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Ten Bells Tavern to open soon in Bishop Arts
The new tavern concept, created by owner Meri Dahlke and partners Michael Hickey and Greg Matthews, is on West Seventh. Hickey describes Ten Bells as an “Austin beer garden with an English pub interior.” Dahlke and Hickey had been searching for a place for years when they found this gem on Bishop. “It immediately resonated with us. The location is in an area we both love and the property itself is perfect for what we have in mind,” Hickey says . “Aside from the great parking lot, we have a unique space that will allow us to create a large open patio area, which we believe is lacking in the area.” The menu is simple, seasonal and fresh, and there is a rotating beer and scotch menu as well. Ten Bells Tavern also will have live music.
Ten Bells Tavern, 232 W. Seventh


Emporium Pies to open store in Bishop Arts
The talented ladies of Emporium Pies, Megan Wilkes and Mary Gauntt have signed a lease on a house at 314 (Pi) N. Bishop in the Bishop Arts District. “We are very excited about the Bishop Arts neighborhood, and we have felt so welcomed by the local businesses as well as the neighbors,” Wilkes says. “The house could not be more perfect, and we can’t wait for everyone to come and sit on the porch with a big slice of pie.” The plan is to renovate the house to include a full bakery kitchen and dining area, with an expected opening of September. In the meantime, they are currently only accepting orders for large events and will resume taking online orders when the storefront opens.
Emporium Pies, 314 N. Bishop, 903.245.7509


We Are 1976 opens location in Bishop Arts
The East Dallas-based design shop, gallery and gift store We Are 1976 has leased a Bishop Arts District storefront. The shop is taking the former Make & Made space at 313 N. Bishop. We Are 1976 will keep its shop on North Henderson at McMillan, and the new location will include a dedicated workroom for printmaking and creative collaboration. The owners expect to open the second shop in July or August.
We Are 1976, 313 N. Bishop


More business bits

1. The Shop in Oak Cliff has closed and is moving locations. The skateboards and accessories shop opened in 2010.

2. Southern Maid Donuts on West Davis opened a new patio dining area.
937 W. Davis, 214.941.4046