Fire at Sylvan Thirty development destroys retail building

fireA fire Saturday afternoon at the under-construction Sylvan Thirty development destroyed the retail building that would’ve housed the new studio for Sync Yoga and Ten, the ramen shop from chef Teiichi Sakurai.

The fire started around 4 p.m. Saturday, and the Dallas Fire Department says it appeared to be caused by a welding accident.

The building, on Sylvan at Fort Worth Avenue, is adjacent to the planned Cox Farms Market grocery store. No other buildings were damaged by the fire, says Sylvan Thirty spokesman Cooper Smith Koch.

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Sylvan Thirty had been expected to open as early as last fall with the grocery store, followed by other retail and then apartments. But construction delays and then road work pushed the opening to this spring.

The $47-million development includes almost 50,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space and about 200 apartments.

Sylvan Thirty has been in the works for almost five years. The Alamo Plaza Hotel Courts were demolished in 2010 to make way for Sylvan Thirty, which had been announced in 2009. Cox Farms signed on in 2011, and developer Brent Jackson broke ground in March of last year.

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Advocate photo editor Danny Fulgencio shot these photos from the aftermath of Saturday’s fire.

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