Some bars in Dallas last decades. Others barely make it through the summer. In today's list of recent bar and restaurant closures, we see both: Humperdink's in Addison shuttered after 30 years, and newcomers Little Woodrow's and Cedar Grove are now closed, those after less than one year.
Pour one out for these closed spots in Dallas and Addison:
Humperdinks Restaurant and Brewpub
Man, 30 years is a long time. Humperdinks sales and service manager reports Humperdinks' lease was not renewed after it had been open in Addison for three decades. "It always felt like home to me," Service and Sales Manager Cyndi Marton told GuideLive. "We have guests who have been regular Humperdinkers for 25+ years -- they met their spouses at Humperdinks, got married and had kids and even some with grandkids."
Humps' staff is "actively looking" for a new spot to open a restaurant in Addison or Frisco, they report. The company's three existing restaurants -- in Arlington near Six Flags Over Texas and in Dallas (on Greenville Avenue somewhat close to SMU and at Northwest Highway at I-35) -- are still open. The closed Humperdinks was located at 3820 Belt Line Road, Addison.
Little Woodrow's, we hardly knew you! Little Woodrow's opened on Ross Avenue in Dallas in September 2016 and made it less than a year before closing. The new-to-Dallas sports bar has a big following in Houston, but owner Danny Evans reports that the Ross Avenue neighborhood was "not strong enough for us to remain open in this location." It was a huge place -- up to 8,000 square feet -- with a patio, 20+ TV screens and a menu with bar food, sandwiches and burgers. Little Woodrow's has more than a dozen bars open in Texas, but no others in D-FW. Little Woodrow's was located at 3300 Ross Ave, Dallas.
Formerly a restaurant called Dish, this expansive and handsome restaurant space became Cedar Grove in mid 2016. It seemed to have a great location on Cedar Springs Road, within walking distance of tons of restaurants and bars in Dallas' gay district. Beth Rankin at the Dallas Observer reports it closed quietly over Memorial Day Weekend. Cedar Grove was a sibling restaurant to Front Room Tavern and Dish, both in the Park Cities/Preston Hollow area. Cedar Grove was located at 4123 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas.