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New Fort Worth bar and grill fills gap on Sundance Square landscape

New Fort Worth bar and grill fills gap on Sundance Square landscape

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Sundance Square gets a new restaurant and bar. Photo courtesy of the Beck Group

A new bar and grill is taking over a space in Sundance Square that's been empty for a year. Called 3rd Street Bar & Grill, it's a collaboration between Fort Worth food and beverage veteran Al Abbood and chef Steve Mitchell, and will go into the space at 425 W. 3rd St. in the Carnegie building, across from the Central Library.

Abbood also owns Z Grill in Flower Mound, and Sonoma Grill, which is now closed. Mitchell most recently opened the short-lived M Bistro in the Montgomery Plaza and previously worked at Yucatan Taco Stand and The Harbor on Possum Lake.

The prior tenant at this location was a branch of Dallas-based Frankie's Grill, which had been there for five years before closing in January 2017 — leaving a gap that Sundance Square president/CEO Johnny Campbell says they were eager to fill.

"We have been looking for the right partners for this space and Al and Steve will bring a lot of experience to Sundance Square," Campbell says in a release. "We envision 3rd Street Bar & Grill providing visitors with a comfortable interior and patio space to relax and enjoy a fabulous meal, as well as fun entertainment."

The restaurant and entertainment venue will feature an extensive menu with appetizers, salads, burgers, sandwiches, and entrees — in other words, all the categories. The bar will serve beer, wine, and spirits, including local favorites. A happy hour will run weekdays from 3-7 pm.

Entertainment-wise, 3rd Street Bar & Grill will offer everything from sports viewing, happy hours, and live music, both local and regional musical acts, filling a steady calendar of pop, rock, Texas country, jazz, and blues. In other words, all the genres.

Opening is anticipated to happen in January 2018.