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Henderson Avenue Bar Favorite Capitol Pub Is Closing

Fortunately, some dishes will make a comeback at Lochland’s, its new Irish sister in East Dallas

Sandwich at Capitol Pub
The Hangover Sandwich at Capitol Pub features French toast, Jimmy’s sausage, and a fried egg.
Kathy Tran/official photo

Irish pub owners Cheryl and Peter Kenny just announced plans to close their stalwart Henderson Avenue bar Capitol Pub at the end of the year.

Luckily, many of its essential brunch and dinner dishes are expected to land on the menu at the couple’s next Dallas project: an Irish pub. Lochland’s Food and Spirits is expected to debut in Lake Highlands in January.

Still, the couple admits parting with their 13-year-old pub at 2401 Henderson Avenue was “bittersweet.” The popular hangout, lined with a wraparound porch and a bounty of high-top tables, enjoyed a big brunch scene for its banana bread French toast or the staff-favorite chicken and biscuits.

“However, we have always wanted to own and design our own property and with our Capitol Pub lease at a crossroads, we are excited to make the leap to East Dallas with Lochland’s,” adds Peter, in a statement.

Other menu items will be revived from Gin Mill, the couple’s former Henderson Avenue bar that closed in 2015. Their prolific Irish pub portfolio also includes The Dubliner on Greenville Avenue.

Earlier this year, the couple bought the long-vacant standalone building that used to operate as a veterinary clinic. The site is undergoing a full gut and reconstruction (8518 Plano Road) to open as Lochland’s.