I get really excited whenever a new place is opening downtown. I know it’s not easy. I know it’s a risk. But I love those of you who are brave enough to do it. News recently broke about the InterUrban building planning a replacement for the failed grocery store. And now comes news that Shawn Todd, the developer of historic 400 N. Ervay, is going to bring in Hospitality Sweet.
Hospitality Sweet was started by Meghan Adams, who recently opened a spot in Timothy Oulton’s Dallas location. She serves made-to-order sandwiches, homemade bread, salads, baked goods, and as Todd says, she’ll “also have the best latte in town.”
Todd, who created gorgeous apartments out of the old courthouse/post office, has big plans for Hospitality Sweet. He’s hired Kelly Mitchell (of Bistro 31, Boulevardier, and Nonna) to do the architecture. He plans to create a grand hall for people to sit and enjoy their food. The space will have glass, granite, and hardwood floors. “Julie is designing a very sophisticated space that complements the building well and evokes a strong metropolitan feel,” Todd says.
Adams let us sample her food recently while we took over 400 N. Ervay for a day. I tasted the parfait and loved it. Later that day, I devoured the jar of carrot cake. While I was digging into breakfast, I talked to Adams a little bit about downtown. I begged her to be open when downtown residents are home—after 3 p.m. on weekdays and on the weekends. I love the take-home concept, but really want it to be around when I’m home.
Todd plans to have the space up and operating no later than January. “I’m excited about downtown Dallas finally getting that great just-out-of-the-oven-almond-cinnamon aroma on the sidewalk while walking to work,” Todd says.
I’m pretty excited about that, as well.