Healthy Australian cuisine concept restaurant coming to Stream Realty Partners’ The QUAD project in Uptown Dallas

A community-focused eatery based in Australian café culture will open its first Dallas restaurant at Stream Realty Partners’ office development, The QUAD, in Uptown Dallas.

Two Hands will occupy one of the five free-standing retail spaces surrounding the 12-story, Class AA office tower at 2699 Howell St. in the heart of Uptown. The casual restaurant will offer indoor and outdoor dining with a menu of fusion share plates and well-traveled classics for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A comprehensive coffee program and full-service bar also will be featured. 

Stream, a national real estate services, development, and investment firm headquartered in Dallas, is developing the 345,425-square-foot, office building and surrounding 18,500-square-foot retail area heralded as the dawning of “A Different Dallas”. The project plays a key role in the rebirth of the Quadrangle, which once was Dallas’ first mixed-use development dating back to 1966.

Two Hands, which launched in 2014, currently has six locations in some of the country’s most upscale, chic neighborhoods including NoHo, Nolita, Williamsburg, and Tribeca in New York City, the Gulch in Nashville, and SoCo in Austin. Two additional restaurants in Denver and Franklin, Tennessee, are expected in 2023. An opening date for The QUAD eatery is planned for Q1 of 2024.

Two Hands is the first retail lease signed at The QUAD, with additional restaurant announcements anticipated by mid-2023. Chicago Title was the first office tenant to commit to the project in September 2022. The largest title insurer and provider of real estate-related products and services in the world will occupy 20,000 square feet in the office tower. The firm has officed at 2828 Routh St., an existing building on the same site as The QUAD, for more than a decade.

In addition to a workplace and next-generation retail space, The QUAD will boast amenities including a penthouse tenant lounge and conference center, full-service fitness studio with floor-to-ceiling windows, dedicated underground parking, bike valet, and plenty of outdoor seating and green space. The building will feature a cutting-edge user functionality and technological foundation with smart elements such as a proprietary centralized building operations app, hands-free “wave” doors, and hospital-grade air filtration systems.

The QUAD is owned and managed by Stream’s Investment Management Platform, which leverages expertise from the firm’s 14 local offices to make investment decisions based on real-time supply and demand fundamentals. Stream actively manages four discretionary commingled funds, in addition to several joint ventures, and wholly owned assets totaling 31 investments of 21 million square feet and approximately $3.1 billion in assets under management.

Stream Vice President Ryan Evanich and Senior Associate Marissa Parkin lease the office space at The QUAD.