More than 25 restaurants and entertainment venues to open in coming months

IRVING, TEXAS (September 15, 2017) – The Toyota Music Factory welcomes Bar Louie as the first of 25 restaurants and entertainment concepts to open within the 250,000-square-foot entertainment destination located in the Irving business district. In celebration of its most recent Texas location, Bar Louie is hosting a ‘Grand Toasting’ event today, Friday, Sept. 15, beginning at 4:00 p.m.

“The Toyota Music Factory is an exceptional dining and entertainment venue, and we’re thrilled to be opening our newest neighborhood bar and kitchen within this exciting entertainment and lifestyle center,” said Mark Anderson, general manager of Bar Louie Toyota Music Factory. “With an extensive offering of local brews, wines by the glass, handcrafted cocktails, and delicious food made from scratch, we look forward to welcoming our new Irving neighbors as well as folks traveling to The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, and hope to become a favored destination among our new friends and guests.”

At its newest bar and kitchen, Bar Louie Toyota Music Factory patrons will enjoy a local flavor and feel tailored to the Irving community—including indoor seating and two outdoor patios where guests can socialize and linger, as well as handcrafted custom drinks made with high-quality ingredients, wines, local craft beers, and an extensive food menu including shareable snacks and specialty burgers.

“We are excited to start a new chapter in the development of the Toyota Music Factory,” said Noah Lazes, president of ARK Group. “With the opening of The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory last weekend, we are ready to start welcoming guests to enjoy not only live music but also a unique selection of dining options. We are all eager to start seeing the project come to fruition.”

Following the opening of Bar Louie, a steady stream of restaurant and entertainment concepts will debut over the next few months, including Alamo Drafthouse 8 Screen Movie Theater which will be opening before the end of the year.

Developed by the ARK Group, the Toyota Music Factory is a $200 million, 16.7-acre, 453,000-square-foot, mixed-use entertainment and lifestyle complex located in the Irving Urban Center in Irving, Texas. It is the newest all-in-one entertainment and dining destination for DFW residents and visitors alike. The Toyota Music Factory is expected to draw some 2.5 million guests a year.


Founded in downtown Chicago in 1990 and headquartered in Addison, Texas, Bar Louie is an award-winning collection of neighborhood bars with a lively, social atmosphere. With more than 125 locations across the United States, Bar Louie is growing through both franchise and corporate openings. Known for its signature handcrafted martinis and cocktails, Bar Louie also features a scratch menu of shareable plates, burgers, and sandwiches served every day until close. For more information on Bar Louie, visit To learn about franchising opportunities with Bar Louie, go to


The ARK Group is a multifaceted conglomerate of companies headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, that focuses on the development, operations, and marketing of mixed-use, entertainment-themed projects. Through its four divisions, ARK Group has extensive experience in the construction and development of residential developments, multi-themed entertainment complexes, live music venues and restaurants as well as the production of music festivals, arena concerts and televised music specials. Find out more about ARK Group at