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New all-day restaurant grabs corner of renovated downtown Dallas tower

New all-day restaurant grabs corner of renovated downtown Dallas tower

Front Room Tavern
The theme will be an American brasserie and bistro. Courtesy photo

As part of its big renovation, the Trammell Crow Center at 2001 Ross Ave. in downtown Dallas is adding a new restaurant that will be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Called Sloane's Corner, it's from the NL Group, whose portfolio of restaurants includes Jalisco Norte and Front Room Tavern at the Hotel Lumen.

Sloane's will be a 3,100-square-foot restaurant with bar that seats 80 but that also caters to the tenants in the building. It's scheduled to open in fall 2019.

NL Group owner Tim McEneny says it's similar in scope and size to Front Room Tavern, in that it'll be open seven days a week, three meals a day, just like a hotel restaurant, plus a weekend brunch.

"This is going to be a cool restaurant," he says.

Located in the Arts District, the Trammell Crow Center is finishing up a $140 million renovation that included the addition of a 9,000-square-foot fitness center, a 9,000-square-foot conference center, updates to the garage and retail space, and exterior work on the retail, office, and plaza areas.

The building is located at the corner of Ross Avenue and Olive Street, which is where the downtown trolley runs.

The biggest update has been the news of a Royal Blue Grocery opening there — the second Royal Blue to open inside the Central Business District. Also coming to Trammell Crow: Roti's Modern Mediterranean, a Southpaw's Grill, and a new location of Common Desk, which is opening a two-story coworking space and private whiskey lounge.

McEneny says he's wrapping up construction and is in the process of hiring a chef. He doesn't have details yet on the menu other than the cuisine and overall profile.

"It's named after my six-year-old daughter," he says. "It'll be an Amerian brasserie and bistro with a coffee shop and barista, and a grab-and-go section."

"Royal Blue will be on one corner, and we're on the other corner," he says. "It's a good spot because, with residents and offices, the building has a built-in audience that needs catering and food on-site."