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A new bakery-cafe with a ‘sourdough bread bar’ will open in downtown Fort Worth

December 27,2021

See full Fort Worth Star-Telegram article by Bud Kennedy here.

A bakery-cafe and market will open in Sundance Square, bringing fresh-baked sourdough to a corner formerly known as a sports bar.

3rd Street Market has begun construction at 425 W. Third St., across from the downtown public library on the western edge of Sundance.

Former Cafe Modern chef Dena Peterson Shaskan and bread-maker Trent Shaskan of Icon Bread are part of the new venture, which will offer breakfast, lunch and evening wines and charcuterie.

Some of the ideas come from their current The Table Retail Market + Culinary Studio, 120 St. Louis Ave., but 3rd Street Market will have more dining space and cooking classes.

The U-shaped bar of the former Frankie’s will become a sourdough bar, Trent Shaskan said, where customers can watch the bread-making and hang out to dine.

The morning breakfast menu will include coffees and Puerto Rican mallorcas from Libros Dulceria, he said.

The project is part of Sundance’s ongoing makeover to emphasize unique and local restaurants in the 40-year-old development.

The lunch menu will include Dena Peterson Shaskan’s banh mi or veggie sandwiches on sesame sourdough or garlic-rosemary sourdough.

The dark decor and sports TVs are gone from the room, leaving a sunny, airy morning cafe that should appeal to downtown workers and the courthouse crowd, including jurors.

The space will include a market selling Dena Peterson Shaskan’s soups, sauces, entrees, spreads, books, baking supplies, flours, olive oils, special honeys and coffees, pottery and more.

“Sundance has been an absolute joy to work with,” Trent Shaskan said.


Location Mentioned: Sundance Square Plaza