A Sandwich Shop Takes Over 1920s Gas Station; Pearl Cup to Open at Sylvan | Thirty

This 1920s gas station is becoming a sandwich shop. Get ready for it.

Capriotti’s, a huge chain of sandwich shops, is expanding into Dallas (they already have one location in Plano), and they’re choosing bits and pieces of historical Dallas locations to build their massive empire. The first downtown location is going to be at the 1920s gas station (previously Go Philly) located at the corner of Ross and Lamar, and KCI Investments – the money behind this franchise – is opting not to bulldoze the cool gas station in favor of just renovating it. Thank you, KCI Investments! But I don’t know how I feel about having 50 of these Capriotti’s sandwich places popping up all over my city….

Has anyone eaten here before? Is it any good?

And now onto a completely different topic:

Those Pearl Cup lattes and chocochip cookies are putting a big, fat hole in my wallet, so I’m thankful they’re not opening their third shop too close to our offices. (I would go completely bankrupt.) Instead, this local brewery is setting shop in early 2013 at Sylvan | Thirty, a mixed-use development that’s planning construction at North Oak Cliff and West Dallas. Green-minded Pearl Cup is occupying a 2,000 sq. foot space that’ll include a roll-up garage door and expansive patio. Not too shabby for our beloved little Pearl, eh?

Other spaces inside Sylvan | Thirty include: Matador Meat & Wine, Cox Farms Market, and Sharon Hage’s culinary incubator.

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