GOOD UNION URBAN BARBEQUE RESTAURANT TO OPEN FIRST LOCATION AT KDC’S CITYLINE

Restaurant to serve classic Texas barbeque in a fast-casual environment

RICHARDSON, Texas – (May 11, 2015) – KDC, one of America’s leading commercial real estate development and investment firms, today announced that Good Union Urban Barbeque will open its first location at CityLine, the company’s 186-acre mixed-use project in Richardson, Texas.

The restaurant will serve Texas barbeque favorites like USDA Prime brisket, pork, sausage, ham, turkey and ribs. Classic side items include smoked beans, cole slaw and potato salad. All food will be made fresh daily and served on a first-come, first-serve basis to ensure the highest quality. This includes meat smoked on an indoor fire pit equipped with special ventilation to accommodate the building, allowing for a smoky flavor without overwhelming guests.

“As we complete our mix of restaurants at CityLine, we have been very selective about the uses we pursue. We think the price points, service model and barbeque concept will fit nicely,” said Colin Fitzgibbons, vice president at KDC. “But what is really impressive about the Good Union team is their extensive operational experience and commitment to authentic Texas barbeque.”

The service style will be a hybrid model, where guests can control their experience by placing orders at a counter at their convenience. Food and drinks will be hand-delivered to tables, with servers available to accommodate any other needs. There will be a patio facing the central plaza where guests can enjoy craft beers and premium cocktails from the full-service bar while listening to live music in the park.

“We wanted to provide that authentic quality of food you would find if you were driving through the Texas Hill Country,” said Ted Beaman, president of Good Union Urban Barbeque. “We are excited to bring the same experience to a place you wouldn’t expect – right in the middle of an urban area like CityLine.”

The 3,903-square-foot restaurant is scheduled to open in the fall of 2015. It will be located in the base of One CityLine at 1150 State Street.

 About CityLine

KDC’s CityLine, located in Richardson, Texas, is a 186-acre transit-oriented development featuring a dense mix of office buildings, apartments, restaurants, entertainment options and open space, with easy access to two major highways and the DART light rail system. The project will be home to State Farm and Raytheon, with Whole Foods as the retail anchor.  CityLine’s current development phase includes five office buildings, an Aloft hotel, multiple restaurants and a wellness office building anchored by Texas Health

Resources and Children’s Medical Center, all of which totals more than 2.3 million square feet.

At full build-out, CityLine will contain approximately six million square feet of office space, 3,925 multi-family residential units, 400,000 square feet of retail space including more than 30 dining options, two hotels, and three parks with access to regional bike trails.  Approximately 30,000 people are expected to live and work at CityLine. For more information, visit CityLineDFW.com.

About KDC
KDC, one of America’s leading commercial real estate development and investment companies, provides a full range of commercial real estate services including corporate build-to-suit development, acquisitions, corporate facility project/construction management, project financing, asset and land management, and marketing and leasing.  KDC is headquartered in Dallas and has offices in Atlanta; Austin, Texas; Charlotte, N.C., and Houston.  For more information, please visit kdc.com.