Animal Style's Arrival

Finally! In-N-Out will open first Houston location at massive mixed-use complex

In-N-Out will open first Houston location at massive new development

In-N-Out Burger
In-N-Out has firms plans to open in the Houston area. In-N-Out Burger/ Facebook

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.

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