Kent Rathbun takes his Jasper's fried chicken to mixed-use village in Richardson

11/04/2014
By Theresa Gubbins
Dallas CultureMap
 
Photo courtesy of Jasper's  
Chef Kent Rathbun will open a fourth branch of Jasper's, his regional American restaurant concept, in Richardson. It will be located at a new mixed-use village called CityLine, at the intersection of Plano Road and George Bush Turnpike.
 
Colin Fitzgibbons, vice president for developer KDC, called Jasper's "a perfect fit" for CityLine. The restaurant is scheduled to open in summer 2015.
 
Jasper's focuses on the best of America's regional cuisine, with dishes such as rotisserie chicken, steak and seasonal salads. The first location opened 10 years ago in Plano; there are also branches in Austin and The Woodlands.
 
"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," Rathbun says.
 
The Richardson Jasper's will be located at the corner of Plano Road and State Street. It'll be open for lunch and dinner, and it will have a board room and private dining room for presentations, social events or business meetings. It'll also feature an outdoor dining area, bar and lounge.
 
KDC broke ground on CityLine in June 2013. It's a 186-acre mixed-use development with offices, hotel, cinema and apartments. State Farm will lease 1.5 million square feet in three office towers and possibly an additional 500,000-square-foot building. The development will also include a 489,000-square-foot office complex for Raytheon.
 
The initial phase includes an Aloft hotel, Look Cinemas, Whole Foods Market, 935 apartment units, fitness facility, medical office building and  3.5-acre park with trails.
 
KDC forecasts that CityLine will eventually have 6 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.
 
KDC is a Dallas-based commercial real estate development and investment company. It also has offices in Austin; Houston; Atlanta; and Charlotte, North Carolina.
 
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