2016 was a truly unforgettable year, with plenty of highs and lows. Here at Trinity Groves, we’ll always look back fondly on 2016 thanks to these highlights.
We welcomed new restaurant concepts to our incubator. The Hall Bar & Grill has been serving up prime steaks in a unique, football-centric atmosphere since April. V-Eats began dishing out its distinctive vegan take on comfort food classics in October. And Beto & Sons is now introducing hungry Dallasites to the next generation of Mexican cuisine.
We were privileged to witness the expansion of some of Trinity Groves’ favorite eateries. Kate Weiser’s hand-painted chocolates started popping up at NorthPark Center just in time for summer. And, this fall, Saint Rocco’s New York Italian opened a rooftop dining area to great fanfare — and record crowds.
We celebrated honors and awards won by members of the Trinity Groves community. For the second year in a row, Casa Rubia’s Chef Omar Flores was nominated for the prestigious James Beard Award. Next up, D Magazine named the burger at LUCK among Dallas’s best.
We broke ground on Cypress at Trinity Groves. This is the first residential development in the area and will complement the restaurant incubator project by offering more than 220 state-of-the-art apartment units. Managed by Lincoln Properties, Cypress is now accepting resident applications.
We attended some incredible openings and events at Trinity Groves’ art spaces. From new works by Dallas photographer Kevin Todora at Erin Cluley to the all-day celebration that coincided with the opening of Will Heron’s street art gallery The Platform, Trinity Groves’ burgeoning creative scene was on fire in 2016. October’s second annual Art Walk West, sponsored by the West Dallas Chamber of Commerce, was also a big success. Attendees enjoyed unprecedented access to studios maintained by local fixtures such as Erica Felicella and Francisco Moreno and were treated to behind-the-scenes tours at Trinity Groves’ The Workroom and Gallery 422.
Best of all, Dallas, we got to spend time with you and be a member of your communities. The first bloom of spring brought Luckapalooza II, with all-day music, craft beer tastings and an outdoor market. In May, we shared the sweet and the sour of entrepreneurship with Dallas’ next generation of leaders thanks to the city’s participation in Lemonade Day. Most memorably, we grieved and we healed alongside you after the terrible events of July 7. Later that month, we walked (and ran) together in support of the Dallas Police Department at our Run For The Blue Dallas. So far, we’ve raised more than $70,000 for fallen and wounded officers and their families.
Thank you, Dallas, for supporting Trinity Groves. We’re looking forward to a great 2017!