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Another Sundance Square Fort Worth restaurant closes, and this was an old-timer

August 31,2020

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

Uno Pizzeria & Grill is closed, apparently ending a 28-year run for one of downtown Fort Worth’s oldest restaurants and one that survived despite the Boston-based parent company’s troubles.

A message posted late Sunday night on the restaurant Facebook page offered vague hope: “Ugh! This has been a tough year! We are closed! It’ll take a miracle to reopen ... Anybody have a spare miracle??!”

The location was still listed Monday on the company website. It was the last Uno in Texas or the South.

When the Chicago-style deep-dish pizzeria opened in Arlington and then Sundance Square in 1991-92, company founder “Ike” Sewell of Chicago had just passed away and was often remembered for his Wills Point upbringing and Texas Longhorns football career.

The Sundance Square location thrived for years at the center of activity, next to a movie theater, the Caravan of Dreams nightclub and busy Billy Miner’s Saloon. But the restaurant began struggling after the movie theater closed and crowds moved to the new Sundance plaza.

The Arlington location, 1301 N. Collins St., closed in an earlier corporate reshuffle.

Uno joined Bird Cafe and Taverna by Lombardi as Sundance restaurants to close during the coronavirus pandemic, along with retail shops Earth Bones and Retro Cowboy, as many downtown office and government workers continue to work at home.

Sundance Square is under a new property manager, Dallas-based Henry S. Miller Co., with a plan for changes in the 30-year-old retail center.

Location Mentioned: Sundance Square Plaza