The Carnegie Building Gets New Restaurant, Music Venue

New restaurant for the New Year.

by Kat Barclay

A new restaurant and music venue is headed for the former Frankie’s Sports Bar and Grill spot in The Carnegie building downtown.

Al Abood, who owns Z Grill and Sonoma Grill, has chosen 425 West Third Street in downtown as the location of his latest venture, 3rd Street Bar & Grill.

Executive chef Steve Mitchell, formerly of The Grille at The Harbor on Possum Kingdom Lake and the now-shuttered M Bistro, will craft a menu of appetizers, salads, burgers, sandwiches and entrees. A bar is also included, serving a variety of beer, wine and spirits, including locally-crafted favorites.

The restaurant will also serve as an entertainment venue, promising a steady calendar of live music ranging from high-energy pop to rock, Texas country, jazz and blues. There will also be televisions for game viewing and plenty of happy hours.

“We have been looking for the right partners for this space and Al and Steve will bring a lot of experience to Sundance Square,” Johnny Campbell, president and CEO of Sundance Square, said in a press 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.”

Frankie’s Sports Bar and Grill closed in 2016. The new restaurant is set to open January 2018.