Linchpin restaurant at AT&T Discovery District in downtown Dallas closes
In sad news for downtown Dallas, a restaurant in the AT&T Discovery District is closing: Jaxon Texas Kitchen & Beer Garden, which was a centerpiece for the dining/entertainment complex, is closing on July 29.
A spokesperson for Hospitality Allliance, which managed Jaxon as well as other restaurants at the district, confirmed that Jaxon would be leaving the district, but suggested that the restaurant might reopen in a different location.
"We were unable to come to an agreement with the landlord and are moving to a new location that we think we will be a better fit for us," the spokesperson said. "We'll have more information soon."
The restaurant posted on Facebook that "We have had a blast putting on a show in the district for the last 3+ years! We hope you have had as much fun as we have! This is not a goodbye, but a see ya later!!! Stay tuned for our new location, coming in the new year, 2024!"
The district opened with a high-profile assortment of restaurants and vendors that included Rise & Thyme, the cafe from celebrity chef Amanda Freitag, plus local names such as Monkey King Noodle Co, Baboushi, and Dunia & Espartaco Borga.
Jaxon served modern/classic fare influenced by Texas, Louisiana, and New Mexico, plus frozen margaritas and 34 beers on tap. It earned a nomination in 2021 for Best New Restaurant of the Year at CultureMap's annual Tastemaker Awards.
Am email sent out to Jaxon staffers stated that Hospitality Alliance was leaving effective July 31.
"We will no longer be involved with the Discovery District (including Jaxon) after the end of the month," the email said. "While this is disappointing, I believe it will be better for all of us in the long run."
A spokesperson from AT&T said there would be an announcement coming soon.
Jaxon invited fans to visit during the final week: "Come help us celebrate the good times, between now and Saturday! We will have some great specials, so come thirsty & hungry!"