Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Downtown Dallas is not as dead as you think
Dallas has made great strides, and to claim that it's the same downtown from five years ago is not looking at the big picture.
Whenever someone talks positively about Downtown Dallas, there are always people that claim that downtown is dead (or that it closes at 5 p.m., etc).
Such a claim couldn't be further from the truth. Even on a Tuesday night, several places were popping. I went to PM Lounge in the basement of the Joule for a party. At 9 p.m., it was already full. People were lounging on the patio of Charlie Palmer. A few student-aged kids were walking around taking pictures and surveying the scene.
I left PM to go to a friend's informal birthday party at Ten Sports Lounge. By the time I left a few hours later, it was full. I walked past City Tavern, and it was 3/4 full inside the bar and the patio was full. People were hanging out on the sidewalk chatting in front of the tavern. Again, this is on a Tuesday night.
Other than the French Quarter and Midtown Manhattan, there aren't many places that are teeming with people 24/7. But Dallas has made great strides, and to claim that it's the same downtown from five years ago is not looking at the big picture. Take a walk with me in my new hood, and I'll tell you all about it.
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