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Arcadia

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2014

    Dallas Musicians' 8 Most Memorable Gigs: A Strip Club, and Art Museum and More

    Socrates once said, "Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul, on which they mightily fasten, imparting grace and making the soul of him who is rightly educated graceful, or of him who is ill-educated un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    New Green Grocer to Quietly Open on Lower Greenville This Week; Big Grand Opening Party This Saturday

    The new Greenville Avenue specialty grocer, Green Grocer (3614 Greenville Ave.), will host grand opening festivities from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. this coming Saturday with lots of vendor samples and merriment. They also announced via their Facebook page the store is open all week, although not at full cap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Five Dallas Music Venues We Wish Were Still Open

    In any major city, musical venues come and go. Some closures are well-deserved: bad sound, weak promotions, etc. But other times, a place shutting its doors is a kick in the teeth for any local music fan. Here is my list of five long-gone musical establishments I wish were still open. Agora Ballroo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    Green Grocer, an Independent Specialty Grocer, is Moving to Lower Greenville

    Green Grocer, a Chicago-based specialty-grocer, announced today it's opening a second location (and first outside of Chicago) at 3614 Greenville Ave. The 4,000-square-foot retail space is five blocks south of Mockingbird Lane across from Café Izmir. Green Grocer is a one-stop specialty market for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    More Grocery Store News: Sprouts Begins Takeover of Sunflower Farmers Market

    Back in March, Phoenix-based Sprouts Farmers Markets announced the purchase of Sunflower Farmers Markets. They officially closed on the deal about a month ago and now Sprouts-labeled products are beginning to trickle onto the shelves of the Sunflower at 1800 N. Henderson Ave. Eventually all the Su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    In Today's Least Surprising News Ever, Yes, a Walmart Grocery Is Coming to Lower Greenville

    ​Speaking of Walmart (told you) ...In the end, turns out, I didn't need Mitchell Rasansky to tell me what everyone already knew -- or guessed, anyhow. Because, as I discovered this morning, the permits were filed with the city two months ago and approved December 29. So, yes, brace yourself, Lower ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Plans Remain For Food Trailer Court Parked Next to Trader Joe's on Old Arcadia Site

    ​Two questions this morning about Trader Joe's plans to build its first Dallas location on the site where once the Arcadia stood: Does this kill the food-trailer park Madison Partners had planned for the site, and what does this mean for the old Whole Foods spot everyone thinks is going to Walmart ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2011

    News & Notes: Atlanta vs. Dallas, Tilton's Comeback, Recalling Taylors Books and More

    ​For those who found this morning's paper particularly dissatisfying, here are some other Sunday stories with that taste particularly local:The Atlanta Journal-Constitution begins its "Atlanta Forward" series this morning by comparing and contrasting that city with ours, a not-uncommon occurrence, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Madison Partners a Little "Surprised" By Opposition to Greenville Ave. Bowling Alley

    Click to embiggen Madison Partners and Brooke Humphries's vision for a bowling alley next door to Good Records.​Late Tuesday I got an email from Jonathon Hetzel of Madison Partners, which is trying to roll out that bowling alley on Lowest Greenville that once more goes in front of the City Plan Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    CNN Beams Up Preview of Weekend's Comic Con With Mr. Spock, Princess Leia and Stan Lee

    ​I knew where I'd be tomorrow back in January, when we first mentioned that, oh, some guys named Stan Lee and Leonard Nimoy would be attending the Dallas Comic Con, which makes its move to the newly opened Irving Convention Center after years in Richardson and Plano. Figure we'll get there 'round ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    It's Coming Up Cupcakes: The Shape (and Taste!) of Things to Come on Lower Greenville

    LakewooderThe scene on Lower Greenville last night​Last night, good Friend of Unfair Park Lakewooder sent the photo you see at right -- a couple of food trucks parked in the lot where once the Arcadia proudly stood till it was claimed by fire in June 2006. He asked of this mobile food court: "Is t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    My First Show: True Widow's Dan Phillips Saw A Decapitated Alice Cooper At The Bronco Bowl

    Welcome to My First Show, where we give bands a chance to talk about the first shows they ever attended -- no matter how uncool and embarrassing those tales may be.That's Dan over there on the couch.​As impressive as their 2008 self-titled debut was, expect plenty of good things to come from Tru ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Park and Rec Assistant Director Willis Winters Talks About His Fair Park History

    Old Dallas Stuff​Willis Winters, assistant director of the city's Park and Recreation Department, says, with a laugh, that it took him all of 30 days to write his forthcoming Fair Park history. He signed the contract with Arcadia Publishing in March, under the assumption that it wanted the book in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    A Look Back at a Time When State Fair-Goers Wore Ties to the Midway and Shot the Chute

    ​Back in June, upon the occasion of the release of City Archivist John Slate's Historic Dallas Parks, I mentioned yet another history book was forthcoming from Arcadia Publishing: Willis Winters's Fair Park. At the time there was no release date set, only "closer to the State Fair of Texas," but a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Quite the Two-Fer: A Book on Dallas's Historic Parks And a Fund-Raiser for City's Archives

    Photos Courtesy Dallas Municipal Archives, City Secretary's OfficeFrom John Slate: "Lake Cliff Park's pool in 1947. The pool was shut down in 1959."​As I mentioned in January -- upon the publication of Historic Dallas Hotels and its accompanying postcard set and Park and Rec historian Sally Rodrig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2010

    Massive Fire Claims Block That, Till Hours Ago, Was Home to Terilli's, Hurricane Grill, Mick's and Greenville Bar & Grill

    Jim SchutzeMore photos from Jim follow after the jump. Here's a slide show featuring photos from Jim and Patrick Michels.​At this very moment, Schutze is down on Lower Greenville, where the block that once housed Terilli's, Hurricane Grill, Mick's and the Greenville Bar & Grill is now a memory ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    On Shelves: Pictured-Packed Histories of Dallas's Famous Hotels and White Rock Lake

    One of the 15 postcards contained in the Historic Dallas Hotels set available in stores Monday​Given all the money I've spent on Arcadia Publishing's "Images of America" books about Ye Olden Dallas, it was mighty nice of the company to mail Unfair Park its two latest titles: Historic Dallas Hotels ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    Hophead: Uncannily Good Beer From Oskar Blues

    Jesse HugheyLast year, Oskar Blues added five 100-gallon tanks and increased its brewing by more 64 percent over 2007 in order to keep up with increased demand. That the Lyons, Colorado, brewery experienced such a rapid growth probably wouldn't surprise anyone who has tasted its excellent flagship b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Echoes and Reverberations: The Bad Sleep Good or Not At All.

    They were loud, rude, bratty and obnoxious. They smoked pot, drank lots of beer, did drugs and slept in their clothes. If you were a guy who hung out at Theatre Gallery during the late '80s, chances are pretty good that one (or more) of them fucked your girlfriend. And they got away with it all be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    A Little Election-Themed Music To Get You By On This Important Day

    Consider this yet another reminder to get out and make your voice heard today--which, from the looks of it, isn't that hard to do, as early voting seems to have taken care of the worst of the lines out at the various voting locations. Oh, and consider this post something of a bonus, too. After the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2008

    Muddy Waters Has Dried Up. But Something "Exciting" Is Taking its Place.

    View Larger Map A Friend of Unfair Park wonders: Is Muddy Waters on Greenville Avenue closed? Sure looks like it: The number's disconnected; the Web site's down; there's a huge hole in the front of the place. All good hints. Because, yes, the longtime blues-and-booze haunt is gone; has been since m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2008

    Back at the Washarama

    Mark C. Austin David Bean performed with The Judy's last night in Austin, years after the band swore off a reunion. Also, no wonder Josh Venable's a fan. Like, amazing. About 10 years back, I interviewed David Bean about his historic Houston band The Judy's -- who, by 1998, had become nothing but a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2007

    Deep Ellum's "Home Movie" Maker Revealed

    So, turns out it was Dave Walbert who posted to YouTube all those Deep cuts last week; so said Jeff Liles, and so confirmed Walbert when reached in Austin by Unfair Park. Turns out, yeah, he shot all those now-broken-up bands at all those now-shut-down clubs years back, just because he knew the band ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2007

    The Sounds of Deep Ellum

    Over the last 24 hours, "juabeaux" has posted to YouTube an extraordinary cache of local-band performances from the late 1980s through the early '90s. Among their ranks are Melt, the New Bohemians, The End, Rev. Horton Heat, Billygoat and the Buck Pets; among the venues are places you used to go way ... More >>

  • Music

    July 5, 2007

    Cabin Fever

    Stuff to do till the deluge subsides

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2007
  • Blogs

    June 22, 2006

    Arcadia Fire Sale

    We recall the Arcadia Theater in better days. Yesterday wasn't one of 'em. It would seem imprudent and rude to let the Arcadia's passing pass without so much as a "so long" this morning. (I'd do the same for Cafe Nostra or Syn Bar or Condom Sense, but, really, just don't have the warm memories attac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2006

    The Theater Fire

    A view from the Arcadia Theater fire moments ago, as the fire broke through the roof and collapsed the second floor. As you view these photos Sam took from the six-alarm fire now devouring the Arcadia Theater, feel free to do so while listening to a new track from one of Dallas' finest young bands, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2006

    Shalom, Arcadia

    This is what the Arcadia looked like till about an hour ago. Dallas Fire-Rescue Lt. Joel Lavender just talked to Sam, who's on the scene at the Arcadia Theater fire, and told him the second floor of the Arcadia just collapsed into the first floor. That means Dallas Fire-Rescue will not send any fire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2006
  • Blogs

    June 21, 2006

    Arcadia Fire

    To see what's become a five-alarm fire at the Arcadia, go to WFAA's Web site, which is streaming live video. Shame about the old place: We had a Dallas Observer Music Awards there eight years ago; probably not gonna happen again. --Robert Wilonsky

  • Calendar

    February 19, 2004

    Black Power

    Badass or just bad, blaxploitation gets its day

  • Dining

    August 21, 2003

    Butt Fires

    Crime taking toll on Deep Ellum dining

  • News

    April 27, 2000

    The shallow end

    Personal vendettas drain Dallas' wading pools for poor kids

  • Dining

    November 18, 1999

    Hash Over

    Buck naked saint

  • Dining

    October 21, 1999

    Hash Over

    Under new management; Mixed hash

  • Dining

    September 9, 1999

    Hash Over

    Kent's count; Mixed hash

  • Dining

    July 8, 1999

    Hash Over

    Theater of the absurd?
    Pumping prime

  • Music

    June 17, 1999

    The preacher and the Prophet

    Why can't we all just get along? The history, or not, of Russell and Jeff's Deep Ellum

  • Music

    June 3, 1999

    The brothers Kahn

    Nightclub owners Steve and Bruce Kahn have fought off partners, vendors, and contractors to stay in business. Now the state of Texas wants its turn.

  • News

    April 1, 1999

    Lord of the Fly

    Investors in the Dragonfly Bar & Restaurant say they were fleeced by partner Steve Kahn, but he claims his accusers had him framed

  • Music

    March 18, 1999

    Why, baby, why?

    In other words, the return of ? and the Mysterians

  • News

    August 20, 1998

    Kingdom of uncool

    Homeowners near Lower Greenville find new Palace music club an intolerably noisy neighbor

  • News

    November 13, 1997

    Houses of blues

    Homeowners near Lower Greenville had seen enough of drunken nightclubbers; then they met their new neighbor

  • Culture

    May 15, 1997

    Rapt in a rat's brain

    Dionysus & Apollo explores Possible Worlds with aplomb

  • Calendar

    May 1, 1997
  • Music

    May 23, 1996

    Bronco hole

    Dallas' last great concert hall suffers growing pains

  • Dining

    December 14, 1995

    Mexican standout

    Cenaduria is exceptional in a sea of Tex-Mex

  • Culture

    May 25, 1995

    Thug life

    A new stage version of A Clockwork Orange resounds with prophecy

  • Calendar

    April 13, 1995
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