They say it gets easier with repetition, so maybe this one won't hurt: Sports bar chain Humperdinks closed its location in Addison, after 30 years in the restaurant-friendly town. The restaurant had been at its address at 3820 Belt Line Rd. since 1996.
The closure took place on May 22 and followed the 2013 closure of its location in Richardson. That leaves three Humperdinks: one in Arlington and two in Dallas, on Northwest Highway and the original location on Greenville Avenue.
A spokesperson for the restaurant said that the Addison location had a new landlord who wanted something more upscale and decided not to renew the lease. "But we are actively looking in the Addison and/or Frisco area for our next great location," the spokesperson said.
One wants to be optimistic and hates to be skeptical, but when the chain closed its Richardson location, an employee was quoted as saying that the lease was up and the landlord wanted to bring in something more upscale. Very similar story.
The Richardson location was taken over by Fadi's (which then suffered a fire that took more than two years to rebuild). Fadi's is a wonderful restaurant chain with fantastic Middle Eastern food — but is it more upscale than Humperdinks?
In 1995, Humperdinks began brewing its own beer. The Greenville Avenue and Northwest Highway locations have an in-house brewery but, like Richardson, Addison did not.