Posts Tagged ‘1870s’

History of The Cedars

Posted by    |    July 6th, 2011 at 3:30 pm

I have lived in Dallas my whole life and still had no idea what ‘the Cedars’ was, until yesterday.

I explored this historical Dallas landmark and realized that it is more than just South Dallas. This cool little area has many hidden gems including Off the Bone BBQ, Catfish Blues, Opening Bell Coffee and the Dallas Police Department Head Quarters.

The best part about the Cedars was the history, but in an ironic manner. I spotted a sign labeled “Dallas Landmark Sears Café,” and I was determined to go there for lunch. Even in the thick, 100-degree weather, I dragged my reluctant (and sweaty) friends around the building to find the entrance. I walked straight through the double doors where a nice lady sitting at a desk, greeted me, asking how she could help. This didn’t seem quite right for a restaurant – turns out it’s an office building and the café was there years ago (whoops). I should have figured that out considering there were no signs anywhere saying “Sears Café” besides the small landmark sign. Save yourself the embarrassment; the Sears Café is no more.