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New restaurants for Coit and Campbell
Salado Mexican Grill, which opened in December 2010 at the northwest corner of Coit and Campbell, has closed. Hoffbrau Steaks will take its place and is expected to open this month. The mini-chain is known for its USDA steaks and also serves quail, chicken, seafood, ribs and burgers along with other comfort-food staples. Palio’s Pizza Cafe is moving into the far west end of the southeast corner that previously housed Run On, which downsized and scooted over to the adjacent storefront. Palio’s is another mini-chain with locations around DFW, and it’s family owned and operated. Everything is made from scratch with farm-fresh produce and pure mozzarella cheese. Palio’s also makes gluten-free pizzas. The opening date is set for Aug. 1. In the same strip, Jersey Mike’s sub shop has opened. Negotiations are also underway for a new tenant for part of the Blockbuster space, says Mike Cagle of John Bowles Company, which leases the pavilion properties.
Loving Hut vegan restaurant opens at Belt Line and Midway
Attention animal activists and those intolerant to diary products: A new vegan restaurant, Loving Hut, has opened at the southwest corner of Belt Line and Midway in Addison. Loving Hut is the fastest-growing international vegan chain with more than 120 branches worldwide. This is the first one in Dallas. The menu is mostly Asian fare with some Americanized burgers and sandwiches thrown in. Entrées are about $8-$10 each. The restaurant encourages a “noble, plant-based diet” as the “only way to a sustainable planet.”
Hotel Intercontinental debuts new club lounge
The swanky Hotel InterContinental — home to sold-out New Year’s parties and other North Dallas nightlife — has unveiled a new club lounge and luxury suites. ForrestPerkins architecture firm renovated the 15th floor, which now features six specialty bi-level suites, corridors and an updated Club InterContinental with a VIP lounge. It’s all an extension of last year’s renovation of the grand lobby, restaurant and meeting areas. Last summer, the five-star hotel opened Q de Cheval, a part-French, part-Texan-inspired cuisine.
More business bits
1. Consignments Plus opened in the former Western Warehouse space at the northwest corner of Preston and Belt Line.
2. Blue Wave Express Car Wash is under construction at Montfort and Arapaho.
3. The locally owned Burrito Jimmy opened a location and Coit and LBJ, serving homemade “smothered burritos” originally created in the Bronx.
Get in Contact
Hoffbrau Steaks, 7601 Campbell, hoffbrausteaks.com
Palio’s Pizza Cafe, 1469 W. Campbell, paliospizzacafe.com
Jersey Mike’s, 1920 N. Coit, 972.792.7100, jerseymikes.com
Loving Hut, 14925 Midway, 972.980.1840, lovinghut.us
Hotel Intercontinental, 15201 Dallas Pkwy., 972.386.6000, intercontinental.com
Consignments Plus, 5909 Belt line, suite 100
Blue Wave Express Car Wash, bluewaveexpress.com
Burrito Jimmy, 13021 Coit, Suit 100, burritojimmy.com