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Commissary Brings Swanky Grab And Go Options to Downtown

Pasta, sandwiches, pastry and more await

Behind a glass case, cookies and pastries are lined up and a chef places them. Courtesy Headington Companies

Headington Companies, responsible for the Joule Hotel, Sassetta, Wheelhouse, and more eateries, will open a new Downtown restaurant that promises to be a quick drop-in spot for upscale grab-and-go meals.

Commissary is set to debut at 1217 Main Street, just two blocks away from the Joule and will feature a bakery, butcher shop, handmade pastas, cheeses, beer and wine, prepared foods like soups and sandwiches, and gelato. The space offers a 40-seat casual dining area and an expansive below-ground prep kitchen from which operations will run. That includes a 5,000-bottle wine cellar, a walk-in dry-aging cooler, and a six-deck oven that will be tasked with baking 150 loaves of bread daily.

Commissary’s breads, pasta, and desserts have already been supplying nearby restaurants like Wheelhouse, Sassetta, CBD Provisions, Mirador, and Victor Tangos. The company has enlisted the help of its Joule staff by bringing over the hotel’s former executive pastry chef Ruben Toraño and executive chef Zach Dunphy.

The five-story building housing Commissary was gussied up by artist Jorge Pardo who was commissioned to cover the facade in nearly 30,000 mosaic tiles. And the building boasts an easily accessible parking garage nearby with reserved spots, so dropping into Commissary for a quick bite or a lengthier stay shouldn’t be a hassle.

Commissary officially opens for business on Monday, November 6. The hours of operation are Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.