Uptown Look a Lot Cleaner This Week? Here’s Who Helped Get Uptown Spic N’ Span

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Uptown Cleanup4.13 (12).jpgcrewLast Saturday, about this time, several Dallas Realtors and the Uptown Residents Council were springing from their beds because they had a busy, busy Saturday morning ahead of them, cleaning. Not just house cleaning, mind you, but dirty, gritty, wear your rubber gloves Uptown street cleaning. In conjunction with the annual “Celebrate Uptown” events of April 24th, 25 & 26th, and Earth Day, Council folks rolled out of bed, rolled up their sleeves and donned rubber gloves to pick up every piece of you-know-what (um, that too, literally) in between Woodall Rogers and 75, the Katy Trail and Cedar Springs focusing on Cityplace west, near the trolley turntable.

You won’t believe what they found: a soaking wet mattress in a field behind some apartments — we are donning mental earmuffs at the thought of what happened on that thing. Uptown Cleanup4.13 (10).jpgdog poo & bed Uptown Cleanup dead squirrel Uptown Cleanup4.13 (18).jpg treasuresA huge custom-made patio cushion that flew off a patio at The Mondrian — that thing could have been a scud missile!. Hair extension. Bottles including one Dom Perignon, all empty of course, a tossed “vote for Dan Branch” lip gloss — since when did he hand out lip gloss and why didn’t I get one? There were hair extensions, a dead squirrel, several pairs of black panties, a brassiere, one Gucci shoe, toilet lid, wires, keys, Vicky Nyquil, money, packs of cigarettes, cigars and what I was told was a doobie, better known as a reefer. That is, marijuana. Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever seen one! (And this one was sooo small…)

Picker-uppers said there were way too many beer bottle caps and cigarette butts, shame on you, Dallas, but funny no one found any gross condoms. Guess Dallas really is in the Bible Belt!

There were bagfuls of trash, enought to fill a couple pick up trucks, and the biggest bag of all was filled by Gus Woeher who seamlessly picked up more dog poo than he ever cares to see in his life again. PooPrints, we need you in Uptown!

Uptown Cleanup Dan BranchCelebrate Uptown is a dining, shopping, and concert program that showcases restaurants, retail, and an outdoor concert to bring fun and awareness to Uptown Dallas. The clean up was a project of the Uptown Residents Council, organized by board member Missy Woehr of Allie Beth Urban Team and sales guru at The Tower Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas.

Some lucky picker uppers turned their trash into treasure: prizes–  Spa gift certificates to The Ritz-Carlton, Rangers tickets, and a dinner certificate at Fearings were awarded. Doesn’t that make you want to pick up a little trash?Uptown Cleanup4.13 (22).jpggift certif

 

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Candy Evans

A real estate muckraker, Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters. She is also the North Texas real estate editor for Forbes.com, CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, & the Katy Trail Weekly. Candy has written for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News, plus a host of national sites. Constantly breaking celebrity real estate news, she scooped former president George W. Bush's Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of her signature CandysDirt.com, and SecondShelters.com, devoted to the vacation home market. Her verticals have won many awards, including Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations. Candy holds an active Texas real estate license but does not sell. She is on the Board of Directors of Braemar Hotels & Resorts (BHR).

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