Demolition Begins on Landmark Oak Cliff Restaurant Despite Neighbors' Pleas

Monday morning, around 6, Victoria Ferrell and her husband took a short drive to a neighborhood restaurant and hung a banner from the storefront. It read, in big red letters: "With this building goes part of our Oak Cliff heritage and history. We will not support a business that destroys this historic building."A few hours later, that banner is likely buried beneath the rubble once known as El Corazon de Tejas at North Zang Boulevard and West Davis Street -- the building that began life as a Wyatt Food Store in 1940, then, in the mid-1950s, became one of the earliest El Chicos. Ferrell has seen photos and videos of the demolition flow through her social media feed. But she can't bring herself to ride her bike over to El Corazon to see its demise in person.  Continue reading...

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