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Miami flash ignites in Deep Ellum Dallas via celebrity hotspot restaurant

Miami flash ignites in Deep Ellum Dallas via celebrity hotspot eatery

A little Miami flash. Komodo

Deep Ellum will get a taste of Miami flash via a new restaurant coming to town. The restaurant is called Komodo, and it's opening in The Epic office tower, the16-story building under construction at the intersection of Good Latimer and Pacific Avenue.

The restaurant is a celebrity hotspot from David Grutman who will be "transporting his signature style and sense of hospitality," says a release.

The Miami original boasts an over-the-top party vibe with several unique multi-level dining options including three bars and the signature outdoor floating "birds nests" seating, which creates a playful treehouse feel perfect for any occasion day or night.

Signature dishes include Peking duck, tuna & toro roll, and lobster dynamite.

The Dallas location will be on the ground floor of the office tower at 2550 Pacific Ave., where it will occupy 19,700 square feet of interior space and a 2,500-square-foot patio. An upstairs Komodo Lounge will showcase "Grutman's trademark nightlife energy." There are so many trademarks and signatures at this place.

The office tower is designed for engaging environments that spark connectivity with restaurants, retail, a fitness center with luxury locker rooms, office terraces, bike storage area, and a seventh-floor rooftop amenity deck with year-round seating and views of downtown.

Developer Westdale has signed a 39,124-square-foot lease in the office tower, and will occupy one-and-a- half floors beginning in June 2019.

Westdale president and CEO Joe Beard calls it "a unique opportunity to locate Westdale's headquarters in a world-class building and dynamic setting that aligns with our company's brand."

Spaces, the workspace company where CultureMap Dallas happens to office, has leased 47,026 square feet.

The Epic features three buildings:

  • The Epic office tower, set to open in early 2019
  • the historic Pittman hotel, set to open in mid-2020
  • The Hamilton residential high-rise, set to start leasing in late 2020.

Pedestrian-friendly and visitor details include walkability, green spaces, collaborative creative areas, and art installations.

Westdale has been involved in Deep Ellum since the early ‘90s, purchasing and renovating buildings and focusing on residential and commercial revitalization.