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Top Updates for the Knox-Henderson District

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014

Want to stay in the know about what’s happening in the Knox-Henderson entertainment district? Here is a quick round-up of the hottest and most exciting news stories about Knox-Henderson. Knox-Henderson is getting a beer garden: Black Forest Biergarten is under construction next to The Slip Inn and the soon-to-be Houndstooth Coffee. Black Forest Biergarten is a German-style beer garden that is being started by the former owners of Knox Street Pub. The food and drink menu has already been finalized on the official website. This should be one of the most exciting launches of 2014. Read more here via the Dallas Observer. New Knox Street development will be completed in September of 2015 and will include apartments, shops and yes, a Trader Joe’s “The mixed-use development will include a Trader Joe’s grocery store and replaces the old Ed Kellum & Son appliance retail location and two restaurants on Cole. The buildings have been vacated and are awaiting demolition. […] Richardson-based contractor Hill & Wilkinson said the building at 4501 Cole will cost $38.6 million and will include a six-story, 165-unit luxury rental...

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Knox-Henderson Restaurants Get Dishcrawled

Posted by on Jun 24, 2013

My stomach is still satisfied from the first ever Knox-Henderson Dishcrawl event that took place on Tuesday, June 18, 2013. For those of you who don’t know what Dishcrawl is, it’s “a premier culinary social experience […] bringing together neighborhood restaurants, local chefs, regional food producers and fellow food enthusiasts.” In other words, Dishcrawl allows you to try four awesome restaurants in one night with a downright awesome group of people. The crowd that crawled consisted of the perfect blend of foodies, bloggers and passionate Dallasites. I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with Shannon from Feed Me Dallas (who wrote an awesome blog post about the event from a foodie’s perspective), Neil Lemons from I Live in Dallas, John Griffing from Dishcrawl DFW, along with many other interesting and fun people. Since this was the first time I’ve ever Dishcrawled, I wasn’t sure what to expect. The Dishcrawl team is notorious for being secretive about its restaurants, so nobody had any idea where we were going after the first restaurant (although John did drop a few picture hints over social media). I...

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The Best Coffee Shops in Knox-Henderson

Posted by on Jan 12, 2014

Let’s face it: coffee is awesome. Coffee-induced brainstorming can lead to new businesses, books, top-notch work, blog posts and so much more. In fact, this post was inspired by the consumption of a hot cup o’ joe. Fortunately for coffee addicts, Knox-Henderson has a multitude of options for you to get your morning (or afternoon/evening) coffee: Houndstooth Coffee You’ll want to put this on your list of coffee shops to try in Dallas. Launching in Spring of 2014, Houndstooth Coffee will be taking over the old space of The Pearl Cup on Henderson Avenue. Houndstooth Coffee only serves the finest coffees, teas, beer, wine and pastries and was originally launched in Austin, Texas. Get excited to get caffeinated. Stay up to date by following their Dallas-specific Twitter account. Origin Kitchen + Bar If you’re looking for a coffee shop that knows what a good bean versus a bad bean is, this is your new favorite place. With a friendly staff and delicious coffee, you can’t go wrong. Don’t like coffee? Ask for one of their gourmet teas (think: Teavana quality) and...

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Shopping and Living

Steven Alan Opens Dallas Store in Knox-Henderson

Posted by on Aug 30, 2013

Another New York-based retailer has made its way to Dallas. Steven Alan, a retailer known for its curated selection of emerging and established designers in addition to its own in-house Steven Alan brand, launched its first store in Texas today in the Knox-Henderson district along the super-hot Knox Street corridor (see here and here for other recent big-name retailers). We had a quick conversation with Jonas Joiner, General Manager of Steven Alan’s Knox Street store, who shared his excitement revolving around the store’s success during today’s launch day (and also mentioned impressive sales figures). “We’re really excited to be a part of the Knox-Henderson neighborhood and have had a great response so far. A lot of visitors today already knew about the Steven Alan brand and have been excited for the store to launch, ” Joiner remarked. He also added that Steven Alan stores only open in neighborhoods, which is why Knox-Henderson was the perfect fit. “Opening in Dallas is very exciting as we have had shops on both coasts and Texas presents a great opportunity to launch Steven Alan in the southwest. We have been getting requests...

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Top Updates for the Knox-Henderson District

Top Updates for the Knox-Henderson District

Feb 10, 2014

Want to stay in the know about what’s happening in the Knox-Henderson entertainment district? Here is a quick round-up of the hottest and most exciting news stories about Knox-Henderson. Knox-Henderson is getting a beer garden: Black Forest Biergarten is under construction next to The Slip Inn and the soon-to-be Houndstooth Coffee. Black Forest Biergarten is a German-style beer garden that is being started by the former owners of Knox Street Pub. The food and drink menu has already been finalized on the official website. This should be one of the most exciting launches of 2014. Read more here via the Dallas Observer. New Knox Street development will be completed in September of 2015 and will include apartments, shops and yes, a Trader Joe’s “The mixed-use development will include a Trader Joe’s grocery store and replaces the old Ed Kellum & Son appliance retail location and two restaurants on Cole. The buildings have been vacated and are awaiting demolition. […] Richardson-based contractor Hill & Wilkinson said the building at 4501 Cole will cost $38.6 million and will include a six-story, 165-unit luxury rental building on top of the retail. [‘]The Lincoln Knox apartments are a natural extension of this upscale, walk-able neighborhood and will offer outstanding amenities,[‘] Hill & Wilkinson’s Jay Graham said in a statement.” Read more via DallasNews.com. The Pearl Cup has moved out of Knox-Henderson and Houndstooth Coffee is taking over in the Spring of 2014 We were very sad to see one of our favorite coffee shops, The Pearl Cup, move out of Knox-Henderson at the end of 2013 (“incredibly high rent” was cited for being the cause). Fortunately, great news quickly followed: Austin-based Houndstooth Coffee will be opening in the same spot that The Pearl Cup leased. Houndstooth Coffee prides itself on only selling the finest coffees, teas, beer and wine. Read more at Eater Dallas. Hacienda on Henderson shut down unexpectedly This came as a huge surprise. The KnoxHenderson.com team dined at Hacienda on Henderson three days before it unexpectedly announced that it was closing down. We really enjoyed the food and service and are sad to see it go. Read more at Eater Dallas. Henderson Tap House is moving...

Steven Alan Opens Dallas Store in Knox-Henderson

Steven Alan Opens Dallas Store in Knox-Henderson

Aug 30, 2013

Another New York-based retailer has made its way to Dallas. Steven Alan, a retailer known for its curated selection of emerging and established designers in addition to its own in-house Steven Alan brand, launched its first store in Texas today in the Knox-Henderson district along the super-hot Knox Street corridor (see here and here for other recent big-name retailers). We had a quick conversation with Jonas Joiner, General Manager of Steven Alan’s Knox Street store, who shared his excitement revolving around the store’s success during today’s launch day (and also mentioned impressive sales figures). “We’re really excited to be a part of the Knox-Henderson neighborhood and have had a great response so far. A lot of visitors today already knew about the Steven Alan brand and have been excited for the store to launch, ” Joiner remarked. He also added that Steven Alan stores only open in neighborhoods, which is why Knox-Henderson was the perfect fit. “Opening in Dallas is very exciting as we have had shops on both coasts and Texas presents a great opportunity to launch Steven Alan in the southwest. We have been getting requests for quite a while now to open there.” – Steven Alan The Steven Alan Dallas store is a 1,875 square feet space, which opens in a 1930s building with concrete floors encased with brick walls. In addition to the Steven Alan brand, the store also carries men’s and women’s lines such as the following: ACNE, Alasdair, Clare Vivier, Engineered Garments, Filson, Lad, Lauren Moffatt, Laurence Dolige, Mansur Gavriel, No.6, RRL, Sea, Sessun and Shinola. The store will also feature an assortment of home and lifestyle items from Colin Adrian Glass, Coyuchi, Frau Tonis, Hedley & Bennet, Small Spells, Tay and local women’s and lifestyle vendors. The future is looking bright for Steven Alan’s first store located in Texas! Be sure to check out their grand opening event on September 19, which will be held behind the store at the old Ed Kellum and Sons parking lot. About to make your first trip to the store? Here’s more information: Address 3205 Knox Street Dallas, TX 75205 phone: 214.306.4849 Store Hours Monday – Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Friday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00...

Dallas ISD Launches Immigrant Intake Center in Knox-Henderson

Dallas ISD Launches Immigrant Intake Center in Knox-Henderson

Aug 5, 2013

After closing its doors in 2011, the Dallas Independent School District’s immigrant intake center will be reopening in Knox-Henderson along Henderson Avenue. The Margaret and Gilbert Herrera Student Intake Center will serve immigrants and refugees as they acclimate to the United States and adapt to life within a Dallas ISD school. The intake center will include the following services: School registration Counseling for academics School supplies Language proficiency assessments There will be an opening ceremony for staff and community members at the new intake center on Friday, August 9th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The center will be officially open to serve students on Monday, August 12. The center is located at 2617 N. Henderson Ave. Suite 700, Dallas, Texas 75206 (behind the old James B. Bonham Elementary School building). For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 972-749-5760. To read more about the intake center, please visit the Dallas ISD...