Houston's collective wait for In-N-Out burger may finally be coming to an end. StreetLevel Investments announced that the California-based burger chain will be part of its redevelopment plans for the former TI campus in Stafford, ABC13 reports.
In-N-Out, an object of cultish obsession for California transplants, will be just one of several businesses coming to the new mixed-use development. Other concepts include: Whiskey Cake, the Dallas-based pub that already has locations in the Katy and Clear Lake areas; Drive Shack, a Top Golf-style driving range with drinks and food; an Aloft hotel; and 380-unit apartment complex. A food hall called Luma Grove will feature a beer garden and expansive outdoor patio.
All told, the project, which StreetLevel is calling The Grid, covers a whopping 192 acres. Eventually, the development will include 350,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space; 2,400 residential units; 500,000 square feet of office space; two hotels; a health club; and luxury movie theater, the Chronicle reports. Work has already begun to transform the campus, with the first businesses slated to open in 2019.
In-N-Out made a splash last year when it purchased property at 8373 Westheimer Rd., but a tenant's long-term lease on the space has prevented the company from moving forward. Finally, Houstonians will be able to get their animal-style fries and Neapolitan shakes without driving to Dallas, Austin, or San Antonio.