Construction has forced the closure of some local restaurants. More eateries will open on the site eventually.
An Uptown Dallas restaurant named TNT/Tacos and Tequila has closed as of Dec. 10, 2021.
The restaurant closure was expected, because Stream Realty has had plans for several years to renovate the aging shopping complex built in 1966. Stream Realty plans to bulldoze and rebuild in the area where TNT was.
TNT co-owner Jim Barron says “it was a very amicable separation.” The closure follows a legal battle between the restaurant owners and real estate company Stream.
TNT is one of several local businesses that have closed in the Quadrangle renovation near Howell and Routh streets in Dallas. A pub named the Ginger Man was demolished in March 2021, and Dream Cafe closed in May 2021. The Ginger Man did not relocate but Dream Cafe did — nearby, to McKinney Avenue in Uptown Dallas.
Both businesses had been at or near the Quadrangle for about three decades.
TNT had been there for seven years. It was known for its street taco bar and salsa dancing contests.
“We are sad to go,” says Zak Baron, the general manager and son of co-owners Liz and Jim Baron, in part of a company statement. The family says it’s interested in a potential new location for TNT “but are tabling it for now.”
The Barons also operate Blue Mesa Grill, which is still in operation in Addison, Fort Worth and Plano.
The Quadrangle’s renovation plans call for a 12-story office tower and five new fast-casual and full-service restaurants, located in part where TNT stands today.
CrushCraft Thai Eats, a restaurant that opened in 2014, will remain at the Quadrangle but will relocate from its current address to Laclede Street, near a coming-soon pocket park.
Theatre Three, another long-time tenant, will remain at the Quadrangle.