A Greenville Avenue institution is about to leave its revered address: Blue Goose Cantina, which has been plying margaritas and Tex-Mex at 2905 Greenville Ave. for nearly 40 years, will close in March.
According to a statement, the iconic eatery, which is the chain's original location, will close on March 19.
Peterson Management Group, the parent company of Blue Goose Cantina, will be closing the location following its annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration during the Pub Crawl/Block Party on Saturday March 11, with a celebratory blow-out the following weekend.
The family-owned and -operated restaurant is closing because the building was purchased from long-time owners Fred Reisberg Investments Ltd. After negotiations, Peterson Management Group was unable to reach an agreement for lease renewal with the new owner, PegasusAblon.
Greenville Ave denizens should not give up hope: They're seeking a new location in the Greenville Avenue/East Dallas area.
They're also focused on their continued growth which includes a newly opened location in Grand Prairie, its eighth and largest location, joining Fort Worth, Frisco, Grapevine, Highland Village, McKinney, and Plano.
“It has been our pleasure to serve neighbors at our Greenville Avenue location for the past 39 years,” says Nick Peterson, CEO of Peterson Management Group. “There have been countless memories created by neighbors who have visited since my dad, Bob Peterson, and Scott Holyfield opened Blue Goose in 1984. Everything from date nights, family outings and after-work happy hours have been created here. We are appreciative of the Fred Reisberg Family Trust, and the valuable relationships we have made through the decades.”
All employees will be offered positions at other Blue Goose Cantina locations and at Aw Shucks, the sister restaurant chain at Peterson Management Group.
It's fitting that it would close after the St. Patrick's Day Parade. With its Greenville Avenue-facing patio, the restaurant had prized ringside seats, serving as kind of a de facto command central for the boisterous block party.
They promise that the closing will be "a fiesta of great memories."
"We’re equally excited about the possibility of a new Greenville Avenue area location in Dallas," Peterson says. "There’s so much to celebrate!”