Greenville Avenue in Dallas


Greenville Avenue is located in east Dallas. There are three parts to the area and the avenue; The first two parts are called Upper Greenville and Lower Greenville and there is a third part that is referred to as Lowest Greenville. The area is encapsulated in three main streets; Mockingbird, Ross, and Walnut Hill. Each part of Greenville is known for something different. The Upper part of Greenville is known for urban services, the lower part has become synonymous with bars and shopping and the lowest part is filled with ethnic restaurants and antique shops. The area was established in the 1920's. A century ago, Greenville Avenue was an important road that linked the city to developing east Dallas neighborhoods. Today, it is a major entertainment district in the city filled with eclectic shops, boutiques, clubs, bars, restaurants and live entertainment.

There are plenty of restaurants on Greenville Avenue; Sevan Cafe, Kirby's Steakhouse, Blue Goose Cantina and Blue Fish Sushi Restaurant. Diners on Greenville Avenue can find many options of cuisine that range from American to Lebanese. One of the most popular restaurants on Greenville Avenue is called Bankok City, which is a Thai restaurant located in Upper Greenville. Reviews on the Thai restaurant on mixed. It was established as a neighborhood favorite in the year 1993 and thousands of patrons have dined at the Greenville restaurant since that time. The diner has won numerous awards in Dallas publications such as an award for best Vegetarian food.

Wine bars are also a specialty of Greenville Avenue. St Martin's Wine Bistro and The Grape are two bars on the trendy avenue. Wine enthusiasts are welcomed on Greenville Avenue and given the option of attending one of the upscale wine bars. Both bars have dozens of wines to choose from. The wine bars contribute to the area's nightlife which is an integral part of the economy along Greenville Avenue. Bars, pubs, and trendy pool rooms comprise a mix of upbeat entertainment. Granada Theatre is a live music venue located on Greenville Avenue. Granada Theatre is known for showcasing local and national artists from a large selection of music types. The theatre has entertained Dallas residents since 1946 and is an important feature of Greenville Avenue. Other events like sports parties, fund raisers, and awards ceremonies are also held at the theatre. Thousands of people attend the theatre on an annual basis. Greenville Avenue is an area that contributes heavily to the overall Dallas nightlife experience.

Greenville Avenue is often compared and contrasted to Deep Ellum which is another entertainment district in Dallas. Both areas offer nightclubs, restaurants and live music but Greenville Avenue is more two dimensional with the types of people that it attracts to its street. Unlike Deep Ellum, the entertainment district of Greenville Avenue caters to the residents who live in the area and provides upscale grocery stores, cleaners, and charming homes. The delicate balance Greenville Avenue places between its residents and visitors shows an adaptable side to the street.

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