Deep Ellum News
A new bar with a cutesy theme and celebrity ties is opening on the edge of Deep Ellum. Called Chloe’s Newsstand, it's a restaurant-bar with a newsstand theme from entrepreneur Hank Keller, Super Bowl champion Remi Ayodele, and chef Rami Rassas.
According to a release, it'll open at The Epic, the mixed-use development on Pacific Avenue, in early 2023.
Said release is a mildly cringey read. To wit:
"With its debut edition rolling off the presses in early 2023, Chloe’s Newsstand is the definition of a newsworthy development that’s sure to capture six-inch headlines."
Decor includes booths, dimly lit walls, classic photography, a chandelier at the entrance, a rack of old newspapers, and a graffiti-filled hall.
“We’re aiming to take the Dallas nightlife experience to another level,” Keller said. “We want people to feel like they’re someplace unique and exclusive without feeling pretentious.”
The food will combine American cuisine and shareable tapas-style plates, highlighting chef Rami’s fusion of flavor and flare. Flare, do you suppose he'll be using a lot of fire?
The bar will serve old standards plus innovative specialty cocktails that are "sure to create their own headlines." Zing!
Rassas, known as Chef Rami Raw in culinary circles, is a MasterChef contestant who specializes in meal prep and in-home private dining.
Keller is the man behind Dallas’ Lights All Night music festival. He also operates Highland Concerts, a promotions and event company, and is an expert at raising capital, twice landing on Empact Showcase’s “Empact 100 List,” an annual award honoring the Top 100 entrepreneurs in America under the age of 35.
Ayodele is a DFW native who played football at the University of Oklahoma and won a Super Bowl ring with the New Orleans Saints. A graduate of South Grand Prairie High School, he's partnered with Keller on previous entertainment venues.