A restaurant in Dallas called Melted has closed. Its signature items were grilled sandwiches like a mac and cheese melt, tuna melt and mushroom melt.
Melted was located in the Cedars, next-door to a bar called Industry Alley and down the street from the apartment complex South Side on Lamar.
A sign on the window confirms the news. Under block letters "CLOSED," someone has written "— forever — sorry." Owner Rose Arvajeh confirms that another Melted will not open elsewhere.
It was one of the few grilled cheese restaurants in the Dallas area. Dallas Grilled Cheese Co., unaffiliated with Melted, remains open in Mockingbird Station and the Bishop Arts District. A grilled cheese shop called Tom+Chee, made popular by Shark Tank, opened several restaurants in North Texas but has since closed them.
Of course, grilled cheese sammies are a staple at lots of sandwich shops. See a list of our favorite grilled cheeses here.
The Cedars has been an up-and-coming neighborhood for years. It's home to restaurants like Sandwich Hag and Monica's Mex-Tex Cantina (formerly a revamped Cedars Social); wine bar Checkered Past; coffee shop Full City Rooster; movie theater Alamo Drafthouse; and brewery Four Corners. Dive bar Lee Harvey's has been there for years. Mike's Gemini Twin, a bar, just opened. Dang, that's a lot of well-liked businesses.
But change is slow in the Cedars, our Robert Wilonsky writes. Restaurateur Shannon Wynne is "snapping up shuttered century-old homes and buildings in the Cedars, prepping them for redos so they can become habitable and affordable," Wilonsky says.
Melted, located at 1715 S. Lamar St., Dallas, is now another open storefront.