Texas barbecue icon Lockhart Smokehouse will join recently announced Rangers Republic, Live! Arena, Arlington Backyard, Guy Fieri and Revolver Brewing in the $250 million dining, entertainment and hospitality district Texas Live! when the project opens in 2018.
“We are so excited to announce such an iconic local brand for Texas Live!,” Texas Rangers Executive Vice President of Business Operations Rob Matwick said in a news release. “It’s been our goal since day one to provide our fans with the best local, regional and national brands … and Lockhart Smokehouse will be another excellent experience for our guests to enjoy.”
Lockhart Smokehouse was founded by Jeff and Jill Bergus. Jill Bergus, the granddaughter of the legendary Edgar “Smitty” Schmidt who ran Kreuz Market for more than 40 years in Lockhart, collaborated with her cousin and now owner of Kreuz Market, Keith Schmidt, to bring the iconic central Texas flavor to the Dallas-Fort Worth area.