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Herrera’s Cafe Building a New Restaurant on Maple Avenue

Herrera's RenderingHerrera’s Cafe has a long history on Maple Avenue. In 1971, Amelia Herrera opened the original 10-table café in a small building (now The Grapevine) on Maple near Oak Lawn. They moved to a larger building across the street at some point where they operated until they moved to newer digs in late 2011. Today comes word they are going big time. MAPP Construction Company is busy constructing a new home for Herrera’s at the corner of Throckmorton and Maple near the restored Old Parkland Hotel campus. Amelia would be pleased to know that her little dumpy restaurant will soon become a new 4,500-square-foot dining room with a mezzanine and outdoor seating. Let’s hope the No. 10 still tastes like a No. 10. Expect the opening in September. The current location will remain open, but it, along with the strip center where it is located, will be demolished once the new place is up and running.

  • David Gates

    Sure they’ll be a giant stuffed bear, right? Hope the food stays the same.

  • David Gates

    Surely there will be a giant stuffed bear, right? Hope the food stays the same.

  • Bobtex

    “The current location will remain open, but it, along with the strip center where it is located, will be demolished.” How can it remain open, when it will be demolished?

  • Nancy Nichols

    That, dear sir, is a great question. Sorry about that. I have completed the sentence.

  • Gilbert Cavello Jr

    I was wondering if you have spoke with Crow Holdings about the closer of Herrera’s Cafe? I know since your report every media avenue has reported on it. Including you, Dallas Morning News, Dallas Observer, D Magazine, Nbc News 5 (Twice), Fox 4, CBS 11 and CW 33 are the ones I know of.

    I’m just a customer who what hate to see such a “Landmark” leave Maple Ave or the Oak Lawn area period. I don’t know if you have seen there Facebook but it’s been flooded with comments, and the restaurant has been bombarded with people.

    I know Mr.Crow wanted for Herrera’s to stay there because according to Nora when he came in to eat while i was there once she told me he wanted her to stay on Maple so he would build her a restaurant.

    Bottom line I know they close tomorrow, but would it not be great if you could keep Herrera’s on Maple? I Know Its a “Tax” problem that’s keeping them from moving to the new location. I would love to hear his take on what’s going on and can anything can be done. Thanks for everything!

    God Bless,
    Gilbert Cavello Jr.