There’s no longer a Tillman in Tillman’s.
Tillman’s Corner opened in the Bishop Arts District in 1992, when the Oak Cliff “oh” was still a thing and Highland Parkers wouldn’t’ve dared.
The restaurant was the dream of Ricky Tillman, who died of cancer in 1997. His obituary in the Dallas Morning News described the restaurant’s location as “in a shopping center on West Seventh Street in Oak Cliff.” Tillman’s preceded the “Bishop Arts” brand.
Ricky Tillman’s wife, Sara Tillman, carried on with Tillman’s Corner for about 10 more years until partnering up with event planner Todd Fiscus to launch Tillman’s Roadhouse in 2007.
Now the partners have sold, and Tillman’s will enter a new era.
The new owners are brothers Jeffrey Kollinger and Ross Kollinger of Carrollton-based Spice of Life Catering and Innovative Hospitality Group, according to Culture Map.
They hired chef Michael Morabito and plan to renovate the space and create a new menu.