A longtime Tex-Mex restaurant in Dallas' Knox Street District is closing, sort of: On The Border is temporarily closing its location at 3130 Knox St. and will reopen as a delivery, to-go, and catering kitchen.
The restaurant will be closed on August 5.
In a release, CEO Matt Hood says that this temporary closure brings mixed emotions.
"It's the location that started the brand on its 37-year brand journey," Hood says. "However, in true On The Border style, before we close, we’re going to have a fiesta!"
The chain now has more than 150 restaurants in 31 states and Asia.
The Knox location will be converted to allow for more retail and residential space. The new delivery, to-go, and catering kitchen is expected in late summer/early fall.
The Knox District is experiencing serious churn, with the addition of Weir's Plaza, a new 12-story mixed use development, and newcomers such as Kiva Pilates and home store Parachute, as well as the closures of businesses such as Abacus.
Throughout the weekend prior to the closure, which is this weekend, August 3-4, the restaurant will serve grande house margaritas for $1.82, plus extended happy hour specials all weekend long. They know how to fill those seats.
"We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the impact of our Knox location than with a margarita fiesta," Hood says, this time without an exclamation point. "We are proud to have also provided opportunities to all team members and look forward to opening again soon to serve the area with bold Border-style Mex."