A tormented location in Dallas changes hands once again, as one restaurant closes to make way for a new breakfast-and-lunch spot opening in March.
The address is 4218 Lemmon Ave. — most recently home to Roux Bistro. Owner Theodore Koutsogeorgas and his partners shut it down on February 28 with a note to customers stating that they'd decided to sell the business.
"Theodore has been a part of the food & beverage industry for over 30 years, and will continue to pursue new dining concepts in the future," the note says.
The space will be home to Eggsellent Cafe, a breakfast-and-lunch chain with an extensive menu of breakfast options, plus sandwiches, burgers, and salads for lunch.
Eggsellent Cafe was established in 2015 and has locations in Carrollton and Frisco. According to a manager in Carrollton, the unnamed founder of the chain sold the three locations to individual owners and is no longer involved. There's also a location in Arkansas.
It's not to be confused with Eggsquisite Cafe, a not-dissimilar small breakfast-and-lunch chain with locations north of Dallas.
Roux was at the location for two years, where it served Mediterranean and Louisiana-style cooking, with seafood, steaks, and pastas.
It was only the latest in the space, outlasting what feels like a series of failed concepts, from Cafe Cancun to something called Honey Shack, to Catalina to Lolitas, to most notoriously, Tallywackers, a restaurant where the servers were skimpily-attired males.
That's a lot of turnover, but so far, none of the prior occupants have specialized in the booming category of breakfast. Perhaps this will be the one.