The Castle Hills Village Shops, in Bright Realtys master-planned community in Lewisville, is proving to be a popular dining destination for both locals and foodies from all over DFW. Crowds are flocking to the popular PI.E 3.14 Everyday Eatery thanks to positive reviews and word-of-mouth. The success of PI.E 3.14, which opened June 2014, has been so great that its owner, Sean Conner, is now producing a second culinary concept for the Village Shops. He describes his next venture, TBD Kitchen, as the funky taco shop he says hes always wanted to open. He hopes to be serving those funky tacos in Castle Hills by November 2015.
When Conner opened PI.E 3.14, which specializes in signature pizzas like Lipstick on a Pig (pork belly, yella cheese, kale, red onion, Carolina bbq sauce and cilantro), it resulted in attention from CultureMap, Dallas Observer, Restaurant magazine and more. DFW Crave said, Embraced by the tightly woven neighborhood in a beautiful shopping center that offers pretty much everything the golf cart driving community might need, PI.E 3.14 is a match that offers some pretty terrific pizzas, salads, sharables, and hefty entrees.
Our success is based on a constant fight to edit to perfection, said Conner. We strive to be better every day and never get complacent. People like new and fresh and that is our approach. And the neighborhood has been a dream come true. We have the opportunity to serve the community and we love playing for this team.
In addition to PI.E 3.14 and TBD Kitchen, the former Umi Umi Japanese Restaurant saw such success that it recently moved to a much larger space within the Village Shops and expanded its menu and model. The new Kanzi Sushi and Hibachi added 1,200-square-feet to the restaurant plus a large porch for outdoor dining that overlooks Lake Avalon. Furthermore, its new grill experience is proving to be both tasty and entertaining.
The Village Shops offers convenience to the community in the way of services like a dry cleaners, a convenience store and dentist office. But it also serves as a popular gathering place, whether its for a meal or an outdoor community event, like the recent Fall Festival that drew almost 1,000 people, said Lucas Patterson, Bright Realty Executive Vice President. Castle Hills isnt just a great place to live; its a great place to do business.