The Lemmon Bar on Henderson is Now Closed; Mico Rodriguez Takes Over

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The Lemon Bar

Some spaces are just more temperamental than others. We've debated many of the qualms attached to certain parcels of real estate here and there, especially the fickle area known as Knox-Henderson. While some restaurants come and go quickly, others live long and prosper.

After Alma closed in late 2011, it sat empty for quite some time before The Lemon Bar relocated from the West Village late last year. Earlier this week, The Lemmon Bar announced via Facebook the bar is now closed, which is a bit crazy considering they just had a grand opening in February, as in last month. Which was probably more of a marketing Hail Mary play since they actually opened in November.

If there's someone who knows a thing or two about the Dallas dining scene, it's restaurateur Mico Rodriguez, whose resume includes Mi Cocina, Taco Diner, the Mercury and, most recently, Mr. Mesero. He's already swooped up the spot.

I spoke to Rodriguez today about the real estate at 2822 N. Henderson. He's still working out the details. "It really just landed in my lap, so it's still just a concept. We've run out of space over here [at Mr. Mesero], so we're expanding across the highway."

Rodriguez said it will be a new and unique concept and mentioned some possibilities like a Mexican steakhouse with fish, but it will have a wider selection than the modern Mexican taco and enchilada plates served at Mr. Mesero.

They hope the spot will be ready this summer.

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10 comments
Really35
Really35

Really. You don't know how to spell "lemon"... seriously?

Darren
Darren

Glad to see the curse I placed upon this real estate after Cuba Libre was closed is still working!

J_A_
J_A_ topcommenter

WTF I was literally just here 2 weeks ago. It seemed like there were a good amount of people there.

MeanGreen
MeanGreen

Well Mr. Masero is incredibly overrated.

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

Ahhhhhh, the Mico legend!  I used to run into his wife alot in the late 90's.............is he the Jim Morrison of Tex Mex?  The "Mico fits", the brilliance, and the aftermath.

ps-I saw him roll up once with a driver, drunker than gigantic Cooter Brown.  The only other person I'd seen roll up roll up with a driver, and such presence was Blake Woodall, circa 1987; I need to get a driver- and do something. Ahhhh, Mi Cocina and Stark Club memories!

Alex
Alex

I think you mean Mico Rodriguez

danielslauren
danielslauren

@Alex I do, Alex. My bad, and thanks for the note. I don't know what happened. I think my wires got crossed on chef Nico Sanchez and Mico Rodriguez. As a side note, Nico use to work at Cuba Libre, which use to be at this spot. Apologies all over the place to Mico Rodriguez.  

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