The owners of Lava Cantina, a rock-and-roll-themed Mexican restaurant in Perkins Rowe, plan to break ground in the next two to three months on a $6 million restaurant and live music venue in suburban Dallas.
Ian Vaughn, who co-founded Lava Cantina with his father, Steve, said Lava Cantina The Colony will be an 1,800-seat facility with indoor and outdoor stages. The venue will have two restaurants: a full service Lava Cantina and Rock Street Taco, a stand that will sell gourmet tacos during musical performances and after the Lava Cantina kitchen closes.
Vaughn said Lava Cantina will be in the same shopping center as Nebraska Furniture Mart, a massive home goods retailer owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. that boasts it’s the largest store in Texas.
“We’re in the process of permitting and we’re approved for financing,” Vaughn said.
The goal is to open Lava Cantina The Colony by summer 2016.
Chef Patrick Stark, who has appeared on Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen, is helping to develop the menu at the Lava Cantina music venue. Stark is also helping to tweak the new menu at Lava Cantina in Perkins Rowe, which will be introduced in the next six months.
Plans are to open more Lava Cantina music venues in other major metro areas.
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