slow-cooked short ribs, New York Strip, Atlantic Salmon and Diver Scallops will be on the menu along with home-made Strozzapreti with Bloomsdale spinach, supple ribbons of tagliatelle for Bolognese and several pizza options accompanied by an extensive wine list and mouth watering desserts like Salted Caramel Budino and Olive Oil Cake.

“The vibrant mix and quality of dining options at The Union is one of the many amenities that initially attracted our firm to this location,” said Vinson & Elkins Partner John Wander.  “The walkability to a variety of restaurants is important to our more than 145 attorneys and will also offer convenient opportunities for our clients.  We are looking forward to moving to this highly-desirable workplace and location.”

Mike Wallner
Beyond the inviting ground-floor location that is within walking distance of Dallas’ premier sports, entertainment, museum and outdoor park venues, The Union’s 21,000-square-foot green space and events plaza will enhance North Italia’s exceptional culinary experience. 

The central plaza will be designed by top Texas landscape designer, Office of James Burnett, and will be surrounded by water features, seating areas, trees and a performance area so that diners may extend their experience before or after their meal with a stroll through the green space or simply sit and enjoy the ambience of the park-like setting.

Located at Field Street and Cedar Springs Road, The Union is a connection point for many of Dallas’ most vibrant business and residential districts including Downtown, Uptown, the Arts District and Victory Park neighborhoods.

 Ideally located, the signature 22-story contemporary designed blue-hued office tower and 23-story residential tower offer sweeping views of the city with unparalleled conveniences and amenities to tenants.

The Union offers 417,000 square feet of premier Class-AA rentable office space - two premier professional services firms were previously announced to be moving to The Union Dallas office tower. One of the nation’s largest law firms, Vinson & Elkins, will move its firm to the project in 2018 and will occupy approximately 82,000 square-feet on three floors of the signature office building. Weaver, the largest independent accounting firm in the Southwest, will move its Dallas office to approximately 58,000 square feet and two floors in the office tower.

The Union Dallas
Strategic project partner, StreetLights Residential, is leading the design and development for the 23-floor residential tower offering 309 luxury apartment homes and distinctive amenities. 

Designed by Dallas-based architect, HKS, Inc., and with DPR as the general contractor, the project will feature 87,000 square-feet of retail including a 60,000 square-foot Tom Thumb grocery store on the ground floor to provide convenient on-site grocery shopping.

Mike Kallner with RED Development oversees retail leasing along with CBRE/UCR’s Urban Retail and Leasing team.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

McClain Stone
Culver Public Relations
3102 Maple Ave., Suite 235
Dallas, TX  75201
214.352.5980 office
214.980-3034 cell

NAI Realvest Negotiates 15-Year Ground Lease on Fowler Avenue near USF in Tampa, FL for new Dunkin Donuts.

Kimberly Manson

Jeff Tanner
TAMPA, FL  – NAI Realvest recently negotiated a 15-year ground lease agreement for a 21,422 square foot retail parcel located at 1911 E. Fowler Ave. in Tampa.

Kim Manson, director of retail and investment sales at NAI Realvest and Jeff Tanner, senior VP of investment sales and leasing, brokered the transaction on behalf of Tenant, DB Real Estate Assets, I LLC of Canton, Mass.

 Linda Snyder, Commercial Agent with RMC Ross Realty represented the Landlord, Miami-based Orion Venture VI, LLC.

The existing retail building will be demolished and the tenant will soon construct a new Dunkin Donuts on the site. 

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications, 407-644-4142 lversehlco@aol.com