Alamo Drafthouse on tap
Popular theater chain to open at Hub entertainment district in 2020
Photos by Nathan Hunsinger/Staff Photographer Frisco Station construction work is reflected in the windows of The Star, the Cowboys’ headquarters. The $1.8 billion Frisco Station is a mixed-use project on 242 acres off the Dallas North Tollway. A first-phase office building has already been completed.
By STEVE BROWN Real Estate Editor stevebrown@dallasnews.com
FRISCO STATION

The $1.8 billion Frisco Station development is getting a major entertainment anchor.

Alamo Drafthouse plans to locate an eight-screen theater in Frisco Station’s Hub restaurant, retail and entertainment district.

The theater, with seating for more than 1,200 people, will open in 2020.

Frisco Station is a 242-acre mixed-use project that’s part of Frisco’s so-called $5 billion mile along the Dallas North Tollway.

A first-phase office building has already been completed in Frisco Station, and construction is underway on hundreds of apartments and two hotels.

“Alamo Drafthouse’s first location in Frisco is particularly exciting for a few reasons,” said the company’s D-FW chief operations officer, Bill DiGaetano, in a statement.

“We have a great location right off the Dallas North Tollway and an incredible city and fan base to serve, which is always a lot of fun.

“Our developer, Hillwood, is known for making great developments come to life, and we couldn’t be happier about working with them to bring Alamo Drafthouse to Frisco in a very big way.”

Frisco Station is being built by Rudman Partnership, Hillwood and VanTrust Real Estate.

The centerpiece Hub complex in the project is planned with more than 200,000 square feet of eateries, entertainment venues and retail.

“Alamo Drafthouse is one of the nation’s most innovative entertainment brands and we couldn’t be more pleased to have Alamo as the anchor for The Hub at Frisco Station,” said Mike Berry, president of Hillwood. “Having Alamo Drafthouse at The Hub will enhance the vibrancy and sense of place that we are creating at Frisco Station.”

Frisco Station early this year opened its first 7-story office building on Warren Parkway. International data center firm Equinix has leased a full floor — 37,000 square feet — in the building.

And construction just started on a 25-story high-rise apartment project in Frisco Station. Another 600 rental units and two hotels — Residence Inn and AC Hotel — are also under construction.

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