Don’t Do What You’re About to Do, Bolsa Mercado

Maybe I'll be proven wrong. Maybe this will be great. But this seems like a bizarre change-of-pace for a place that didn't need one.

Photo by Elizabeth Lavin.
Photo by Elizabeth Lavin.

Over the past few weeks, it’s become apparent: changes were afoot at Bolsa Mercado. The wine section began to thin out, the prepared foods were consolidated into a single cooler, the beer selection was underwhelming.

The baked goods—formerly a bright spot—were being shipped in from Hypnotic Donuts and others, and everything just felt…tired. I stop at Bolsa Mercado a few times a week for a quick dinner or six-pack, and I began to do so with less frequency.

Well, now we know why. According to a few employees, the market will soon forgo its traditional to-go beer and wine for beer and wine service.

I can not stress this enough, Bolsa Mercado: do not do this. There are plenty of places to drink beer and wine in Oak Cliff, plenty within walking distance of your shop. There is a lack of places—read: none—where I can walk in, grab a sixer, grab dinner, and go home.

Maybe I’ll be proven wrong. Maybe this will be great. But this seems like a bizarre change-of-pace for a place that didn’t need one.

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Comments

  • RCfromOC

    Oh no! Say it ain’t so.

  • Jimmy Contreras

    Personally, I’m excited about the change.
    As a father of two, and someone who cant go anywhere out to eat in the OC with out dropping some serious coin, this is will fill a great void in the Cliff.
    A truly inexpensive dining option for families.
    In my book that’s huge.

    • Jay Jerrier

      Cough cough…I believe I can think of one very inexpensive dining option sir.

  • TheGlutLife

    Uhhhh…. Guessing you’ve never been to North Oak Cliff Beer & Wine (1301 W. Davis) like 4 blocks down from Bosa Mercado?

  • Paul

    Uhhhh, when did they begin “to-go” dinners?

  • Paul

    Uhhhh, when did they begin selling “to-go” dinners? I don’t believe they have….

  • Jennifer Owens

    North Oak Cliff Beer & Wine is awesome! There are on Davis across from PHD.

  • LJT

    I got worried when they stopped posting what the to-go dinner offerings were on FB daily.

  • Veronica Ramos

    it’s lame. i guess they need to get rid of the “groceries” sign. as for North Oak Cliff, they rock. but they are a beer/wine store…you cannot pick up dinner there. the options for “inexpensive family” not really there but they could keep the food and the drink-to-go, food to go, etc. they had a good concept but now it’s just watered down cafe…just like chicken scratch watering down their concept.