Gloria’s Restaurant has officially broke ground on their newest location. The famous Oak Cliff eatery will move from their very first location at 600 West Davis to the historic fire station at 600 N. Bishop Avenue in January.
The new “Number One” location, in the heart of the Bishop Arts District, will feature a full bar, a huge patio dining area, ample parking, a rooftop patio with views of the Dallas skyline and two stories of dining. The restaurant will incorporate historic elements from the fire stations past into its design, including a brass fireman’s pole. The large patio will feature a combination of dining and lounge seating, with fountains which integrate fire and water together.
“We are very excited about the new Gloria’s location, which is just a few blocks up Davis Street from where we opened our first restaurant 24 years ago,” said Jose Fuentes, owner of Gloria’s Restaurants. “Thank you to all of our loyal customers for your support these many years. We look forward to serving you at the new location.”
“This is the first development since the passing of the Bishop Davis Land Use Study,” Bob Stimson, President of the Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce, remarked as he addressed the crowd at the groundbreaking.
Gloria’s will close their current location on West Davis when construction is complete on the new location. No additional information is available on who or what might go in the original Gloria’s space.