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Cult-Favorite Scoop Shop Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams Will Soon Open in Dallas

And: The Grape’s iconic Greenville Avenue space has a new tenant in the works

Scoops of pink ice cream in a paper bowl with two plastic spoons
Colorful scoops from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams [Official Photo]

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Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams preps for its Deep Ellum debut

Ohio-born scoop shop Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is just about ready to open its doors in Dallas. According to CultureMap, the cult-favorite scoop shop is set to open at 2649 Main Street in Deep Ellum. No timeline for the shop’s arrival has been announced just yet, but when it does open, look forward to both dairy and non-dairy ice creams in creative flavors like salted peanut butter, brambleberry crisp, and darkest chocolate.

An iconic Greenville Avenue restaurant space will soon have a new tenant

After nearly 50 years of operating on Greenville Avenue, beloved French bistro the Grape closed its doors in 2019. Now, restaurateur Chas Martin is set to take over that iconic space with a brand new restaurant. According to the Dallas Morning News, the project doesn’t have a name or menu just yet, but expect a laid-back, neighborhood restaurant with (perhaps) some Italian influence from its sister spot the Charles. No word yet on exactly when it will open, but expect it to arrive sometime in 2021.

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