Stone Hill Town Center - Pflugerville, Texas - Cinemark and 24 Hour Fitness are Coming!
I have traced the progress of Stone Hill Town Center since before it opened in 2008. I live in nearby Blackhawk (just across 130) and I was very excited to see that Cinemark has decided to move forward with placing a new theater in the center, no later than the first quarter of 2011. 24-Hour Fitness will also be opening next to the Home Depot by the end of 2010.
This is terrific news, and perhaps it serves as a bellwether for the local economy, since both companies had been part of the original plan, then held off. The fact that they have now decided to proceed is certainly encouraging.
Having lived in the northern part of Pflugerville since 1995, I can tell you that we've been waiting a long time for some of the amenities that Stone Hill has brought, including the Best Buy, Office Depot, and Super Target stores.
There's also a Ross Dress for Less which has opened in the center recently.
If I had one complaint for the developer, it would be the lack of real restaurants (i.e. not fast food). Currently, there's a Chick Fil-A and a Whataburger, with a Taco Bueno on the way as well. While these options are fine sometimes, they are not exactly healthy either.Chili's was part of the plan when they started, but they opted not to open at the location, unfortunately. I would love to see some places that I could take my family for a "sit down" meal in the upcoming year, since it's about 3 minutes from my house.
At any rate, I look forward to the added convenience of having "first-run" movies so very close, and who knows? I might even lose a few pounds by joining the fitness center. I might need it based on the present dining choices, right?
Here are my last two posts about the center, both of which include video, as you can see. :)