Crossroads Diner prepares for last day in Lake Highlands

Crossroads dining room in North Dallas
Crossroads dining room in North Dallas

If you haven’t had your fill of Crossroads Diner’s sticky buns and buttermilk pancakes, you’d better get cracking. Chef-owner Tom Fleming and his staff are preparing to move into their new shop in North Dallas, and they’ve finally announced their last day at Walnut Hill and Central – Sunday, January 24th.

Their new Preston Trail Village location at Preston and Campbell won’t open until February 9th, but the space will be larger and remodeled all the way down to bare concrete floors.

“Our new digs will have a state of the art kitchen,” says Fleming on his blog, “two private rooms and a dining space big enough to seat over 200 people at one time. It will all be located on one level, making it an ideal spot to rent out in the evenings for weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and other special events. There is also plenty of available parking outside.”

A rent increase by new owner Cypress Equities forced the move, says Fleming. The buyer has redevelopment plans for the center, Fleming adds. Fleming opened the first Crossroads in 2011.


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  • Ian

    Not “high-rent” but total redevelopment to match the larger vision for the area between Royal and Walnut Hill.

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  • Jared Heath

    The story I have been told is this isn’t a rent issue. The owner is going to tear down and build something “high-rent”.

  • wlubake

    Jared, I’m really going to miss Crossroads (big fan of their corned beef hash), however I disagree with this assessment. Crossroads signed a lease for a set period of time (a very short 5 years). The landlord can’t raise the rent during the negotiated period of the lease. So the landlord isn’t really running off Crossroads. Crossroads’ lease ran out, and they can no longer afford to stay in such an in-demand area. Preston Hollow Village really changed the dynamic there. Keep in mind that there is plenty of retail for lease in the Lake Highlands area, yet Crossroads is off to Preston and Campbell. Why? They are making the best business decision for themselves, just like the landlord did when it didn’t agree to let them stay at sub-market rent.

  • Mike the Grate

    I’m going to miss Crossroads quite a bit. They serve some of the best breakfast food I’ve ever had and I don’t know of another spot in Lakewood that has anything close. Their service was always spot-on as well.

  • Jared Heath

    Whatever the “re-development” plan is, I hope locals don’t frequent it. Running off one of the better restaurants in the area should never be rewarded.