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El Corazon de Tejas Packs Its Bags For McKinney

The Oak Cliff institution is headed north

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After bidding Oak Cliff adieu in April, El Corazon de Tejas is bringing its beloved old-school Tex-Mex to McKinney.

The Oak Cliff favorite will reopen on North Central Expressway in a former El Chico's location, reports CultureMap. The owner, Gilbert Cuellar, hopes to have the new location up and running by September.

El Corazon debuted in 2013 in Oak Cliff and had planned to stay indefinitely, but when the restaurant’s lease ended the building was sold to a developer with plans to build a CVS Pharmacy, a contentious move that infuriated many Oak Cliff residents. “We thank you for all of your support and patronage and for promoting El Corazon throughout our time,” said Cuellar in a statement at the time of the closure. “We will sorely miss each and everyone of you.”

The space El Corazon will move into, the former El Chico Café, met a similar fate in June when its owners sold the building and announced the closure on Facebook, according to Community impact.

The new location will open at 1222 N. Central Expressway in McKinney.