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Uncertain Future for Vegan Grocery Store

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Lucky Mouth Grocery seeking new ownership | Image by Lucky Mouth Grocery

The owners of Dallas’ only vegan grocery store are looking for someone to buy the store to avoid permanent closure. 

Lucky Mouth Grocery was opened in 2020 in the Bishop Arts District. It is the only local grocery store of its type, stocking everything from fresh vegan deli cuts to frozen fare. Co-owners Adriana Martinez Miers and David Miers said they are hoping someone will appreciate the store, but they have decided it is time for them to let it go. 

“The year 2022 was a hell of a struggle, and nothing has changed in 2023,” Miers said. “We’re receiving only 10 percent of the support we need to thrive.”

On the Lucky Mouth Grocery website, many items are shown as low in stock, which can be attributed to the fact that the store has been operating at a loss for the last year.

The store is located at 196 W. Davis St., in the same building as Victor Prosper Apartments. It is currently still open on Thursday through Sunday from noon to 6 p.m., but the couple is looking for someone to make the grocery store thrive in the near future.

“We’re hoping to find someone who appreciates the value of the Lucky Mouth brand and someone with the drive and resources to take the store to the next level, said Miers. “But if a new owner is not found, Lucky Mouth will probably have to close in the near future.” 

The owners strive to not only cater to vegan people but everyone in the community. They welcome anyone to come and shop. They carry products like vegan seafood, plant-based butter, and coconut milk ice cream.

On the website, it says, “If you like to eat spaghetti or pizza or ice cream, then Lucky Mouth is your kind of grocery store and you are welcome here.”

Lucky Mouth is one of the only businesses in the area where shoppers can find the top-selling plant-based Rebel Cheese from Austin and bacon from the brand All Vegetarians Inc.

If nobody buys the grocery store, it will be one less resource for vegans in the metroplex. In August 2022, the vegan restaurant Spiral Diner closed its doors after serving customers for 15 years in Oak Cliff. 

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