Twisted Root still operates in Deep Ellum. But the shop on SMU Boulevard in Dallas closed after the lease was up.

Twisted Root still operates in Deep Ellum. But the shop on SMU Boulevard in Dallas closed after the lease was up.

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Twisted Root Burger Co., the growing restaurant group rooted in North Texas, has closed the shop on SMU Boulevard in Dallas.

Owner Jason Boso says the 10-year lease was expiring and they decided not to renew. "We didn't think it was a good business decision to sign up for another 10 years on a street that isn't what it used to be," he says.

Here's a look inside Twisted Root Burger Co. in Deep Ellum, which regularly sees long lines at lunchtime.

Here's a look inside Twisted Root Burger Co. in Deep Ellum, which regularly sees long lines at lunchtime.

Evans Caglage/2010 file photo

The street has seen significant turnover in recent years, with companies like Spin Pizza, World of Beer and Nodding Donkey calling it quits. Stalwarts like Barley House and Milo Butterfingers — two bars that are especially popular with the college-aged students — have hung on. Torchy's Tacos, too.

A second location of Oishii, a sushi restaurant, is expected to open on SMU Boulevard next year, reports CultureMap.

Twisted Root on SMU Boulevard was an indoor-outdoor burger and beer joint suitable for young adults and parents with little kids alike. The bar games out on the patio made for a fun day drinking scene. The restaurant was moments from the action on Greenville Avenue every year for the raucous Dallas St. Patrick's Parade and Festival.

It closed July 1, according to a sign on the door. The Lakewood Advocate reported it a few days ago.

Man behind Twisted Root burgers is opening a brewery in North Texas

Twisted Root still operates another restaurant in Dallas proper, in Deep Ellum. And Boso says they'll look for another spot for Twisted Root "in the immediate area" in Dallas soon.

Other Twisted Roots remain in Arlington, Bedford, Carrollton, Coppell, Lewisville, Mansfield, Richardson and Roanoke, plus several locations outside of North Texas.

The owner also operates By the Horns Brewing, a brewpub in Mansfield, and Truck Yard, a place described as an "adult playground" that first sprung up near Greenville Avenue in Dallas. Truck Yard expanded to Houston. Its newest outpost, in The Colony, just opened on July 15.

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