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The Future of the Farmers Market: 4 New Restaurants and a Coffee Shop

Seafood, sandwiches, coffee, ice cream and more.

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When the renovated Shed 2 at the Dallas Farmers Market reopens in spring 2015, it'll be called "The Market" and be anchored by four restaurants and a coffee shop: Rex’s Seafood and Market, Stocks & Bondy, Palmieri Cafe, a Nammi/Coolhaus combo and an as-yet-unnamed new concept from Firebird Restaurant Group (El Fenix, Meso Maya, et al).

Rex's will be an expansion of the popular restaurant-slash-market on Lovers Lane.

Stocks & Bondy is brought to you by chef Joanne Bondy, formerly of the Old Hickory Steakhouse at the Gaylord; it'll feature "a seasonal menu featuring gourmet soups and sandwiches" as well as a retail component where folks can grab "classic and modern stocks and sauces for their kitchens using only quality, all-natural and sustainable ingredients."

Existing farmers market vendor Corrado Palmieri will open Palmieri Cafe as an Italian coffee shop showcasing imported Italian coffees, pastries and gelato in "a warm and cozy atmosphere."

The Nammi/Coolhaus spot will showcase offerings from the two popular food trucks, which specialize in banh mi and cookie ice cream sandwiches, respectively; Nammi will expand their menu to include "new menu items with a southern twist on traditional Vietnamese classics," while Coolhaus will add milkshakes, floats and ice cream bars.

In addition to all the upcoming Shed 2 tenants, work is currently underway on Shannon Wynne's new farmers market restaurant Mudhen; the owners of Deep Ellum's Uncle Uber's Sammich Shop debuted Green Door Public House at the market in July.