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.

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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

The Governor’s Report to Open Texas

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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.

Updated 4.20.20 – 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 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 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.
    • Downtown Safety Patrol and Clean Team members working as one team, prioritizing tasks related to safety, cleaning, and sanitizing.
    • Our teams are requesting compliance on social distancing and educating homeless individuals about resources and self-care.
    • Utilizing our fleet of “gem cars” (carts), T3s, and vehicles to maximize coverage and visibility
    • 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 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 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 – Local Restaurants Offering Take-out and Delivery

COVID-19 might have you stuck at home, but these Downtown businesses are here to serve you during the current norm.

By Downtown Dallas, Inc.

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Even if you run out of toilet paper and paper towels, you don’t have to go hungry. Social distancing has become standard over the Coronavirus outbreak and, let’s admit it, we miss going out to eat.

Leave it up to these local restaurants to fill the void. And these establishments religiously follow CDC guidelines when it comes to meal preparation. Stop by – or get delivery – to one of these places to make your sheltering in place tastier and more fulfilling.

Even better, we recently partnered with the City of Dallas to provide hooded meters and signs throughout Downtown to make supporting our local restaurants easier and more convenient!

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Main Street District:

Jaxon Texas Kitchen & Beer Garden

Craving some good ole’ Texas BBQ? Jaxon will hit the spot. With a variety of family packs or a-la-carte options, the menu has you covered with different meats, sides, and dessert.

Now, what goes better with Texas BBQ than beer? Jaxon Texas Kitchen & Beer Garden is offering a six-pack for $25 as well as bottled wine and pre-made cocktails. They’ll even throw in a roll of toilet paper or paper towels with a meal.

https://jaxonbeergarden.com/

Ravenna Urban Italian

Needing a carb fix? Ravenna will prepare a variety of pasta or pizza for you. They are also running a special–buy one entree, get the second entree half off. Don’t forget to pair the deliciousness with a $15 bottle of house wine or $3 beer.

https://www.ravennadallas.com/

Royal Blue Grocery

There is nothing better than a local grocery store that offers all your essentials as well as fresh grab-and-go offerings. This modern urban grocery store is stocked for all your needs and will deliver. Treat yourself to coffee and tacos today. And don’t forget the wine. To make it even better, Alto has teamed up with Royal Blue to deliver your goods right to you! Use code DOWNTOWN for $5 off Alto concierge delivery.

https://www.royalbluegrocery.com/

Ascension Coffee 

Limited menu for curbside pick-up. Family or single-serving meals to-go. Are you a doctor, nurse, or first responder? Stop by and enjoy a free cup of coffee and a breakfast taco.

https://ascensiondallas.com/

Campisi’s 

Available for pick-up or delivery. BOGO pizza and 50% off bottles of wine.

https://www.campisis.us/

 

Press Box Grill

Available from 12-8 for call-in orders. Get your craft beer fix for 50% off when you bring your growler. Bring your mason jar for your favorite cocktail and half-priced wine bottles.

http://www.pressboxgrill.com/

Tower Club

They are offering lunch, dinner, and wine to go with curbside delivery. Bonus: Members get ½ off food and wine. They are also offering a pantry shopping list! Skip the lines, & call 214.220.0403 to place your order today! (Same day pickup available.) View the menu here.

Cafe Izmir

Available for curbside pick-up and delivery via Favor, GrubHub, and DoorDash. Pick-up specials have also been added to the menu, including ½ price wine!

https://www.cafeizmir.com/

Commissary 

Soup and brownies and salads, oh my! All your favorites, as well as some grocery essentials, are now available for curbside pick-up, take-out, and delivery (within an 8-mile radius!).  No delivery fees; $15 minimum. Call 214.827.2927 to place an order for take-out, curbside pick-up, or delivery. Menu and special take-out menu online. Use code DOWNTOWN for $5 off Alto concierge delivery.

http://www.commissarydallas.com/

 

Overeasy

Available for pick-up and delivery. Receive 20% off when you pick-up and free delivery with food orders of $30+ within a 2-mile radius. They also just launched a $12 boxed lunch special! Oh, and cocktail kits included!

https://www.overeasydallas.com/carry-out?fbclid=IwAR2w_s4g5yLAYEoH_shL3rEYfaMizSMl499BsSABgMVvmbKr_Ts6lvnKStU

 

Salsa Limon 

Now offering family-style meals for four. Order for pick-up through the Salsa Limon app, online or delivery via DoorDash and Favor.

https://www.salsalimon.com/menu

Clean Juice 

Available for pick-up, delivery, and credit card payment only. Now open 10 am-5 pm Monday-Saturday (closed on Sunday).

https://cleanjuice.com/locations/downtown-dallas/?fbclid=IwAR0FnP9EElBGiDNn97CccufF-tZj0Ge61_3RlpNULP6rN47urnJSgHxENwU

Frankie’s 

Available for take-out, curbside pick-up, and delivery! Check their menu regularly for weekly specials. Call 214-741-1919 or order online at www.toasttab.com/frankiesdowntowndallas (also known as “Toast Take Out” downloaded from your iPhone or Android). Also found on Doordash.

https://frankiesbar.com/

Now introducing Frankie’s Pop-Up Downtown Market! You can now shop at Frankie’s for your grocery/produce and consumable needs. Visit their Facebook page for more information.

Flying Horse Cafe

Start your morning off with a nice cup of brewed coffee or breakfast tacos!  Located on Commerce St., Flying Horse is open for pick-up. Call 214-741-1731 to order ahead.

West End: 

Family Thais Asian Bistro 

Open for pick-up and delivery for free within a three-mile radius.

https://www.thaifooddallas.com/

Tiff’s Treats

Open for pick-up and delivery. You deserve those cookies.

https://www.cookiedelivery.com/

The Empanada Cookhouse 

Available for pick-up or delivery with Uber, GrubHub, and DoorDash.

https://theempanadacookhouse.com/

i Fratelli 

Offering free delivery for fresh pizza.

https://www.ifratellipizza.com

Ellen’s

Open for curbside pick-up and delivery! Every eGift Card purchase will be matched 100% to feed those that need our help.

https://www.gritsrule.com/?fbclid=IwAR2D4e6FEJ5WG-Vl3J1Fbh8Jq8OjOMvVp6PEUCEyYqFt1yJlI6RLJT8_dhA

YO Steakhouse

Treat yourself to steak and wine! Call 214-744-3287 to set up delivery (within a 5-mile radius) or order delivery via GrubHub, Caviar or UberEats.

Farmers Market: 

Use code DOWNTOWN for $5 off Alto concierge delivery from all the Farmers Market businesses!

Beyond The Butchers 

In the mood for a Philly cheesesteak? Call in your order for pick-up or delivery. Now open 11:30am-8pm M-F 10am-7pm Sat and 10am-6pm Sun. 

The 2nd Tap 

Alcohol to go? Wine not! Now offering take-out and curbside pick-up 11 am-8 pm and 12-8 pm on Sunday. All draft items are available as growlers as well as all packaged beer, wine, cider, and seltzers. To see what they currently have on tap and in package, visit https://www.the2ndtap.com/beer-list or call (469) 674-4696.

https://www.the2ndtap.com/

H & T Williams Garden 

Skip the trip to your local grocery store and head over to Williams Garden! Now offering curbside pick-up on all your favorite fresh produce. Call 909.568.5562 or message via Instagram @ht_williams_garden

Doc Popcorn at Farmers Market 

Amp up your next movie night with all the various flavors Doc’s has to offer. Now available for take-out and home delivery. 214.417.8431 11am-6pm

https://www.docpopcorn.com/

Cajun Tailgators 

From crispy fried catfish to daiquiris, Cajun Tailgators is the spot! Open 11 am-3 pm Tuesday-Sunday for pick-up & delivery. Call in your order 469.304.0313 for pick-up or order through Uber Eats for delivery.

https://www.cajuntailgators.com/

The Caribbean Cabana 

Have a little taste of the Caribbean from the comfort of your home! Curbside pick-up is now available. Delivery offered via Uber Eats, GrubHub, and Favor. Call 972.707.8131 to place an order for pick-up.

Full menu can be found on Yelp.

Juice Babe Dallas

Looking for an immunity booster? Check out their delicious juices and smoothies! Available for pick-up and delivery via DoorDash and GrubHub.

Instagram: @juicebabedallas

8 Cloves 

Looking for authentic Indian cuisine? Look no further! Select vegan options are also available. Now offering curbside pick-up and delivery via Uber Eats, GrubHub, and Favor.

http://8cloves.com/

Scardello Artisan Cheese 

Spice up your next date night (indoors, of course!) with delicious wine and cheese. Now offering free delivery with $50 purchase. Call by 3 pm and get your order by 6 pm, seven days per week.

Call 214.238.2312; delivery area is within a 2-mile radius of Dallas Farmers Market location.

https://www.shop.scardellocheese.com/collections/classes/

American Butchers Dallas 

Currently stocking steaks, roasts, chops, smoked items, a variety of jerkies, sausages, brats, and hot dogs! Now taking orders for quarters and halves of beef, lamb, and pork. Call ahead to confirm.

Surrounding Dallas neighborhoods for more options – 

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

 

 

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

Downtown Dallas, Inc.’s first priority is always to do our part to ensure Downtown remains “Clean and Safe.”  As such, we are committed to continuing to deliver our critical public health and safety services during this unprecedented crisis, thanks to the dedication of our Downtown Clean Team and Downtown Safety Patrol.

In light of yesterday’s Dallas County ‘Safer at Home’ Order that will take effect at 11:59 p.m. tonight, we will be implementing a modified Field Operations schedule beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, March 23, 2020, until Saturday, May 2, 2020, or until such time that conditions change. We are in full support of the Order, requiring Dallas County residents to stay in their homes, except for work and personal errands that are deemed essential, as we play our role in the community-wide effort to stop the spread.

During our modified field operations period, the Clean Team and Safety Patrol will continue to provide services from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., and the dedicated off-duty Dallas Police officer funded by DDI will remain in patrol Downtown until 11:00 p.m. daily. Visibility and response will be increased through greater utilization of our fleet of “gem cars” (carts), T3s, and vehicles. Focus will continue to be on litter removal and sanitization in parks and higher-traffic areas and we will remain diligent, providing a safety presence as we request compliance with County orders and educate homeless individuals about resources and self-care. Our teams will sanitize high-touch surfaces, such as handrails, trash receptacles, non-removable public furniture, and door handles repeatedly throughout each day.

We will continually monitor these hours according to data from activity logs, See Say Now app reports, and field observations, and we will maintain the ability to adjust as needed to best serve you, our Downtown community.

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. 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.

If you need to reach someone in the management office, please call 214.741.1270.

We urge everyone to take the County Order to heart. We understand the essential needs of walking dogs, giving families fresh air, getting groceries, and for some, going to work. That is why we are committed to taking care of the spaces we all share. Yet in the best interest of our community, please maintain safe distances between each other and our staff if you see them out in the field. They are working for all of us.

We have also compiled a list of valuable and informative resources for our stakeholders. You can find them here.  With regard to the most recent County Order, details can be found here. This Order requires all individuals anywhere in Dallas County to shelter in place – that is, stay at home – except for certain essential activities and work to provide essential business and government services or perform essential public infrastructure construction, including housing. Commercial office building management, operations, and security staff are exempt from the Order (critical infrastructure exception information can be found here) and in its current form, hotels are allowed to continue to operate. If you have questions about your industry or business, please refer to the County website. We will also do our best to help find answers.

These are uncertain times, but even in the face of adversity, we have watched the Downtown community come together. Please continue to safely support our businesses, encourage each other to follow guidelines in place, and look forward to recovery.

COVID-19 Resources

Downtown Dallas, Inc. understands and is sympathetic to the trying and uncertain times we are all currently experiencing.  We have compiled a list of resources to help our residents, businesses, and stakeholders navigate the impacts of COVID-19.

Local Resources and Information

 

State Resources

 

Federal Resources

 

Resources for our Property Managers and Building Owners

 

Other Resources

 

We will continue to update this guide as more resources become available.  If you have additional information you think we should add, please email us at info@downtowndallas.com.

City of Dallas implements amended regulations

Dallas, Texas – Mayor Eric Johnson and City Manager T.C. Broadnax have issued amended regulations to slow the spread of novel (new) coronavirus, now known as COVID-19, in the city of Dallas.

The amended regulations, which will be effective at 11:59 p.m. today, include:

  • Restrict community gatherings to no more than 50 people
    • A prohibition on dine-in services for restaurants
    • The closure of bars, lounges, taverns, private clubs, gyms, health studios, theaters and commercial amusement facilities

The regulations were created in accordance with Mayor Johnson’s disaster declaration, which was authorized by the Texas Local Government Code, Section 418, and Section 14B of the Dallas City Code. The rules, which have the effect of ordinances during the duration of the declaration, are meant to protect life and property and preserve critical resources while a state of disaster is in effect.

These amended regulations are effective at 11:59 p.m. Monday, March 16, 2020 and continue until they are either rescinded or until they expire. The City Council will meet at 9 a.m., Wednesday, March 18, to be briefed on the response and preparation efforts for COVID-19 and will vote on whether to extend the disaster declaration.

For more information on COVID-19, visit the City’s web page, https://www.dallascityhall.com/coronavirus.

The amended regulations are attached.

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COVID-19_amended regulation Spanish.pdf

Amended Emergency Regulations.pdf

Jennifer Keesmaat Keynote Presentation

 

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Downtown Dallas, Inc. (DDI) hosted another successful Annual Meeting & Luncheon on February 4, 2020 with a sold-out crowd of over 1,000 business leaders, elected officials and Downtown stakeholders. DDI’s President and CEO Kourtny Garrett, provided an update on 2019 highlights and accomplishments, which included DDI’s Board of Governors and Board of Directors for 2020 was approved and Mattia Flabiano III, Senior Principal, with Page took the reigns as the Chair of the Board. Katy Murray, senior vice president and CFO of A.H. Belo was approved as Treasurer; and Holly Reed, Managing Director, Texas Central as Secretary.

Keynote speaker Jennifer Keesmaat, who’s presentation was aptly called “The Ambitious City” gave many examples of successful work from Toronto, where she served as Chief City Planner. She also cautioned Downtown Dallas to address mistakes that others like Toronto have made  and emphasized the importance providing housing that is affordable for all, especially for “key workers” and of designing places to live, play and learn for children if we want to attract families to live in the core. Jennifer’s full presentation can be found here. Keesmaat Presentation compressed

Road Closures – Commerce Street

A two-year construction project is set to begin for new water and wastewater mains on Commerce Street from Houston Street to Harwood Street, moving east block by block beginning at Houston Street.

The Dallas Water Utilities’ contractor will mobilize and begin working in this area beginning on Monday, February 3, 2020, and the work is scheduled to be completed in spring 2022.  During this construction period, portions of the street will be closed for a short period of time to install new water and wastewater mains.  Downtown Dallas, Inc. is working closely with Dallas Water Utilities and the City of Dallas to minimize disruptions to the neighborhood and will provide updates as we receive them.

If you have any questions or need immediate assistance, please contact the City of Dallas construction inspector, Jaime Garza, at the job site at 469.767.2919.