We’ve covered just about all of the development news we could find in the Bee Cave and Lakeway area, so now it’s time to talk about the new entertainment and business district taking shape at 8300 N. RR 620 — Trails at 620.
If you’ve driven by lately, you may have noticed new buildings popping up. And if you haven’t been there lately, you need to check it out. It has been dubbed an “entertainment district” because it’s home to restaurants, a movie theater, shopping and more. Now we’re getting a better idea of exactly what the “more” will be and how it will all mesh nicely together for the community.
Before we chat about what’s on its way, let’s talk about some of the main attractions and businesses that are there now.
The first dine-in movie theater to arrive in the Lake Travis area is the Moviehouse & Eatery that opened in the Trails at 620 in November 2012. The brainchild of local residents Rodney Speaks and Leslie Sloan, this 45,000-square-foot
slice of heaven facility has food, drinks, reserved seating, RECLINERS and 11 theaters including one of the state’s largest movie screens. This “everything’s bigger in Texas” behemoth screen is three stories tall and 50 feet wide!
Another popular joint that opened in May 2013 is Highlights Gametime Grill. It’s a great place to catch any and every game since it boasts nearly 30 beers on tap and 40 hi def TVs. It also has a huge patio with a playscape for the kiddos and a terrific view.
Other businesses include Chicken Express, Flores Mexican Restaurant, Angel Donuts & Treats, It’s About Yogurt, Big Frog, Beau Kisses, Austin Regional Clinic and Austin Radiological Association, AT+T Store, Mattress Pro … well, you get the gist.
So what’s coming?
Slated to open as part of Phase 2 include Redfin Seafood Kitchen (founded by Steiner Ranch residents Mike McCollum and Bill Rasch), Napa Flats Wood-fired Kitchen, Children’s Learning Adventure, A+ Federal Credit Union and a Holiday Inn Express with 80 rooms. Add that to our running total of new hotel rooms in Lake Travis if you’d like.
And for all of the parents out there, I just had to mention that the Children’s Learning Adventure is a 35,000-square-foot facility and it will have bowling lanes, a culinary classroom, a theater, activity areas, an indoor gym and outdoor play areas. Say whaa?
P.S. You can rent out the Moviehouse & Eatery for private parties and corporate events. Uhm, that’s an idea sautéed in awesome sauce.
If there’s anything cool happening at the Trails at 620 that we haven’t mentioned, please let us know in the comments section.
It looks like Highlites Grill is closed. Any word on what may open there?
Todd Hower says
Hi Suzi, that’s too bad about Highlight’s 🙁
I did notice the closure a couple of weeks ago but haven’t received any word about who or what is taking over the space.