Hotel Vin opened in September 2020, and Harvest Hall food hall with Third Rail opened earlier this month. Next up at Grapevine Main are the plaza and the observation tower, which are expected to open in late March or early April near the intersection of Main Street and Dallas Road.
According to Julie Roberts, director of communications and brand relations for the Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau, the 38,000-square-foot plaza will feature space for live entertainment, a year-round water fountain and a public art installation.
A 150-foot observation tower is also expected to open by then. It will offer guests a 360-degree view of Grapevine and surrounding areas.
Another key feature of the plaza will be life-size bronze statues of 10 indigenous chiefs and Sam Houston during their August 1843 meeting to sign the Treaty of Birds Fort at Grape Vine Springs, also known as Tah-Wah-Karro Creek in modern-day Grapevine. The art installation, known as the Peace Circle, is the creation of Grapevine artist Linda Lewis. It is expected to be completed by this fall.
“It's meaningful, especially when you think [about] what 2020 gave us,” Roberts said. “When you think about the words 'unity' and 'friendship' and 'peace,' it's going to be special to embrace.”
The $114 million Grapevine Main project broke ground in 2018. The station’s architecture is meant to be reminiscent of American 19th-century rail stations.
“What's neat about Grapevine Main Station is you take the rich history and the charm of what makes Grapevine, and then, you merge it with new modern experiences,” Roberts said.