Dallas Design District continues to grow

February 10th, 2014 by Jennifer Smart

Several weeks ago the Dallas Morning News took the time to chat with some of the Dallas Design District’s art gallery owners on the growth of the neighborhood over the last few years.

When Kenneth Craighead and gallery partner Steve Green moved their Uptown gallery to the Design District in 2005 they were pioneers amongst Dallas art retailers. They joined Conduit Gallery in a neighborhood historically known as a destination for interior decorators.

But in the years since, art galleries have been migrating to the neighborhood in droves and the apartment buildings, restaurants and entertainment options that have emerged have left parking on the previously deserted Dragon Street a hot commodity almost any day of the week.

Michael Ablon contributed to the story  as well, discussing PegasusAblon’s redevelopment of the area. His notion to bring Dallas restauranteurs into the Design District has attracted an entirely new audience to experience the neighborhood’s unique character, contributing to the influx of traffic to, and interest in, the area southwest of Oak Lawn.

To view the complete story read “Neighborhood southwest of Oak Lawn becomes hub for art lovers.”

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