Happy New Year from Downtown Dallas, Inc.!

2015 was a great year for Downtown Dallas and as a result, hopefully it was for you too (as goes Downtown So Goes Dallas)!

Downtown Dallas, Inc. values its media partners who help us tell the story of Downtown revitalization each year. Here are a few of the top stories of 2015. If you want more, you can find the Downtown Monthly newsletter archive at www.downtowndallas.com.

Downtown Dallas, Inc. and Dallas Business Journal hosted an informative (and sold out!) panel discussion about Downtown: City Living. Check out the special insert here.

Bisnow called Downtown ‘sexy again’! And provided 8 reasons why Downtown Dallas is the ‘next big thing’.

The Dallas Morning News reported about new jobs being created in Downtown Dallas, along with some high profile relocations.

D Magazine touted more than a few reasons “Why Investors are Flocking to Downtown Dallas

In June, Downtown Dallas, Inc. and the City of Dallas officially kicked off the ‘refresh’ of Downtown Dallas 360 plan. The Downtown Dallas 360 website was launched and over 300 people were in attendance at the kickoff event at the Magnolia and Fuse. Check out the recap here.

And mid-year, Dallas Business Journal printed the annual Downtown Dallas insert, containing information on economic development, Downtown Dallas 360, transportation, emerging economies and a guide to Downtown’s 15 districts.

In June, the original Pegasus was restored and installed at its new home at the Omni Dallas Hotel. As the Pegasus marked the beginning of the next phase of the city’s transformation, The Dallas Morning News featured John Crawford in an article about his vision for the next phase of transformation.

On a hot summer day, CBS DFW braved the heat to come out and report on the residential boom we are seeing Downtown.

Did someone say hotels? The Dallas Morning News reported the news that we have a dozen in the pipeline for Downtown Dallas!

And in case you’ve been living under a rock, CultureMap Dallas reminded readers that there are some pretty good restaurants popping up Downtown Dallas!

And speaking of food, the long awaited opening of The Market (formerly Shed 2), opened for business!

Downtown Dallas, Inc. unveiled a cool new concept for the holidays, featuring lots of pop up retail, pet events, live art and pop up art exhibitions. CultureMap Dallas kept us abreast of the happenings at Unbranded and CBS DFW came out to see what it was all about too! Dallas Innovates launched in December and included this story about Downtown Wanderland!

National Geographic Travel even got in on the action and gave Dallas a visit and had nice things to say!

Want more? Review the Downtown Dallas, Inc. Downtown Monthly newsletter archive for 2015 here. Interested in learning about all development projects happening in the greater Downtown area? Visit the Doing Business section of our website – www.downtowndallas.com.

To say the least, 2015 was a year of investing and reinvesting for Downtown and we do not see any reason why that will change as we move into 2016 with an updated Downtown Dallas 360 plan being completed and paving the way for continued success. Please save the date for our Annual Luncheon Meeting on March 7th. We will have a couple of special guests you do not want to miss who will be sharing their perspective on what makes an ‘urban city’.

All the best for the New Year. The best is yet to come!

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