Dallas Circle of Heroes

The Dallas Circle of Heroes is a memorial park located outside of our offices in the Design District, dedicated to the five fallen officers of the July 7, 2016 attacks in downtown Dallas.  An unveiling was held on July 6, 2017, and is open and free to the public. More information can be found on…

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An inside look at Jim Lake’s $24M plan to turn the historic Ambassador into an urban oasis

August 9, 2017 Dallas Business Journal, by Candace Carlisle Dallas developer Jim Lake is getting closer to beginning work on the proposed $24 million transformation of the historic Ambassador — turning the 113-year-old, six-story hotel into a micro-unit urban oasis near downtown Dallas. Until then, Lake and his team at Dallas-based Jim Lake Cos. are meeting with members of the Cedars…

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Exclusive story on the Ambassador Hotel from NBC News

July 21st, 2017 – 6 PM Ghost stories, murder and a basement speakeasy are all part of the colorful history of Dallas’ Ambassador Hotel. Renovation that begin Monday will transform the building into loft apartments with shops, restaurants, a swimming pool and once again, the speakeasy bar. The six-story building with a lower level is…

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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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