DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The gateway connecting downtown with west Dallas, the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, has been open to traffic for nearly six months and some people say it’s changed the landscape in more ways than one.
On the west side of the stark white bridge there’s nothing but buildings of pastel colors.
At the base of the bridge there’s 13 acres of property owned by a food industry investment company called Trinity Grove. Officials with the company say they plan to make four corners of an intersection near the bridge a hot location for new restaurants.
“All the restaurants we’re gonna have here, this is gonna be their first location,” explained Trinity Groves Project Coordinator Erin Murphy. “We want to be unique, one of a kind, so that when people come over here they get different experience.”
According to Murphy, Bad Brothers Barbeque and Blues and a gourmet hotdog joint called Hoffman Hautes will open around mid-October.
Workers with Trinity Groves say their job isn’t just business development, but to promote unique culinary ideas and provide entrepreneurial assistance.
“So they [want to be businesses] can come here and they can basically get mentoring on their concept, mentoring on their menu, basically all the in’s-and-out’s of running a restaurant which is you know quite detailed,” Murphy said.
Major Trinity Groves events include last weekend’s Dallas Untapped, a festival for indie beer and indie music, and a charity event for Hunger Busters, a non-profit that works to feed underprivileged Dallas school children, being held September 27. The Hunger Busters event will be the first one held in a new event center.