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Pie Tap founder revisits tacos with new restaurant in Uptown Dallas

Pie Tap founder revisits tacos with new restaurant in Uptown Dallas

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Tacos are coming (back) to Uptown. TacoLingo

There's yet more restaurant action happening at The Union Dallas, the mixed-use development at Field Street and Cedar Springs Road.

According to a release from the developer, two additional eateries will open this fall: a taqueria called TacoLingo, and a Japanese restaurant, Kotta Sushi Lounge.

Kotta Sushi Lounge will open a 4,000 square-foot restaurant in October in the retail portion of the project at Cedar Springs Road and Akard Street.

This is the second location; the original opened in Frisco in 2007.

Open for lunch and dinner, Kotta serves sushi rolls, noodle dishes, wasabi pepper chicken, sirloin steak platter, and miso-glazed Chilean sea bass, among others, along with a full bar.

TacoLingo is a smaller spot — 3,500 square feet — that will also open in October. It's a new concept from restaurateur Rich Hicks, founder of Pie Tap and Mooyah Burgers, that represents a return to tacos; he founded Tin Star, one of the original upscale taco chains in 1999. Who can forget the location that was once across from the Quadrangle?

The menu is anchored by tacos as well as a variety of appetizers, salads, and entrees. Drinks include margaritas, beer, and wine.

They'll join The Henry and North Italia, the two Sam Fox Restaurant concepts already announced.

Possibly of less interest to restaurant-oriented people are two other new tenants signed: Hudson Way Capital Management, LLC, a private investment management firm, will relocate its Dallas headquarters to The Union in November when it opens a 3,026 square-foot office on the 16th floor of the office tower.

MedProperties Realty Partners, LLC, a private-equity firm focused on investing in healthcare real estate, will relocate and open a Dallas office on the 21st floor in the spring.

Exciting news for those who follow private things.

This brings The Union Dallas to more than 60 percent leased prior to opening.

The development includes an office high-rise, a 31-story apartment building, retail, a variety of dining options from white tablecloth to fast-casual, an outdoor central plaza with a park-like setting, and a 60,000-square-foot Tom Thumb urban grocery store.