Two iconic restaurants that have been around more than 35 years are closing.
Herrera’s on Denton Drive between Hudnall and Inwood will close. That restaurant is in a strip center with Elliott’s Hardware and backs up to the former site of the Resource Center Food Pantry. That property is set to be torn down to become another overpriced, overcrowded, poorly-built and worse-maintained Stalinist-style apartment complex.
Herrera’s is probably the oldest Mexican restaurant currently operating in Oak Lawn. There have been several restaurants owned by the Herrera family over the years, although owned by different members of the family. The popular Herrera’s restaurant that used to be located on Maple closed some years ago as that area was being redeveloped. But that restaurant, billed as “The Original Herrera’s Cafe, is now located at 3311 Sylvan Ave, at the western end of the Sylvan Street bridge over the Trinity.
Dixie House in Lakewood Shopping Center is closed. That restaurant was started by Gene Street, who owns Lucky’s. It was sold with Black-eyed Pea. The current owner is in bankruptcy, but continuing to run the Black-eyed Pea chain in the Dallas area. The Cedar Springs store closed at the beginning of the year. The original Dixie House was on McKinney Avenue in one of Jack Ruby’s former nightclubs.