The third Dallas location of Ascension is now open at Thanksgiving Tower in Downtown Dallas. The popular café, coffee shop, and wine bar is located at 1601 Elm Street at the main entrance of Thanksgiving Tower and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.
“We are thrilled to be downtown and in a great location like Thanksgiving Tower,” says Russell Hayward, founder-roaster at Ascension. “We don’t even have our sign up yet and we have already surpassed our initial opening sales projections. I haven’t operated downtown since 2010 and it’s incredible to see the difference that seven years have made. The streets are vibrant with people most of the day and into the night. There are activities going on and the new construction and renovations in progress indicate that it’s only going to get better.”
The 50-story tower recently underwent $40 million in capital renovations.
“A big part of our vision for the renovations at Thanksgiving Tower included adding high quality restaurant options,” says Jonas Woods, President and CEO of Woods Capital. “Offering the best cup of coffee in town, an innovative menu and an inviting, laid back café atmosphere, Ascension really delivers on what we were hoping to provide our tenants.”
Gather Kitchen will open in July 2017 and several other concepts are interested in setting up shop at the iconic tower.