I am a big fan of Jessica Elliott, a news reporter turned lifestyle editor who now writes for The Dallas Morning News. Jessica is one of those really thorough, conscientious girls who sincerely cares about every story she pens (yes, I worked with her!) and so I pay attention to her pieces. She recently gave a nice rundown about shopping in South Side on Lamar. I mention it because with all the retail woes in the news, it’s encouraging to see innovative development — fueled by savvy entrepreneurship — paying off.