Words - Glen Farriss, Photos - Will Milne
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 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!