Not Just The Arts District…

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Developer Mike Sarimsakci, owner of 211 Ervay and the historic Butler Brothers Building is prepping plans for a mixed used development in close proximity to City Hall that would include a hotel, new office space and condos to an area of Downtown that is often forgotten by visitors, workers and residents in the area. Sarimsakci is calling it Divan Dallas at SOYO.

Every day we hear about new improvements and developments happening along Ross Avenue, but it does not stop there in Downtown Dallas. The developer’s other project in the area, the $90MM redevelopment of the Butler Brothers Building, will include hotel and retail space which will bring more energy to this sector of the CBD. Going West, you have the new restaurants at the Omni including: Coal Vines, Little Katana, Biergarten, Herrera’s. Going East, you have the Farmer’s Market redevelopment with favorites such as Rex’s Seafood, Shannon Wynne’s anticipated Mud Hen and Stocks and Bondy. Not to mention, the only free standing restaurant in the Farmer’s Market, the Green Door Public house which is situated in an 1800’s building that was moved from Main & Cesar Chavez. Lastly, there is the park planned by the Belo Foundation just north of the Farmer’s Market that should start in the next 18 months.

What does this mean for the Downtown Dallas resident, visitor or office worker? Downtown Dallas will continue to flourish because we have involvement and development in many different areas, not just the Arts District. I encourage all Dallasites to embrace Downtown and try something new–you may be surprised at what you find.

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