Royal Blue Grocery Heading to Downtown Dallas as Part of Trammell Crow Center Redevelopment

Royal Blue Grocery and a new restaurant from NL Group will be part of the renovations underway at the Trammell Crow Center at 2001 Ross Ave. The Austin urban grocery concept known for convenience and prepared foods will take up 3,300 square feet for its store and another 2,000 square feet for its kitchen. On the other side of the building's entrance will be a new restaurant. Both will face Ross Ave. and are expected to open next year as part of the $135 million renovation of the Trammell Crow Center. A 3,100-square-foot eatery is still being conceptualized by Dallas restaurant Tim McEneny who said it will be similar to his Front Room Tavern in the Hotel Lumen, which is also downtown.Stream Realty Partners and J.P. Morgan Asset Management are redeveloping the 1.2 million-square-foot office tower and a 2.66 acre site located directly to the south of the building.The whole project will add to the Arts District and Klyde Warren Park area, said Zac Porter, owner of the new Royal Blue Grocery and the first one to the market he opened in 2015 in Highland Park Village. The Trammell Crow location's outdoor patio will overlook the Dallas Museum of Art, said Porter, who has said he's considering a second grocery downtown.With Royal Blue coming and the Commissary, which opened on Main Street earlier this month, downtown has places to buy wine, fresh bread, groceries -- even a raw steak -- to take home and cook. Twitter: @MariaHalkias  Continue reading...

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