The city of Grapevine held a grand opening celebration for the Grapevine Main Station on April 24, marking the official dedication of the $114 million transit-oriented development project in the heart of historic downtown.

This latest public landmark, funded through both public and private sectors, is a 42,000-square-foot building consisting of Harvest Hall, a European-style food hall; Third Rail, an entertainment venue; Hotel Vin, a 120-room Marriott Autograph Collection boutique hotel; a 150-foot tall observation tower as well as office spaces, meeting rooms, ballrooms and a rooftop terrace. A peace plaza commemorating the day General Sam Houston and 10 Native American chiefs gathered to sign a peace treaty will be unveiled in fall 2021.

Grapevine Main Station is also part of the Dallas Road Corridor and the Cotton Belt Trail Extension project, which provides pedestrian-friendly access to mixed-use transportation options. This includes TEXRail, Grapevine Vintage Railroad, bike trails and more.

Several city council members, city staff and other individuals involved in the development and construction of the project were present. Mayor William D. Tate spoke about Grapevine's history and its tremendous growth over the years.

"As we turn through the pages of history today, we find ourselves beyond the tracks, with an international airport, original lake, a mass transit system to serve the metroplex, [and] a world-class city with ultimate amenities," Tate said. "In the 21st century, Grapevine became an international city. People from every state in the union and many foreign countries have made our community their home."