One in our series on what’s coming in Lakeside Village
Gathered around a bench near the trailhead on the Lakeside Boardwalk after a crisp Saturday morning ride, five 20-something Northshore Trail riders from across DFW pondered their post-trail plans. With little time to catch up with one another as they navigated the technical challenges of the trail, one piped up, “How about brunch?” They locked up their bikes and headed down the boardwalk toward the newly completed Lakeside Village.
South of Sunset Point, they paused briefly to absorb the shade, sounds of a 30-ft. waterfall, and the lake views.
Up at street level in front of the hotel, people dotted the community green, most facing the lake. Teens shot selfies, a young couple picnicked, parents entertained their children, and elderly friends sat and talked.
The Northshore Trail riders took a table at a sidewalk cafe next to the green, facing the lake on the other side of Sunset Blvd. The scene offered the group ample people-watching as they shared stories ranging from family and friends to the condition of the trail and the changing scenery around it.
“I had some doubts about Lakeside Village building so close to the trail,” said one of the friends, “but I could get used to this.”