The demographics do not support the idea.....service and food businesses yes, auto repair supplies, yes....retail, especially non WalMart, and entrepreneural.no..why would they bother, there are better locations with less risk.
The entire Fair Park area has
resisted any kind of upscale for Years...heck, without Bob
Thorton....OLD BOB, not Robert, there would have been LITTLE East Dallas
OR SOUTH DALLAS anything at all. Takes a LOT more than a wish and
desire. Frankly, Davenport and his family have taken charge of THEIR
OWN BUSINESS, with a proven model of success already....DEVELOPMENT IS
ANOTHER ENTIRE THING....ask the Deep Elm, the ValleyView Mall, the West
End boys and get the picture....and much of that had major demographic
POTENTIALS....not so much the FAIR PARK area unless you can get rid of
HUD and slumlords, drugs, thugs, gangs, and crooks.