By spring 2025, the former Salvation Army building at the corner of Charles and Main streets in Lewisville will be transformed into a beer garden and food truck eatery in another step toward revitalizing Old Town Lewisville.

The unnamed eatery is the brainchild of John Williams, who developed craft beer-focused bars Eastside, Miss Angeline’s and Oak Street Drafthouse in Denton, according to a city news release. Construction is set to begin following City Council’s approval of a special-use parking permit June 17.

"The property itself is what excites us the most," Williams said in the release. "The lot already has a ton of mature trees, and the grounds will be converted into a beer-garden type atmosphere with food trucks, a large outdoor jumbotron, outdoor gaming and beer garden-style seating throughout.”

The details

The establishment will be similar in concept to Eastside and Miss Angeline’s, Williams said.

An existing house on the northern portion of the property will be converted into a cocktail bar, while a larger building on the southern portion of the property will serve more as a beer hall. The establishment also plans to have four food trucks that will remain on site and operate six days a week. According to a May 21 presentation to City Council, Williams' team is considering Feta’s Lone Star Greek, Pickled Carrot, Saucy Hibachi and The Tomato Pizza as possible food truck candidates.

In addition to the food trucks, Williams stated he is hoping to have a pop-up kitchen located inside one of the buildings and have nights where he invites local restaurateurs to feature items from their menus.

Zooming in

The outdoor seating area will be kid friendly until 9 p.m., and the facility will always be dog friendly, Williams said. Art will also be a major design feature of the property, including plans to have free-standing art pieces and murals painted on portions of the exterior.

There are also plans to have games like ping-pong, cornhole and giant Connect Four in the outdoor seating area.

Also of note

The proposed business operating hours are:
  • 2 p.m.-11 p.m. Monday through Thursday
  • 11 a.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday
  • 11 a.m.-11 p.m. on Sunday
The new craft beer garden and food truck eatery is expected to employ 20 full-time staff, 10 part-time staff and three salaried managers.

The Old Town Design Review Committee will need to approve the building additions, fences and any public-facing art, according to district documents.