New restaurant and nightclub at Sikes Senter Mall

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) – Sikes Senter Mall is under new ownership as we reported last week, and in a few weeks they will have a new restaurant in the former Buffalo Wild Wings location.

After countless sound checks and hundreds of boxes later, the owners of the new “Undeclared” restaurant and nightclub say they are just weeks away from opening to the public, a task that the co-owner Dustin Hopson, was not easy.

“It’s taken several months, and with the mall’s new owner, hopefully things will get easier,” Hopson said. “The process before was very tumultuous, and now everything is fine.”

Hopson said the idea came after reading an article that ranked Wichita Falls at the bottom of a list of the 419 worst college towns in the United States.

“I didn’t just want to do a bar or a disco – I wanted to do something where college kids could come or airmen and hang out during the day and have good food with cheap drinks and have a nice nightlife,” Hopson mentioned.

Hopson has teamed up with Highlander restaurant owner Erik Scott, who plans to bring something new to the table.

“We have a really good menu, and one of his ideas is that instead of just regular buffalo wings, we actually do whole chicken thighs and, to go with the college theme, we make them. ‘let’s call the drum line,’ Hopson says.

With a full bar, DJ equipment and a large dance floor, Hopson said he hopes to provide audiences with an experience not found anywhere else.

“It’s a restaurant during the day, and in the evenings we’ll have the live music and club vibe – some nights with a DJ – so it’s a place you can come, and you don’t have to leave. “, said Hopson. “Instead of getting too drunk and then going to Whataburger or somewhere else, you can get your food here and take an Uber home.”

Hopson said he’s confident the restaurant will be packed when the doors open in less than two weeks on Tuesday, March 1.

Undeclared is hiring bartenders and servers right now. If you want to apply, find out how on their Facebook page.

Jerry C. Greiner