The Deep Ellum branch of antique mall Lula B's is leaving Deep Ellum. After five years in its current spot on Main Street, the store is moving to a new space on Fort Worth Avenue at Hampton Road in Oak Cliff.
Discussion about the move began a year ago, when the shop began seeking a bigger space. Landlord Scott Rohrman says he tried to keep them in Deep Ellum, but none of the spaces available fit their needs. "We looked at three buildings, but they ended up deciding to leave," he says. He doesn't know yet what will go in the space.
This will a second move for Lula B's, which founder Marshall Bowdoin first opened on Greenville Avenue in 1992. Mary Ann Kaylor and ex-partner Patrick Springer took over in the mid-2000s and expanded, opening a second branch in the Design District in 2009. Faced with a rent hike, they moved the Greenville Avenue store to Deep Ellum in 2010. The two stores each house about 60 vendors.
A longtime East Dallas resident, Kaylor moved to Oak Cliff in 2012. She was unavailable for comment, but a staffer at the Deep Ellum store says that the move is planned for late January.
"There's still some construction and preparation taking place at the new location," he says.