Big D Blog: Deep Ellum Update

December 9, 2010  

Posted By Jackson Butt

It’s nice to see some life out of Deep Ellum since the area’s collapse in 2005-2007.  There are still many empty storefronts and for lease/sale signs, but there are also some new places that I hope can stick around.  The chances of Deep Ellum returning to past glory are slim to none, but that can be a good thing.  It was the overwhelming popularity of the area that led to higher rent, larger dance clubs, and less daytime businesses. 

Besides the re-opening of Trees, there are two new music venues on Elm Street, 2826 Arnetic and La Grange.  Both of these are mid-size clubs that can accommodate around 300 people.  La Grange also has an attached restaurant. Other Restaurants that have opened in the area are the Anvil Pub, Cowboy Chow, and Po-Bill’s Cafe.

Deep Ellum still needs more foot traffic to help out business, but daytime businesses, like restaurants, shops, and galleries, will help with that. I hope that Deep Ellum continues to grow back with the support of legitimate businesses whose interest is in the neighborhood.

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