Joined June 22, 2012
10 months, 4 weeks agojdb9367's comment on:
The Foundry is really GREAT. I think Chicken Scratch/The Foundry both make a great place for families to take their kids early in the night, and I think the Foundry is a great place for eating, drinking, and listening to music later in the evening. I also hope for more bands. With all the warehouse type spaces in this area (whether you want to call it Oak Cliff or West Dallas - to me it is Fort Worth Ave/W Commerce) it would be cool if there would more laid back live music spaces popping up to go with some of the other arts that are making their way to West Dallas and Oak Cliff.
Oak Cliff and West Dallas have the chance to be the best version of Dallas’s "austin" type scene, but to do this we need more laid back venues like this. Although I like most of new places that have pooped up the last few year, the reality in my mind is that the area can only support so many “see and be seen type places” with expensive drinks and appetizers. First off, some of these are out of reach of a large portion of the local population, second there is a limit of how many Up Town and HP/UP people who will drive to OC. The area needs more places that get to the true Oak Cliff culture
Live music in this area of Dallas is in very short supply, and the more the better.
The Foundry is one of the few new venues on this side of town where you can just meet up with friends without any effort and then get a bite to eat and hang out. With more good live music it should be a great success and hopefully helps to encourage more local ventures of this nature in the area.
My compliments to Christopher Jeffers and Chris Zielke for making this nice laid back venue that so compliments the West Dallas/Oak Cliff style.