Hindsight is always 2020, but in case you didn’t see some of the exciting new places to grab much-needed drinks, some of the best eats, and entertainment for the whole family, this is 2020, the highlights. And your ultimate sneak peek into what’s coming in 2021!
2021, Bring on the Fun!
Stir up the fun at Flour Power - a Kids Cooking Studio! Kids of all ages can learn the necessary kitchen skills to become future Michelin star chefs...or at least great sous-chefs for Sunday dinners at home. Prepare to turn the kitchen into a science lab when participating in themed lessons that mix cooking with science. Adults, there’s enough fun to go around for you too. Put your skills to the test in a Chopped-inspired competition, cook and sip on a bottle of wine at a girl’s night outing, or indulge in a romantic date night while kneading homemade pasta. But, if chopping fruit falling from the sky with a samurai sword is more your speed, make your way to VR Trip Dallas at Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm, where you can immerse yourself in real-life Fruit Ninja. Visitors of all ages can put the headset on and enter a virtual world of their choosing. Fight off zombies, discover hidden treasure, or race in the only I-Racing experience in Allen.
Join the Occasion
Add a piece of history to your special day at The Space on West Main - a new event venue specializing in intimate weddings and occasions. This 1920s renovated landmark is a bride’s dream, from the original exposed brick down to the location in front of Allen’s Heritage Center and historic train. The ornate ceiling tile, modern decor and charming location make this the perfect venue! If you’re looking for a place to stay while visiting for that special occasion or just itching to travel in 2021, Tru by Hilton opened their doors just in time. Book a stay at this brand new vibrant, and modern hotel. Between their build your own breakfast; the incredible game room decked out with puzzles, family games, and a pool table; and the close proximity to some of Allen’s best entertainment, dining, and shopping at The Village at Allen and Stacy Green shopping centers, you won’t run out of things to do.
Vibes at The Village at Allen
Take Friday Pizza nights up a notch at Numero 28 Allen Ristorante Pizzeria located at The Village at Allen. Their menu offers delicious wood oven pizzas and handcrafted classic pastas like Lasagna Bolognese and Cacio e Pepe, made fresh daily. Grab a seat on their quaint covered patio and order a bottle of wine from their exclusive selection
Wandering Watters Creek
After a year like 2020, we are focusing on positivity and self-care —and Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm has welcomed three new spas and beauty bars ready to pamper us. While you’re in the resort-style shopping center, stop by Merum Face Bar where you can enjoy a mid-afternoon R&R break. Indulge in a variety of facial treatments with cruelty-free and vegan products that bring out a natural glow. Or, look as good as you feel by treating yourself to an indulgent Brazilian waxing experience at Depil Brazil Waxing Studio. The experts use a secret wax recipe and technique from Brazil that delivers comfort and a rave-worthy experience. Now, give those locks a little love at Madison Reed Color Bar where master hair color specialists in Italy have elevated hair color into an art form, to get your perfect results every time.
Scout out Stacy Green
Indulge in Stacy Green's newest addition, Rosa’s Cafe and Tortilla Factory. And when we say indulge, we mean it. Their deliciously marinated fajita chicken and beef, sour cream chicken enchiladas, taco salads, and tamales are worth every bite. Don’t even get us started on the warm, hand-made, tortillas and sopapillas. Order your authentic Tex-Mex on the go through the drive-thru or dine in to take full advantage of their salsa bar to top off any Mexican plate with “mouth-watering zest”!
We’re excited to announce a dog park is coming to Allen. But, not just any dog park. Mutt’s Canine Cantina is a dog park, restaurant, and bar all in one. Purchase a day pass where your pup can run around leash-free, and you can enjoy a Mutt Burger and Barkarita. Grab a seat on the patio this spring in the heart of the Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm shopping center, just in time to order your dog a pupscicle for the warm weather.
Allen’s shopping, dining, and entertainment scene is only getting bigger, with one of the most anticipated experiences coming soon. THE FARM is a 135-acre, mixed-use development coming to the southeast corner of the Sam Rayburn Tollway and Alma Drive. When complete, it will include parks, trails, and a lake with overlook seating and dining adjacent to West Lake Park. But that’s not all. Enjoy live music, televised sports, and movies on the big screen at The Hub, 2.67-acres of covered lawn space surrounded by dining in the center of THE FARM.