Deep Ellum residents know the neighborhood has long suffered from a severe lack of ice cream, but soon that niche will be filled with something even better: frozen custard, courtesy of Knox Street staple Wild About Harry's. At long last, the pink-and-grey building at the corner of Commerce and Hall is once more showing signs of life — menus are hung, booths are in, a soda fountain is in place, there's a fresh coat of white paint on the door, and the necessary hand wash station for employees has even been installed. There's still no sign, though the branded van parked next to the building reveals the tenant to observant passers-by.
The masters of suspense first took possession of the space way back in Fall 2013, so this opening is a long time coming, to say the least. An employee who was working on the space coyly refrained to comment on an opening date, and an email inquiry wasn't immediately returned — but based on the looks of things, Deep Ellum's new frozen custard spot should be open before prime ice cream-eating weather ends. (For real this time.)
Restaurant patriarch Harry Coley passed away last year at 75, but the hot dog and frozen custard purveyor marches on, recently opening a second location in the Fort Worth suburb of Burleson.