Taverna and La Fiorentina to Move Out of Cole/Knox Area By End of March 2013

Yesterday, we learned that Trader Joe’s will be moving into the Knox area, where Taverna and La Fiorentina (two Lombardi restaurants) are both located. A press release just hit my inbox. Yes, Trader Joe’s is going in, and now Lombardi’s two babies are moving out. Taverna will be moving right next to Toulouse (Knox/Henderson area), adjacent to the Katy Trail, at the end of 2013.

The fate of La Fiorentina, on the other hand, remains unknown. Here’s the latest word: “Beginning in January and continuing through late February, La Fiorentina will be available only for special events and private parties until a new site is selected.  Mr. Lombardi is currently reviewing options for La Fiorentina’s new home.”


  • Darren

    Better location description is Armstrong between Cole and Travis.

  • Robert Sullivan

    Does this mean Trader Joe’s is going to level the two buildings?

    • Carol Shih

      Yes, I believe so.

  • DLF

    Looking forward to Trader Joes but would have preferred on Lower Greenville. Say so long to the last remnants of what was once quant Knox Street neighborhood.