Friday, February 21, 2014
New restaurant called Green Door Public House slated to open near Dallas Farmers Market
It comes from the owners of Uncle Uber’s Sammich Shop.
Three years after architect Craig Melde proposed saving one of downtown Dallas’ oldest buildings, and three months after it was dismantled for its move from Elm Street to the Dallas Farmers Market, the former Preston Loan and Liberty Bank building has a new tenant: a restaurant called the Green Door Public House, brought to you by the couple behind Uncle Uber’s Sammich Shop on Commerce Street in Deep Ellum.
The building, of course, isn’t quite the same as it was when it stood at the intersection of Elm Street and César Chávez Boulevard. Melde, told by the city he had to rush its removal to make an inexplicable November 22 deadline, didn’t have time to take apart the building brick by brick as planned before moving it to 600 S. Harwood, and it kind of collapsed on him toward the end. Nevertheless, the facade was rescued, and what was salvaged was cataloged for the structure’s resurrection behind Ruibal’s.
The rebuild’s under way, and, per the release that landed in the in-box this morning, you’ll be able to step behind the Green Door come early summer.
And what will you be eating? Well …
“The menu will range from a ½ lb. grass-fed burger to fresh-cut steaks to seafood and will feature rotating blackboard specials with ingredients sourced directly from our neighbors at the Market,” says the release, which reminds this is the sole free-standing eatery near the market. (Ah, how I do miss the Farmers Grill.) “Serving local beers and creating hand-crafted cocktails inspired by a time when bartending was not just a profession but an art form. It will be a place to step out of modern life for an afternoon or evening and unwind with great conversation and friends. The Green Door Public House will embrace that nostalgia and charm, fortunately without all the annoyance of periodic police raids.”
Ran into Melde at a grocery store last weekend. He also mentioned there’d be a yoga studio going in. Because, apparently, beer and yoga are now a thing?
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