The Plaza at Fort Buckner development will feature 150,000-square-feet of retail space for restaurants, an entertainment venue and more, according to developer Eric Seitz of The Seitz Group.

The details

The retail center, located at the northwest corner of US 380 and Hardin Boulevard, is currently under development.

The first phase of the project is located along the US 380 frontage and is expected to see businesses begin to open in the first quarter of 2024, Seitz said.

Businesses planned for that retail strip include:
  • Cava
  • Frost Bank
  • Maple Street Biscuit Company
  • Cold Stone Creamery
  • The Lash Lounge
  • Pickleman’s Gourmet Cafe
  • The Brass Tap
  • Soak Nails
  • Piada
  • Dave’s Hot Chicken
  • Einstein Bros. Bagels
  • Torchy’s Tacos
  • The Soccer Corner
  • Revolution Barbershop
An additional project at the west end of the development will create space for two restaurants, including CosMc’s, a beverage-led concept by McDonald’s, as well as Hawaiian restaurant Coco Shrimp, according to site plan documents.
The Plaza at Fort Buckner will be constructed in two phases, according to developer Eric Seitz. (Courtesy The Seitz Group)
The Plaza at Fort Buckner will be constructed in two phases, according to developer Eric Seitz. (Courtesy The Seitz Group)

The second phase of the development will be built behind the first phase. Businesses slated to occupy spaces being built in Phase 2 include Dave and Buster’s and EoS Fitness, Seitz said. Construction on the second phase of development is expected to begin in January and conclude in mid-2024, with businesses opening in late 2024, he said.

Diving deeper

The Seitz Group developed the retail centers at the other three corners of the US 380 and Hardin Boulevard intersection featuring businesses such as Costco, Cinemark and At Home.

The existing retail spaces has no vacancies, and there is a waiting list of potential tenants, Seitz said.

The entire development has amassed $330 million in retail sales, Seitz said. The project has also added $220 million in constructed property value and has fostered the creation of 3,000 jobs.

Seitz said once the northwest corner and remaining tracts are completed, the combined four corners of the intersection will include about 1.2 million square feet of developed space constructed across six phases.

“By developing the four corners cohesively ... [we provided] food, restaurant, retail, fitness entertainment ... everything that a Class A shopping center anywhere in the country would be proud to have,” Seitz said.