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Empire Baking to open second location in East Dallas
Empire Baking Co. will turn an unused portion of their production facility in East Dallas into a brand new, 300 square foot storefront, expected to open in March. The bakery, at 5614 East University Boulevard, will sell the same breads, pastries and fresh sandwiches the Inwood store is known for, but will also offer some new bites, like fresh baguettes and new styles of bread featuring Barton Springs Mill heritage flour.
Revolver Taco will return to Fort Worth
Revolver Taco, one of the best-known taquerias in North Texas, is returning to Fort Worth sometime this summer. The restaurant left Fort Worth in 2017 to open a location in Deep Ellum, but returning to Cowtown was always a part of owner Regino Rojas’s plan. Like the Deep Ellum location, the new Revolver will also contain a restaurant-within-a restaurant, this one called Purepecha. (La Resistencia, inside the Deep Ellum spot, was originally Purepecha as well.) According to the Dallas Morning News, that will allow Rojas and his mother to serve more formal Michoacán dishes that don’t work in the more casual format at Revolver. The new location will open later this year at 156 W. 4th Street in Fort Worth.
Knox Street Pub will be reborn at new bar KSP Henderson
Ryan Ferguson, who owned Knox Street Pub when it closed in 2019, is opening a new bar on Henderson Avenue that will evoke the same Bohemian vibe of the original Knox Street Pub that first opened in 1967. KSP Henderson, at 1921 Henderson Ave, is expected to open on March 1, and will feature 20 taps, an extensive selection of bourbon, plus better-than-average bar food, according to Culturemap. But the biggest draw will be the everyone-is-welcome ethos the original Knox Street Pub was known for. “I took this space on Henderson with one goal in mind — to keep the same fun, welcome feeling the bar has always had,” Ferguson told the website.