Dallas Farmers Market Announces New Merchants Including Scardello, Bohemian Cafe and Si Tapas


The Dallas Farmers Market continues its award-winning revitalization efforts by announcing today more than 20 new and returning vendors and merchants that have signed leases to be housed at The Market (formally Shed 2) when it re-opens in June. These food artisans and merchants will join previously announced anchor restaurants Rex’s Seafood and Market, Stocks & Bondy, Taqueria La Ventana, Nammi/Coolhaus, Palmieri Café and Mudhen, the 5,500-square-foot free-standing restaurant and beer garden from restaurateur Shannon Wynne.  

The Market’s new vendors and merchants include:
• Bohemian Cafe – Texan-Czech bakery offering scratch-made kolaches, klobasneks, soups, salads, gourmet hot dogs and coffees
• Cajun Tailgators – brought the first gourmet Cajun food truck to DFW, cooking up Louisiana favorites including crawfish étouffée, jambalaya, gumbo and red beans and rice
• Chelles Macarons – specializing in handcrafted French macarons in assorted flavors
•Dallas Antique Company – one-of-a-kind antiques, vintage items and reproductions from European markets
• Dallas Caramel Company – caramels and turtles in a dozen unique flavors with Dallas-inspired names like Texas Drunken Nut, Armadillos and Horned Toads
• Doc Popcorn – national concept offering more than a dozen flavors of popcorn, kettle corn and caramel corn using non-GMO corn and 100 percent corn oil
• GROW North Texas – the nonprofit organization’s retail space, selling specialty items with a focus on organic produce and local options not available at The Shed or only available on weekends from pop-up vendors, as well   as standard commodity items for nearby neighbors
• Jack’s Modern Southern Kitchen – Southern comfort food, known for its biscuits and gravy
• Mild Bill’s Spice Co. – chili powders, spices, seasoning mixes and specialty rubs
•Scardello Artisan Cheese – cut-to-order cheese shop focused on handcrafted cheeses and tasty accompaniments expanding from its location on Oak Lawn Avenue
•Si Tapas – a selection of hot and cold tapas, Spanish cheese plates, cured meats, soups and paellas
• Sterling Tea – specializes in a variety of loose-leaf teas, herbal blends and tea accessories
• Betty’s Blue Ribbon Fare – State Fair of Texas-winning jams, preserves and marmalades

The Market’s returning vendors and merchants include:
• Abundantly Aromatic – handmade, all-natural scented bath and body soaps, sprays, scrubs and candles
• Boom Juice – organic, plant-based cold-pressed juices and raw foods
• Caribbean Cabana – authentic cuisine originating from different Islands in the Caribbean
• Frenchie’s Bistro – fresh, made-to-order salads, sandwiches and delectable desserts
• La Popular – signature tamales, breakfast tacos and other Mexican favorites
• San Miguel Exporta – Mexican imports including tapestries, pottery, and gift items from San Miguel de Allende
• The Brownie Cottage – famous for its sweet and savory brownies, TBC will introduce a new Milk Bar serving fresh milk and chocolate milk from Waco-based farm Mill-King
• The Good Stuff Dallas Organic Kitchen – healthy, gluten-free, organic fare including smoothies, flatbread pizzas and its famous carrot cake

“Unlike any project I’ve worked on in my 40-year career, 98 percent of the space available in The Market has been leased prior to construction,” said Jack Gosnell, senior vice president at CBRE | UCR, who handles leasing of the retail space. “The tenants are eager and excited to be a part of the revitalization efforts as we continue to witness the growth and vibrancy of the farmers market district.”

The 26,000-square-foot Market will be fully renovated, with multiple indoor seating areas. A new interior design, using natural elements like wood and colors inspired by nature, will create a warmer and more inviting layout to enhance the shopping and dining experience. Interior features will be complemented by new patio seating and an extensive outdoor beautification effort now underway, with streetscaping to include benches, planted trees and flowers.

The Dallas Farmers Market is currently open and operating out of The Shed, which was recently awarded the prestigious 2015 Preservation Award of the Year by nonprofit membership organization Preservation Dallas. Preservation Dallas works to protect the history and culture of neighborhoods and historic buildings throughout the community. Final renovations of the Dallas Farmers Market include a parking garage and a mixed-use complex with lofts and retail space, slated for completion in 2016.


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