Opening of New Eastlake Cracker Barrel Delayed Again
The wait continues.
Opening of the new Cracker Barrel Old Country Store at Eastlake Marketplace off Interstate 10 and Eastlake Boulevard has been delayed yet again.
El Pasoans and those who live and work in Socorro, Eastlake, Horizon City, Clint, and Fabens will have to wait even longer than planned before they get to enjoy Cracker Barrel’s signature Southern fried chicken dish, meatloaf, Country Fried Steak, and Old Timer’s Breakfast on their end of town.
Construction and permitting delays were the reasons why it didn’t open this spring as originally announced, according to Cracker Barrel Media Relations, and the expectation was the issues would be taken care of and the restaurant would be ready to go “this summer.”
Although progress has been made and things continue to move along, the Eastlake Cracker Barrel will not be opening its doors by summer's end.
New Cracker Barrel Opening Timeline
So, what’s keeping Cracker Barrel from the adjusted timeline it was hoping to meet?
More “delays,” per Cracker Barrel Media Relations. Specifically what type of delays was not addressed.
Although still subject to change, our team is projecting the store to open this fall - Cracker Barrel Media Relations
They wouldn't commit to a specific date or time frame, but I drove by there recently and it doesn't look like there is too much work left to be done.
It has taken nearly 30 years for a second Cracker Barrel to be built in El Paso, so I guess we can go a little longer without their brand of home-style comfort food at the new location.