It was a shock to see the sign come down at Vino 100 on Sunday morning. The wine bar in Uptown has closed.
Call it an outlier, though: Uptown Dallas has been a hot area for twentysomethings for years, and it isn't cooling off anytime soon.
Here are nine openings you can expect in Uptown in the coming weeks and months, plus two more that have already debuted:
Pera Wine Bistro: A Turkish fast-casual restaurant will open on Boll Street where Sharaku Sake Lounge once stood. Pera will sell sandwiches similar to gyros. Owners Sam Sensel and Habip Kargin also operate Pera Turkish Kitchen and Pera Wine and Tapas, both in Far North Dallas.
2633 McKinney Ave., Dallas. Opening this weekend or early next week.
Eureka!: An American restaurant with beers on tap and 40 small batch whiskeys is joining West Village's new 3700M development on McKinney Avenue just south of Blackburn Street. It's Texas' first Eureka!, though California has about a dozen of them.
3700 McKinney Ave., Suite 126, Dallas. Estimated to open Dec. 8.
S&D Oyster Company: Uptown's homey seafood restaurant is getting a new addition that will double its square footage. Crews are currently building a new dining room and bar behind the existing S&D Oyster Company on McKinney Avenue. The original building is well over 100 years old, the GM says, and the owner has taken great care to make an addition that jibes with the original. When the addition opens, the menu will not change, though the extra kitchen space will allow the chefs to experiment with adding new items in the future.
2701 McKinney Ave., Dallas. Estimated to open in late December or early January.
Fat Rabbit: Gone is the Sfuzzi at McKinney Avenue and Routh Street - more on that momentarily - and a two-story restaurant and bar called Fat Rabbit is currently under construction. The downstairs area will be a casual restaurant with a menu of sliders, tacos and entrees. Upstairs (and opening 60 days after the downstairs portion) is a VIP lounge and club with bottle service and a menu of global food, says the marketing director. The menu hasn't been set for the upstairs portion yet. The chef is Kyle Kingrey.
2533 McKinney Ave., Dallas. Estimated to open in January.
Bisous Bisous Patisserie: This macaron business started out selling sweets at White Rock Local Market, and come January, it will open its own storefront. The 1,200 square foot store will also sell tarts, croissants, cakes and coffee.
3700 McKinney Ave., Dallas. Estimated to open in January.
Public School 214 (or PS214 for short): Class is in session year-round at Public School 214, a gastropub modeled after a classroom. Happy hour is called "recess" and curious drinkers can take "beer 101″ classes.
3700 McKinney Ave., Dallas. Estimated to open at the end of January.
Truluck's: The Truluck's as you know it on McKinney Avenue will become a parking lot in early 2015. Behind it, on Maple near McKinney avenues, the brand-new Truluck's building is almost finished. In the new building, the dining room will accommodate 15 percent more diners. That's not the reason this place was built: It's the new 90-person bar situated around a grand piano, plus a large private dining room that can be partitioned into three smaller rooms. Truluck's will close for several weeks in early 2015 while crews demolish the current building and set up the parking lot.
2401 McKinney Ave., Dallas. Estimated opening date is "before Valentine's Day."
Parquet: We don't have much to report about Parquet, a sports bar (according to Facebook, at least) that's got signs up where Teddy's Room was on Cedar Springs Road. We've inquired.
2404 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas. No information on opening date.
Sfuzzi: For months, crews have been redoing the inside of 2600 Cedar Springs Road. But what would it become? We've known since the building requested a certificate of occupancy in April that on-again, off-again pizza joint "Sfuzzi" was on the permit, though owners were mum. Recently, the bar's awnings went up, and yes, Sfuzzi is what'll go into that bustling bar corner near Kung Fu Saloon, 6th Street Uptown and the still-under-construction Routh Street Flats. The redone Sfuzzi space now has a new bar and new booths, and according to SideDish, its executive chef will be Avner Samuel.
2600 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas. No information on opening date.
In addition to the coming-soon places, two notables are already open. They are:
Cliff's Bar and Grill: Cliff Gonzales, former owner of The Loon (may it rest in peace),has opened his new place, Cliff's Bar and Grill, on McKinney Avenue. The Loon perfected that weird social mix of college kids and greasy locals, and only time will tell if Cliff's will be home to the same crowd. But those jonesing for a beer in a can from The Loon: Cliff's might be the next best thing.
TnT Tacos and Tequila: The Quadrangle is now home to a quickie taco place open late for bar hoppers. (It's a welcome neighbor for Crushcraft, a restaurant that fills the same late-night needs but serves Thai.) TnT has a second-story patio that'll surely be a hit in warmer weather.
2800 Routh St., Dallas.
With all these Uptown updates, there's bound to be more coming and going. What did I miss?