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Posted on: February 8, 2024

Grapevine Restaurants, Retail Saw Big Gains in 2023

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The two sectors, both strategic priorities in Grapevine, opened significantly more square footage than in previous years. And we've got the scoop on a few great projects that will continue the trend in 2024.

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Posted on: January 18, 2024

How Busy WAS Main Street Last Christmas?

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No other time of year is as important as the 40+ days of the Christmas Capital of Texas. Here's our analysis of the massive crowds that came to Grapevine to share in the magic last Christmas.

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Posted on: December 7, 2023

The Inside Track on Grapevine's Popular North Pole Express

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Famous for its generational appeal and near-instant sell-outs, this holiday attraction is one of the most recognizable entries in a list of 1,400+ holiday events here in the Christmas Capital. But one ride, in particular, is especially important.

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Posted on: November 1, 2023

Partners in Crime (Prevention): Grapevine Police & Simon Property Group

With almost 2 million square feet of retail, Grapevine Mills is a "target-rich environment" for criminals. But the Grapevine Police Department keeps it safe... and nets a few unique benefits in the process.

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Posted on: October 16, 2023

Grapevine's Newest Sushi Restaurant is All About Hospitality

Meet Chef Thanh Nguyen, an innovator and local food celebrity who was thrilled to bring his beloved brand to Grapevine.

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Posted on: October 2, 2023

Parks & Retail? Another Groundbreaking Partnership in Grapevine

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How the City's biggest retail hub made way for the City's biggest department to have an even more impressive impact.

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Posted on: September 1, 2023

Grapevine Tech Startup Aims to Revolutionize Plumbing, HVAC Service

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Sister companies Sera Systems and BillyGo make use of AI to streamline the formerly painful process of booking plumbing or HVAC service, serving customers better and keeping prices low.

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Posted on: August 1, 2023

Wine, Culture: Entrepreneurs on Main Street

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Three Grapevine residents are bringing a splash of color and literary flair to the already-potent Grapevine Main Street. Here's what you need to know about RTown Art Gallery and Talking Animals Books, our City's latest woman-owned small businesses.

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Posted on: July 1, 2023

Grapevine: Home to the World's #2 Destination Attraction Group

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It’s been over a decade since Merlin Entertainments arrived in Grapevine as part of a multi-million-dollar makeover at Grapevine Mills. In fact, the opening of SeaLife and LEGOland could be considered the first phase of an industry-leading conversion.

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Posted on: June 6, 2023

Meet Ana Erwin, Grapevine's New Commercial Outreach Manager

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Ana will be pairing the best companies in the world with the best City in Texas. Her duties include business retention and outreach, and she has a few thoughts on what makes Grapevine so special.

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Posted on: May 3, 2023

What *IS* Meow Wolf?

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Ever since the public announcement of their new project last year, Meow Wolf has been at the center of conversations all over Grapevine. Often, those conversations start with a simple question: What is Meow Wolf?

Here's our most extensive answer yet.

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Posted on: April 4, 2023

The Project That Almost Transformed Grapevine

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A 100-acre tract of land in North Grapevine very nearly became the site of Amazon's second headquarters; a development projected to bring rapid growth to the City. Now, current and former staff are taking a look at what that project may have looked like.

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Posted on: March 1, 2023

Why Grapevine Bet on the Mills

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On the heels of the Great Recession and with an eCommerce boom on the horizon, City leaders made a multi-million dollar bet on Grapevine Mills. This is the story of why they did it... and how well it paid off.

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Posted on: February 1, 2023

We Re-cast These Iconic Grapevine Businesses as Rom-Com Couples

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As Valentine’s Day approaches, we can think of no better thing to celebrate than the love between local businesses and the City of Grapevine. And, while rom-com aren’t quite the same as public-private partnerships, we’ve noticed some similarities...

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Posted on: January 5, 2023

How GCISD Is Preparing a Next-Generation Workforce

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How do you prepare students to enter a workforce full of jobs that haven't yet been invented? From livestock to medicine, eSports to hospitality... GCISD is charting a course toward brighter student futures. Here's how...

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Posted on: December 7, 2022

'Growing Grapevine' Season 2 is Coming!

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Economic Development is proud to announce the return of the 'Growing Grapevine' podcast! While the inaugural season unpacked the growth of the City from 1973-2023, Season 2 will bring a more focused narrative: an in-depth exploration of Grapevine Mills.

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Posted on: November 1, 2022

Fransen Pittman Hopes to Build Something Special in Grapevine

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In a move that was six years in the making, Colorado-based General Contractor Fransen Pittman Construction finally settled into North Texas. They knew they wanted to be in DFW. What they weren’t expecting was to stumble into the perfect Texas launchpad.

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Posted on: October 5, 2022

What Does Grapevine 2030 Look Like?

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Larry Holt, Grapevine’s Director of Economic Development, loves to ask people what they think our City will look like in 2030. So we sat down with a panel of experts to hear their responses... and now you can too!

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Grapevine Goes Corporate

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For a quarter-century, the City of Grapevine labored to become a premier destination in Texas... these companies recognized that the same infrastructure behind the City's drawing power also makes it an incredible place to do business.

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Posted on: August 2, 2022

Grapevine's Secret Economic Superpower

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Grapevine is synonymous with Destination Entertainment. We've earned a reputation for top-notch hotels, quality restaurants, and world-class entertainment. All those things are an integral part of this community.

But they aren’t the full story.

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Posted on: July 7, 2022

A Tale of Two Lobbies

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The Gaylord Texan and the Great Wolf Lodge are rival brands positioned within a mile of each other. We asked how they stay in business; their answers highlight one of the most important distinctive traits Grapevine has to offer: the community itself.

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

Grapevine's Master Plan

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Have you ever wondered how Grapevine became the City it is today? Many of our most iconic projects can trace their roots to a Comprehensive Master Plan developed in the 1980s that set the tone (and the agenda) for decades to come!

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Meow Wolf Underlines Grapevine's Immersive Entertainment Boom

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It’s official: Meow Wolf (a.k.a. Project Black Corinth in confidential circles) is coming to Grapevine. An immersive art experience with a dedicated following, Meow Wolf is famous for its explosive neon color palette and massive interactive installations.

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Posted on: May 4, 2022

Celebrating a Half-Century of Strategic Success

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Looking at the City of Grapevine today, it’s difficult to picture its sprawling parks, first-to-market attractions, and Historic Main Street as an undeveloped community. But the Grapevine looked a little different 50 years ago...

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Posted on: April 1, 2022

Hauntreprenuership: Making the Most of Grapevine Ghosts

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With history as deep and storied as ours, businesses on Main Street have creative options for drawing in a crowd. In the case of Grape Vine Springs Winery, that includes a Ghost Tour.

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

DFW Airport Makes Grapevine the City at the Center of Everything

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As the 2nd-largest airport in the US, DFW moves more passengers and cargo than almost any other provider; ranking 4th in the world for passengers and 3rd for passenger traffic in 2021. Here's how that incredible accessibility has impacted our region.

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Posted on: February 1, 2022

Transit District Overlay Seeks to Build On TEXRail Success

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New improvements and development opportunities come together at Dallas Road, making the neighborhood around Grapevine Main Street Station ripe for growth.

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Posted on: December 21, 2021

Behind the Scenes in the Christmas Capital of Texas

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40 Days of Christmas here in Grapevine starts with a full month of physical setup, handled by a team of three or four “elves” from the Parks and Recreation Department. See how it's done in the Economic Development News Center!

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Solo Stove & Chubbies Showroom Coming to Mustang Dr

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Solo Brands have inked a deal for a showroom property at 1001 Mustang Drive in Grapevine, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for November 18, 2021. The Texan founders chose Grapevine for its central location and access to the airport.

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Posted on: November 9, 2021

Paycheck Protection - Did It Work in Grapevine?

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The City of Grapevine provides an interesting case study in favor of the oldest tricks in the book: investing in your people, adapting to the market, and making the most of the opportunities you’re given.

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Posted on: November 2, 2021

Grapevine Economic Development Sponsors Data for Small Businesses

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With the new SizeUp Small Business Evaluation tool, businesses can see how they stack up against the competition, find potential buyers or vendors in Texas, get advertising insights and more.

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

Waterlogic Brings 300 Jobs to Grapevine

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A year after choosing Grapevine, Texas — opening just before a pandemic in January 2020 — Waterlogic is confident that the Dallas market was the right choice.

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Trade Group Headquarters Officially Opens

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The Trade Group recently signed on to build over 360,000 square feet of office space in Grapevine, Texas. Their move just happened to fall in the middle of a once-in-a-century pandemic that shuttered businesses around the world.

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Posted on: January 6, 2021

New Market? Global Pandemic? No Problem for Hotel Vin

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Thanks largely to a leisure resurgence, Hotel Vin has exceeded expectations ever since opening day... in spite of a difficult year for hospitality and travel.

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

Grapevine - A Case Study in Economic Hardiness

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Grapevine benefits from its geographic location and loyal consumers who live in the suburbs that connect DFW, providing a path toward full recovery as long as employers and community leaders balance virus containment with optimistic reopenings.

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

Henry Schein - The City's Secret, COVID-Proof Powerhouse

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Strategically located near a convergence of highways and an international airport in Grapevine, Texas, Henry Schein, Inc may be the secret powerhouse of the local economy.

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

A Look Inside Grapevine's Un-dying Retail

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While department store closures — and accompanying squabbles over property rights — threaten many mall properties, the Mills have the freedom and flexibility to rapidly fill cavernous storefronts with creative new offerings.

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