As Allen develops its last major commercial corridor, residents can look forward to several incoming entertainment and dining experiences.
The Farm is an economic development project within the city, and it represents the first major project on Allen’s 121 corridor to kick off and create a base of amenities for area residents and incoming businesses to enjoy.
Areas like West Lake Park, a future boardwalk featuring upscale restaurants; gaming center High Five; Chicken and Pickle and the expanding HUB development aim to provide a myriad of fun activities for families and residents.
“With all that happening, we've also kicked off the first office building there, which is called Farm Work 1, where we hope to bring in some corporate tenants with about 100,000 square-foot, three-story building near all the amenities,” said Dan Bowman, Allen Economic Development Corporation’s CEO. “That's what the office users are looking for — a place to dine, have entertainment, and all of that. We think that will be very successful as we fill that building with new tenants.”
High Five and Chicken and Pickle are supposed to be breaking ground this year and are slated to open in 2024.
“Going into the summer or early fall, you'll see shovels in the ground,” Bowman said.