Weslaco to get Texas Roadhouse restaurant

Construction continues at the Shop at North Bridge, where a new Texas Roadhouse will be located in Weslaco. (Courtesy Photo)

Businesses continue to develop in Weslaco, with economic development leaders announcing Texas Roadhouse as the anchor tenant for Shops at N Bridge, officials said in a news release.

The development at Shops at N Bridge is being constructed by San Antonio-based company Garansuay Group, which will bring 10 leases to new location.

“I have yet to see an empty parking lot at any of the Texas Roadhouse restaurants in the Valley,” Weslaco Economic Development Corporation Board President Juan “JJ” Serrano, Jr. said in the news release. “And I believe that our community of Weslaco and the Mid Valley will either match or exceed their annual sales.”

In June 2022, Craig Garansuay, president and CEO of Garansuay Group, Inc., broke ground on the development located at the SWC of N. Bridge Ave. and Expressway 83 Frontage; and promised to aggressively pursue retailers.

Seven months later, the list of signed tenants includes: Texas Roadhouse, Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, James Avery, Paris Bakery, Jeremiah’s Italian Ice, Juice Us, Benjamin Moore Paints, Cita’s Boutique, Allure Nails & Spa and Stefano’s Brooklyn Pizza, the news release stated.

Tenant openings are expected beginning in summer through early fall 2023.

“It’s significant to the development and community to create job opportunities,” Garansuay said.

“We like that the hard corner is still available,” said Jerry Gonzalez, vice president of the EDC Board of Directors. “That means we still have room for one or two more brand names for our growing city of Weslaco.”

“We’re not stopping here,” said Steven Valdez, executive director for the EDC of Weslaco.

Three other highway frontage development projects are following the success of Shops at N Bridge. Domain Development’s South Point Plaza II is building up the pad site elevation; the redevelopment of the Weslaco Palm Plaza is producing some impressive design images; and the 7-acre tract off FM 1015 and Expressway 83 is also recruiting an anchor restaurant for its 120 bed, four story hotel.

“The City of Weslaco continues to position itself as the hub of the Mid Valley,” said David Suarez, mayor of Weslaco. “And as the region continues to grow, and our quality of life and value we place on our personal time becomes a priority, being centrally located is fundamental.”