Tap Into Trinity Groves
As someone who lives “across the bridge”, I’m stoked about all of the activity that is starting to happen over here! Just on the other side of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, there is building and planning taking place that will eventually result in an area that is very Austin-esque…you know…cool and unique!
Phil Romano, a well-known Dallas restauranteur, snapped up many of the existing buildings at the base of the bridge with plans to turn this area into “Foodie Heaven” with incubator restaurants with a mix of unique retail shops, a concert venue and much more, called Trinity Groves!
One location that is currently under construction is Sharon Van Meter’s, of the multi-purpose kitchen and event venue previously on McKinney just south of Knox – Milestone Culinary Arts Center, Beignet Bridge Club. I love the play on the “bridge” that she’s chosen for the name! Since she studied at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, I’m sure that the beignets will be delicious! She’ll be serving breakfast and a light lunch. Adjacent to the “Bridge Club” will be a “clubby bar” (according to Crave DFW), called The Santuary. With plans to open at the end of the year, the interior of the bar will resemble a high-end hotel lobby with art work on the wall for sale.
Those of you that may have seen the large, now open air, building on the right just after you cross the bridge, may be curious what this is going to be… This is where many of the restaurants and retail, and an amphitheatre will be located. There will be a huge area for dining and entertaining large crowds!
Other things to look for expect? A city park, the extension of the Katy Trail, Babb Brother BBQ and Blues (which will house another venue for concerts), Four Corners Brewing Company (logo and construction picture above), and more. Oh…and the best part? NO CHAINS of any kind allowed! Only original concepts are invited to this party!!
One of the first events scheduled for this area will take place Sept. 15. Originally held in Uptown, Dallas Untapped is moving to Trinity Groves in order to have enough room for the 50+ breweries and 120+ brews scheduled to take part in this festival featuring Indie brews and Indie music. Find ticket information here.
Bridge to nowhere? …I don’t think so…