Foxtrot, a Chicago-based coffee shop and market, is expected to make its next move in Dallas on Greenville Avenue.
The company plans to open a 3,500-square-foot market at 3606A Greenville Ave., just south of Mockingbird Lane, in the summer of 2023. That’s the site of the former OT Tavern, a bar that was under scrutiny by Dallas police and neighbors after a series of gunfire incidents, a fatal shooting and assaults. OT Tavern closed in July 2022.
The Foxtrot project will be a full renovation. The former bar with lines out the door on the weekends will be turned into an Instagrammy spot for sipping lattes, eating breakfast tacos and checking emails.
Foxtrot is also known for its selection of flowers, wine, snacks and late-night grabs like 12-packs of White Claw and Jeni’s ice cream.
“We feel this can bring life to the neighborhood, in the way the neighborhood wants,” says Steve Owen, a real estate consultant for the property.
Foxtrot will take a corner spot in a building on Greenville Avenue with four other tenants: Bar 3606 nightclub; Society Bakery cupcake shop; Refined Fitness gym; and the Now Massage spa.
Foxtrot has two existing shops in Dallas, in University Park and Uptown. A third opens Oct. 26, 2022 on Knox Street, a busy street for food and beverage businesses right now.
A spokeswoman for Foxtrot says the company has “always been interested in the Greenville/M Streets and Lakewood neighborhoods.” It’s certainly a coffee-heavy area, with spots like Cafe Duro, Window Seat, Halcyon, La La Land and a new Starbucks within walking distance down Greenville Avenue.
Foxtrot prides itself on 30-minute delivery from its grab-and-go section, a feature that many coffee shops don’t have.
It’s too soon to know what the Greenville Avenue cafe will look like, or if the company will keep the mural painted on the outside of the building.
The company currently operates 21 Foxtrots in Chicago, D.C. and Dallas.
Foxtrot is expected to open at 3606A Greenville Ave., Dallas, in summer 2023.