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Good Space announces 39 new apartments on Bishop
Good Space and Magnolia Property Company announced two new apartment buildings planned for North Bishop Avenue. A 24-unit building is planned for 801 N. Bishop at Canty and a 15-unit building would be at 908 N. Bishop, between Fifth and Sixth streets. The apartments will include xeriscaping, cycling amenities and front patios that connect with the street, he says. Along with Spence and Randy Primrose of Magnolia, architect Don Wilder, who is designing the buildings, also will be a partner in the project. The developers are seeking variances for the project, which is tentatively called Magnolia on Bishop, to allow for alley-entry parking and a “green wall” of chain-link fence with vines to separate the parking lot from the alley, rather than a solid fence.
Good Space, 408 W. Eighth, suite 103, 214.942.0690, goodspace.com
Golf boutique opens in Bishop Arts
Pebble and Pine, the new golf store in the Bishop Arts District, opened in October in the space formerly occupied by Onli, next door to Oak Cliff Bicycle Company. Pebble and Pine specializes in made-in-the-U.S.A. items, including shirts from Austin-based Criquet, pants from New York City-based Grown & Sewn, balls from Titleist, Scotty Cameron putters and toiletries from Baxter of California. “There are a lot of good golf courses down here, but no golf stores,” says golf pro Nick Griffin. Griffin and his wife, Jennifer, live near Preston and Royal, but they chose to open their shop in Bishop Arts because it’s a place they like to spend their leisure time, they say. The store will have a putting green and TVs, and Griffin says he hopes Pebble and Pine becomes a social space where golf fans can watch tournaments on TV and hang out. The shop will have free beer for customers every day.
Pebble and Pine, 408 N. Bishop, 214.942.4653, pebbleandpine.com
Oak Cliff Bicycle Company, 408 N. Bishop, suite 103, 214.941.0010, ocbicycleco.com
New boutique in Bishop Arts District
A couple months ago, Cody Ellison opened Home on Bishop, which carries furniture, home accessories, clothing, jewelry and gifts. Ellison, who lives in Turtle Creek, opened the boutique after years in the corporate world. He was in sales for a textile design and manufacturing company. “I want the store to feel like you’re coming into my home,” he says. Ellison says he buys carefully, and he doesn’t replenish the same merchandise. “The concept is, I buy things I love, paying very close attention to price,” Ellison says. “That’s why the store looks more expensive than it is.” Most of the jewelry costs around $18. An upholstered side chair costs about $185. There are contemporary pieces, such as plexiglass dining chairs ($149), as well as more traditional pieces.
Home on Bishop, 502 N. Bishop, 214.434.1421, homeonbishop.com
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Mesa recently released a new menu. Chef Raul Reyes’ new dishes include mole chicken enchiladas and seasonal cocktails. Mesa is also considering a move to a trendier part of the neighborhood.
Mesa, 118 W. Jefferson, 214.941.4246, mesadallas.com
Brumley Gardens opened its new Bishop Arts store in Oak Cliff in October. The Lake Highlands-based garden shop’s second store celebrated its opening with the Dallas Family Band, gardening workshops, pumpkin decorating and door-prize raffles.
Brumley Gardens, 700 W. Davis, 214.942.0794, brumleygardens.com
County Commissioner Elba Garcia donated $15,800 to 25 local nonprofits including Friends of Oak Cliff Parks, Casa Trevino and the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League, as well as Dallas Police Department Explorers Program, Dallas Animal Advocates, Cathedral of Hope Food Pantry and other charities. When Garcia took office, she pledged to donate a portion of her salary to neighborhood groups — almost 12.5 percent of her pay.
Friends of Oak Cliff Parks, 214.670.1925, friendsofoakcliffparks.org
Casa Trevino Apartments, 1901 W. Davis, 214.946.6410, casatrevino.org
Old Oak Cliff Conservation League, ooccl.org