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Alligator Cafe Takes Over Rosemont Space in Deep Ellum to Open a Second Location

alligatorLast February, the Alligator Cafe closed their popular Deep Ellum restaurant on Live Oak and moved over to Casa Linda. Chef Ivan Pugh’s Cajun and Creole food won over the new neighborhood. Today, GM/partner Joe Whiddon tells me they are moving back to Deep Ellum to open a second location. “We really want to get back to our old neighborhood,” Whiddon says. “We miss the business from the people at Baylor and AT&T.” They taken over the building that recently housed Rosemont, the breakfast and lunch spot operated by Local chef Tracy Miller. You know, the building with its own parking lot.

Whiddon says they will probably do counter service and sell only beer and wine. They are fixing up the patio. They are under construction and hoping to be ready by September 1. ” We’re shooting for September 1 but it could be earlier,” Whiddon says. “You never know the way these things go.”