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Old 07-21-2015, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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Maybe because some of the people live there as well and wanted to show how inaccurate the original assessment was and do go out during these times and happen to see a completely different picture than what was presented.

You're really comparing DTD 2015 to DTD in the late 80's and saying you don't see a difference?

Main Street Garden Park was just a catalyst for the surrounding areas. Since it opened, 2 sides have been renovated and are now occupied by residential and UNT Law, while the other 2 and immediately surrounding areas are currently being renovated to bring close to 600 hotel rooms, hundreds of residential units and thousands of SQ FT of retail. Go immediately West of there on Main and that's where you truly see the difference with the signs of a lively downtown that is very quickly spreading out in each direction (Main Street Park, Elm, Commerce, Westin Coming to One Main Place).

There's been plenty of talk in the past but now people are putting money on the line. The Buildings are being renovated (not some grand plan to eventually renovate) and that's what makes the "talk" much different than in the past.

Also, go and check out Deep Ellum some time too. Just in the past year, it has really turned into a pretty fun place to go to.

I'm in DT and Deep Ellum regularly. Neither are all that. During the workday DT is ok. Any other time it's pretty meh at best. My guess is anyone who think DT is all that has never been to a great downtown.
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Old 07-21-2015, 11:54 AM
 
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I'm in DT and Deep Ellum regularly. Neither are all that. During the workday DT is ok. Any other time it's pretty meh at best. My guess is anyone who think DT is all that has never been to a great downtown.
I apologize if my comment came off as DTD and Deep Ellum are equal to the great downtowns of the world. Not what I meant. What I meant, and what other posters who do live in the area also mentioned, is that DTD has come a long way from what it used to be..a ghost town. Is it one of the greatest Downtowns in the world? Not by a long shot. Is it much more lively than just 5 years and becoming more lively every year? Absolutely!

However, if you're going to constantly compare the liveliness of DTD to the greatest downtowns in the world then you will constantly be disappointed.

Downtown is currently solving it's biggest problem. Millions of SQ FT of vacant buildings. These buildings are now being filled with residential/office/hotels. Right now, almost every single major vacant building has been renovated or is currently being renovated. Older occupied office buildings are going through multi million dollar renovations
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Old 07-21-2015, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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You really, REALLY need to put all this in historical perspective. The reason that people are so (rightfully) excited is seeing how far DTD has progressed from what it was not long ago. And it is surrounded by neighborhoods and districts that are improving at least as fast. Good times, with even better times ahead!
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