Out for Urban Taco. In with Velvet Taco. 

Out for Urban Taco. In with Velvet Taco. 

Jason Janik/Special Contributor

Urban Taco in Uptown is closing and Velvet Taco will take its place.

Quickly, too: Urban Taco closes Saturday, March 31 after dinner. The building will stay shuttered through the summer and is expected to reopen as Velvet Taco in September, says a spokesman.

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Urban Taco had been a steady spot on a block of McKinney Avenue that has seen great turnover, especially since the Loon was bulldozed to become a CVS. Urban Taco creator Markus Pineyro says in a statement they "have outgrown the location" after nine years.

Pineyro and his team recently moved his other Urban Taco in Dallas from one Mockingbird Station address to a bigger one in the same complex. He also founded Del Sur Restaurant Group, which now manages Hook Line & Sinker in Uptown and its offshoot, Hookline in Plano.

He states that "Uptown is no longer in our business plan." We don't yet know if the "I love tacos so much" Instagram wall outside of Urban Taco will stay or go. Now seems like a good time to go snap a pic.

Here's a rendering of how Urban Taco on McKinney Avenue in Uptown Dallas will be transformed into Velvet Taco.

Here's a rendering of how Urban Taco on McKinney Avenue in Uptown Dallas will be transformed into Velvet Taco.

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The Velvet Taco that will replace it is a growing, D-FW-based company that first launched near Henderson Avenue and Central Expressway, in a vibrant area. Velvet Taco has since grown to several shops in D-FW plus two in Houston, two in Austin and one in Chicago, according to the website.

Velvet Taco is known for its late hours: Are you up at 4 a.m.? Because VT is. It's also known for its Backdoor Chicken, a $20 rotisserie chicken (with some sides) sold from a back or side door.

The company comes from D-FW-bred Front Burner Restaurants, which operates Legacy Hall, Whiskey Cake, Sixty Vines and more. Here's a look at some of Velvet Taco's food:

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