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RED Development today announced that Fox Restaurants Concepts’ North Italia restaurant will open a new Dallas location at The Union Dallas in 2018. The 5,500 square-foot modern, full service pizza and pasta Italian concept from restaurateur Sam Fox, will be on the ground level overlooking the central plaza of the office, residential and retail project that will total approximately 800,000 square feet in the Uptown area of Dallas.

Serving lunch and dinner seven days a week, the restaurant is designed to open onto Field Street and will offer indoor and outdoor seating. Known for its made-from-scratch daily pastas and pizzas, the restaurant will bring a fresh, inviting and moderately priced dining option to the area. North Italia will join another Sam Fox restaurant at this location, The Henry.

“North Italia is a sophisticated, highly successful restaurant concept from the one and only Sam Fox, which perfectly complements the polished, welcoming live-work-play urban environment we are creating at The Union,” said Mike Ebert, Managing Partner, RED Development. “North is a real draw that will appeal not only to residents and people who work at The Union, but also to neighbors and visitors to Uptown Dallas seeking a best-in-class restaurant that marries wonderful food with a hip and inviting setting.”

“After the success we’ve seen with North in Austin, we’ve been eager to bring this restaurant to Dallas,” said Sam Fox Founder of Fox Restaurant Concepts. “The Union is going to provide an energetic community dynamic, and hopefully North will provide a unique experience for any occasion: a quick drink after work, causal lunch or special dinner.”

Fox Restaurant Concepts already has a strong foothold in Dallas with their wildly successful True Food Kitchen in Preston Center. They are currently building another restaurant, Flower Child, in Inwood Village that is scheduled to open soon.

At The Union location, guests can expect to enjoy the same freshly made tasty mix of pizzas, along with a mix of chicken, seafood and steak options offered in their other nine locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas and Texas. Slow-cooked short ribs, New York Strip, Atlantic Salmon and Diver Scallops will be on the menu along with home-made Strozzapreti with Bloomsdale spinach, supple ribbons of tagliatelle for Bolognese and several pizza options accompanied by an extensive wine list and mouth watering desserts like Salted Caramel Budino and Olive Oil Cake.

“The vibrant mix and quality of dining options at The Union is one of the many amenities that initially attracted our firm to this location,” said Vinson & Elkins Partner John Wander. “The walkability to a variety of restaurants is important to our more than 145 attorneys and will also offer convenient opportunities for our clients. We are looking forward to moving to this highly-desirable workplace and location.”

Beyond the inviting ground-floor location that is within walking distance of Dallas’ premier sports, entertainment, museum and outdoor park venues, The Union’s 21,000-square-foot green space and events plaza will enhance North Italia’s exceptional culinary experience. The central plaza will be designed by top Texas landscape designer, Office of James Burnett, and will be surrounded by water features, seating areas, trees and a performance area so that diners may extend their experience before or after their meal with a stroll through the green space or simply sit and enjoy the ambiance of the park-like setting.

Located at Field Street and Cedar Springs Road, The Union is a connection point for many of Dallas’ most vibrant business and residential districts including Downtown, Uptown, the Arts District and Victory Park neighborhoods. Ideally located, the signature 22-story contemporary designed blue-hued office tower and 23-story residential tower offer sweeping views of the city with unparalleled conveniences and amenities to tenants.

The Union offers 417,000 square feet of premier Class-AA rentable office space - two premier professional services firms were previously announced to be moving to The Union Dallas office tower. One of the nation’s largest law firms, Vinson & Elkins, will move its firm to the project in 2018 and will occupy approximately 82,000 square-feet on three floors of the signature office building. Weaver, the largest independent accounting firm in the Southwest, will move its Dallas office to approximately 58,000 square feet and two floors in the office tower.

Strategic project partner, StreetLights Residential, is leading the design and development for the 23-floor residential tower offering 309 luxury apartment homes and distinctive amenities. Designed by Dallas-based architect, HKS, Inc., and with DPR as the general contractor, the project will feature 87,000 square-feet of retail including a 60,000 square-foot Tom Thumb grocery store on the ground floor to provide convenient on-site grocery shopping.

Mike Kallner with RED Development oversees retail leasing along with CBRE/UCR’s Urban Retail and Leasing team.

About The Union Dallas

Project plans for The Union Dallas include a residential tower and an office tower above retail, restaurants and parking. Overall, the project is being designed to connect the many elements of nearby Dallas neighborhoods, with an energetic, 24/7 mix of uses in a sustainable, distinctive setting that features an engaging, open-air central plaza. For more information and full project details, please visit www.theuniondallas.com.

About RED Development

A privately held, wholly integrated commercial real estate company based in Phoenix with corporate offices located in Dallas, TX and Overland Park, KS, RED maximizes asset value and performance for its high-quality retail and mixed-use portfolio that comprises 34 properties totaling nearly 17 million square feet in 11 states. RED is well known for developing the large-scale CityScape project in Phoenix, a new office, hotel, residential and entertainment destination that has re-energized the city’s downtown adjacent to professional sports venues including Chase Field and Talking Stick Resort Arena. For more information, visit www.reddevelopment.com.


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