Sunday, July 14, 2013
Check out 5 businesses that recently planted their roots in Dallas Design District
The neighborhood gained a new bowling alley and Thai restaurant, among others.
WEST DALLAS We’ve had a busy 2013 so far and now that we’re a little past the halfway point I thought we should take a few minutes to look at some of the newest places to dine, shop, and have fun in the Design District.
If you know anything about office furniture, chances are you’re familiar with Steelcase. As one of the world’s leading providers of office furniture, and one of the most innovative when it comes to creating productive office environments, they’re pretty near the top of what in recent years has become a relatively crowded market. The company’s newest WorkLife Center, as they’re called, is located smack dab in the middle of the neighborhood. The beautiful space allows you to see for yourself just how awesome your workspace or office could be. Next time you’re in the neighborhood, it’s certainly worth a stop.
Aria Stone Gallery
Aria Stone Gallery’s brand new showroom in the Decorative Center just opened this week, but it’s another can’t-miss spot. After just a few minutes browsing through Aria’s website gallery, it’s clear this is not your average stone. The folks at Aria are deeply passionate about natural stone and its incorporation into our daily lives. At Aria you won’t find your typical granite countertops, you’ll find different and rare stones and explore opportunities for usage that go beyond counters in the kitchen and bathroom. Browse the photos on Aria’s website then stop into the “museum-like” showroom the gallery has created at their Decorative Center location.
Pakpao Thai Food
Possibly the most delicious of the neighborhood’s new hot-spots, PakPao Thai Food has been creating quite the buzz since its opening as it joins an impressive roster of award-winning restaurants and bars located in the Design District. The hand-crafted cocktails influenced by the tastes of Thailand and the tropics are to die for, and the Thai fusion cuisine is the perfect introduction to both non-Thai eaters and Thai food aficionados alike. Just be careful, when the staff tells you a dish is hot, they are not kidding. The spot, located directly behind Oak, is now open for lunch as well as dinner, so there really isn’t an excuse is there?
Ready to throw some strikes? We wrote earlier this summer about the Design District’s very own bowling alley, and while I’d like to keep it our little secret, I’m inclined to think that won’t be an option for much longer. Bowlounge is a delightfully retro 12-lane bowling alley located on Turtle Creek and Industrial, just down the street from the International. Apart from bowling to your heart’s content, the bowling alley is also home to a pretty sweet bar and food directly from the kitchen run by the burger geniuses at Twisted Root. Get there before everyone else does!
Jamieson Jewel Salon
The first half of 2013 has been marked by firsts -- the first Thai food restaurant, the first bowling alley -- and now? The first salon, run by Dallas’ salon legend David Forsyth. Forsyth has pulled together a stellar team at his newest spot, located on the ground floor of 1400 Hi Line. At Jamieson Jewel Salon, guests are pampered until they can’t take any more. A full bar in-house means you won’t go thirsty while you’re waiting for that new hair color to set or your nails to dry. The salon is full-service, so whether you need a blow-out for a night on the town or a massage after a hard day, they’ve got you covered.
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