Posts Tagged ‘Design District’

New DART Shuttle Will Wind Through the Design District

Posted by    |    June 4th, 2013 at 10:46 am

DART’s proposed new shuttle through Downtown Dallas and Oak Cliff will include a nod toward the Design District, swinging along Stemmons Corridor and passing down Hi Line Drive on its way to Downtown. The shuttle, unlike the DART buses, will have discounted fare and be oriented towards tourists, with stops at major hotels in the area and attractions like Klyde Warren Park, the Convention Center, Bishop Arts and the Cedars.

The shuttle was approved at the end of May and will be funded by DART, Downtown Dallas, Inc. and the City of Dallas. It will roughly follow the current bus 21 and 49 routes: Route 49 will go from the Medical District to the major hotels on Stemmons Freeway, down Hi Line Drive to Victory Park and the Perot Museum, and down through the West End, the Omni, and on to the Cedars. Route 21 will focus on Downtown, starting at Klyde Warren Park and meandering along Main Street, heading South to Oak Cliff via the Jefferson Blvd. viaduct.

According to D Magazine, Downtown Dallas, Inc. is currently working on making the shuttle a free amenity. Until then, it will begin service in August with options for a $5 for a day pass or $1.75 for a midday pass, running every 15 minutes from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.


Villy Custom Bicycles Opens in the Design District

Posted by    |    May 20th, 2013 at 10:07 am

Conveniently opened during the Trinity Strand Trail’s construction, Villy Custom Bicycles has recently set up their new warehouse right here in the Design District. In addition to bespoke bicycles and inventive accessories, the funky bike company also has a very unique story.

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The business, owned by fashion-lover Fleetwood Hicks and named after his dog, DeVille, was mostly funded by superstar investors Mark Cuban and Barbara Corcoran. In July 2011, Hicks was selected out of 10,000 applicants to appear on ABC’s Shark Tank, and was offered $500,000 by Cuban and Corcoran in exchange for a share in his company.  Since then, Hicks has hit the ground running and now has a full online operation as well as an assembly plant in the Design District at 1937 Irving Blvd.

(more…) May 18th: A Comprehensive List of Openings

Posted by    |    May 15th, 2013 at 3:11 pm

For this Saturday’s warm and sunny, plenty of Design District galleries are debuting brand new exhibits. Check out the full list below:

“Ephemeral Dreamings” by Yelizaveta Nersesova, at the Alan Simmons Art + Design – 5 to 8:30 p.m.
1414 Slocum Street, Suite 105

“TIME FOR ENDINGS: Closing Sale of 33 Year Old Contemporary Art Gallery” at Carson Art Gallery  – 5 to 8 p.m.
1710 Hi Line Drive

“Regional Quarterly Vol.2 – CONCRETE JUNGLE” at Circuit12 Contemporary  – 6 to 10 p.m. 1130 Dragon Street, Suite 150

“Frayed Elements” by Giovanni Valderas, “Surface Tension” by Michael McKenzie, and “Eye Candy” by Allison Gregory at Cohn Drennan Contemporary – 6 to 8 p.m.
1107 Dragon Street


Thursday Night in the Design District

Posted by    |    May 15th, 2013 at 11:24 am

Thursday night is a busy night in the Design District so I’m just going to get right to it. Here are three exciting events happening in the neighborhood for those who want to get out and celebrate.

Laura Lee Clark Grand Opening

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The Dallas interior design community doesn’t need an introduction to Laura Lee Clark but we always need an excuse to celebrate and the grand opening of Clark’s new showroom on Slocum is the perfect reason. From 6 to 9 pm on Thursday Laura Lee Clark and company will be celebrating the grand opening of her new 10,000 square foot space as well as her exclusive partnership with luxury furniture and accessories manufacturer Niermann Weeks. Join the festivities where you can enter to win a pair of Niermann Weeks Coronia table lamps while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, by RSVP’ing to


Now hiring for a few awesome jobs in the Design District

Posted by    |    April 30th, 2013 at 11:00 am

Job seekers I have a few fabulous jobs to tell you about today. Résumes ready? Go!

Account Assistant, Dahlgren Duck

Dahlgren Duck is seeking an associate to serve as the secondary business contact for assigned Dahlgren Duck accounts and be responsible for overall client satisfaction. Tasks include review of major deliverables, updating client pricing, all secondary client communications, order processing and data entry.


  • Minimum one year of assistant experience
  • Undergraduate degree
  • Proficient in MS Office, typing and technical competence
  • Ability to multi-task
  • High level of initiative and works well in team environment
  • Superior time management skills, motivated, goal-oriented and punctul
Send resumés to


Three Design District Art Openings for DADA Gallery Walk

Posted by    |    April 16th, 2013 at 1:39 pm

A couple of weeks ago the Dragon Street art galleries banded together for yet another Dragon.Open and just in case you missed it it’s happening again this weekend, only bigger. This weekend the Dallas Art Dealers Association is hosting their annual Spring gallery walk so that means the open houses stretch from Slocum to Dragon and beyond. While everyone isn’t celebrating new openings, here are a few to be on the look out for as you plan your Saturday.

Christopher Martin Gallery

Geometric Abstraction is nothing new in art, but that doesn’t mean artists aren’t interpreting the medium in new ways. Christopher Martin Gallery, along with 212Gallery out of Aspen, are addressing some new ways artists are exploring geometric abstraction in their show NEO | GEO: New Perspectives in Geometric Abstraction. The show will exhibit work by Christopher Martin himself along with three other living artists who are currently deconstructing geometric forms in ways that are all their own. The show will open Friday but the gallery will host an open house from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 to coincide with the DADA Gallery walk.

Gallerie Noir


Design District Unveiled: Miele

Posted by    |    April 15th, 2013 at 10:34 am

At Miele, pronounced like “Sheila,” it’s all about fostering community. Not your typical retailer, the German-based company is known for designing and producing some of the most aesthetically appealing household appliances on the market.

The Dallas outpost of the international luxury appliance brand sits right at the entrance of the Dallas Design District, appropriate since Miele’s showrooms have programming befitting an educational center.

Offering a wealth of classes and workshops helps to cultivate one of the unique brand characteristics Miele is known for and which contributes to the success of the company’s aim of creating a community of brand ambassadors and devotees. By all accounts the strategy appears to be working, with a growing company and showrooms located in major cities throughout the world. All courses are open to the general public, not just previous customers, and feature a variety of product demonstrations and cooking classes.


Design District Unveiled: Green Living

Posted by    |    April 10th, 2013 at 9:34 am

Editor’s Note: To  erase the misconception that the showrooms and galleries of the Dallas Design District are open only to the trade, is launching Unveiled. In this weekly series we take you inside the shops, showrooms and galleries of the Design District that are not only open, but welcome the public. 

Green Living store manager Jin Hewitt describes the shop as a “haven for the health-conscious” and if you count yourself among their ranks, I have no doubt you’ll concur.

Green Living has been in business for ten years but the Design District outpost, which now houses the warehouse, design and showroom components of the business, has been on Dragon Street for just two and a half.

Helmed by Tom Bazzone who has 20 years of executive retail experience with companies such as Restoration Hardware and Williams Sonoma, Green Living is at the top of their industry.


Design District Unveiled: Antèks

Posted by    |    April 5th, 2013 at 11:04 am

Editor’s Note: To  erase the misconception that the showrooms and galleries of the neighborhood are open only to the trade, is launching Unveiled. In this weekly series we take you inside the shops, showrooms and galleries of the Design District that are not only open, but welcome the public. 

There are dozens of truly unique spots on Dragon Street but Jason Lennox’s Antèks is not only one-of-a kind but a veritable Dallas establishment.

Antèks has been in business for nearly 30 years but is a relative newcomer to the Design District, having set up shop in its Dragon Street location only about four and a half years ago.

According to Lennox, the design aesthetic of Antèks can best be described as “upscale rustic.” The store has a distinctively homey feel which is elevated by, in Lennox’s words, an “old school elegance,” albeit an elegance befitting a hunting retreat in the mid-west.


A week of beer in the Dallas Design District

Posted by    |    April 3rd, 2013 at 11:07 am

To celebrate their third anniversary the Meddlesome Moth is hosting their 3rd annual April Ale Week and beer lovers, you may want to clear your schedules.

The celebration begins on Monday with the Moth’s signature Monday night beer dinner, this time featuring six courses and seven beers from the wonderful Green Flash Brewery in San Diego. Their owner and brewmaster will be in attendance and the cost of the dinner is $75.

On Tuesday the ‘wood influenced’ tap takeover commences and if you’re a conossieur of beer you will be enthralled with this lineup, everything from unique brewery collaborations to rare brews from some of the country’s best breweries.