Archive for July, 2010

Last Night In Downtown Dallas

Posted by    |    July 23rd, 2010 at 4:06 pm

Last night, the crew at You+Dallas was invited to participate in a drive-along with the Dallas Police Department. Thew team had a rather uneventful night crime-wise but still got some good footage. Trust me, our boys in blue are earning their pay.


Tex in the City….Downtown Living

Posted by    |    July 22nd, 2010 at 11:42 am

If you’re thinking about moving into downtown Dallas but aren’t sure if it’s right for you, I’d like to offer my two cents.  Ten years ago, you might have been hard-pressed to find many true downtown dwellers, but Dallas city living has been making a strong comeback and lured people like me with its charms.

The upsides? It’s beautiful, day or night.  Just walking down the street in downtown, you absorb the energy of the city bustle and something inside you comes alive that isn’t there when you wander through Frisco or Southlake.  The personal contact with people from all walks of life remind you what makes our city great is the diversity and style that can only be found in Dallas. (Big hair and Cowboys jerseys, anyone?)  Spending time in Neiman Marcus’ flagship store is thrilling-you literally step into the most glamorous of aspect of downtown history. Grabbing a slice of Campisi’s pizza on foot and not worrying about finding a parking meter is empowering.  And yes, even the noise from visitors on Texas/OU weekend downtown is a nice remembrance that people do still care about team spirit and passion.

The downsides? People don’t like to visit you much when parking can be an expensive scavenger hunt. (Which might actually be an upside for some of you.) The occasional street fight may wake you up at three a.m. even when you live on the ninth floor of a building and all your windows are closed. Forget about a quick run to fill up your car’s empty tank before work; there isn’t a convenient gas pump downtown sporting a reasonable price tag.  All things considered, what do a few minor irritations mean when you have a mini-Manhattan experience right outside your door? Downtown Dallas is no longer just for corporate offices or a string of nightspots.  It’s a place to call home.