As Deep Ellum Regains One Beloved Restaurant, Daddy Jack's Quietly Closes

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As one door reopens in Deep Ellum, another quietly shuts: Three weeks ago,

Daddy Jack's Elm Street location

turned out the lights for good, ending a long run in the former home of the Buffalo Club (anyone? anyone?). The Web site's


; the phone's been disconnected. Which isn't to say the space will sit empty for long: Deep Ellum Foundation president Barry Annino tells Unfair Park this morning that over the last couple of weeks, "several" interested parties have been sniffing around the site, which should become a hot spot once

the Green Room re-opens in January


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