Lark on the Park, the Arts District restaurant that overlooks Klyde Warren Park, is closing after dinner service on Sunday, according to a press release from the restaurant. Owners Shannon Wynne, Keith Schlabs and Larry Richardson say they plan to hold onto the space but replace it with something more affordable.
"When we signed our lease, nobody knew what to expect from park visitors," owner Shannon Wynne said in the release. "We think now, with the maturing of the downtown residential population, that we need to afford a more comfortable and approachable product that better serves the neighborhood, for those that both work and live there. With the changing climate in chef-driven concepts, Keith, Larry and I have decided to take a pause to work on a new idea for this location."
Wynne, who owns other concepts like Meddlesome Moth, Mudhen Meats & Greens and Rodeo Goat, said the holiday closing isn't ideal, but that owners will "be working hard to offer many of our loyal Lark employees placement at our other concepts where there is room."
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Sunday will be Lark on the Park's last day, and they're offering deals in their final days to deplete their inventory.
"Yes, we want to sell as much as possible, so great deals will be afforded while supplies last to all of the friends we’ve made over the past nearly six years," Wynne said. "Expect the liquor and wine to flow!"
As for the new concept coming to that space, Wynne said he's "in development with an important Dallas dining talent that has impressed me immensely over the past three or four years. I think together we will build a new concept that will strike the proper balance of work and play at this significant central downtown address," he says. "If all goes smoothly, we should be open by May."