A Look Inside: Grandscape

Grandscape in The Colony is quite possibly the coolest outdoor shopping center you’ve ever experienced with plenty of room for safe practices like social distancing. With attractions for the whole family, upscale restaurants perfect for date night and locally-owned boutiques, it’s time to add a trip to Grandscape to your weekend plans. Check out some of the shops, eateries and experiences that make this the hottest destination in North Texas.

World-Class Entertainment

You don’t have to go far to experience an abundance of family-friendly attractions, thrill-seeking adventures and lively nightlife options. At Grandscape, it’s all within walking distance and surrounded by lush trees and digital art displays. Andretti Karting & Games offers unparalleled entertainment ranging from exclusive VR experiences to high-speed go-karting. The multistory track, with hairpin turns and electric karts reaching up to 35mph, is an adrenaline junkie’s dream. If racing isn’t your speed, relax at the duckpin bowling lanes’ lounge or immerse yourself in a virtual reality gaming experience. A trip to Andretti’s could be an all-day affair with onsite dining and craft cocktails to keep you fueled for the next two-story laser tag match.

Live music can be found all over The Colony, but Lava Cantina has established itself as the premier entertainment venue with national acts on stage and Creole-Mexican fusion on the menu. Check out the ever-evolving lineup of bands, movie screenings and themed brunches.

With plans to open later this summer, Galaxy Theatres is the luxury movie-going experience you deserve. Take your pick of deluxe leather recliners in one of the immersive Sony Digital Cinema auditoriums, complete with dual 4k laser digital cinema projectors and a 70-foot screen. Arrive early for your show time to enjoy a movie-themed beverage at the bar.

Outdoor Art & Music

The entertainment never ends inside Grandscape. On any given day, you’ll find local performers, film screenings or workout classes on The Stage, all free of charge. Check out a complete list of events, including a Summer Jazz Series and Family Movie Nights, before your trip to Grandscape.

It’s hard to miss the digital art displays scattered around Grandscape. Upon arrival, you’ll immediately see the towering Stylon, a 43-foot double-sided digital sign showcasing ever-changing video, animation and images. Not to be outdone, The Kaleidoscope stands 35-foot tall, covered in hundreds of video tiles. All 1,000 LED lights, 16-channel audio and integrated cameras create a digital art experience unlike any before. Stick around until dark to view a mesmerizing show at The Fountain. Choreographed music and 3D projection on the water’s surface begin at the top of every hour.

Shops Favored by Locals

Inside the heart of Grandscape lies the Homestead. The curated collection of locally owned boutiques are perfect for shopaholics or those looking for a treasured souvenir.

Bullzerk is the top gift shop in Dallas-Fort Worth and known for immortalizing North Texas pride on t-shirts, posters, coasters, koozies and more. Stop by the shop and explore a collection of hand-printed quirky and on-trend tees.

Each artisan-made piece at Creteation is thoughtfully designed with style and functionality in mind. From necklaces to earrings, cuff links to chess sets, coasters to paperweights, you’ll find inspiring beauty in every handcrafted item.

Landry Kate is a one-stop-shop for chic and affordable women’s fashion for every occasion. Dress it up for date night or keep it casual for brunch with the trendiest apparel and accessories.

Shop one-of-a-kind leather goods, handcrafted to last a lifetime at Odin Leather. Shop owner and craftsman, Odin, combines high-quality materials with old-world techniques and tools to produce classically styled belts, bags, key chains and much more.

Discover unique and locally-made jewelry that gives back. Browse on-trend earrings, stunning bracelets and necklaces perfect for layering. For each piece of jewelry sold, Socialite Pink gifts a piece to a woman or girl who is overcoming life’s challenges with grace and strength.

As a modern “mom and pop” shop, Tyler Kingston Mercantile offers vintage, modern, and handmade goods for you and yours. The store’s founders curate unique goods for men, women, home and life. Stop by to see the ever-changing inventory from apparel and lifestyle goods to accessories and gifts.

Voted Best Soap Shop in Dallas by D Magazine, White Rock Soap Gallery proudly produces all-natural and vegan soaps, soy wax candles and body care products. This cozy gift shop is the perfect place to find self-care products made by Texas-based artisans.

Outside the Homestead, you’ll find The World’s Largest All Sports Store and The Nation’s Largest Home Furnishing Store. SCHEELS recently opened in April 2020, the 331,000 square-foot shopping destination does not disappoint. Over 80 specialty shops and departments offer the hottest workout apparel, sports equipment, home goods, fan gear and shoes for the whole family. A trip to the store is not complete without seeing Wildlife Mountain or enjoying handmade fudge from Ginna’s Cafe. NFM is more than just a home-furnishing store. The 1.8 million-square-foot showroom and warehouse space offer everything from the latest electronics and tech to home decor and one-of-a-kind gifts. Before your trip to NFM, check out their upcoming special events ranging from outdoor Market Days with local vendors to tech demos and celebrity appearances.

Perfect Patio Dining

Welcome to foodie heaven. Grandscape offers 20 different restaurants and eateries (with more on the way), featuring global cuisines and specialties. Try dining al fresco at one of these favorite spots for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

The covered patio at Hard Eight BBQ has welcomed thousands of diners since the restaurant opened in 2016, and for good reason. The quintessential Texas smokehouse serves meats and sides perfumed by mesquite wood and made fresh daily. The menu features brisket, ribs, ham and pulled pork straight from the pit.

One restaurant, favored by locals and rock fans is  Rock & Brews, co-founded by KISS band members, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. The high energy family restaurant immerses guests in a rock-inspired experience even on the open-air patio. Choose from rocking menu items like Sgt. Pepper’s Jalapeno Poppers, “Any Way You Want It” pizzas and Purple Rain Drops.

One of the latest restaurants to open inside Grandscape is bringing New York-style pies to the Lone Star State. Parry’s Pizzeria and Taphouse is dedicated to crowd-pleasing pizza, spicy buffalo wings and a wide assortment of local brews. The covered patio at Parry’s, which overlooks The Lawn, is the perfect spot to kick back and relax with a cold beer in one hand and a slice of cheesy goodness in the other.

Elevate your dining experience at Twigs American Kitchen, where farm-fresh, local ingredients can be found throughout the menu. The rotating Fresh Sheet menu features chef-inspired creations crafted with seasonal produce. Enjoy dinner or a late-night drink on the patio and watch the dazzling fountain display adjacent to the restaurant.

Discover a complete list of eateries in The Colony, ready to serve you for dine-in, take out or delivery.

Sweet Tooth’s Delight

After a delicious meal at Grandscape save room for a decadent dessert or take home a savory snack. The area features an array of bakeries and treat shops sure to delight. Julie’s Sweets features Southern-style pies, cakes and cookies baked with love and none of the “bad stuff”. Only natural ingredients like unbleached flour, unrefined sugar and healthy oils go into their creations. Check out our website for a printable Julie’s Sweets coupon, valid on your next visit. 

If you’re in the mood for classic sweets, Kilwins is the place for you. The confectionary offers chocolates, caramels and fudges made the same way since 1947. Their “made-in-store” mentality hasn’t changed either, with caramel apples, brittles and chocolate covered pretzels made fresh daily.

For ice cream lovers, it doesn’t get much better than The Baked Bear. Super-premium ice cream is crafted in a dozen flavors and is ready to be sandwiched between freshly baked cookies. These handcrafted treats are made to order and feature endless possibilities with mix-and-match cookies and a variety of toppings. Whether you choose to customize your ice cream sandwich or order the monthly special, be sure to get your creation warmed up for the perfect gooey bite.

Triple T’s Popcorn mixes savory and sweet with popcorn goodies for every palate. This family-run shop features freshly popped popcorn smothered in flavorful seasonings, luscious chocolates and cravable caramels. Some of the most outrageous flavors include Cookies and Cream, Cinnamon Toast, Zebra Caramel and Dill Pickle.

More to Explore

Although there’s tons to see, do and eat inside Grandscape, more is on the way. In the next year Akira Back, a self-named restaurant by the Michelin-Star chef, and Windmills, a microbrewery from across the world, will make their debut. To learn more about what’s coming soon, check out 20 of the Hottest Attractions Opening in 2020 &2021 and a comprehensive list on our Anticipate page.