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DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

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Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 13 Jun 2018 08:47

There is a thread for the East Quarter and the Masonic Temple but there is no update. http://dfwu.dallasmetropolis.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=507

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Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Postby DPatel304 » 14 Jun 2018 20:11

On Friday, June 8, DDI and the City of Dallas hosted the Marilla to Market Walk, in which over 85 participants walked Marilla Street between City Hall and the Dallas Farmers Market, denoting needed improvements in a short survey. This input will inform the #MarillaMakeover project, a temporary and tactical implementation of strategies that will enhance the pedestrian experience along the Marilla Street corridor. From September 1 to December 31, the #MarillaMakeover project will improve the functionality of the street and increase safety by installing improved crosswalks at key intersections and potted and/or planted street trees along the corridor. DDI will also host seasonal and themed events throughout the fall to further activate the vacant and/or underutilized spaces along Marilla Street.

For those unable to attend the Marilla to Market Walk – and would like to provide ideas for the Marilla Street corridor – please visit bit.ly/marillamarket.

https://www.facebook.com/DtownDallasInc ... 3711081026

The Downtown Dallas Inc. Facebook page posted this. It's not exactly Farmer's Market related, but it does talk about Marilla Street from City Hall to the Farmer's Market and improvements that could be made there. It was just a simple survey, so obviously nothing will actually change anytime soon, but I guess it's nice that they are looking for improvement areas.

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Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Postby exelone31 » 15 Jun 2018 08:37

It does sound like they're at least committing to some short-term beautification enhancements (potted plants, etc). I think even that would make a positive impact. It's cool to see stuff like this done while the larger changes are churned through the gears of bureaucracy.

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Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 15 Jun 2018 09:25

It's not a street that will majorly activate until some more major development happens but having officials actually walk the street is a big deal. Most of these projects never include a walk by anyone but a lower level staff member. Having more them walk these streets provides a very important perspective of what safety is. I walk from Downtown Dallas to Oak Lawn frequently and I could recite off the top of my head the most dangerous crossings and places where the sidewalk is basically useless from damage or obstruction. I wish more similar walks were a part of a public official's duties for projects. Studies show that when they are done the pedestrian environment is infinitely improved in more than just one area.

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Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Postby mdg109 » 03 Jul 2018 13:06

I hope FM gets more retail that stays open a little later once more residential gets completed. Stopped by yesterday evening and it's really quiet in this area. Was happy to see that Green Door Pub was pretty lively though.

From the photos, crazy how close The Bridge is to downtown now. It used to seem so isolated.
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Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 03 Jul 2018 13:18

How much store front does the furniture store take up? Cause one big tenant like that could work against them. A furniture store while a draw is also what kept most of Downtown Garland dead too. Bakers Furniture sat for years within their downtown and didn't create lively activity. It suffered from a lack of energy and real marketing effort on the business part but it also took up almost all the storefronts like Mattress Frim does on Henderson and Knox creating a dead zone that didn't allow for a variety of businesses that create interest for visitors.

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Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Postby mdg109 » 03 Jul 2018 13:28

On the Taylor Street side, I saw signs for a floral shop coming in on the far corner, and I believe there's was retail available for one more vendor. On the Pearl Street side, I think there's a Thai place and 2-3 more retail spaces.

The development facing Marilla has a ton of retail space.

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Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Postby Matt777 » 03 Jul 2018 16:31

mdg109 wrote:On the Pearl Street side, I think there's a Thai place and 2-3 more retail spaces.

Thai food? At the Farmer's Market? Where????!!!

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Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Postby ArtVandelay » 04 Jul 2018 15:09

mdg109 wrote:I hope FM gets more retail that stays open a little later once more residential gets completed. Stopped by yesterday evening and it's really quiet in this area. Was happy to see that Green Door Pub was pretty lively though.

From the photos, crazy how close The Bridge is to downtown now. It used to seem so isolated.


Hopefully further development on Harwood “re-isolates” the Bridge. It’s a blight on the neighborhood. Right up there with the Stewpit.

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Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Postby mdg109 » 05 Jul 2018 22:37

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