Merlin Entertainment to debut attractions in Texas

Dallas -- X Team International, an international alliance of retail real estate advisors, said Tuesday that Venture Commercial, through its Venturetainment division, assisted with site-selection efforts and completed two leases for global visitor attraction operator Merlin Entertainments Group to bring two of its iconic attraction brands to the Texas market for the first time.

Legoland Discovery Center and a Sea Life aquarium will open later this year in the Mills/Simon-owned Grapevine Mills Mall, located just north of DFW Airport. The mall is anchored by AMC Theatres, J.C. Penney, Last Call by Neiman Marcus, Marshalls and Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th.

The Legoland Discovery Center will be approximately 35,000 sq. ft., while Sea Life will occupy two levels at approximately 45,000 sq. ft.

Venture Commercial assisted Merlin’s national advisor Samuels & Co.