Southwest Center

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Says Tennell Atkins, "Ultimate Super Bowl" Party Is Still On at Southwest Center Mall

    Photos by Patrick MichelsTennell Atkins says the Ultimate Super Bowl party's still on at Southwest Center Mall, where, apparently, it's still Christmas. Now, he says, it'll be indoors.A day after WFAA-Channel 8 spread the word that the enormous Ultimate Super Bowl party planned in the Southwest Cent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Driving By a Proposed School Bus Zone Ordinance, Big Budget Cuts (?) and a Crime Plan

    This, right here, is the 2010 Dallas Police Department Summer Crime Plan.​Just a programming note for those a fan of the Girl on Top at City Hall: Andrea's liveblogging the council's Housing Committee meeting -- specifically, the 4,293rd hearing involving the Demolition Process for Urban Nuisances ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Ron Natinsky Wonders: If We're Gonna Save Southwest Center, Why Not Valley View, Then?

    Sam MertenRon Natinsky​If nothing else, this'll be the last Southwest Center Mall item of the day -- only because there'll be nothing left to talk about till after the council returns from its summer recess. But Ron Natinksky, head of the city council's Economic Development Committee, called Unfai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Slowly, Slowly, the City's Moving Closer to a Plan to "Stabilize" Southwest Center Mall

    ​It was less than a month ago the city council's Economic Development Committee went behind closed doors with, among others, Office of Economic Development Director Karl Zavitkovsky to discuss what the what to do with Southwest Center Mall. They confabbed for more than an hour and emerged without ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    On Monday, Council Committee To Go Behind Closed Doors to Talk Southwest Center Mall

    From the Urban Land Institute's report on Southwest Center Mall, this proposal: "The panel recommends a new town center to be organized around a lawn and retail street (shown in red)."​Dunno if you remember this, but back before Christmas the city of Dallas took out a lease on the abandoned JCPen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    The Sad View from Valley View

    Signs like this one decorate dozens of empty storefronts at Valley View Center.​When I was a kid, Valley View was my mall -- bought my first skateboard (a Powell-Peralta purchased at the stand beneath the escalators), my first album (KISS's Double Platinum at the Disc Records) and my first guitar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    Whitt's End: 11.13.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *OK, so let it be known that my buddy and Ticket founding father Mike Rhyner has been/is calling for a Cowboys' appearance in this year's Super Bowl. This, after 14-plus years as president of the a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    How Do You Save a "Mostly Dead" Mall?

    From the Urban Land Institute report on Southwest Center: "More than half the floor space is vacant -- feels lonely"Back in April, the Dallas City Council agreed to spend $120,000 in economic development grant money so the Urban Land Institute could "assess redevelopment options" at Southwest Center ... More >>

  • News

    May 17, 2001

    Bean Waiting

    This just in: Starbucks' global march reaches the Cliff