Grapevine unveils more details about upcoming Main Station project

Grapevineu2019s TEX Rail station, which will be located at the northeast corner of Main Street and Dallas Road, will feature a boutique hotel, retail uses and an outdoor plaza.

Grapevineu2019s TEX Rail station, which will be located at the northeast corner of Main Street and Dallas Road, will feature a boutique hotel, retail uses and an outdoor plaza.

Grapevine’s highly anticipated train station and boutique hotel may open around January 2020 as part of the city’s Main Station development project, which also includes a community plaza and parking garage, at Main Street and Dallas Road.

Coury Hospitality will manage the parking garage, the hotel and most of the train station, Grapevine City Manager Bruno Rumbelow said.

Mark Brooks, a development partner for the project, presented design and layout plans for the connected hotel and train station during Grapevine’s economic partnership meeting Wednesday.

The train station proper will house Harvest Hall, which Brooks likens to an artisanal, high-quality food hall.

“Food halls are growing across America rapidly, and it seems to be the way people want to eat right now, where you have choice [and] you have variety,” he said. “We’re looking at ways to enhance that experience even more so. … We’re looking at different ways to personalize this experience and make it different than anywhere else you’re seeing.”

The Hotel Vin—part of Marriott International’s Autograph Collection hotel chain—will include 121 rooms, restaurant space, bar and wine room, lounge area, hidden private rooms and outdoor patio seating, Brooks said. Prices per night will be in the same tier as hotels, such as the Grand Hyatt, the Gaylord Resort or Southlake’s Hilton Hotel, he said.

Train station and hotel guests and visitors will also have access to conference rooms, ballrooms, terraces, the community plaza, retail options and the observation tower.

“The tower will be 122 feet up, which will taller than the current [Convention and Visitors Bureau] tower,” Brooks said, estimating it will reach 12 stories.

Existing Grapevine business owners will also have a chance to set up a presence inside the station or hotel to interact with guests and visitors, Brooks said.

“We really want to bring a local part into [the development] and make that connection as much as we can,” he said.

Meanwhile, crews are still performing construction work on the parking garage, but as the TEXRail train launches Jan. 5, there will be limited parking spaces for commuters.

“[The garage] is just about done,” Brooks said. “I think they did the last pour three days ago, so all the concrete is up. Next step is they’re going to start putting the brick up. We’ll be working on that from the south and going all around the building.”

Rumbelow said the city and developers are still deciding on specific regulations and policies for the garage parking to encourage shoppers and diners while deterring others from using it as a long-term option—specifically, those going through the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

Although there will be an undetermined fee charged for parking in the garage, TEXRail commuters will have access to free parking spaces.

“[There is] a distinction,” Rumbelow said. “We’re obligated to provide TEXRail 135 spaces that commuter rail riders can use during the workday.”

More information about the launching TEXRail service can be found here.
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By Renee Yan

Renee Yan graduated May 2017 from the University of Texas in Arlington with a degree in journalism, joining Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in July.


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