That all-hours restaurant 24 Diner is actually still opening in Rock Rose, despite the notice posted to the 3100 Esperanza Crossing address detailing that “due to failure to cure events of defaults under the lease, the right to possess the premises has been terminated.” An Eater tipster sent along a photograph of the notice, dated Wednesday, February 6, seen below.
ELM’s Scott Hentschel said that the funding for 24 Diner’s construction “has had several delays, but is on track to close in the next several weeks,” as he told Eater.
The defaults are dependent on the specifics of the Domain Northside lease that 24 Diner’s parent company ELM Restaurant Group signed for the property, which aren’t known publicly. According to the notice, the tenant (aka 24 Diner) would be able to access the space if it “cures all existing defaults” and pays an additional $350,000 to the landlord to become a part of the security deposit. The company “is looking forward to working with the landlord to get the restaurant open,” as Hentschel told Eater.
Update, April 11: Despite the fact that the banner announcing that 24 Diner is “coming soon” in Rock Rose was taken down, as noted by several tipsters, the diner is still on track to open, according to a rep for the Domain Northside.
This second location of 24 Diner was announced back in 2016, but not much as happened to the space since then. In that time, ELM has opened a downtown restaurant (Irene’s); it announced it was also opening another location of 24 Diner in the airport; put together Austin’s first food hall (Fareground) with its then-beer garden and bakery Easy Tiger, Easy Tiger broke off from the group; opened the Central Austin Library restaurant Cookbook Cafe; and added an outpost of its Italian restaurant Italic in that food hall.
This article has been updated with comments and information from ELM.