From renovated landmark buildings to sustainable fashion concepts, Dallas’ latest ventures point toward a theme of renewability and revitalization.
Upscale tavern Elm & Good is located inside Deep Ellum’s new Kimpton Pittman Hotel.
Kimpton Pittman Hotel
Dallas history is on display at the Kimpton Pittman Hotel, Deep Ellum’s new accommodations housed in the former Knights of Pythias Temple. Designed by prominent Black architect William S. Pittman in 1916, the Beaux Arts building was the first structure in Dallas built by and for African Americans. The historic space now comprises 165 guest rooms, a 24-hour fitness center and a resort-style pool. The on-site restaurant, Elm & Good, features a farm-to-table menu helmed by local culinary whiz Graham Dodds. 2551 Elm St., pittmanhoteldallas.com
Bishop Arts’ latest food buzz? Encina, a New American concept taking over the iconic space once occupied by Bolsa. With former Bolsa chef Matt Balke crafting the menu, Encina will blend the flavors of Texas and California—and hopefully honor its predecessor by serving as a true neighborhood spot. In a highly anticipated arrival, the new resto officially opened its doors in early October. 614 W. Davis St., encinadallas.com
Sept’s airy shop in Trinity Groves
Project Runway alum Lela Orr is the brains behind Sept, a new sustainable fashion concept in Trinity Groves. The brick-and-mortar will spotlight a rotating assortment of designers who align with Sept’s sustainability-focused ethos. One of the collections available this fall is the Intuition Series, a line of colorful handprinted scarves from This Same Sky, a brand founded by Dallas’ Sofiya Deva in partnership with artisans around the globe. 2900 Herbert St., Ste. 4102, sept-studios.com
Photography by: from top, photos by: Cris Molina; Marshall David Cox/Secretary Studio