District 1 City Council member Delia Jasso tells us that sidewalks and graffiti are at the top of her agenda, and urban planner Scott Polikov tells us it’s our time.
The Bishop Arts District has a (sort of) new restaurant. Cretia’s, which has subleased part of Dicho’s Books for almost a year, is taking over the entire space now that Dicho’s has closed, and they’re open for lunch. They’ll stay open late for dessert, too.
The Oak Cliff Bicycle Co. has triumphed over bureaucracy and will open Aug. 3.
Passions Sports Bar, which was the site of two killings in less than a year, has been ordered to close. The Fort Worth Avenue Development Group cheered the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission’s decision to close the place. The group has accused Passions of being the seat of such unsavory activity as public urination, fighting, underage drinking and public intoxication.
On a personal note, our Keri Mitchell and her husband, Damien, welcomed a baby daughter this week.