After closing down due to the Pandemic, a new management brings The Foundry back to life according to an article by CultureMap Dallas. They say,
“A West Dallas institution is being revived: The former Foundry/Chicken Scratch is being reopened by Shane Spillers, owner of Eno’s Pizza and fervent former Foundry customer.
Spillers says he loved the place before it closed and wanted to make sure it kept going for the neighborhood. He’s currently overseeing an update of the space, which moving forward will simply be called The Foundry.”
The name will change but their menu will remain the same according to an article by Paper City. They say,
“After shuttering during the pandemic, West Dallas music venue and beer garden The Foundry has reopened. With it, favorite fried chicken spot Chicken Scratch has been refreshed as well. (Although, they are now just calling the entire thing The Foundry to avoid confusion.)
New management, Shane Spillers (owner of Eno’s Pizza Tavern and Brewed), has taken over the haunt. The menu still offers the tasty chicken Chicken Scratch was known for, as well as sides like mac and cheese. Sunday brunch offers chicken and waffles and more from 10:30 am to 3 pm.
Despite the refresh of the brand and the nice interior, however, The Foundry has been shut down according to an article by CultureMap Dallas. They say,
“A West Dallas institution has closed: The Foundry, formerly known as The Foundry/Chicken Scratch, closed on July 31, which they divulged via social media
“Farewell neighbors,” their post said, declaring that “the amazing memories” would last forever and expressing appreciation to their customers.
It made CultureMap’s list of underrated music venues, which cited the joys of gravel under your feet, picnic tables galore, a long list of beers, and plenty of diversity on stage – from electronic and avant-garde duos to indie-rock acts from Austin.”
There are plans to revive The Foundry in the future with focus on the bar, food, live music, and making the space available.