Bob’s Steak & Chop House in Edinburg, the 15th member of the Dallas-based firm that has created a nationwide presence and fame as a premier fine-dining attraction, represents the latest addition to its new hometown’s prestige as a destination city.
Throughout its history, Edinburg has been well-known for having outstanding restaurants for all tastes and budgets, said Gus García, Executive Director for the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation.
Now, having an elite restaurant like Bob’s Steak & Chop House improves the image for the entire Valley, he contends.
“This is the first nationally-recognized five-star restaurant in Edinburg and deep South Texas,” García observed. “Bob’s has a nationally-known reputation. They’re in Nashville, they’re in New York City, San Francisco, Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, just to name a few of the cities. By doing well in Edinburg, it will once again prove that our region can support, and deserves, the very best life has to offer.”
Bob’s joins the latest companies open for business at The Shoppes at Rio Grande Valley, on the corner of Trenton Road and I69 Central – one of the busiest corridors in Edinburg with more than 99,000 vehicles traveling it per day. This 120 acre commercial community by First Hartford Realty Corporation has already developed 450,000 square feet since the first tenants opened in 2008. With plenty of room to add more development, First Hartford is already working on expanding to more than 1,000,000 square feet.
The Edinburg EDC, which helped convince leaders of the nationwide firm to locate in Edinburg, is the jobs-creation arm of the Edinburg Mayor and Edinburg City Council.