It's a cold, clear Sunday morning as Keith Black shuffles through the sand spread over the sidewalk on Pacific Avenue and opens a makeshift plywood door. It spills into the vestibule of what will soon be the first cathedral to Dallas nightlife in the new millennium, though it's hard to visualize that now. A grid of scaffolding crisscrosses the exterior of the circa 1888 Hart Furniture Building as its Italianate-style façade is restored to its original luster. Inside the cavernous 50,000-square-foot interior, a tangle of steel studs and cables is slowly being skinned over with plywood and Sheetrock amid the... More >>>
By Mark Graham
Blue will be a flurry of adult distractions including belly dancers, VIP lounges, aerialists, a huge dance floor and a restaurant; below, club denizens plead to get past the doorman at the Starck Club, a 1980s den of sex and drugs.