Important Information from City of Dallas Regarding Protests

May 31, 2020 – Please see additional information released May 31, from the City of Dallas and the Dallas Police Department:

  • Gov. Abbott has declared a state of emergency for the entire state of Texas, activating the National Guard. Between 120 and 150 National Guard officers in Grand Prairie are available if needed.

 

  • Mayor Johnson has signed an emergency declaration giving City Manager Broadnax & Chief Hall authority to institute a curfew beginning Sunday, May 31, from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. The boundaries are Oak Lawn to the north, Riverfront to the west, Corinth to the south, and Peak to the east including Downtown, Deep Ellum, the Farmers Market, Cedars, Uptown, and Victory Park. We are working with organizations and partners in these areas to communicate with their residents, businesses, and other stakeholders. Businesses are urged to close at 5:00 p.m. so all patrons and employees may avoid harm.

 

  • The City of Dallas and DPD continue to respect and protect the rights of peaceful protesters gathering within our city.  DPD will have a presence protecting peaceful protesters, residents, and business owners, patrons, and employees; managing traffic; and vigilantly looking to remove or control bricks or anything else which may be used to harm people, vandalize or destroy property, or aid in other criminal mischief.

 

  • Business owners and residents are strongly urged not to take matters in to their own hands and to call 9-1-1 if they continue to see violence, destruction of personal property, vandalism, or other criminal mischief.

 

  • We encourage all residents and visitors to be mindful of the curfew and comply to ensure we may continue to keep residents, business owners & employees, peaceful demonstrators, and first responders safe. Residents or employees who live or work in the curfew area should be prepared to show proof of residency or work credentials if they need to travel in or out of the area while curfew is in effect.

 

  • We are still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Dallas residents are safest at home and urged to continue exercising personal responsibility and practicing safe social distancing.

Phase Two of Governor Abbott’s Opening of Texas

PHASE 2 – EXECUTIVE ORDER

Effective May 18

  • Services provided by office workers in offices may reopen up to the greater of (i) 10 employees, or (ii) 25% of the workforce, provided employees maintain appropriate social distancing
  • Massage establishments
  • Tattoo studios, piercing studios, hair removal services and hair loss treatment and growth services
  • Child-care services

Beginning Friday, May 22

  • Restaurants may operate at up to 50% of the total listed occupancy (increased from 25%)
  • Bars may open at up to 25% of the total listed occupancy
  • Aquariums, natural caverns and similar facilities (excluding zoos) may open at up to 25% of the total listed occupancy
  • Bowling alleys, bingo halls, simulcast racing, and skating rinks may operate at up to 25% of the total listed occupancy
  • Rodeos and equestrian events may operate at up to 25 percent of the total listed occupancy
  • Drive-in concerts, under guidelines that facilitate appropriate social distancing and generally require spectators to remain in their vehicles
  • Amateur sporting events (i) at which there is no access to the general public allowed; and (ii) for which all participants have tested negative for COVID-19 prior to the event, are quarantined for the duration of the event, are temperature-checked and monitored for symptoms daily, and are tested again for COVID-19 at the end of the event

Beginning Friday, May 29

  • Outdoor areas of zoos that operate at up to 25% of the normal operating limits as determined by the zoo owner

Beginning Sunday, May 31

  • Professional basketball, baseball, softball, golf, tennis, football, and car racing events, with no spectators physically present on the premises of the venue, as approved on a league-by-league basis
  • Youth camps
  • Practices for youth sports programs, provided, however, that games and similar competitions may not begin until June 15

Beginning Monday, June 1

  • Public school districts may offer on-campus summer school programs
  • Private schools and institutions of higher education may reopen campuses

 

PHASE 1 – EXECUTIVE ORDER

Governor Greg Abbott has released new Executive Orders about the reopening of Texas.  The Report is in sections, and each can be viewed by clicking the links below.

DDI continues to work with a variety of governmental and private stakeholders to ensure Downtown Dallas is a model for COVID response and recovery. If you own or operate a business in Downtown and have questions, or if DDI can support you, please let us know.

Churches and Places of Worship

Employers

Individuals

Movie Theater Customers

Movie Theaters

Museum and Library Visitors

Museums and Libraries

Outdoor Sports Participants

Restaurant Customers

Restaurants

Retail Customers

Retailers

Single-Person Offices

Click here to read the full report.

 

OPEN TEXAS CHECKLISTS

Additional details on reopenings and guidelines can be found at https://gov.texas.gov/organization/opentexas.

Temporary Pop-up Patio Program

Downtown Dallas, Inc., in partnership with the City of Dallas, has developed a program that may be helpful to local businesses during these challenging times. As social distancing requirements are changing the manner in which merchants conduct business, the need for additional use of outdoor spaces adjacent to their location may be helpful on a temporary basis. With that in mind, the City has created a new temporary pop-up patio (parklet) program that will be permitted through the Office of Special Events https://www.dallasspecialevents.com/temp-parklet/, and DDI is here to help you through the entire process.

The below .pdf will further explain the program and ways in which DDI can support businesses. If you are a business or know of one interested in participating, please reach out directly to Juan Galvan at galvan@downtowndallas.com.

DDI Pop-up Patio Program Informational PDF

DDI will provide the following support:

  1. Design and permit help
  2. Payment of permit fees (OSE) on your behalf
  3. Loaning of furniture and traffic control devices

Updated 5.11.20 – Keeping Downtown Clean and Safe: DDI Critical Clean and Safe Services During the COVID-19 Crisis

The Downtown Dallas, Inc. Field Operations Teams, the Downtown Safety Patrol and Clean Team, remain on the streets, working for our stakeholders, seven days a week during this difficult and unprecedented time. Keeping Downtown “clean and safe” is always our number one priority, and now it is more important than ever.

By nature of what we do, DDI has several tiers of emergency response plans. Though no one could predict what is happening in our world today, we have been able to quickly adapt with what we define as Tier 3 modified operations, which includes:

    • Active patrols from 6:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily. The dedicated off-duty Dallas Police officer funded by DDI is also patrolling Downtown 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. daily. This increase in hours and man power is in response to more activity in Downtown as shelter in place orders are eased. Our team will continue to monitor the situation and will make adjustments as needed.
    • The number of employees working in the field will increase as well, allowing some Downtown Safety Patrol officers to be dedicated to traditional Safety Patrol duties.
    • Both teams will continue to work together with a focus on litter removal, park cleaning, sanitizing hard surfaces, and public safety.
    • Additionally, DSP officers will begin using bicycles and T3s to allow quicker response and visibility.
    • Our teams are requesting compliance on social distancing and educating homeless individuals about resources and self-care.
    • Sanitizing high-touch surfaces, such as handrails, trash receptacles, non-removable public furniture, and door handles repeatedly throughout each day. Special care is being given at all of our Downtown parks.
    • In accordance with City policy, we have removed all moveable furniture, turned off electrical outlets, locked dog runs, and wrapped drinking fountains to ensure everyone’s safety and encourage social distancing.
    • We will continually monitor these hours according to data from activity logs, See Say Now app reports, field observation, and stakeholder feedback.
    • If you need to report an issue related to cleanliness or safety, please call dispatch at 214.741.1151 or use the See Say Now app during these modified hours of 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    • If an urgent issue arises outside of our operating hours, please direct needs to 911 or 311, as appropriate, otherwise we will prioritize response to overnight logs at the beginning of each shift.

For more information, please click here to see full information on DDI’s Field Operations Response.

Downtown Dallas Spotlight – Need To Wine Down A Bit? We found Six Local Spots Offering Wine Specials.

Working from home can be stressful. These Downtown businesses know exactly what you need.

By Downtown Dallas, Inc.

Closeup shot of wineshelf. Bottles lay over straw.

Find yourself feeling a bit stressed after that long workday? Leave it up to these local restaurants to come to the rescue. Stop by – or get delivery – and get your weekly pick-me-up because wine not? 

Jaxon Beer Garden

Enjoy ½ price bottles every Wednesday for #WineWednesday. Just call 214-838-1422 to order for pick up or if you’re feeling like getting out of the house, they have reopened at 25% capacity.

https://jaxonbeergarden.com/

 

Campisi’s

Pair your favorite pizza or pasta with some vino! Campisi’s is offering 50% off ALL bottles of wine! Beer and wine are available for delivery, pickup, and curbside with the purchase of any food item. Check the menu for their full selection.

https://www.campisis.us/menu/

 

Commissary

Visit Commissary located on Main Street for their biggest wine sale yet. Their cellar reserves are now at a special price (limited quantities). Visit their site for the full list. Available for take-out, curbside pick up, and delivery within an eight-mile radius. Also available via DoorDash, UberEats, and Grubhub. For the most menu options, call directly at 214.827.2927 to place your order. 

https://www.commissarydallas.com/

 

Tower Club

Are you a Tower Club member? Don’t miss out on your chance to receive 50% off a bottle of wine! Place your order within the building or pick up curbside at valet on Pacific Ave. 

 

Cafe Izmir

Join Cafe Izmir for happy hour! On Mondays, enjoy half-price wines to go.  On Wednesdays, there are discounted tapas, wine, and sangria. Order for take-out or curbside pick up. Call (469) 998-0123 to order.

 

Ascension

Looking to fill your mimosa craving? Ascension is now offering $10 mimosas and 50% off wine! Order for take-out or delivery. Call (469) 899-6566 or order online.

https://ascensiondallas.com/

 

Other great spots with specials

Checkered Past Winery

All Wine is 40% off and 50% off the listed price of 6 Bottles or more!!! Available for wine delivery in Dallas County or call 214.242.0411 to order.

https://www.checkeredpastwinery.com/home

 

Don’t see your favorite wine special?  Let us know (info@downtowndallas.com).

 

Surrounding Dallas neighborhoods for more options – 

For a full list of Downtown restaurants offering wine specials, visit our interactive map. And for options located within Downtown’s connected neighborhoods and beyond, be sure to check out a compiled list VisitDallas has provided here:  https://www.visitdallas.com/about/media-room/statements/covid-19/restaurant-updates.html

Looking for places that offer alcohol delivery? Do214 compiled a list to help you stock up & replenish that emergency stash with a call or click! Check it out here: https://do214.com/alcohol-delivery-in-dfw/venues