First restaurants expected to open at McKinney’s Hub 121 in April or May

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Independent Financial’s new headquarters have been completed, and more development is underway near the northwest corner of Alma Road and SH 121.

Mixed-use development Hub 121 is expected to be home to six or seven restaurants, a coworking space, a music pavilion, a brewery, an apartment complex, a hotel and more.

Developer Shane Jordan said this intersection is primed for opportunity and development.

“We want to bring friends and family here,” Jordan said at a McKinney Chamber of Commerce event Sept. 5.

The development will offer a 6,500-square-foot pavilion, which will include a performance stage and a turf field. Many of the restaurants at Hub 121 will also have rooftop patios overlooking the pavilion, Jordan said.

Guests will also be able to visit Cedar Creek Brewery; Black Rock Coffee; a wine bar; and the Elwood—a bar, which features more than 40 beers, hand-crafted cocktails and small plates.

“We were looking at non-chain, different restaurants that were maybe a little more chef-driven or a little more interesting rather than going down Custer and seeing that same restaurant a couple miles down that direction,” Jordan said.

In addition to restaurants, the development will house a salon, a barbershop, a 120-room Hilton Garden Inn hotel and an apartment complex.

The 286-unit complex will offer high-end appliances, smart apartment features, a dog park, a fitness center, a resort-style saltwater infinity pool and a bocce ball court. Construction on the apartments is expected to be complete in 2020, according to a news release from general contractor, KWA Construction.

The intersection will also be home to SRS Distribution’s new corporate office, which is expected to be complete in August. The four-story, 100,000-square-foot building will sit on 4.2 acres of land in the Hub 121 development. The campus will also include a structured parking garage.

“A corporate center—for it to be successful, it needs some walkable entertainment to the employee base, and so, actually, we think we’re going to help it develop,” Jordan said in a previous interview with Community Impact Newspaper.

With 20,000 square feet of space left to lease at Hub 121, more announcements are expected to come.

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Emily Davis
Emily graduated from Sam Houston State University with a degree in multi-platform journalism and a minor in criminal justice in Spring 2018. During her studies, Emily worked as an editor and reporter at The Houstonian, SHSU's local newspaper. Upon graduation, she began an editorial internship at Community Impact Newspaper in DFW, where she was then hired as Community Impact's first McKinney reporter in August. Three fun facts about Emily: 1.) She is a lover of mystery novels, movies, TV shows and podcasts. 2.) She has an 11-year-old, 3-pound Pomeranian. 3.) She loves lacrosse, and was captain and then coach of her high school team.
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