Exclusive: Photos of El Corazon de Tejas demolition

One of our neighborhood’s best Tex-Mex restaurants is gone, along with the 77-year-old building that housed it.

But Advocate photo editor Danny Fulgencio offers us a proper wake with these photos from the demolition of El Corazon de Tejas Tuesday. Workers found a few treasures in the rubble, including a swag of patriotic bunting, a printed tortilla manifesto (Tex-Mex had been served there since the 1950s as El Chico and then Tejano Restaurant) and an antique 7 Up sign.

So go ahead, play this video, grab a beverage and scroll through Fulgencio’s photos. We hope you’ll feel better after.


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  • Jane

    Wonder what they did with the tractor chain holding the chandelier up…and the chandelier???

  • West sheffleld

    We can’t bring that building back, but we can discourage others from doing the same by boycotting CVS. If enough people refused to shop there CVS would be forced to close this location.

    Likewise the Walgreens on the original Dallas Hard Rock Cafe site, which started out as a church.

  • beth ritter-perry

    For a CVS. *SMH*