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Seattle doughnut shop Top Pot triples down on Dallas with new locations

Doughnut shop Top Pot triples down on Dallas with new locations

Top Pot Doughnuts, Dallas
Yes to more Top Pot doughnuts. Photo by Marc Lee

After testing the local waters with a branch it opened in North Dallas in 2014, Seattle-based doughnut chain Top Pot is tripling down with three more outlets opening around Dallas in 2015.

Two locations are already signed and sealed: one at 2937 Greenville Ave., in part of what used to be the Goody Goody liquor store, and a second in the new CityLine mixed-use complex in Richardson.

Co-founder Mark Klebeck, who has family in the Dallas area, says they're committed to the area and are already plotting a fourth branch in Dallas whose location he cannot yet divulge.

"We just signed the lease for Greenville Avenue and another for CityLine in Richardson," he says. "We've walked away from a few locations that didn't quite fit, but we always had it in mind that the Hillcrest bakery would be our central location, with more to come."

CityLine is shaping up to have a number of restaurant tenants, including grilled cheese concept Tom+Chee, a branch of Kent Rathbun's regional American mini-chain Jasper's and a Whole Foods Market.

Top Pot was founded by brothers Mark and Michael Klebeck in 2002. The branch on Hillcrest Avenue and Northwest Highway was their first outside Washington. Their signature item is the "old fashioned," a cake doughnut with chunky edges.

Although many of its competitors close after lunch, Top Pot is the rare doughnut shop in Dallas that stays open all day, until 6 pm on weekdays and 5 pm on Sundays.

Their timetable is "late spring or summer, if I were to guess," Klebeck says. "Greenville is first, and then Richardson, and we should have our fourth location open by the end of this year."

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