Downtown Redevelopment

Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Brings European Sensibility, Vision to Dallas Development

By Leah Shafer / July 16, 2015 / 3 Comments

Many diners at Saint Ann Restaurant & Bar and passers by admire the Virgin de Guadalupe monument standing outside, a tile-and-brick structure that murmurs the history of the area. This Harwood Avenue location was Dallas’ first school for Hispanic children, the 1927 St. Ann’s school house. It was located in the heart of Little Mexico, in what is […]

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MidlandDirt.com: Santa Rita Hotel Brings Upscale Amenities to Downtown Midland

By Leah Shafer / April 27, 2015 / 0 Comments

Across the country, there’s a trend toward downtown revitalization and urban living. Midland is no exception. A large group of young professionals working in the oil and gas industry desire an urban lifestyle, and the new $100 million Santa Rita Hotel in downtown Midland is being created in part to meet that interest. “Similar to […]

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Just Like We Said, Moayedi to Buy Statler Hilton For Residential Conversion With Entertainment, Retail

By Joanna England / November 8, 2013 / 6 Comments

Update Nov. 9: This must be a new retro trend — the live music venue! I’m told the developer refurbishing the At. Anthony Hotel in downtown St. Antonio also has plans to re-vive a ballroom and live music venue on the rooftop. Seems that, in the 1940’s and ’50s, folks would go down to the […]

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