JT Youngblood’s, the returning fried chicken chain of Texas’ past, is coming back later this year in the Diamond Building, which just started construction in Mueller. The building is being designed by Lake/Flato, the San Antonio firm that worked on Hotel San Jose. The group’s new website unveils a bright rendering and new smooth logo.
Jeffrey Weinberger, the original owner of Jeffrey's and part of the team behind the J.T. Youngblood's revival, wrote about the history and his memories of the chain growing up in Texas. He even served an updated version of the famed fried chicken at the now-shuttered Shoreline Grill.
The projected opening date is sometime by the end of this year or early 2017. Newly-announced neighbors in the Diamond Building include Lick Ice Creams, Halcyon Coffee, B.D. Riley’s, and Stella Public House. Also set for the Mueller area is boozy Bribery Bakery, the new Alamo Drafthouse, Kyoten's brick and mortar, and L'Oca d'Oro.