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When One Fifth Closes, a Miami-Based Doughnut Shop Will Move In

The Salty is known for brioche doughnuts

Doughnuts from the Salty Donut
Photo: The Salty Donut

There’s already a tenant lined up for the moment when Chris Shepherd’s experimental, revolving restaurant One Fifth takes a bow in Montrose. A fancy doughnut shop from Miami is slated to move in to a portion of the property at the end of 2022. The Houston Business Journal reports the news about The Salty, which will open at 1658 Westheimer Road where One Fifth is currently operating as a red sauce Italian joint.

The Salty started out in Miami as a pop-up in 2015, serving both cake doughnuts and yeast-raised doughnuts inspired by a brioche recipe. Since then, The Salty’s expanded to six locations in both Florida and Texas. The sweets shop is growing in Texas in a big way, adding a shop in Austin this summer. Quirky doughnut flavors in Austin include Texas sheet cake, horchata, and prickly pear margarita, as well as standards like cocoa and brown sugar blondie or sweet potato pie.

The hunt is still on to fill out the rest of One Fifth’s 4,860 square feet space, and there are plans to build an addition to house The Salty as well as a courtyard, according to HBJ.