Five Guys Burgers and Fries opened March 8 in a 2,500 square foot store at 313 Houston Street. The restaurant, operated by Monument Restaurants, LLC, took over a portion of the space formerly occupied by Billy Miner’s next door to Cabo Grande.
With more than 750 locations in 40 states, Five Guys has opened more than 300 restaurants in less than five years. Five Guys is known for using only fresh ground beef with a menu featuring burgers, fries, hotdogs, and sandwiches.
“The burger business is a growing industry and we wanted to bring a great burger establishment to Sundance Square,” said Johnny Campbell, President and CEO of Sundance Square. “People will enjoy a great meal and the quick-serve ambiance of Five Guys.”
This is the second new store to open in Sundance Square this year. Trinity Bicycles opened a 1,500 square foot store at 343 Throckmorton last week.
“It looks like it is going to be another great year for Sundance Square,” said Campbell. “In addition to interest on the limited space available today, we have a lot of inquiries for space that will be coming online in 2013 with the addition of the three new buildings we start construction on this year.”
Sundance Square Management unveiled plans in November for the three buildings, including two that will define a future plaza space and one located on West 3rd Street. Sundance Square will begin construction on two of the buildings immediately after the Main Street Arts Festival concludes April 22.
David M Schwarz Architects, Inc. is the lead design firm for the project. Mr. Schwarz has been the master-plan architect for Sundance Square since 1989. The Projects Group of Fort Worth, Texas, which offers comprehensive program and project management services to companies, non-profit organizations and institutional entities, is the project manager.
Bennett Benner Pettit, Planners + Architects was named architect of record for the project. The Beck Group has been retained as construction manager. In early February, Sundance Square management retained Michael Vergason Landscape Architects, LTD to design the long-awaited central plaza.
Sundance Square is a vibrant 35-block commercial, residential, entertainment and retail district where people work, live, shop and dine among beautiful landscaping, red-brick streets and turn-of-the-century buildings.
More information about Sundance Square can be found at sundancesquare.com.
Story and photos by David Alvey.
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