Should be an interesting Dallas City Council meeting today -- if, that is, the Deep Ellum Association knows it needs to send its people to City Hall before 1 p.m., as the council will vote on the parking-boot ordinance well before lunch break, according to city officials to whom we spoke last night. ... More >>
The folks at Life In Deep Ellum are pretty deep into the throes of preparing its second annual Mokah Music Summit and Showcase--or M2S2 for short. This year's free event, set to take place on Saturday, April 25, will feature 12 local acts, a performance from the students of Zound Sounds, and an art ... More >>
Scott Beck's about to buy 14 acres in the"heart" of Deep Ellum. What then?
Alexander Flores Much like an Obama rally, this afternoon’s town hall meeting in Deep Ellum was all about change. And what we all were waiting for was a sneak peek at some of that change, perhaps in the form of, oh, maybe what Beck Ventures is planning to do in the area. But there wasn’t one w ... More >>
Photo by Terry Shuck/Mural by Frank Campagna As mentioned yesterday, the Deep Ellum Town Hall Meeting at the Sons of Hermann is two weeks away -- but it's very top-of-mind amongst the residents of the neighborhood that's referred to as Dallas's "wetlands for [the] creative class and entrepreneurs" ... More >>
Notes the good Friend of Unfair Park who shot us this suitable-for-framing poster, today Mayor Tom's meeting with folks from the Deep Ellum Association, ReelFX and historian Alan Govenar in advance of the June 27 meet-and-greet. There will be plenty more forthcoming in this spot over the next two we ... More >>
Hal Samples The winning entry in the first Re*Cov*Er mural competition back in October, from Reel FX's Ronnie Bates Back in October, we spent a lovely Saturday strolling the streets of Deep Ellum whilst perusing and parsing the entries in the first Re*Cov*Er mural series contest, wherein 16 contest ... More >>
So where's the outcry?
Still sudsin'. According to Alison Welsh of the Deep Ellum Association, both July Alley and Bar of Soap passed their SUP hearings today. While no one truly expected much opposition to these establishments' applications, the official word certainly comes as good news to Deep Ellum's advocates and pr ... More >>
The Deep Ellum Enrichment Project and the Deep Ellum Association are spreading the word today about a get-together tonight at Kettle Art -- not an art opening, really, so much as a meet-and-greet with Dallas police officers who'll discuss "safety and crime prevention issues" in the neighborhood. Lt. ... More >>
To keep the area alive, artists say change is necessary
In advance of this afternoon's City Plan Commission meeting, during which several Deep Ellum and Exposition Park bars and clubs will have their specific use permit hearings in the council chambers at City Hall, two Friends of Unfair Park have asked for some room to explain the differences between th ... More >>
Hal Samples The winning entry in the Re*Cov*Er mural competition Saturday night Took the missus and the 4-year-old who lives in our house down to Deep Ellum Saturday evening, where I was among the 93 or so judges in the Re*Cov*Er mural series contest. Re*Cov*Er's a project sponsored by the Deep Ell ... More >>
The muralists of Deep Ellum are honored
We're pretty sure this photo of the Knights of Pythias Temple was taken many, many years ago. Whilst listening to the Deep Ellum deep-dishing on KERA-FM's Think yesterday afternoon, I overhead Deep Ellum Association prez Gianna Madrini say something about how the Knights of Pythias Temple, located a ... More >>
Perhaps to get the jump on its Austin counterpart, which airs its Deep Ellum piece on Friday, KERA-FM (90.1) will, at noon today, air its own Deep Ellum roundtable. Think's Krys Boyd will host Alan Govenar, co-author of the book Deep Ellum and Central Track: Where the Black and White Worlds of Dalla ... More >>
This is what DART's new Deep Ellum station will look like. In what fantasyland, we have no idea. Longtime Deep Ellum artist Frank Campagna was recently notified he was not selected as a semi-finalist for DART’s new Green Line station in Deep Ellum, set to replace the Good Latimer Expressway tunnel ... More >>
Can't believe we went a whole day without a Deep Ellum posting. But, alas, it's a brand-new day, and we've got some brand-new news, more or less: The Deep Ellum Association had separated itself from the Deep Ellum Foundation. For background on the spat between the two entities, read Andrea Grimes' i ... More >>
Another domino falls in Deep Ellum
Yesterday, Kenny Brattain, the owner of Fat Daddy's Sound Shack in Lewisville and the man who plans to re-open Trees as a live-music venue some time this spring, sent to a few local media outlets a missive in which he kinda knocked around a city official and city procedures he believes are standing ... More >>
So, guess this is gonna be a Very Special Deep Ellum Episode of Unfair Park. Just moments ago, Kenny Brattain, the owner of Fat Daddy's Sound Shack in Lewisville and the man who plans to re-open Trees as a live-music venue, sent to Unfair Park and other local media outlets an e-mail explaining preci ... More >>
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