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New Concept Will Replace the Now Closed Thomas Avenue Beverage Company

Tortilla soup (photo by Kevin Hunter Marple)

A couple days ago, CraveDFW said that TABC closed down for good. I sent a Facebook message to Russell Hayward (also behind the haute Ascension Coffee in the Design District), asking him what happened. He sent me back this gloomy reply:

“Well, the landlord has decided that TABC has had its run at the corner of Thomas and Allen and that perhaps a new concept will better serve them. As such they did not extend our lease. I’d like to thank all the great TABCer’s that helped support the business for the 12 years under founder Joel Lebovitz and the 6 years with me. I also wish the best of success to the new lessee of the building when that is finally decided,” says Hayward.

Sad day. Hayward sounds pretty bummed.