Downtown Dallas and Environs - Page 2
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Then, it’s onward by DART light rail to Park Lane, where residents and visitors can connect with special shuttles to the ever-expanding NorthPark Center, a premier shopping center since 1965 with more than 160 world-class specialty stores, including Neiman Marcus, Tiffany & Co., Brooks Brothers, J. Crew and Coach.
Bridging Uptown and West End Historic District is the American Airlines Center sports and entertainment facility, which opened in 2001 as the new home of the NBA Dallas Mavericks basketball, the NHL Dallas Stars hockey teams and more than 200 annual events. It is the anchor for Victory, a planned, phased retail, dining and entertainment neighborhood at Uptown’s entrance.
A turn-of-the-century warehouse district in Downtown is the popular site of more than 80 restaurants, shops and nightclubs, accessible by DART light rail and one stop away from the Dallas Convention Center. The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, honoring the life, legacy and untimely death of President John F. Kennedy, is one of the most visited sites in Dallas and frequently hosts special exhibits on its seventh floor. Cuisine in the West End includes barbecue, steak, fish, Tex-Mex and Italian fare. Quaint horse-drawn carriages are available for evening rides in the surrounding neighborhoods.
Three blocks east of Downtown is Deep Ellum, a blues and jazz center in the early 1900s that has blossomed into an avant-garde district of shops, cafes, galleries, theaters, restaurants and bars nestled in an old warehouse district.
Popular by day for business lunches and bustling until the early morning hours with diners and club hoppers, Deep Ellum provides one-of-a-kind dining, theater and entertainment, with a wide variety of live music on the weekends. Performers like Stevie Ray Vaughn, Edie Brickell and Sara Hickman got their starts here.
A residential area with charming 1920s bungalows in East Dallas, Greenville Avenue has long been a popular entertainment, dining and retail stretch that is a year-round gathering place for adults of all ages and appetites. More than 15 bars and pubs, restaurants ranging from sushi to gyros and antique and vintage clothing stores attract couples and singles to this area at all hours.
Long-established neighborhoods near downtown are flourishing due to the influx of new urban dwellers, and Knox/Henderson is a prime example. Within minutes north of downtown on North Central Expressway, the intersecting streets of Knox on the west side and Henderson on the east are bustling with retail ranging from a three-story Crate & Barrel to unique boutiques, gardening shops and antique stores, as well as clubs and outdoor dining featuring Tex-Mex, South American and other diverse cuisine.
Information in this report appears courtesy of the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau.
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