Best Repurposing of a Crap Mall - 2006
Olla Podrida Turns Into Hebrew School, Seriously
For those of us made the Olla Podrida our day home, when it shut down, we felt like orphan children who were being sent off in different directions against our will. To get to some historical fact, the Highland Park Airport was property was given to the Richardson ISD during WW2 and they sold it to Mr. Moore of Moore Chevrolet, Dallas who tore down the old buildings and erected cast concrete slabs on dirt floors to make a three unit storage barn for his new models to hide until the State Fair. Then, he used it to hide some cars from the Dallas tax guys around Jan 1 each year. When Trammel Crow started the Park Central project, he put a guy in charge who thought it would make a cool eclectic market for artists to make their work in front of the public. It was a great success for years. Only after years of neglect by the owners did it fall in quality to the level of your titled description.