A community-focused eatery based in Australian café culture will open its first Dallas restaurant at Stream Realty Partners’ office development, The QUAD, in Uptown Dallas.
Two Hands will occupy one of the five free-standing retail spaces surrounding the 12-story, Class AA office tower at 2699 Howell St. in the heart of Uptown. The casual restaurant will offer indoor and outdoor dining with a menu of fusion share plates and well-traveled classics for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A comprehensive coffee program and full-service bar also will be featured.
Stream, a national real estate services, development, and investment firm headquartered in Dallas, is developing the 345,425-square-foot, state-of-the-art office building and surrounding 18,500-square-foot retail area heralded as the dawning of “A Different Dallas.” The project plays a key role in the rebirth of the Quadrangle, which once was Dallas’ first mixed-use development dating back to 1966.
Two Hands, which launched in 2014, currently has six locations in some of the country’s most upscale, chic neighborhoods including NoHo, Nolita, Williamsburg, and Tribeca in New York City, the Gulch in Nashville, and SoCo in Austin. Two additional restaurants in Denver and Franklin, Tennessee, are expected in 2023. An opening date for The QUAD eatery is planned for the first quarter of 2024.
“Dallas is filled with so many unique, diverse neighborhoods, and The QUAD development in Uptown is the perfect opportunity for Two Hands to enter the market,” said Henry Roberts, CEO and Founder of Two Hands. “Following our success in Austin, our expansion into Dallas will continue our growth in Texas and help establish our brand here.”
Each Two Hands restaurant is individually designed to respond to the surrounding community. Culinary Director and Chef Barney Hannagan cultivates his menus with a conscious approach to health and lifestyle. Offerings feature bright, flavorful dishes infused with bold flavors and locally sourced ingredients that vary by season and location. Popular menu items include a salmon quinoa bowl with grilled salmon, soft egg, turmeric quinoa, hummus, crunchy shaved veggies, avocado, cucumber, seeds, and puffed rice; and the tamarind chicken, a glazed half-chicken served with whiskey shoyu, sesame chili crunch, and ginger sauce. A lavender matcha latte will highlight the coffee choices, and the full bar will feature natural wines and local beers, a classic cocktail list, and specialty cocktails.
Two Hands is the first retail lease signed at The QUAD, with additional restaurant announcements anticipated by mid-2023. Chicago Title was the first office tenant to commit to the project in September 2022. The largest title insurer and provider of real estate-related products and services in the world will occupy 20,000 square feet in the office tower. The firm has officed at 2828 Routh St., an existing building on the same site as The QUAD, for more than a decade.
“We envision a collection of restaurants at The QUAD that will engage not only the employees of our office tenants but also the thousands of residents in our neighborhood,” said Ramsey March, Executive Managing Director and Partner of Stream’s development group, “Two Hands has a devoted following in some of the country’s most sophisticated dining scenes and exemplifies the kind of offering we know will excite the Uptown market.”
In addition to a state-of-the-art workplace and next-generation retail space, The QUAD will boast amenities including a penthouse tenant lounge and conference center, full-service fitness studio with floor-to-ceiling windows, dedicated underground parking, bike valet, and plenty of outdoor seating and green space. The building will feature a cutting-edge user functionality and technological foundation with smart elements such as a proprietary centralized building operations app, hands-free “wave” doors, and hospital-grade air filtration systems.
The QUAD is owned and managed by Stream’s Investment Management Platform, which leverages expertise from the firm’s 14 local offices to make investment decisions based on real-time supply and demand fundamentals. Stream actively manages four discretionary commingled funds, in addition to several joint ventures, and wholly owned assets totaling 31 investments of 21 million square feet and approximately $3.1 billion in assets under management.
Stream Vice President Ryan Evanich and Senior Associate Marissa Parkin lease the office space at The QUAD. For information, contact Stream Dallas at 214.267.0400. For retail leasing information, contact Jeremy Zidell, Gabe Williams, and Katherine Carlton with RUE Realty at 214.651.6000.