Stay vigilant and watch out for your neighbors

Last night at 10:30pm a woman was robbed at the intersection of Knox Street and the Katy Trail.  Keep your head on a swivel and if you see something, say something!  DPD wants you to call if you see anything suspicious.  Trust yourself and don’t hesitate to call 911.  It might just prevent a robbery or worse.

If you recognize these individuals, call the Dallas police robbery unit at 214-671-3584 or Crime Stoppers at 214-373-8477

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There have been several recent incidents where neighbors were approached by confrontational individuals or were followed.  Keep your cell phone with you and always be aware of your surroundings.  By notifying authorities, you tell these individuals that our neighborhood isn’t a target.  It tells would-be criminals that we are watching and we do care about each other.  Stay safe!

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/2016/09/29/dallas-police-seeking-two-stole-womans-purse-katy-trail

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Welcome to Knox: Outdoor Voices

The new retail opening in the zombie building at Knox and Travis has been revealed…a new store called Outdoor Voices.  Other locations in NYC and Austin, Dallas is their third store.  From first glance, it looks to be an American apparel athleisure store.  Anyway, it looks like a very hip brand that will fit well.  I’ll make this prediction.  This store will move into one of the spaces created from the old chili’s space.  outdoorvoices.com

Back from the dead…again

In 2006 when the 7-11 closed, it seemed certain that the end was near for the mix of old buildings on the west side of Travis Street.  Then the recession stopped development and this property seemed like it would remain a parking lot for many more years.  After a series of business came and went from the building below, Sarofim temporarily located Stag provisions there in late 2014.  After the completion of Sarofim’s project on Cole Ave, the building was left vacant, and at this point it seemed that, again, the end was near.IMG_4046

But wait!  What’s this I see today?  The space is being resurrected again for who knows what!  It was being painted white with navy trim.  Perhaps a nautical theme valet oasis?  Perhaps another apparel retailer?  Or maybe a casual lunch counter?  Stumptown coffee? (keep dreaming)  I wish I knew.  But more importantly, I wonder what the future holds for this parcel of land.  Will we be doomed to look at surface parking forever?

Just a few months ago, every tenant except RioRoom/TheTravis was vacated.  Perhaps Sarofim has plans to develop this block into unique spaces piecemeal instead of a mega-mixed-used project…I just don’t know, but we will see what happens.  I’ll post anything I hear, so check back soon.