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    August 26, 2014

    The Best Texas Music Venues for Road Trippin'

    As you might have noticed, we're a bit obsessed with traveling here at the Observer. We've given you weekend getaways, food centered trips, and hidden road trips. So it was only a matter of time before we got in on the fun here at DC9. Being that we live and breathe Texas music, here are the 12 musi ... More >>

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    July 9, 2012

    Ridglea Theater Announces First Show in Two Years

    Almost exactly two years ago, give or take a few weeks, Fort Worth's historic Ridglea Theater stopped booking shows and shut its doors. It was bound to happen. The theater hadn't booked a decent show for years before it closed. The Ridglea's fate was in limbo for the following two years, and was in ... More >>

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    March 21, 2011

    As DART Debuts Its "New" Police HQ, the Trial Over the Building Inches Closer to the Station

    Texas Record Historical Photograph CollectionBack when Monroe Shops was the train maintenance facility for the Texas Electric Railway​Dallas Area Rapid Transit sends word today: The old Monroe Shops building, near the Blue Line's Illinois Station on Corinth Road, was officially rebirthed today as ... More >>

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    February 8, 2011

    Preservationists Say If Perry Kills Historical Commission, He Could Also Decimate Future

    Flickr user: Nicholas Henderson​It hasn't been easy reaching a preservationist in this state in the last couple of hours. Or in D.C., for that matter. Not since Governor Rick Perry announced earlier today that in order to save the state some money, he's proposing the elimination of the Texas Histo ... More >>

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    May 6, 2010
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    April 2, 2009

    In Fair Park, Still One Shell of a Venue

    The National Register of Historic Places just started posting its photographic archives on Flickr -- and, thus far, the sole spot in the Texas set is Fair Park, photos of which went up just this morning. And, again I ask: Why are we wasting the best concert venue in town?

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    February 13, 2009

    Not a Moment Too Soon, the Dallas Downtown Historic District Is Now a Little Bigger

    The Texas Historical Commission sends word that the Dallas Downtown Historic District is now a little bit bigger than when first established in 2006 by the National Register of Historic Places. Says the THC, the district -- which encompasses 555 acres and 66 buildings in an area "roughly bounded" b ... More >>

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    January 21, 2009

    Preservation Dallas Launches Effort to Save 508 Park Avenue, Asks City to Back Off

    Last week, while working on this week's cover story in the paper version of Unfair Park, I discovered that the owners of 508 Park Ave. have filed with the city a permit to tear down the former Warner Brothers Film Exchange, built in the late 1920s. Long story, available soonish in a rack or on a com ... More >>

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    September 30, 2008

    In Downtown, There's a Bunch of Empty History Waiting to Be Developed

    View Larger Map Speaking of downtown development, about two weeks ago we mentioned that the city had compiled a list of three dozen-plus vacant buildings downtown, the purpose of which was to identify roadblocks to development -- at least, as far as Mayor Tom Leppert and the city's economic develop ... More >>

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    January 8, 2008

    Westdale Buys Up More of Deep Ellum

    The original Continental Gin Company building was constructed in 1914 and turned into apartments 83 years later. In 1983, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Dallas' Only Daily brings word this afternoon that three of Deep Ellum's most historic properties -- all of which were c ... More >>

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    November 15, 2007

    So, Fellas, What Happened to that $15 Million Development You Promised?

    Apparently, John Wiley Price was talking about the Knights of Pythias Temple today on KNON. Great minds, hunh? So, a Friend of Unfair Park was doing some Interwebs browsing today came across a piece from the Dallas Business Journal in 1996, wherein Dallas developers Cliff Booth and Randy Moses of So ... More >>

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    February 27, 2007

    Deep In It Now, A Neighborhood Tries to Save Itself

    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 >>

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    February 1, 2007

    Hard Rock Still Rockin'. For Now.

    Consider this yet another of Dallas' worst-kept secrets: The CVS pharmacy chain is going to buy up and tear down the Hard Rock Cafe on McKinney Avenue. At least, that's the rumor "swirling" among the restaurant's staff, says John Gogarty, the New Jersey-based publicist for the restaurant-hotel-casin ... More >>