KDC ANNOUNCES JASPER’S AS THE FIRST RESTAURANT AT THE CITYLINE MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT
Restaurant scheduled to open summer 2015
RICHARDSON, Texas – November 3, 2014 – KDC, one of America’s leading commercial real estate development and investment firms, today announced that Chef Kent Rathbun’s Jasper’s “Gourmet Backyard Cuisine” concept will join CityLine, the company’s 186-acre mixed-use project in Richardson, Texas. The restaurant is scheduled to open in summer 2015.
“Jasper’s and Chef Rathbun are synonymous with truly unique food in a sophisticated, yet relaxed environment,” said KDC Vice President Colin Fitzgibbons. “The concept is a perfect fit for the ‘front door’ to CityLine and the high energy district of dining and entertainment.”
Jasper’s, to be located at the corner of Plano Road and State Street, features a casual design with a “modern outdoors” theme and focuses on the best of America’s regional cuisine. The comfortable upscale restaurant combines seasonal ingredients of the highest quality and familiar and loved recipes. The menu is broad enough to satisfy the most discerning guests with rotisserie chicken, fresh seafood, prime aged steaks and an assortment of seasonal salads.
”When I first created the Jasper’s concept, my goal was to develop a restaurant where guests could enjoy an unforgettable meal whether looking for a casual or high-end dining experience and that’s exactly what I did,” said Executive Chef Kent Rathbun. “Ten years later and three Jasper’s restaurants operating in Plano, Austin and The Woodlands, Texas, the journey of creativity and growth has exceeded my expectations. Opening a fourth location in the Richardson area further advances my career goal and I am extremely excited about what the future holds.”
Open for lunch and dinner, Jasper’s will cater to meet the needs of social and business guests with a board room and private dining room perfect for presentations, social events or business meetings. Additionally, the new Richardson location will offer an outdoor dining area and energetic bar and lounge creating an unbeatable place to relax and enjoy with friends and family.
In July 2013, KDC broke ground on the 186-acre mixed-use CityLine development and announced that State Farm will lease 1.5 million square feet in three office towers. KDC also is developing an additional 500,000-square-foot building, to be leased by State Farm, and a 489,000-square-foot office complex for Raytheon at CityLine.
CityLine features dense urban development set in a comfortable environment with easy access to office, residential, retail, entertainment and parks. The 2.3 million-square-foot initial phase of CityLine construction includes an Aloft hotel; Whole Foods Market; 935 apartment units; an 18,000-square-foot wellness and fitness facility; a 41,000-square-foot medical office building; and a 3.5-acre park with trails.
CityLine Plaza, a centrally located urban plaza designed by Office of James Burnett, will be the focal point of the first phase of development. More than 92,000 square feet of retail, restaurant and entertainment options will be integrated into the base of the office towers, the multi-family residential and the hotel. It will frame the CityLine Plaza and create a high energy environment.
By September 2015, CityLine is expected to have a daytime population of 10,000 people. At full build-out, the CityLine project will contain approximately six million square feet of office space, two hotels, 3,925 multi-family residential units, 300,000 square feet of grocery, restaurant, entertainment and retail space, and three parks.
Named to Esquire Magazine’s Top 20 Best New Restaurants in America, Jasper’s promises to deliver a unique array of tantalizing dishes and open your eyes to the world of “gourmet backyard cuisine.” Rathbun, an Iron Chef America winner and four-time James Beard Award nominee, wanted the Jasper’s menu to reflect a “home cooking” style with the best of America’s regional cuisine, including exceptional selections of rotisserie chicken, fish, prime steaks, salads and pizza.
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.