Deep Ellum Blues, But In a Good Way
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This morning I took a peek at the City Plan Commission's agenda for today in the hopes of getting better grasp on the current state of the University of North Texas Dallas Area Plan , at least as presented during the morning briefing by Peer Chacko in Long Range Planning. (It's a ForwardDallas! thing, if you'll recall. No?) But I found this significantly more interesting (to me, anyway) item on the agenda: Only one day after the Dallas City Council gave Clint Barlow the greenlight to replant Trees , the specific use permit process is beginning for yet another current Deep Ellum not-spot.
It was almost one year ago to the day that the Red Blood Club on Commerce Street shut down, claiming it was a victim of the controversial SUP policies and process put in place by the city council in December 2006. Which isn't stopping Roland Young from trying to open up a new joint in the same location that was also once home to Blue Cat Blues: Today, Young will make his case to the City Plan Commission for "a blues bar, lounge or tavern with live music Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays." The staff's recommending approval for a two-year permit, pending a further look at the plans -- which you can take a further look at right here, matter of fact. Check DC9 later today for results from today's meeting.
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