Brandon Castillo

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    Deep Ellum Postal and Grocer Has Big Dreams for a Little Bodega in Deep Ellum

    Brandon Castillo is the kind of guy every neighborhood or movement needs. In this case, Deep Ellum has him. And the movement is making the area a more sustainable and walkable one. Recently, he opened Deep Ellum Postal and Grocer at 3100 Main Street, where he carefully fills a little shop, fronted w ... More >>

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    July 11, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    This Thursday, the Design District Gets an Outdoor Market of Its Own

    When Brandon Castillo first told people he was going to set up an open-air bazaar in Deep Ellum, he got a lot of crazy looks. "You're going to do what where?" people asked, doubtfully. Deep Ellum was in the early stages of its renaissance and besides, this is Dallas, where people shop at NorthPark. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Deep Ellum Now Has Its Own Food Truck Rally, but Restaurant Owners Aren't All Thrilled

    The Deep Ellum Outdoor Market shut down Main Street over the weekend for a food truck rally. For some, especially the 10 or so trucks there, the night was a success. Cajun Tailgators ran out of food at 9:30 p.m. The Munch Box had a "sea of people" outside their truck and only stopped serving when ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    The Food Trucks Rally in Deep Ellum Tonight

    The Deep Ellum Outdoor Market is hosting its first food truck rally tonight on Main Street between Malcolm X and Crowdus, which will be shut down for the event. The party lasts from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m., and a few bands will provide tunes, including My Wooden Leg and Hares on the Mountain. Brandon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Then There Was Deep Ellum's Better Block ...

    Courtesy Patrick Kennedy/Walkable DFW​We began the day by taking a look back at yesterday's Arts District Better Block, an edible experiment augmented by the goings-on up and down Flora. But Grimes reminded me earlier: Saturday was also Deep Ellum's turn up to the Better Block chopping block, cour ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    A Sneak Peek at a Walkable, Cyclable Deep Ellum, Set to Take a Step Forward October 30

    ​About a month ago, Patrick Michels sat in on the planning session for Deep Ellum's attempt to build a Better Block, a la Oak Cliff's two experiments with taking back the streets. Today, organizer Brandon Castillo sends more details -- as in, when and where. Castillo had hoped to stage the event l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Last Night At La Grange, Imagining A Better Block in Deep Ellum

    Danny HurleyA Deep Ellum Better Block may or may not include a lane for dogs to lay down in the street. But will there be fist-pumps?Tucked into Robert's preview of Oak Cliff's Better Block sequel was Jason Roberts's passing mention of a Deep Ellum spin-off slated for September 18 -- and while we kn ... More >>

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    June 23, 2010

    Deep Ellum To Get Outdoor Market Next Month

    ​You know that antiquated covered parking shed at the corner of N. Malcolm X Boulevard and Indiana Street, behind Cafe Brazil in Deep Ellum? Right. This one. Well, this morning Brandon Castillo sends word that he's found a use for it: a Deep Ellum Outdoor Market, set to make its bow July 17 from 1 ... More >>