Academy Groundbreaking

Valley Ranch Town Center adds Chickfila, Chili’s, El Pollo Loco, Freebirds, Subway, T. Jin’s Asian Café and others

Construction is now vertical at the Valley Ranch Town Center in Porter. Officials with the East Montgomery County Improvement District (EMCID) and The Signorelli Company held a groundbreaking ceremony for Academy Sports + Outdoors Tuesday, April 5. Construction on the sports, outdoor and lifestyle center began a couple of weeks ago. It joins the Kroger Marketplace and Sam’s Club as anchor stores for the 1.8 million square foot mixed-use development at the Grand Parkway and Interstate 69.

Additional tenants, including Chickfila, Chili’s, El Pollo Loco, Freebirds, GNC, Nails of America, SportClips, Subway, Supercuts, and T. Jin’s Asian Café, have been secured for the 240-acre property, with additional shopping, dining and entertainment venues to be announced in the next few months.

In a move designed to encourage additional job opportunities for residents in East Montgomery County, EMCID’s Board of Directors approved leasing space at the EMCID Complex to The Signorelli Company for Academy to hold interviews. The interviews will take place in a period between May 10 and August 24, during the lease period.

“As other tenants secure retail space, our Board will ensure that employment/interview facilities are available within the district’s boundaries to ensure the greatest utilization of local residents for these employment opportunities,” said Frank McCrady, President/CEO.