Fried Chicken is highlighted on the starter menu at Harwood District's newest eatery, Elephant East. Kathy Tran

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Harwood District Unveils New Elephant East Restaurant Concept

Plus: Huffines Communities breaks ground on master-planned development in Mesquite; Experian Information Solutions leases large office at Stonebridge Ranch; and more.

Elephant East, a 2,450-square-foot eatery designed by HDF and Duncan Design Group, opened today in the 19-city block Harwood District. It is the second concept to debut on La Rue Purdue, the European-inspired alleyway at the base of the office tower Harwood No. 10, and the tenth concept by Harwood Hospitality Group.

The design features hand-carved wood, tropical and bamboo greenery, and a vibrant color scheme of rich jewel tones such as red, purple, saffron, and gold.

Chef Thomas Griffin says he drew inspiration for the dishes through his years traveling across Asia, where he explored remarkable destinations including Bangkok, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Shanghai, Vietnam, and Taipei. 

Elephant East
Kathy Tran
Elephant East
Kathy Tran
At Elephant East, Steamed baos are made in-house, which is unique to the area. Another unique first for the District, Elephant East’s menu incorporates authentic ingredients from Asian purveyors such as Chinese lotus paste and kaffir limes native to tropical Southeast Asia.

Having grown up peeling snap peas in his family’s restaurant, Chef Thomas spent five years learning from Philip Tang, a James Beard-nominated chef. With that mentorship, he mastered the art of Asian noodle and breadmaking along with wok cooking and dim sum production. His culinary philosophy is “authenticity meets locality.”

On the menu, guests can expect starters such as house-made Bao, which is made in-house. A unique first for the District, Elephant East’s menu incorporates authentic ingredients from Asian purveyors such as Chinese lotus paste and kaffir limes native to tropical Southeast Asia. 

INDUSTRIAL

Urban Logistics Realty purchased 17.6 acres at 1200 South Pipeline Road in Euless. Demian Salmon with Stream Realty Partners represented the seller and the buyer.

D/FW North Logistics Center
D/FW North Logistics Center

D/FW North Logistics Center, a two-building, 202,140 square foot Class A logistics center, located at 2400 & 2402 Esters Blvd in Grapevine, has sold. STAG Industrial purchased the property from an affiliate of Olympus Ventures for an undisclosed price. Randy Baird, Jonathan Bryan, Ryan Thornton, and Eliza Bachhuber with CBRE National Partners arranged the transaction on behalf of the seller.

1775 Hurd Drive purchased an 84,600 square foot industrial building at 1775 Hurd Drive in Irving. Jason Moser with Stream Realty Partners represented the buyer.

Speeder Solutions leased 67,692 square feet at Shiloh Business Center in Garland. Holt Lundsford represented the landlord, TA Realty. Charles Brewer and Luke Davis with Stream Realty Partners represented the tenant.

Johnson Supply and Equipment leased 24,005 square feet at 1036 Jupiter Road in Garland. Art Leichner and Gregory Crites with Newmark represented the tenant.

Diligent Delivery Systems renewed 18,510 square feet at 12011 Laney Road in Tyler. Price Simmons with Simmons Real Estate represented the landlord, DMAC Investments. Ryan Boozer and Lena Pierce with Stream Realty Partners represented the tenant.

Ship It AOG has renewed 14,000 square feet of industrial space at 4309 Lindbergh Drive in Addison. In the direct deal, Brian Pafford of Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services represented the landlord, 4301-21 Lindberg Ltd.

Continental Office Group leased 13,512 square feet at Gateway East Business Center in Garland. Matt Dornak and Ryan Wolcott with Stream Realty Partners represented the landlord, Barings. JLL represented the tenant.

EIQ Group Inc. and Jose Rodriguez have each renewed 1,890 square feet of industrial space at 10840 and 10850 Switzer Ave., respectively, in Switzer Business Park in Dallas. Noah Dodge and Jason Finch of Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services represented the landlord, Floyd Ventures, in the direct deals.

MULTIFAMILY/RESIDENTIAL

Huffines Communities broke ground this week on a 1,530-acre master-planned development in Mesquite, its newest Signature Community™—Solterra. Construction plans include a 1,530-acre master-planned community with 3,900 new homes and 300 townhomes. The property has a long legacy – it was previously owned by the Lucas family, who turned the property into one of the most successful farms in the area dating back to 1929. Huffines Communities has taken care to protect the site’s history with 560 acres of open space, preserving pecan groves, orchards, and pastures that were a part of the original Lucas Farms. Phase 1 of Solterra will deliver 787 lots in the fourth quarter of 2022.

OFFICE

EvoDC McKinney Data Center purchased 75,000 square feet at Stonebridge Ranch in McKinney from Experian Information Solutions. Rebecca Griffin and Bryan Loewen with Newmark represented the buyer and seller.

LL Roberts Group, a PEO services company, has signed an 8,200-square-foot office space in Lake Highlands Tower located at 9330 LBJ Freeway. The company is moving from the neighboring building located at 12225 Greenville Ave #300, and is adding to a brand new spec suite. JLL’s Lauren Halstedt and Ashley Curry represented the landlord, while Amber Roberts and Wills Bauer of Stream Realty represented the client.

Zeigler Garnder Bell leased 7,504 square feet at Bank of America Plaza. Jim Cooksey and Garrison Effird with Newmark represented the tenant. JLL represented the landlord.

Outsource has subleased its space at 3400 Carlisle.  The 2,907 square foot suite is at 3400 Carlisle Street in Uptown. Ben Crancer and Brendan Zrowka with Whitebox Real Estate represented Outsource, who specializes in the placement of low-voltage and electrical talent across the United States, in the disposition.

Glacis Technologies leased 2,544 square feet at Two Richards Center in Richardson. Sara Fredericks with Newmark represented the tenant.

Prime Star Home Health of NWLA leased 2,521 square feet at 12655 North Central Expressway in Dallas. Yvette Rodriguez represented the landlord, Hartman Income REIT.

Integrated Telecom Solutions renewed 2,018 square feet at 12655 North Central Expressway in Dallas. Yvette Rodriguez represented the landlord, Hartman Income REIT.

RETAIL

Midlothian Self Storage, a 94,385 square foot building at 200 E Ridgeway Dr in Midlothian, has sold. Brandon Karr with Marcus & Millichap’s Fort Worth office represented the buyer and seller.

410 East Church Street
410 East Church Street

410 East Church Street, a multi-tenant, 11,500-square-foot industrial property located in Lewisville, has sold. Adam Abushagur, Tyler Ranft, and Davis Cagle with Marcus & Millichap represented the buyer and seller.

By early 2022, eight new retail tenants will move into Mockingbird Station. Restaurants will include chic eatery The Finch; Sekushi, a Japanese eatery with specialty sushi; and Wulf Burger will open its second North Texas location. Retail tenants include The nation’s No. 1 club fitter and building company, Club Champion; Sneaker Haven; Fit Social Club; Mane Salon; and Hack Shack, an indoor golf simulator bar.

First Foundation leased 3,800 square feet at 1709 Preston Road in Plano. Rebecca Griffin with Newmark represented the tenant. The Retail Connection represented the landlord.

Kyu Ramen & T Barr leased 3,706 square feet at Warren Plaza in Frisco. David Levinson with The Retail Connection represented the landlord. John Nguyen and Grace La with New Quest Properties represented the tenant.

Jam + Toast, a local concept offering a full menu of breakfast and lunch favorites, has leased 2,500 square feet of space at Three Corners Plaza, a new shopping center located at the southwest corner of SH-380 and Coit Road, for a new location. Taylor Black with Weitzman handled negotiations as tenant representative for the restaurant. The Retail Connection represented the landlord.

Crumbl Cookies has leased 2,000 square feet at Heritage Towne Crossing in Euless. David Levinson and Thad Beckner with The Retail Connection represented the landlord and tenant.

L & Co Studio has leased 1,173 square feet at Cedar Hill Village, 329 N. Hwy 67. Mai Nguyen and Colin Cannon of RESOLUT RE and Yesenia Torres of Rogers Healy & Associates Real Estate handled the deal.

Fred’s Texas Cafe plans for expansion into West Fort Worth with the opening of a NEW Fred’s Texas Cafe on 7101 Camp Bowie West in 2022. The restaurant’s flagship location at 915 Currie St. will close its doors on Dec. 31 and relocate to the new, bigger space come early spring.

Touchstone EGO leased 1,201 square feet at Warren Plaza in Frisco. David Levinson and Paul Cooke, III with The Retail Connection represented the landlord. Alfred Goh with Pacific Century Realty represented the tenant.

SugarBoy Donuts leased 1,030 square feet at Southwest Frontier Retail in Prosper. David Levinson, with The Retail Connection, represented the landlord and tenant.

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