Trinity Groves has suffered its first restaurant casualty: DiDi's Tamale Diner is dunzo after just a few months in business. CraveDFW first reported the news earlier today.
DiDi's was still posting to social media up until the very end of January and appears to have shuttered in just the last few days. The restaurant concept from DiDi Fernandez and Michael Beck began its life in Mesquite and opened at Trinity Groves back in November as part of the development's much-publicized restaurant incubator program, which offers startup capital and space in exchange for a share of any future expansion.
A rep for Trinity Groves sent over an official statement on the closing:
Trinity Groves is disappointed to announce that Didi's Tamale Diner has closed. We know that Didi's tamales are among the best in world and we are proud to have worked with her. The Trinity Groves leadership team is trying their best to make sure the employees find jobs at other restaurants in the development. The purpose of this restaurant incubator is to learn which concepts are successful long-term and we are glad to see that it is working as we envisioned it would. Currently, there are 12 restaurants open in the incubator and many new and creative restaurant concepts to select from to fill the former Didi's space. We look forward to that project and continuing to serve all of our customers and guests at Trinity Groves.
The restaurant never seemed to take hold with Trinity Groves crowds the way staples like LUCK and Casa Rubia have. Perhaps upcoming Sugar Skull Cafe's menu of tacos, ceviche, and breakfast options will resonate with patrons more than DiDi's tamales and tortas did?