For restaurant owners on Greenville Avenue, the ongoing construction in the neighborhood has been the definition of a headache. As a result, the once up-and-coming dining district has seen a slew of closures in the last month. Unfortunately, it looks as if Clark Food & Wine is the area’s latest casualty.
CultureMap reports that Clark Food & Wine will close its doors after dinner service this evening, and according to chef-owner Russell Warder, the location may have played a role in the shutter. "I think there's a lot of great potential for restaurants in Dallas in the proper location," Warder told CultureMap’s Teresa Gubbins. "You see restaurants out in Plano and Frisco that are not serving great food, and yet are packed all the time."
The demise of Clark Food & Wine follows its sister concept C’Viche, which closed its doors last month, a Lebanese concept called Qariah, and Knuckle Sandwich Co. At the end of the month, the neighborhood’s shiniest gem Remedy will also close its doors for good to make way for a “Chinese-American” concept helmed by former Victor Tangos chef Kirstyn Brewer. With all these closures, it’s hard to not think that Lower Greenville’s shine may have worn off a little bit for restaurateurs and diners alike.
On the bright side, you might get some solid deals on booze if you stop by Clark Food & Wine on its last night. In an effort to sell off inventory before the restaurant shutters tonight, wine and liquor will be sold at a steep discount. Silver linings?