SNEEK PEEK: HOOCHIES

Words - Glen Farriss, Photos - Will Milne

Erik Stensen at the helm of the bar at the new Hoochie's location at Industrial and Hickory. 

Erik Stensen at the helm of the bar at the new Hoochie's location at Industrial and Hickory. 

Is the corner of Industrial and Hickory Streets ready for another restaurant idea? If it involves Louisiana-style seafood complete with 7AM beignet and cinnamon rolls (from Joey at Royal's Bagels), then we're inclined to say this can't come soon enough. We got a behind-the-scenes look at how the place across Industrial from Dan's Silverleaf was shaping up. Hoochie's stopped operations at their original location at Bell Ave. next to the tracks a few months back. That space will soon be filled by steak sandwich shop (and Denton pastime favorites) Captain Nemo's. 

Erik Stensen shows us some of the cool decor that will be up at the new Hoochie's location. 

Erik Stensen shows us some of the cool decor that will be up at the new Hoochie's location. 

Erik Stensen gave us a tour of the new Hoochie's location which is currently being built out with recycled panel doors, wrought iron, and fence planks courtesy of some dismantled Dallas McMansions. The space gets some brand-newish upgrades, as well, with plentiful power/usb outlets, a raised stage area (in case there might be a need for some live music), and a fresh new bar. The big question is, will the chairs forever hang from the ceiling? Stay tuned to find out.

The menu will include the usual faire along with freshly-baked po boy bread, the aforementioned beignet's and cinnamon rolls and the Hoochie's Platter For 2 which will include snow crab, sausage, shrimp, corn and potatoes and will be perfect for picking at while watching the town stroll up and down the Hickory corridor. Dollar train beers will be present and they will also offer golf cart delivery service to the local watering holes. Stenson hopes to have the new space open sometime in early July. As soon as we hear an opening date, we'll be sure to let ya know!

Old beer signage from Sean Starr. 

Old beer signage from Sean Starr. 

The bar. 

The bar. 

Chairs from Burguesa are strung up on the ceiling. 

Chairs from Burguesa are strung up on the ceiling. 

We managed to take the first selfie in front of Hoochie's selfie mural made by former Dentonites Jordan Miller and Kaitlyn Arnold. Which was set up for mirror pics, but we didn't say anything (Glen Farris claimed to not know the difference). 

We managed to take the first selfie in front of Hoochie's selfie mural made by former Dentonites Jordan Miller and Kaitlyn Arnold. Which was set up for mirror pics, but we didn't say anything (Glen Farris claimed to not know the difference). 

The outside will soon be decorated with signage from Sean Starr. 

The outside will soon be decorated with signage from Sean Starr.