Downtown Dallas, Inc. Appoints Scott Goldstein as its Chief of Communications & Policy

Goldstein to Lead All Internal and External Communications and Government Relations

DALLAS (Nov. 10, 2020) – Today, Downtown Dallas, Inc. (DDI) named Scott Goldstein its Chief of Communications & Policy, effective Nov. 30, 2020. He will report directly to DDI’s President & CEO, Kourtny Garrett.

In this newly created executive position, Goldstein will be responsible for advancing the voice and position of the organization, with a particular focus on corporate, business-to-business, economic development, and government relations. He will lead all external and internal communications efforts, as well as manage all local, state, and national policy matters that relate to Downtown Dallas.

“As the advocate, champion, and steward for Downtown, it is more important than ever before that DDI maintains its strength and fundamental support of the city’s core – it is imperative to the social and economic health of all of Dallas,” said Garrett. “Scott has been ingrained in our community for the last 15 years, and his working knowledge and understanding of the city are unmatched – he will be a tremendous champion for the city as we continue to position Downtown for future success.”

Goldstein brings more than a decade of high-level civic and communications experience to DDI. Most recently, he was senior vice president of communications, marketing, and events for the Dallas Regional Chamber. Prior to that, he was a top aide to former Mayor Mike Rawlings and served as Chief of Policy and Communications on his staff. Goldstein was also the digital content editor for Baylor Scott & White Health. He began his career in 2006 as a reporter for The Dallas Morning News, where he wrote about southern Dallas, criminal justice and Dallas City Hall over eight years.

“Scott is a great salesman for Dallas,” Rawlings said. “DDI is fortunate to have him on the team because he will paint a great picture for everyone, citizens and investors, about the opportunity in Downtown Dallas. He also knows how to face complex challenges and bring people together to solve them for the good of our city.”

Goldstein is a Maryland native and 2005 graduate of the University of Maryland. He resides in the Lake Highlands area of Dallas with his wife and two daughters. 

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About Downtown Dallas, Inc.

Downtown Dallas, Inc. (DDI) is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization that serves as the primary advocate, champion, and steward for Downtown. Since our founding in 1958, DDI has been the only organization solely dedicated to the center of our city, with a mission of stimulating a vibrant and sustainable environment, improving infrastructure, enhancing economic competitiveness, creating a culturally inclusive urban center, and fostering innovation in every aspect of the urban experience. DDI is funded through two primary resources.  One is the Downtown Improvement District (DID), an assessment on properties within “the freeway loop*” through a property owner and City of Dallas approved public improvement district. The second is membership, which supplements core improvement district funds and enables the organization to engage more deeply in advocacy, economic development, and marketing initiatives. Members represent the commercial and multi-family property owners, major corporations, and many small and emerging businesses that are passionately driving the exponential growth within the city center of Dallas. DDI is also affiliated with the Downtown Dallas, Inc. Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that engages in charitable projects which further the DDI mission, with particular focus on “kids and parks.”

Live like a Local Wildcat Management Guest Blog: The Best of the West End

By Wildcat Management

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At Ellen’s, brunch is all we do. We know that brunch is no longer just for the weekend. It’s everyone’s favorite meal, so why not celebrate it every day? In fact, any time of day is a good time for brunch, so we serve it day and night.

​We started Ellen’s in 2012 with one simple idea: build a restaurant that we would want to go to. That means traditional, made-from-scratch Southern recipes, using only the freshest meats and vegetables, and giving service with true Southern hospitality. That also means serving brunch all the time.

Because remember, no matter what time it is where you are, IT’S BRUNCH O’CLOCK SOMEWHERE!

Y.O Ranch Steakhouse   

Whether dining or simply relaxing over a cocktail with friends, the Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse offers a warm, inviting atmosphere. With its 100-year old brick arches, iron accents and candlelit tables, the main dining room delivers an authentic steakhouse dining experience that is relaxing with a touch of elegance. The Y.O. bar is the perfect spot for enjoying a drink before or after dinner or grabbing a quick bite. The rich, deep wood and historic black and white photos create a comfortable ambiance to enjoy the fully-stocked bar.

Dining on their beautiful patio under Texas Live Oaks and amidst overflowing flower baskets is an excellent option for a casual lunch or dinner at a Dallas steakhouse, all the while taking in the energetic atmosphere of Market street.

3 Eleven Kitchen and Cocktails

3Eleven Kitchen & Cocktails is a modern American eatery that embodies the revival of the West End Historic District located on the corner of Market and Ross. Inspired by local restaurateur Jay Khan, the restaurant is guided by one simple philosophy, “Every ingredient has a purpose.” Serving farm-to-table fare and scratch cocktails with a vintage twist, 3Eleven is open daily for lunch and dinner. The space is also complete with private dining capabilities for special occasions and events.

Dallas World Aquarium  

At the Dallas World Aquarium you’ll discover the hidden worlds of the sea and all the beauty they have to offer.  There’s even more to see when you visit any one of our exhibits from the Cloud Forest Trek all the way to South Africa and Borneo. You’ll always find wonderful things at the Dallas World Aquarium! Located close to the DART station and within walking distance of multiple hotels and restaurants in the heart of the West End, it’s easy to make a day of your exotic adventure.

The Dallas World Aquarium has been accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) since 1997 and a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) since 2000.           

RJ’s Mexican Cuisine

RJ Mexican Cuisine’s imaginative traditional dishes, blending Mexico-Texas flavors with Mexican technique, is at the forefront of a new wave of the Mexican cuisine that’s now become entrenched in Dallas’ culinary scene. Each dish has a touch of unexpected flavor, which is typical of this culinary Master of Mexican Cuisine who believes that “each bite should involve all of our senses and tastes.”

Though RJ Mexican Cuisine may be the father of Dallas’ Eatery scene, there are plenty following in their footsteps. RJ Mexican Cuisine has been listed as one of the city’s best new restaurants several times over. This cozy and unpretentious eatery is known for serving up dishes with a twist – a Mexican twist in this case. Tapas of spiced meat, cheeses, and seafood are served up alongside a legendary late-night Chef’s platter. The cocktails are also among the best in Dallas.

Dallas Holocaust & Human Rights Museum  

The Dallas Holocaust & Human Rights Museum tells a uniquely human story.

Discover the history of the Holocaust in a deeply personal way. Listen to forgotten voices share their harrowing experiences and imagine a day in their shoes. Follow the emergence of human rights after the war and beyond into the development of civil rights in America. The Dallas Holocaust & Human Rights Museum is committed to shedding light into our darkest corners and uplifting those who stand up for others.

The building boasts the newest renovation in The West End. Located on Houston street, it’s the perfect place to begin your day before making your way through the neighborhood to discover local restaurants and additional museums and entertainment.

To plan your next visit to the Dallas West End visit today. Don’t see your favorite West End destination here? Email us at and check out all Downtown Dallas has to offer here