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Monday, July 15, 2013
Upscale Liquor Store Coming to Downtown Dallas
A partnership of three guys in their mid-20s just may be the ticket to a successful downtown Dallas grocery.
A triple-concept of food and beverage retail will soon fill the 20,000 square-feet that used to house the Urbanmarket, a city hall-subsidized grocery store that failed last year after a 7-year struggle to stay open.
Urban Orchard Market is a grocery store that promises to have a higher percentage of organic versus conventional foods. It will sell local produce and feature frozen yogurt and a deli counter.
Urban Vineyard is the upscale liquor store, earning that description because it’s been designed to feel more like an Apple store than a corner package store.
Bar None Café expects to satisfy most cravings with a sushi bar, taco bar and sandwich bar. It will also have a hot and cold menu. Fresh juice, smoothies, coffee and snack foods will be sold at another station.
Urban Vineyard will open first, said John McIntosh, one of the partners. Urban Orchard Market was created by Umair Humeed and the third partner is Loc Tran. They’ve known each other since middle school growing up in North Richland Hills and all are in their mid-twenties.