He popped on the Dallas restaurant scene like a bullet. In 2002 I wrote:
Meet restaurateur wunderkid Tristan Simon, the New Age-talking, good-looking owner of Sense and Cuba Libre. He’s got the most powerful people in town eating out of his hand and clamoring to get into Sense, the most exclusive nightclub in town.
Then came a string of high-profile restaurants under his Consilient umbrella: Hibiscus, Victor Tangos, Fireside Pies, The Porch, AF+B to name a few. Simon partnered with oil tycoon Tim Headington at the Joule Hotel. The deal soured in July 2014. Simon sold his business and disappeared.
Today comes word that Simon is back. In a big way. His new company is Rebees. And Rebees has formed a venture with Victory Park’s retail partner Trademark Company to assist them with food and beverage programming thought Victory Park.
Here are the deets outlined in a press release:
Rebees has formed a venture with Victory Park’s retail partner Trademark Property Co. to assist Trademark with food and beverage programming throughout Victory Park and with the overall marketing of the district;
Rebees will develop and operate a 4,000-square-foot retail emporium that will focus on locally made goods;
Rebees will develop, own and operate a new 14,000-square-foot co-working office space concept that will include a 3,500-square-foot cafe;
Rebees will develop, own and operate a new 6,000-square-foot restaurant concept;
Construction has started on a multi-level, mixed-use building at Victory Park Lane and High Market Street, which will include an eight-screen, 750-seat movie theatre operated by Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas-Victory Park, a for-rent residential component consisting of 285 units, and 20,000 square feet of ground floor retail. In addition, construction is underway on the unfinished parking garage across from the W Dallas – Victory Hotel to add 22,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, and a dramatic, 2,600-square-foot, second-floor covered patio connected to a signature restaurant at the northeast corner of the garage.
Whew! Phase I may be completed by this fall; the theater will open in 2017. Thanks, Tristan!