Two restaurants from Milkshake Concepts, the hospitality group behind Vidorra, The Finch, and Harper’s, will be moving into the soon-to-be renovated and renamed Chase Tower in Dallas. Plans include the rebranding of Chase Tower to Dallas Arts Tower, as well as a multi-million-dollar makeover.
New York-based Fortis Property Group owns the 55-story skyscraper at 2200 Ross Ave. and worked with Stream Realty Partners to select the new name to pay tribute to the neighborhood. Fortis plans to add an art gallery displaying pieces from local artists and commission art installations throughout public spaces. The space will get new lighting and flooring, and elevator cabs will be renovated.
Significant lobby renovations are planned with the addition of two new Milkshake Concepts restaurants to the lobby and The Rotunda. “This deal has been a long time in the making,” said Imran Sheikh, Milkshake Concepts CEO and Founding Partner, in a statement. “We’ve been hard at work on two concepts that we believe fit perfectly into the newly designed lobby and the unique, eye-catching Rotunda that sits so visibly at the front of the development.”
The lobby restaurant will feature a European-style, all-day café with coffee and baked goods. A wine program and early evening meals are also expected be featured on the menu.
The Rotunda will include a first-of-its-kind Greek restaurant featuring fish, grilled meats, and traditional sides and dips. “I’m a huge fan of the culture and cuisine of this restaurant and don’t believe Dallas has an offering like the one we are preparing,” Sheikh said in the statement.
“Stream has a tremendous history at the asset with roots dating back to the days it was developed,” said Stream Executive Vice President and Partner J.J. Leonard, in a statement. “We are so excited to see how these upcoming renovations from Fortis and new restaurants from Milkshake Concepts elevate and activate this already prestigious property in a prime Dallas Arts District location.”
Construction could begin in late summer with an early 2024 completion planned.