Rockwall Chamber of Commerce highlights The Harbor Rockwall in the Community Guide
Posted: May 16, 2019
The Harbor – New Ownership Breathes More Life into this Local Lifestyle Destination
A Rockwall destination district recognizable by its tremendous visibility from the Interstate 30 bridge over Lake Ray Hubbard, The Harbor is situated between the hills of Rockwall and the lakefront park on the water’s edge, surrounded by the Hilton Hotel.
Dallas-based property development company PegasusAblon purchased this 130,000-square-foot dining and retail lakefront park property in January 2017.
“We want to create a space for visitors to feel like they can relax and enjoy the environment. We want people to explore the area and spend time at the property. All of the improvements we make will be with this goal in mind.” – Jim Ziegler, Managing Director of Retail Investments for PegasusAblon.
“The Harbor is one of the few outstanding lakefront properties within a quick 30-minute drive from most of DFW,” PegasusAblon principal Michael Ablon said. “It has sunset dining, a public waterfront amphitheater with the Rockwall summer concert series, fountains and a public tie-up boat marina. We intend to infuse life and activity into this outstanding Rockwall centerpiece on Lake Ray Hubbard. We cater to tenants who are delivering products to their customers that cannot be purchased on the internet — where the experience is the product.”
The Harbor includes entertainment, shopping and dining tenants. The property’s unique location on the lakeshore provides a prime shopping destination and cultural and entertainment experience.
“This is an outstanding restaurant and retail property, and with the hands-on ownership and capital improvements, we expect to bring great new tenants to The Harbor property,” said Ziegler.
Upgrades at The Harbor in the past year or underway, aimed at creating an all-inclusive lifestyle destination, include:
- Extensive cleaning and repairs
- New way-finding signage
- New LED lights along the roofline
- Completely renovated landscaping
- More parking spaces, and walkways with steps and new lighting
- New restaurants, including locally-owned Sideways BBQ and DFW-based Rodeo Goat, and locally-owned Italian restaurant Giovanni
- A new My Spa & Laser Center
- A new 30 Minute Hit gym
- Cyclebar currently under construction with planned summer 2019 opening
All PegasusAblon projects hold the common denominator of a “third room” urban space. Whether pre-existing or created as part of the development projects, this urban space adds city fabric components and street life to its buildings.