StyleSheet celebrates the iconic designer ahead of Tuesday's much-anticipated fashion show at Fair Park.Full Story
Yeezus is a-go for tonight, and if Facebook is any indicator, there has been an increase in ticket circulation online.Full Story
An electrical fire at The Joule Hotel damaged CBD Provisions, the hot new restaurant by Consilient Hospitality. The restaurant is closed but will reopen on Monday.Full Story
If you are out and looking for a place to grab lunch or dinner, we are compiling a list of Dallas restaurants that are open for business. Restaurants, feel free to add your name to the list.Full Story
This morning I bring you good news from Oak Cliff. The former red-roofed taqueria at the corner of Bishop Avenue and Davis Street—once home to El Padrino until last winter—won’t be bulldozed like we expected. Previously, observers speculated the taco shop would disappear after the Lombardi group withdrew its interest in the site. In May, we found out that Sarah Lombardi decided not to go forward with her plans to open a frozen custard and hot dog place with the land she leased.Full Story
Christopher Mosley goes behind the scenes and in the crowd to bring you the over-the-top antics of the big KISS-FM concert.Full Story
Attack of Snow Miser. Freezing rain and sleet have coated North Texas in a sheet of ice, and conditions aren’t expected to thaw much over the weekend. Grocery stores were overrun last night, with customers stocking up in anticipation of being trapped in their homes for several days. Roads have gotten messy. Schools are closed. Many flights are canceled. Saturday’s parade has been called off. So far it looks like runners will still show up Saturday morning to run 26 miles in the cold. Best of luck to them. I’ll be sleeping in until Heat Miser returns.
Rangers Outfielder Victim of Extortion Ring. According to the U.S. attorney’s office in Miami, three people conspired to extort Leonys Martin out of millions of dollars. Martin claims that, after he first defected from Cuba, a Mexican management company held him against his will and held his family hostage until he paid a “ransom” by agreeing to pay 30% of his future baseball earnings.
City Hall Tree-Huggers Go to Court. In a lawsuit filed last week, the city of Dallas is asking that developer Mario Davey pay a fine of up to $500,000 for illegally clearing an East Dallas lot of 29 trees in order to build homes. Davey just calls it “dirty politics.” It’s the first time the city has sued over a violation of the tree ordinance.Full Story
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One of the area’s most recognizable office buildings has changed hands. Dallas-based Gaedeke Group has acquired Millennium Tower, buying the 351,683-square-foot property from KBS Realty Advisors in an all-cash deal.Full Story
Pearl Cup has announced that it will be closing its flagship location on Henderson.
“It’s a sad day when you have to announce the closing of your first coffee shop location. We opened Pearl Cup Coffee when Henderson Avenue didn’t have much to offer other than a handful of bars. We had a hand in building the Dallas coffee culture to what it is today, and we are quite proud of that feat, but the incredibly high rents are simply not sustainable for a true coffee shop… We are very disappointed that we were unsuccessful at negotiating an affordable rent structure and that we will no longer be a part of this neighborhood.”Full Story
First off, we’ve got a slew of weather-related cancellations. The AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Holiday Festival, “Reliant Lights Your Holidays,” has been moved to next week. The Children’s Medical Center annual holiday parade on Saturday isn’t happening. The Dallas Museum of Art is closed today. And, really, if you have tickets to any show at any theater or venue in town, it’s probably best to call ahead to find out whether the show will go on.Full Story
A surprisingly large crowd, given the impending ice storm in Dallas, attended the North Texas Commercial Association of Realtor’s 2013 Stemmons Service Awards event last night, held at the newly renovated Fashion Industry Gallery on Ross Avenue.Full Story
Well, Fair Park Holiday has been cancelled, and I’m pretty sure the rest of Dallas is on hiatus for now.
This ice storm is putting a kink in our weekend plans, isn’t it? But at least we have our internet and heaters. (To the 200,000 people out there without power, I feel for you. Stay warm. Hug other bodies.)Full Story
The most unsettling aspects of the documentary aren’t the raw depictions of death. Rather, they are scenes of young people praising the cartel leaders as modern day “robin hoods.”Full Story
Taking into account federal taxes paid by Texas residents, the net cost to taxpayers in the state in 2022 will be more than $9.2 billion.Full Story
Check out this week’s digest of the best under-the-radar cinematic fare—from indie movies, to documentaries, to foreign films, and more.Full Story