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Billy Bob Barnett’s Big Beat Dallas at Toyota Music Factory is closing

The Big Beat Dallas at Toyota Music Factory – a food, music and entertainment concept led by Billy Bob Barnett – is closing, Toyota Music Factory announced Tuesday.

In a statement Toyota Music Factory said that “all the many other dining and entertainment concepts at Toyota Music Factory, including The Pavilion concert venue and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, are open and thriving. The closing has no effect whatsoever on other operations at Toyota Music Factory.”

“We are disappointed to learn that Billy Bob Barnett and his team have decided to close their concept,” said Noah Lazes, president of ARK Group and developer of Toyota Music Factory. “The concept Barnett built is high quality and well designed. Unfortunately, even the most successful entertainment districts can have tenant turnover.”

The lease guarantor is Restaurants Unlimited, a highly successful restaurant operator with more than 40 units in operation. We are hopeful that the Big Beat Dallas concept and Restaurants Unlimited will work out a plan to resume operations.

“Concerts, restaurants and movies at Toyota Music Factory have been doing quite well and business at the project has been strong,” Lazes said. “Given that we have already received numerous calls from other strong restaurant operators inquiring about the space, we are confident that it will be activated again in short order.”

Barnett, best known for Billy Bob’s Texas, where his is no longer involved, was a player in the development of the Toyota Music Factory, a $200 million entertainment and restaurant venue that opened last Labor Day weekend. But he stayed involved in the project with the Big Beat Dallas concept.

Other openings soon at Toyota Music Factory:

• Nosh & Bottle Market – With an extensive retail selection including craft beer and wine, epicurean products and gourmet prepared foods, Nosh & Bottle Market provides a local convenience with a fresh market feel.

• Kitchen 101 – This is a fast casual concept that offers grilled, made-to-order meals for dining in, or to grab and go.

• Violet Room – An immersive dining experience in an upscale restaurant and bar which will offer seasonal menus with creative plating and execution.

Toyota Music Factory, developed by ARK Group, is a $200 million, 500,000+ square foot mixed-use entertainment and lifestyle complex located in the Las Colinas Urban Center in Irving.

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