Burn Pizza + Bar is shuttering to convert into a new food, art and music-centric space called Collide ATX, welcoming chefs, artists, and musicians from around the world.
While the closing date for Burn Pizza has not been shared yet, the new project is set to launch in February 2017. The East 6th Street address is staying in the Dunlap ATX family, which is partnering with agency Collide.
Update, December 5: Looks like Burn is now closed.
For that first year, Collide ATX plans to welcome guests every other month from cities like Mexico City, Montreal, Warsaw, Seoul, and beyond to spotlight their cultures. The idea is to have everyone “meet and collaborate, and to showcase their latest projects without limitation,” according to the press release. The list of potential events and gatherings includes:
- Limited menu seatings
- Cooking demos
- Music industry happy hours
- Art exhibitions
- Musical performances
- Lecture series and panels
- Weekend festivals
At the same time, there is a planned restaurant and bar, run by rotating chefs, which will be open daily to the public. The food offerings will rotate every 60 days. Then there are planned ticketed prix fixe dinners over the weekends. The first featured chef comes from Mexico; details will be announced at a later date.
Squeezing in as much as possible into one space, Collide ATX will also function as a free coworking area during the daytime. Oddly enough, this new project seems to have displaced Switch Cowork, a new start-up that aims to convert bars and restaurants into unique shared work spaces during the off-hours. Less than a month after Switch launched at Burn Pizza, it moved to Dunlap’s other bar, Trackside, just last week.
This is one of the many transformations Bridget Dunlap’s projects have undergone. The original Lustre Pearl up and moved over to the East Side, while a second Lustre Pearl sprung up in its place. East Side’s Trackside used to be Ophelia (a partnership with Baton Creole), which used to be Mettle. West 6th Street bar Parlor and Yard took over ELM Group’s French restaurant Arro.
The boutique culture agency Collide has a client list that includes Hard Rock Hotels, Dr Martens, Gallo Spirits, and others. The group produces annual events around the globe including Collide on Rainey during SXSW.