Some unfortunate news for Oak Cliff today: Urban Acres' cafe and market on Beckley is closing up shop. Its last day in business will be this Saturday, August 17.
Founder Steven Bailey comments on the closing via press release:
During the last 18 months, we’ve seen a lot of folks in the organic sustainability market struggle here in Dallas. We were hoping to be one of the few who could weather the storm, but after many hard discussions the wisest thing for us to do is close down our brick and mortar location. We are truly sorry to be closing the doors of the farmstead. Our heart was to provide a retail spot in Oak Cliff where people could support local farmers and artisans, learn about urban farming, and come together to share real food. The farmstead was a place where people could trust the ingredients in the food they were feeding their families. We don’t regret a single moment of being a part of the community for the last five years. Though we are closing down, we’re grateful to know our farmstead has achieved its biggest goal — changing our community through real food. There have been countless meals shared, lives that have become healthier, children who found joy from the animals — we’re grateful to have been a part of it.
While the market and cafe — which recently underwent a slight revamp to focus on pizza and handmade pastas made with local ingredients — will cease to function, the space will remain open to serve as a pickup site for Urban Acres' CSA produce share program, and they also intend to keep expanding the CSA program. The recently debuted Melt Ice Creams weekend pop-up shop will also live on: Its hours are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.