Thursday, May 27, 2010
Re-opening of Green Room in Deep Ellum back on the table
Back on the table, a restaurant joke, get it?
DALLAS The re-opening of the Green Room, the revered late-'90s/early-'00s restaurant -- a re-opening that has hit a snag or two in the past few months -- is back on the table, with interviews going on this week for staff, and a fire inspector on the premises this afternoon to make sure all is up to code.
Taylor Allday, the spokesman for the ownership group, who was at the Elm Street site on Thursday to meet said fire inspector, said that the group had resolved their investor situation and put the re-opening back in motion about four weeks ago.
That said, they're not sure when the opening will be.
"We really don't want to say right now -- it could be in a few weeks, but even then, we'll be starting very slowly, doing a very, very soft opening with private dining events to get up to speed," he said.
The interior is still being renovated, but progress has been made, with walls being built in the dining room, and a promising finish-out in the kitchen. Half a dozen folks sat waiting to interview for available positions.
"I'm happy to see it coming back," said one waiter-bartender candidate.
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