How many Wal-marts does a city need to thrive? People living in the hip circle of neighborhoods surrounding downtown Dallas say we have enough Wal-marts, Wal-mart-affiliated stores and other big boxes to sustain us and it's time to consider some development that isn't a giant box and acres of ashpha ... More >>
District Judge Emily Tobolowsky issued an order Friday blocking, at least for now, developer Trammell Crow's plan to build a 130,000-square-foot Sam's Club in Cityplace, just north downtown. Residents in the neighborhood near Haskell Avenue and Central Expressway won a temporary restraining order t ... More >>
As expected, the Dallas City Plan Commission voted this afternoon to approve the Trammell Crow backed plan for the area surrounding U.S. 75 and Haskell Avenue. The plan, for a development that's been labeled the East Village, was presented to neighbors as being for a walkable, diverse multi-use outc ... More >>
East Village Association, a group representing residents who live near the proposed East Village development, has filed a request for a temporary restraining order and a permanent injunction against the city of Dallas and the Plan Commission to block a zoning change that would allow construction of ... More >>
Life isn't fair. It's why kids starve. It's why puppies suffer. It's why the people who live next to Cityplace will soon also be living next to a 130,000-square-foot Sam's Club. Dallas' City Plan Commission confirmed this afternoon that yep, the big box Trammell Crow has planned for the corner of C ... More >>
Sam's Club will have to wait an extra couple of months before it plants a 140,000-square-foot outpost next to CityPlace. So decided the City Plan Commission, which this afternoon moved consideration of the development plan until July 22. It was a victory for neighbors, albeit a tiny one. As we ment ... More >>
Neighbors are, at this very moment, rallying opposition to the Sam's Club that Trammell Crow plans to build at CityPlace. They've launched the inevitable Change.org petition. They've booked Councilman Adam Medrano for a community meeting tonight. They are scouring the final development plan the City ... More >>
Dallas singer-songwriter Annie Clark has crafted a magnificent mythology on her own terms.
A popular trend noodles its way into Dallas' dining scene. Watch out for undercurrents.
Because burgers are the anchor of three-day weekends, on Friday CNN (via Eataocracy) posted the Top 10 Burgers Around the Country, courtesy of food writer and eater of-many-burgers Josh Ozersky. See also: Burger Smackdown: Dairy-ette vs. Kellers The list includes several from his hometown, New Yo ... More >>
Tu-Lu's Gluten Free Bakery is opening a second Dallas location in the West Village Shopping Center this Thursday. Owner and baker Tully Phillips is originally from Memphis and graduated from SMU. After completing culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu in Austin, Philips moved to New York City, where sh ... More >>
Just in case you don't know what frippery means...As a writer, I always keep one Internet tab tuned to Merriam-Webster's website, which is the best source I've found for the precise meanings of words (and the correct spelling of "simultaneously," which I regularly butcher so badly that Micros ... More >>
Team Robespierre live.I'll admit, I'm prepping for SXSW already. I've looked at some schedules and the like trying to decide what bands will need attention on this lovely blog. After watching our sister paper's "Indie Cribz" segment today, I think Team Robespierre may need our love. In the flick, we ... More >>
The Scar of David's author, Susan Abulhawa, will be in Frisco this weekend, probably not for a RoughRiders game, though. If you’re interested in the state of Muslim-non-Muslim relations, you have a jam-packed weekend ahead of you. On Sunday, as we've noted before, the Washington-based nonprofit Co ... More >>