Buddy Cramer, co-owner of Katy Trail Ice House, and his investment group have officially taken over the old Bandito's spot in West Plano. We've sort of already been teased with this, as Scott Reitz reported a year ago on the Bandito's Tex-Mex Ice House project. That is officially done now while Cramer works to transform it to Katy Trail Ice House "Outpost."
The concept, which is a tad east of the Preston and Park intersection, will essentially be the same; a focus on the patio with lots of beer, barbecue, sandwiches and such. Just not quite as large. Cramer says there will be an emphasis on the outside area and they are working to make it more ... well, less Plano. They're bringing in lots of trees and greenery.
As far as opening, Cramer said, "We're trying to open in two weeks, although that's probably a bit aggressive. It'll probably be more like three weeks."