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D CEO Article on Jim Lake Companies

Published in D CEO May 2017 If the neighborhood is a bit sketchy or the buildings are boarded-up, you just might find Dallas developer Jim Lake Jr. poking around. Redevelopment projects undertaken by the husband-and-wife team of Jim Lake and Amanda Moreno include the Ambassador Hotel. It was two years ago when Lake and his wife,…

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$2 million makeover for Jefferson Boulevard

April 24, 2017 Work to improve the Jefferson Boulevard streetscape could begin as soon as this week. The boulevard is receiving a little over $2 million from 2012 bond funds, which will go toward sidewalks, crosswalks, lighting and landscaping. Plans call for trees in the medians and sidewalks, and bricked crosswalks will be added to…

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Take peek inside Tillman’s renovated space in Bishop Arts

Dallas loves a makeover. More than 200 people packed into Tillman’s Roadhouse on Tuesday for the restaurant’s private relaunch party.  The 25-year-old Bishop Arts institution celebrated the big changes that were announced last summer including a new ownership team, updated decor and a revamped menu backed by executive chef Michael Morabito, formerly of The Mansion on Turtle Creek . An eclectic…

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Expanded Bishop Arts District Streetcar Service Begins

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – There is now a new way to get around in Dallas’ Bishop Arts District. Service is expanding on Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s (DART) streetcar line. Zang Boulevard is one of two new stops for the Dallas Streetcar. DART has added another mile to the service, taking people right to the heart of the Bishop Arts. Passengers…

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Master Planned by Jim Lake Companies

The high-heeled and high-toned guests at May’s opening of the high-end showrooms at 150 Turtle Creek Boulevard are duly impressed. Visitors search out their host, the scion of a wealthy developer and collector, a former high-school football star, whose name appears on the blue-and-white “For Lease” signs next to seemingly ever y gallery opening they’ve…

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“Can little apartments fit urban Big D lifestyle? Historic hotel hopes so”

Dallas’ oldest hotel may find new life with the latest apartment living trend. The 111-year-old Ambassador Hotel just south of downtown Dallas was bought last year by a partnership headed by local real estate developer and investor Jim Lake Jr. Lake plans to convert the one-time luxury hotel overlooking the downtown skyline into about 100…

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ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: SOUTHERN DALLAS COUNTY

A low cost of doing business, an abundance of land, low taxes, and a business-friendly environment. Those are just a few of the reasons companies are discovering Southern Dallas County. It’s also the location. The region’s transportation infrastructure – multiple interstate highways, rail lines, and airports – allows businesses to serve the entire North American…

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Meet Amanda Moreno: The queen of Oak Cliff real estate

Sweat trickled down Amanda Moreno’s skin as she sat another clint in a swivel chair within her small salon on Davis Street. The Dallas entrepreneur had hoped — along with her customers — that her landlord would install an air conditioner to shield her and the clients from the unrelenting heat in August that often…

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