Forget about the river walk in San Antonio. Flower Mound has its own river walk now, with five new Dallas-area restaurants and bars.
The project has been a 14-year slog that stalled after the first developer defaulted. It was then picked up by Mehrdad Moayedi, who has worked on projects in 45 cities, including Dallas, Celina, Little Elm and Westlake. Moayedi is behind the renovation of the Statler Hilton hotel in downtown Dallas and the re-creation of the Collin Creek Mall site in Plano, among others.
Moayedi bought 158 acres in Flower Mound in 2013, and his company, Centurion American, spent $400 million on construction to turn it into a riverfront oasis, with restaurants and bars and a wedding reception hall. The development will also have two hotels.
“When you’re out here on nights and weekends, it’s busy — and for a while, there weren’t even any restaurants open,” says Robert Hall, CEO of Refined Hospitality Concepts, the company that hand-picked each of the five eateries in the development.
“It’s already becoming a place to hang out.”
Sfereco, an Italian restaurant, was the first to open at the River Walk at Central Park, on Nov. 8, 2021. Primo’s MX Kitchen, a place for margaritas and fajitas, was next, open on Dec. 6, 2021. Then comes Scout, a 6,000-square-foot bar with pingpong and foosball, expected to debut in late 2021 or early 2022.
Next year, Hall’s restaurant row will be complete when Boi Na Braza and Parliament open.