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 >>>
| Next >>
By Mark Graham
"People had drugs and people were attractive and people had martinis and nobody slowed down," howls '80s club mogul Shannon Wynne, top. Now, says Wynne's one-time partner Matthew Mabel, below, clubs are run by geeks in lab coats.