Diane and Justin Fourton, the duo behind Pecan Lodge barbecue temple, say they have decided to pick up their logs, hitch Lurleen to their their truck, and move on down the road.
Here’s the scoop, fresh from Boss Lady’s mouth:
“Justin and I are pleased to announce our decision to stay in Dallas and relocate Pecan Lodge to Deep Ellum.
“It has been a privilege to be part of the community of independent growers, farmers and small business owners at the Dallas Farmers Market, and we will always treasure our experience there. However, after careful thought and consideration, we believe a separate location of our own will best meet the needs of our customers and our growing business. We are very grateful to the Dallas Farmers Market for providing a foundation upon which a tiny, independently-owned business could grow and thrive for more than 3 ½ years.
“Deep Ellum offers a unique opportunity for us to accomplish our goals for Pecan Lodge while also being part of an exciting community revitalization project, lead by Scott Rohrman of 42 Real Estate. We believe in Scott’s vision for Deep Ellum and look forward to helping restore this amazing, historic neighborhood in Dallas.
“Construction on the new location will begin soon. Until construction is complete, Pecan Lodge will remain open at the Dallas Farmers Market, operating under normal business hours (ok, normal for us), Wed-Sun, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm or until we sell out.
“We will continue to share more specific details about our progress and transition plans as they become available.”
So there you have it.