Highland Park Village Loss

Highland Park Village says goodbye to Number One and Chapter Two

Highland Park Village says goodbye to Number One and Chapter Two

Interior of No. 1 in Highland Park Village
Number One is Brian Bolke's hybrid cafe/retail concept. Photo by Jennifer Chininis
Chapter Two in Highland Park Village
Chapter Two is a high-end bookstore. Photo courtesy of Chapter Two
Brian Bolke of Forty Five Ten in Dallas
Brian Bolke says he's shutting down the stores to make way for the new grocery store concept coming to Highland Park Village. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Interior of No. 1 in Highland Park Village
Chapter Two in Highland Park Village
Brian Bolke of Forty Five Ten in Dallas

Highland Park Village is undergoing even more change: Brian Bolke has announced that he is closing his Number One and Chapter Two on December 31 to make way for the village’s new grocery store concept.

Chapter Two, Bolke’s chic bookstore, opened barely a year ago, offering upscale titles from Assouline, Rizzoli and Taschen publishing houses, as well as a variety of specialty and hard-to-find magazines. Number One was his hybrid cafe/retail concept next-door; it opened in late 2012.

“We have been so thrilled to have Number One and Chapter Two be a part of Highland Park Village,” Bolke said in a release about the closure. “The response has been overwhelmingly positive, and we know we have been a ‘healthy habit’ in many people’s lives.

“As Highland Park Village expands its food and grocery offerings to encompass the Preston Road frontage, we are closing to make way for exciting new developments.”

Favorites from the stores — including books, jewelry, apothecary and ready-to-wear — will move to Bolke’s other outposts, Forty Five Ten and Five and Ten (also in HP Village). Some of the menu favorites from Number One — including the house-made almond milk that has gathered a loyal following — will be available starting in early January at the T Room at Forty Five Ten.