Not to brag or anything, but our shop has been called a “beacon of light” in the neighborhood. Our little shop is nestled among lots of auto shops, a day labor center, a strip club, and a couple sketchy motels where they like to film horror flix. Don’t get me wrong, we LOVE our neighborhood. The houses in the neighborhood are FANTASTIC, and I wish I could live there. The neighborhood, really, is almost perfect. However, as long as we’ve been in our space, we’ve been talking about how we really need a few good places to eat and drink within walking distance, and it looks like we’re finally about to get our wish!
First, just two doors south on Lamar, Elsi’s is putting in a smaller restaurant featuring their cuisine from El Salvador. I’m looking forward to the day I can walk a couple doors down and pick up tacos and fresh empanadas! Yum!
Directly across the street, in the space you may know as the Emporium from Dazed and Confused, it’s rumored (so don’t quote us on this) that Threadgill’s is opening a diner that will be called Hiney’s Tiny Diner. I hope that we’ll be having Sprucette morning meetings there! I love diner food. They’ve started building some diner-looking additions to the building.
And, once the day is done, we’ll have a place for our favorite time: beer-thirty! Black Star Co-op is opening at the Crestview Metro Station. I’m interested to see how this plays out. As they say, “Why shouldn’t you own the pub you drink at?!”