Story by Glen Farris, Photos by Will Milne
The buzz for whatever was going into the Texas Building began within hours of the reports that Herrera's had closed it's doors at the corner of Hickory and Oak. After weeks of teased anticipation which included a cryptic "Are You Board?" Christmas window painting, the announcement finally came at the exclusive sneak peak / Christmas party hosted by VERUS Real Estate Advisors and the new tenants consisting of LSA mastermind, Sparky Pearson, Eric Pulido of Midlake and Paschall's and Emo of Emo's.
The new concept has been described as a "high end brew pub" and from the look of the artist renderings, this will be a place like nothing Denton has ever seen. Some of the highlights include all new windows that will open toward Locust to provide an indoor / outdoor feel with planters at each and a removal of plaster to reveal the original brick and concrete structure.
With a jazz duo performing and hors d'oeuvres of chicken with cilantro and crab cakes being passed around, there was a solid guestlist of the top taste makers influencing the downtown area right now, imbibing at the open bar.