The Mecca was a Dallas institution, a much-beloved diner that opened in 1938 and became famous for its cinnamon roll. It spent 44 years on Harry Hines Boulevard when, two years ago, they moved to newer and larger digs in East Dallas. With the move they also expanded their serving hours and menu. Then on April 27th of this year they shuttered the place, announcing plans to find a new location that wasn’t quite so big. On the other hand, owner Michael Sealy, who purchased The Mecca in 2007, auctioned off the restaurant’s furniture and kitchen equipment and declared bankruptcy. So, while The Mecca’s website is still live, and the home page continues to declare an intent to reopen, we wonder if we’ll ever see that cinnamon roll again. Continue reading