Preston Hollow Modern Masterpiece By Edward Larrabee Barnes

By Karen Eubank / October 7, 2019 / 0 Comments

If the design of this modern masterpiece looks familiar, it’s because it’s by the same architect that was responsible for the Dallas Museum of Art. Edward Larrabee Barnes was commissioned by art collectors to design a futuristic home to house their collection. Barnes is notable not just for the DMA and this incredible modern masterpiece, […]

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Swathy Prithivi to Head DFW Operations for Opendoor

By Joshua Baethge / February 6, 2019 / 0 Comments

  Swathy Prithivi has been tabbed to lead the Dallas-Fort Worth operations for Opendoor.  In 2017, she joined the company and helped lead its Orlando expansion. She was later promoted to general manager there “I joined Opendoor because I really believe in what the company is based on, which is empowering everyone with the freedom […]

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Kitchenless Homes: A Cook’s Dystopian Future

By Jon Anderson / July 6, 2018 / 10 Comments

Realtors will tell you that kitchens and bathrooms sell homes. What happens if there is no kitchen?  Investment bank UBS recently issued an investment note to customers titled, “The End of the Kitchen?” Not being a UBS-caliber customer, I’ve only been able to glean snippets from the private report from across the internet. In a […]

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Was Oak Lawn Committee Being Catfished for an Uber Vertiport by Hillwood?

By Jon Anderson / April 26, 2017 / 6 Comments

I read yesterday about Uber’s Elevate conference (flying taxis) and admit that while Dallas was mentioned, complete lack of interest didn’t get me to read very far.  But a CandysDirt.com reader forwarded me the story and mentioned Hillwood, so I read more. What was announced was a plan to have electric air taxis in Dubai […]

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Is Airbnb About to Get Banned From The Park Cities? UP Zoning Committee Discuss Limiting Short Term Rentals

By Joanna England / November 21, 2013 / 8 Comments

  The University Park City Council is considering limiting short-term rentals in single-family neighborhoods, says the one and only Dan Koller of Park Cities People. Interesting topic to see at the end of a City Council agenda, and one that might address the growing trend of unregulated room rentals from websites such as Airbnb. The […]

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Driving it Home: City's Campaign Against Uber Exposes Dallas' Deficit of Public Transit Options And Our Reluctance to Competition

By Joanna England / August 26, 2013 / 18 Comments

Living in a city has a lot to do with transportation. You want to get from A to B in the most convenient, safest way possible. In NYC, Boston, Chicago, and LA, you have tons of choices, including catching a ride from any of the hundreds of cabs that circulate through these cities.
So, what’s the problem? Well, try hailing a cab in Dallas and your question is answered. It is impossible to find a ride unless you call a cab dispatcher, and with more bars and restaurants popping up in downtown, and greater density in Uptown and the Park Cities, we need a way to find a ride when we are carless or shouldn’t otherwise drive.

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