A replacement restaurant has been announced for the Lakewood Center spot that was abruptly vacated by Dixie House: a second location of McKinney restaurant Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen, which will open in late summer/early fall of 2016.
Sugarbacon, which debuted in McKinney in 2015, specializes in what it describes as "fresh, flavorful, uncomplicated food," along with beer, wine, and seasonal cocktails. Co-owner Johnny Carros, who's partnered with chef Jon Thompson, says that Lakewood is a perfect fit.
"It will be several months before we open the doors, but we are humbled by the neighbors who have warmly welcomed us already," he says. They're giving the space a makeover with concrete floors, reclaimed oak, zinc panels, and gray subway tile.
Dixie House closed at the end of January with conflicting accounts of its demise. Sugarbacon represents an increase from the average Dixie House check, where a diner could still get a square meal for under $10. In a release, Robert Dozier, of landlord Lincoln Property, explains why Sugarbacon was selected.
"The owners of Lakewood Shopping Center are always looking for tenants to bring to the East Dallas area that are focused in building 'community' and becoming part of the fabric of the neighborhood while also being an exceptional partner with the property," he says, which sounds delicious. "We have been impressed with the Sugarbacon team and are thrilled to welcome them into the fold."
The Lakewood Sugarbacon will be open for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, with a design and menu similar to the location in McKinney, where the team is also opening a little market called Butcher Board, serving sandwiches and to-go foods.