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Lava Cantina to Offer Frisco Residents A Compelling Entertainment/Venue

By November 17, 2015February 3rd, 2023Judi's Blog


Residents of Frisco won’t have far to travel when they seek a unique attraction that combines delicious food with top flight entertainment in an eye-catching venue.

The Lava Cantina at Grandscape in The Colony – just a few miles south and west of Frisco — is breaking ground this month on a 28,000-square foot restaurant and concert venue with an anticipated completion in mid-2016.

The restaurant will feature a delicious, hand-crafted combination of unique Mexican-Creole Fusion created and prepared by Celebrity Chef Patrick Stark (The Stark Raving Chef), who has been featured on numerous Food Network programs.


Festooned with Bourbon Street décor, Lava Cantina intends to become the premiere music and entertainment venue in our area by attracting up to 20 nationally-known vocalists and bands annually. Instead of trekking to downtown Dallas or across the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, local residents will be just a short drive from cutting edge culinary creations and first rate entertainment offering a mix between downtown Dallas musical shrines Hard Rock Café and House of Blues.

The restaurant/entertainment venue will feature a rooftop patio overlooking the concert stage, a lake, balconies wrapping around an open courtyard, VIP rooms, and a retractable roof covering the outdoor spaces in the event of inclement weather.

Lava Cantina is expected to be a major player in Grandscape, one of the largest and most unique mixed-use real estate developments in the nation. The $1.5 billion sprawling 433-acre development will feature 3.9 million square feet of retail, entertainment, dining, hospitality, office and attractions.

Grandscape is being developed by Nebraska Furniture Mart, a Berkshire Hathaway company and the development’s first anchor. The home furnishings giant has already opened its 1.86 million square foot store to rave reviews with its attractive furniture, flooring, appliances and electronics.

The inaugural Lava Cantina location, a 6,000-square foot venue that opened in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in April 2013, has had an enthusiastic following since Day One. Its owners, father-and-son team Steve and Ian Vaughn, also took over operations of a restaurant in Little Elm — another neighboring city of Frisco – which has been renamed Rock 101.l and serves as Chef Stark’s test kitchen.


Grandscape currently features Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen and will offer more than a dozen eateries. Rock & Brews, a rock-themed restaurant backed by Gene Simmons of the band Kiss, is scheduled to open this coming January.

If you are interested in obtaining information about Grandscape or real estate in general, feel free to drop me a note at [email protected], or call me at (214) 597-2985.

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