Earlier this week, Lower Greenville’s Dallas Beer Kitchen announced that they would be closing their doors, thanks in large part to a decline in traffic due to construction in the up-and-coming dining district. Fortunately, the craft beer slingers have been granted a reprieve, one that came from just down the street.
CultureMap reports that the owners of Nora, the Afghan restaurant just a few doors down from Dallas Beer Kitchen, will step in and help the concept keep its doors open. “We had seen the hard times coming,” Dallas Beer Kitchen owner Bryan Kaeser told CultureMap. “We decided to close and began scouting people to buy us out or take over our lease.”
In Matt Pikar, who opened Nora in 2012 and owned Afghan Grill before that, Kaeser found a new partner that understood and appreciated his concept, and also wanted to keep Lower Greenville’s growing restaurant community thriving. Pikar will hire new staff for the kitchen and revamp the menu, which will allow Kaeser to focus on what he knows best – beer.
Dallas Beer Kitchen officially re-opens this Friday, January 29.