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for somewhere to relax? We have board games, a full bar and some of the friend- liest people around ready to take care of you.” She added that The Stix’s “come as you are” environment has contributed to its success. Gatheringspaces The Stix is doing “incredibly well,” according to Tupps President and Founder Keith Lewis, who is planning to add that entertainment mix with his own project. Lewis and the Tupps team are in the midst of moving from their brewery on Anderson Street to the old McKinney Grain and Feed location on Louisiana Street. Construction began at the new site on Jan. 17. Tupps has out-

Artemio De La Vega, CEO of De La Vega Capital Development. De La Vega said he expects con- struction to start no later than March of this year. The project will include an “upscale grocer,” apartments, oce space and a community park, he said. Its neighboring entertainment venue called The Hub will feature a stage, event lawn and several dining options. “If you look at McKinney, downtown McKinney engages people,” De La Vega said. “When you go over there in the middle of the day, you see people, and they’re hanging out. We’re going to try to provide another area for people in McKinney to want to just spend time.” Grimes said he was excited about West Grove and The Hub because west-

ern McKinney has been “underserved in many respects when it comes to dining and entertainment.” “That whole area is going to see more development as well, but The Hub is specically intended for din- ing and entertain-

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grown its current space, Lewis said. The brewery can make about 15,000 barrels of beer a year. At the new location, produc- tion will increase to 45,000 barrels, which the company needs after its recent

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expansion into Houston and Florida. Along with growth, the new Tupps site will serve as an activity space. Four acres will include an elevated stage for outdoor concerts, spaces for vendors to sell merchandise, and an “adult play zone” with ping-pong, cornhole and a bocceball court. Therewill alsobe a kids play area with climbing equipment. An additional feature at the new Tupps will be a full-service kitchen. The brewery is scheduled to open in Octo- ber, and the entire site is expected to open by November, Lewis said. “You can hang out themajority of the day, and then you can stay through din- ner or have lunch and then stay,” Lewis said. “I think it checks almost all the boxes that people want.” District 121 is another area that has branded itself as a gathering place. Located across the street from Hub 121, the district will consist of a stage, event lawn, game lawn, kids play area and outdoor restaurant seating with re pits. It will also feature a parking deck and oce building, which are currently under construction. West Grove, a 500,000-square-foot destinationat thesoutheast cornerofUS 380 and Custer Road, is being designed to “draw and keep people” there, said

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Some of the development that Grimes referenced is happening just 4 miles east of The Hub at US 380 and Hardin Boulevard. The Seitz Group, which has already brought big box retailers such as Costco and Hobby Lobby to the northeast cor- ner of the intersection, is programming the remaining corners for dining, oce space, retail and apartments. At Home will join Gloria’s Latin Cui- sine and La Madeleine at the south- east corner; an exact date has not been established, Seitz said. Between At Home and Faireld Inn & Suites, a retail stripwill be built, according to site plans fromSeitz. The northwest corner will feature a 270-unit apartment complex with a resort-style pool, cabana and tness center, in addition to several shops and restaurants, Seitz said. The apartments will take about two years to complete. “The best properties are live, work, eat, play,” Seitz said.

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