It seems that this has been a bad season for furniture shops on the square. McKinney Furniture Center, while its website is still up, is no longer in their space next to El Juarez Mexican Restaurant & Cantina. They may have moved and just not updated their web site yet but they are definitely no longer on the square.
Across from the Historic Flour Mill on the other side of McDonald, Magna Craft Furniture is also gone. In their place is coming The Louisiana Street Grill. Everything I’ve heard so far is that this is going to be a new steak restaurant. There is no information on their web site yet but keep checking at louisianastreetgrill.com.
This will be the third restaurant attempt in that area and I have a good feeling about this one. Maybe the third time is the charm. Both Alice’s Tea Shoppe and Sunday Dinner tried to make a go out of the building across the street from the Louisiana Street Grill but neither achieved sufficient marketing momentum to make it. I’m still in mourning for Sunday Dinner. A soul food restaurant, they had the best collard greens I’ve ever had and their pork chops tied with my mom’s.
I popped by the Old Red Lumberyard to see if I could take shots of whatever is going on over there in preparation for their next sale which will be in September. The Old Red Lumberyard will not be having a sale on site this August and Fringe had already planned on taking August to go on a buying spree for new inventory. The sign on Fringe is advertising their next sale to be September 16th and 17th. Since they are pretty much timed to have their sale at the same time as The Old Red Lumberyard, that may also indicate that the whole area will back in business on that weekend. That’s just a guess though and I’ll keep checking.
I can sometimes be a ditz and not see something while looking right at it but I didn’t see anything that looked dramatically changed. Of course, I didn’t really know what I was looking for.
Some of the Old Red Lumberyard vendors may be out at Buchanan Markets in Lewisville this month. To keep up with the most current info, be sure to check out the vendors Facebook sites. They do a great job of keeping everyone informed and also post lots of great pictures of new finds.
I love House of Hargrove’s “Early Bird” sign but the “get’s” drives me crazy.
Completely unrelated and on the other side of the square, The Vintage Church is coming into the little strip center just off the square on Lamar Street, just north of the Roy & Helen Hall Public Library. They are currently meeting at 10:30 am on Sundays in the McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC).
Until next time,