ARK Group, the North Carolina based developer of the highly anticipated Music Factory Entertainment Center, has announced Thirsty Lion Gastropub as the 6th entertainment/food and beverage venue signed to open at the new Las Colinas lifestyle center in Irving, TX.

“We’re excited to open our first Texas Thirsty Lion location and to bring high-quality food, beer and cocktails to the new Music Factory. The project is a great example of public and private partnership to create a truly unique destination that will greatly serve the area,” says John Plew, President.

 “Whether you’re socializing with friends or enjoying a true gastropub experience with all fresh made food and hand crafted cocktails, the Thirsty Lion is sure to please.  We are excited that they chose the Music Factory as their first Texas location.  They will be a great addition to the divers mix of tenants,” says Noah Lazes, President of the ARK Group.

The $165 million entertainment-anchored development is slated to include more than 25 restaurant and entertainment venues, an 8,000 capacity state of the art indoor/ outdoor concert Pavilion operated by the world’s largest concert promoter – Live Nation, an eight screen dining movie theater by Alamo Draft House, a 50,000 SF outdoor special event outdoor plaza, and 100,000 square feet of class A office space.

The district will be within walking distance to Irving Convention Center and future Irving Convention Center Hotel, accessible to the DART Orange Line and it will also be serviced by Las Colinas’ Area Personal Transport (APT) people mover system.

About Thirsty Lion Gastropub

Offering handcrafted, from-scratch cooking with a culinary commitment to local and seasonal ingredients, the food is both craveable and bold.  At the bar, a wide range of local craft beers are available, an option for every palate and plate. Cocktails are crafted with fresh fruit purées, juices, and premium liquors, while wines come in 25 varieties.  Enjoy your craft brew and meal while watching the game on one of the flat screens at the central community style bar and a patio that soaks up the Texas sun.
Thirsty Lion’s mission is to evolve the gastropub business by creating a place where friends and family can come together, celebrate life, and enjoy hand-crafted food, beers & cocktails.

About ARK Group

The ARK Group is a multifaceted conglomerate of companies that focuses on multi-use developments that often include an element of public entertainment.

The ARK Group’s family of companies is structured to compliment, support and facilitate the projects of each individual company within the conglomerate. Innovative marketing and promotional concepts, sound fiscal management, and an exacting eye for details have been the cornerstones of ARK Group’s continued success.

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