This is a long time historical restaurant and bar in the hot Uptown area of Dallas…Exceptional customer base of monied urban living professionals. Strong upscale condo based….Strong upscale business area.
Fine dining. In business for 15 years, this restaurant is one of the best restaurants in Dallas. With a rich selection of foreign cuisine, a classy atmosphere and ambiance, and a terrific selection of fine wines, this restaurant is a great place for business lunches, after work meals with the family or colleagues, and romantic dinners. Entertainment is provided on weekends and other special occasions making for memorable experiences.
Ed Bailey and company purchased the Uptown Bar & Grill about six months ago. According to Ken “Kesey” Kuczwaj, Vice President Brand Development of ECB Enterprises, Uptown Bar and Grill will close around November 1 and will reopen as a yet-unnamed “man-versus-food type sandwich shop.” The restaurant will have “cool cocktails” and “the greatest New York Sicilian pizza-by-the-slice you ever tasted.” More on that later.
Kuczwaj’s job is to lead Ed Bailey out of the cuckoo’s nest of grandiose steakhouses and into more manageable restaurant concepts. Like Patrizio. Today I caught up with Ken as he toured the site of the soon-to-open Patrizio Osteria in Southlake.
Exceptional Waterfront Bar and Restaurant in Collin County. $925,000. “This strong and stable bar restaurant is in an excellent destination area.”
Beautiful, Spectacular, Eye-catching Steakhouse in North Dallas. $225,000. “There are just not words to put the image of all this place has to offer.”
Traditional Tex-Mex Food Restaurant in North Dallas. $189,000. “Established in 2009.”
Hamburgers, Shakes, Salads. Dallas $95,000 Established 9 1/2 years. Owner pays himself $1,000/week, plus employee salaries of $6,500/ month. (click through business for sale tab)
French, Established 20 yrs, Cook will stay. Upscale area of Dallas. $149,000. “Seats 80 inside and 20 outside patio. Known for its consistent and quality food, it is one of the highest rated restaurants in its neighborhood.”
Elaborate and successful throwback nightclub/dinner club/jazz club. No price listed. “Awesome location.”
Pizza Restaurant in Dallas. $180,000. Dallas. “With fantastic location with visible signage and very high car counts.”
Grand Italian Restaurant and Bar. $115,000. Plano. Established 1987. “The current owner has fully renovated the restaurant after the acquisition.The restaurant is located in an area that has a lot of corporate offices and countless houses.”
Fine Dining Restaurant. $135,000. Dallas. “Upscale, elegant, and authentic fine dining specializing in Ethiopian and Italian dishes is available for sale. Established in 1991 and moved into current location in 2005, the restaurant is the oldest Ethiopian restaurant in Dallas. The restaurant serves premium quality dishes to its customers and has been placed in D Magazine thereby drawing a number of high-end customers including celebrities.”
Asian Fusion Restaurant. $189,000. North Dallas. “Asian fusion restaurant with emphasis on Chinese food is now available for sale. This modern, beautiful, and fast-food concept Chinese restaurant is located in the hub of one of the largest retail corridor of N. Dallas. Surrounded by a countless businesses, corporations, and residents.”
High-End Well Established Tex-Mex. $429,000.North Dallas. “Upscale Tex-Mex Grill located in N. Dallas which does over $1 Million in annual revenues. Centrally located in a fast growing city, this restaurant has accumulated a strong and loyal customer base.”5 Comments »
Today on our RealPoints Commercial Real Estate blog, commercial real estate guru (and all-around spectacular human being and one of my favorite people to go out to dinner with) Bob Young, managing director of The Weitzman Group, offers a fond reminiscence of the late Marcello Rosen, the broker behind many of Dallas’ beloved restaurants.
Bob Young: Remembering Marcello Rosen
On Tues., July 19, my family (wife Paula, daughter Lacey, son Christopher, and his fiancee, Katie) and I celebrated Paula’s birthday at our favorite restaurant, Toulouse. We arrived to find that our requested table was occupied by none other than restaurateur Alberto Lombardi and several of his family members and friends—including his go-to real estate broker, Marcello Rosen.
As the table transitioned to us, we exchanged warm hellos with Alberto and Marcello.
Less than a month later, on Fri., August 12, my son and I attended a memorial service for Marcello, who had lost a courageous battle with cancer. Christopher (who’s also a fellow Weitzman broker) and I were both struck by the frailty and sanctity of life—and the loss of a true real estate professional and a valued business friend.
The service was attended by hundreds of Marcello’s friends and family, including Dallas restaurateurs Avner and Celeste Samuel (NOSH), Alberto and Vivian Lombardi (La Fiorentina, Cibus), Taco and Duni Borga (La Duni), and Brian and Courtney Luscher (The Grape)—as well as restaurant brokers Dennis Leibovitz, Steve Williamson, Jack Gosnell, Alan Mann, Nelson Billups, and many others —all there to pay respects to a well-liked player in our business.
Marcello lived a fascinating life and was a successful retailer in his own right (as co-founder of the Pea in a Pod chain) before switching over to the commercial real estate arena, focusing on restaurant development and site selection. Most recently he was senior vice president at Dunhill Partners.
As tough as it was to realize the loss of Marcello, I was comforted by the sense of community of our commercial real estate industry. On my next visit to Toulouse, La Duni, Nosh, or The Grape, I will raise my glass and toast Marcello, a true professional and a friend.
Bob Young is managing director of The Weitzman Group. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I love to search for real estate. This morning a fellow restaurant real estate junkie pointed me to this site. I found several interesting listings. One sounds like Tramontana in Preston Center. Then there is a Mexican food restaurant in Grapevine. A downtown pizza place for $500K?? Have a look. Make some guesses.8 Comments »