cowboyeagle05 wrote:What is happening to Uptown is what has happened to all our entertainment districts. Its going through a period of reflection and downturn that will turn it into something more evolved. Deep Ellum has gone through this many times with long periods of downturn. Lowest Greenville did the same and now its back with a new version as well. West End is on its own upswing and reinvigoration. Main Street has just quietly moved forward with a few leaps every few years. Uptown will bounce back considering how much its worth.
West End used to be hopping but when the burbs started building Urban Live Work Play everywhere better it was quickly out matched. Now its a tech office hub that needs some street level energy.
I don't know if you can compare Uptown to Deep Ellum or Lower Greenville, though, as Uptown has got a lot more residential and office compared to the other two areas.
With that said, it will be interesting to see how things play out for Uptown in the coming years. About fifteen years ago, Uptown almost had a monopoly on urban living in Dallas. If you wanted urban living, there weren't many places you could get it outside of Uptown. I'm starting to think that's all it really had going for it, was the fact that it was the first. However, now there are a number of (cheaper) alternatives, so it'll be harder and harder for residents and businesses to justify the premium price of Uptown.
I know Downtown has quite a bit of dead space, but I see significantly more potential in Downtown than I do in Uptown.