So Now We Know What's Planned for the Old Articles Building: An Ultra Lounge
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Last week we mentioned the handful of would-be venues slated to open in Deep Ellum, among them the still-mysterious joint rumored to be taking over the former Articles space on Elm Street and Good Latimer Expressway. Today, we have a few more details, only because I noticed on the City Plan Commission's bare-bones agenda for next week that there's a specific use permit hearing scheduled involving that very spot. And now we have the names of the applicants: Justin Nelson and Tyson Buck, collectively known as Buck Naked Nelson LLC.
Nelson, per his outgoing voice-mail message, is the owner of Onyx Hookah Bar and Oxygen Lounge in Hurst. He couldn't be reached, but Buck tells Unfair Park that, yes, they're looking to turn the space into an ultra lounge -- "more of an upscale place, somewhere nice to go and listen to music and have a drink," as he puts it. And they are indeed planning on calling it The Vault. But, despite persistent rumors that the lounge will also serve as an eatery, that's yet to be determined. "We're still working on that," Buck says. "We're not sure what we're going to do with the restaurant yet." City staff is recommending the twosome get their SUP for a two-year period, pending OK of the plans.