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Jasper’s Uptown Will Revive Abacus’s Former Knox-Henderson Space

Changes were made to appeal to a nightlife-centric neighborhood

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The Knox-Henderson space that housed Abacus for nearly two decades is now home to Jasper’s Uptown, another long-running eatery in the restaurant group’s portfolio.

After shuttering in Plano’s Shops at Legacy at the end of last year, Jasper’s reopens today at 4511 McKinney Avenue under the slightly altered moniker. Local architect and design firm JonesBaker revamped the space that housed Abacus for 19 years after it closed earlier this summer with an expansion to the existing bar and lounge. Alterations were also made to Abacus’s interior and exterior finishes, lighting, and furnishings, although exact details on what changed aren’t yet known. A patio and private dining room that accommodates 46 diners are also part of the revamp.

Chef Chad Bowden will bring Jasper’s standout dishes from Richardson and The Woodlands to Uptown, including slow-smoked baby back ribs and the famed blue cheese potato chips, along with new creations like spicy melon salad, Prince Edward Island mussels, summer squash angel hair pasta, coal-charred ribeye, and sushi.

Jasper’s Uptown opens for dinner this evening and will operate Tuesday through Thursday 5 to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 5 to 11 p.m. with the lounge opening at 4 p.m. It’s closed on Mondays.

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