Dulce Vida is taking over former Cherokee Grill space

After several false starts, the Cherokee Grill space finally has an occupant: Dulce Vida, which will open next month and plans to be the next neighborhood bar in the Golden Triangle.

See also: Rocky Top Tavern will open in the former Hill-Top Bar space

Jason Tietjen of the Dive Inn, along with some partners, bought the building at 1201 Cherokee Street, which they're in the process of transforming into a space that will "walk that fine line between a bar and a restaurant," he says.

"I would like to say it's a neighborhood bar," Tietjen adds. "We're just going to be a Golden Triangle neighborhood bar that serves reasonably priced food and reasonably priced drinks."

Although Dulce Vida will be more of a bar than a restaurant, with giant TVs and games, Tietjen promises that they aren't taking taking short cuts with the food. There will be an accomplished chef in the kitchen, and a full menu will roll out in the weeks after the bar opens.

"It'll have a little bit of everything," Tietjen says.

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