Bright Realty Brings Grimaldi’s Coal Brick-Oven Pizzeria to The Realm at Castle Hills
June 16, 2022 (Lewisville, TX) – The Realm at Castle Hills, a 324-acre mixed-use development along SH 121 in Lewisville, continues to bring popular retailers to its live/work/play destination. The newest tenant is Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, a New York-themed restaurant known for its award-winning coal-fired brick-oven pizza and calzones, and delicious salads, starters, and desserts. The Realm, upon completion, will consist of more than 5,000 multifamily units; 1.5 million square feet of retail, office and restaurants; a boutique hotel; an extensive trail system; and an outdoor entertainment district. The Realm will be a $1.5 billion development at completion and is a Bright Realty development.
The new Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is a 3,586-square-foot restaurant located at Valor at The Realm, which features first-floor retail and restaurants under luxury multifamily units. Grimaldi’s will be next door to The London Baker, the second location for this Food Network-featured bakery. Grimaldi’s patio features outdoor shaded seating and will overlook Crescent Park, a choreographed water feature and green space. Grimaldi’s plans to open this new location, its first in Lewisville, in the second quarter of 2023.
The Realm at Castle Hills continues to expand, spurred by growth in the Denton County area as well as activity along State Highway 121. In April, Bright Realty announced 11 new retailers coming to The Realm: Bahama Bucks, Cachet Salons & Spa, Castle Hills Animal Hospital, Cool Heads, Food Morning, Hotworx, Luster Grill, Mochinut, Salon Bellus, Salubrious Juice & More, and Saray Mediterranean Fusion Grill & Bar. Since then, three more tenants have signed leases: Cheeky Monkey, Little India and Premier Martial Arts. Current tenants also include El Patio Mex-Tex, which offers a blend of authentic Mexican cuisine and true Texas barbecue, and Worth the Pour, a high-end spirits retailer that offers tasting and unique products.
“With on-site foot traffic and proximity to top retail, dining and office space, The Realm at Castle Hills is the ideal location for our newest restaurant,” says Grimaldi’s Pizzeria CEO, Joseph Ciolli. “We look forward to introducing the Lewisville community to Grimaldi’s award-winning pizza, excellent service, and casual, yet upscale dining experience.”
The Realm features Offices at the Realm, a nine-story office building with first-floor restaurants; Cottages at The Realm, an all-rental community with 72 single-family homes; Sojourn at The Realm, 80 condos over first-floor retail; and Valor at The Realm, Discovery at The Realm and Olivian at The Realm, luxury multifamily communities that include apartments and townhomes for rent and convenient first-floor retail.
Walt Davis and Hunter Brous of Lincoln Property managed the transaction for Bright Realty. Jerry Bertholdi of JB&A Real Estate managed the transaction for the tenant. Grimaldi’s plans to open in the second quarter of 2023. It is located at 4440 State Highway 121, Suite 70, Lewisville, 75056.
About Bright Realty
Founded in the 1950s by the late H.R. “Bum” Bright, Bright Realty is the full-service commercial and residential real estate arm of parent company Bright Industries. Led by a family legacy of integrity and dedication, the Bright Realty team acts as developer, owner and operator of its residential and commercial developments. Best known for the highly successful 2,900-acre, master-planned residential community, Castle Hills, in Lewisville, Texas, Bright Realty also specializes in mixed-use, office, retail and multi-family development and brokerage.
About The Realm at Castle Hills
The Realm at Castle Hills is a 324-acre mixed-use development consisting of office, retail and multi-family which blends the sophistication of an urban lifestyle with unique outdoor activity and event spaces. The project at completion will consist of over 5,000 multi-family units; 1.5 million square feet of retail, office and restaurants; a boutique hotel; an extensive trail system; and an outdoor entertainment district. It is located on State Highway 121/Sam Rayburn Tollway, just two minutes from Grandscape and Nebraska Furniture Mart; four minutes from Legacy West, Toyota HQ, Liberty Mutual, FedEx and JPMorgan Chase; and 15 minutes from DFW Airport.
About Grimaldi’s Pizzeria
Grimaldi’s Pizzeria serves traditional coal fired brick-oven pizza using pizza-making traditions originating in Brooklyn over 100 years ago. Using only the freshest ingredients, pizzas are prepared in the brand’s signature coal fired brick ovens, which deliver an authentic taste that cannot be achieved with gas, convection, or wood burning ovens. The intense heat of the ovens evenly bakes the pizzas to create Grimaldi’s famous crispy and smoky thin crust that Zagat has voted best pizza year after year. Its family-oriented, casual yet upscale, New York-themed restaurants have become a favorite destination in every community in which they serve. It is Grimaldi’s passion for pizza that has made it a “must eat” for pizza lovers everywhere.