The makeover of The Crescent in Uptown Dallas continues with news of another new restaurant set to open in summer 2017. A branch of East Hampton Sandwich Co., the Dallas sandwich chain from founder Hunter Pond, will open at 200 Crescent Court in the former Au Bon Pain space.
East Hampton will have an entrance and patio across from Shake Shack, and will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Pond calls the opening at The Crescent a "no-brainer," saying in a release that "the Crescent building is an iconic fixture in Dallas and really serves as the cornerstone for the Uptown area."
East Hampton Sandwich Co. specializes in sandwiches, salads, and chowders, with beer and wine. Its signature lobster roll helped popularize the Maine-style sandwich trend around Dallas-Fort Worth. Pond opened the first branch in Snider Plaza in 2012; there are now seven branches, in Turtle Creek Village, Plano, Fort Worth, Southlake, and a new one on Inwood Road in North Dallas, plus another planned for The Star, the Dallas Cowboys complex in Frisco.
The East Hampton news follows the recently announced Sixty Vines, the Plano pizzeria, which will open its second location in the former Palomino Euro Bistro space at 500 Crescent Court in the fall.
They'll join already-open new restaurants in the complex that include Shake Shack, Ascension Coffee, and Moxie's Grill & Bar, along with contemporary art space Bivins Gallery, which opened on the ground floor at 300 Crescent Court, Suite 100, on January 28.
Here is an awesome paragraph from the press release that shows how many excellent power players are involved in this humongous project: "For the Sixty Vines transaction, Tony Click, vice president of leasing for Crescent Real Estate Equities, LLC, represented The Crescent, and Mark Masinter and Wally Davis of Open Realty represented Front Burner Restaurants. For the East Hampton Restaurant Company transaction, Tony Click and Jack Gosnell of CBRE represented The Crescent, and Matt McClain of McClain Family Ventures represented the restaurant. For the Bivins Gallery transaction, Tony Click represented The Crescent, and Jack Gosnell represented the Gallery."
John Zogg, managing director of Crescent Real Estate Equities, LLC, says that activity in the storefronts at The Crescent has increased since its $33 million renovation, and that includes a newly redefined presence of longtime retailer Stanley Korshak, all of which reflect the property's "dynamic changes and new vibrancy."