The owners of Rapscallion, Boulevardier, and Veritas Wine Room have a fourth new restaurant in the wings. Called Hillside Tavern, it will open at Hillside Village, the highly visible center at the corner of Abrams Road and Mockingbird Lane.
Opening date is forecast to be "by the end of 2018," according to a spokesperson for the center. Co-owner Brooks Anderson says that they're waiting to share details on menu and other elements, but that Rapscallion chef Nathan Tate will be chef at the new place and an equal partner, along with Anderson and his brother Bradley Anderson.
Hillside Village is undergoing a five-phase renovation. The new tenant additions and renovation plans will provide the community shopping center with modern exterior updates while preserving the center’s original features that Lakewood residents have known and loved since the original center opened in 1954.
In addition to Hillside Tavern, other new tenants include Session Pilates, Villa Nail Spa, and The Little Things. The newly leased space totals 9,580 square feet and enhances the retail, service, and dining offerings which include White Rock Coffee, Olivella's Neo Pizza Napoletana, Dream Café, Manny’s Lakewood Tex-Mex, Stein Mart, Tuesday Morning, We Yogis, Playtri, Pinot’s Palette, Hillside Shoe Repair, and Crest Tailor.
The renovation will incorporate the installation of modern design elements such as new wood canopy soffits, steel façade elements with wood and metal panel inserts, and refinished plaster façades with a brighter color palette.
All dated tower elements and façade projections will be removed and all exterior lighting and roofing will be replaced. Additionally, Hillside Village will develop a new and improved parking lot and sidewalk system allowing for easier traffic flow and pedestrian accessibility. The center will remain open to the public while upgrades are made.
Northwood Retail leases and manages Hillside Village, as well as The Shops at Park Lane in Dallas and Prestonwood Place in Addison.