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Toyota Music Factory Undeterred by Big Beat Dallas’s Closure

Three new eateries will open in the complex soon

Derek Malone

Music-focused restaurant Big Beat Dallas might be closed, but Toyota Music Factory wants diners to know that everything else at the $200 million Irving entertainment development is chugging along.

“Rest assured 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,” a press release from Toyota Music Factory reads. “The closing has no effect whatsoever on other operations at Toyota Music Factory.”

New concepts are in various stages of opening at Toyota Music Factory: the fast-casual Kitchen 101 and a restaurant called Violet Room are expected later this year, while Nosh & Bottle Market is softly open and planning a grand opening in June. Meanwhile, Pop Factory is about to host its grand opening.

The press release expressed hopes that Big Beat Dallas owner Billy Bob Barnett and lease guarantor Restaurants Unlimited could get the 90,000-square-foot venue operating again.

But Noah Lazes, president of ARK Group and developer of Toyota Music Factory, commented that other restaurateurs are interested in Big Beat Dallas’s space.

“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.”

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