MasonBaronet is hosting a wealth of influential Dallasites on this cool Thursday evening in the West End. Attendees are mingling in their suits and fashionable Fall attire, and a recording of the Booker T. Washington Jazz Ensemble can be heard over the intellectual chatter. White candles decorate the office, giving it a swanky atmosphere that parallels the vibe of the vibrant West End, which is the main reason we’ve gathered here tonight: to hear John Crawford and Mayor Tom Leppert discuss the growth of this cool Dallas neighborhood.
Dallas is in a good place (minus the Cowboys tragic 1-6 record, and the current state of Romo’s clavicle). “We are excited about what’s going on in our city…we’re excited that the Rangers made it to the World Series, and that the Superbowl is coming,” said Chris Phelps, Vice President of MasonBaronet, “…it is a good time to live and do business in Downtown Dallas.”
John Crawford, President and CEO of Downtown Dallas, shared his thoughts about the West End. He recognized Deputy Chief Michael Genovesi, for “making a difference in public safety,” and noted that we are “very fortunate to have the support of DPD…crime stats are 33% less than this time last year”. (more…)