Editor's note: A lot happened this week, so here's your chance to get caught up. Read on for the week's most popular headlines.
1. Coronavirus concerns affect Dallas-Fort Worth in a flurry of canceled events. Coronavirus concerns started to take their toll on events all over Dallas-Fort Worth, even before local health leaders declared a state of emergency in Dallas on March 12. Here is a running list of events that have either been canceled or postponed. We will update the list as more information becomes available.
2. Dallas suffers from bad case of ‘job sprawl,’ according to new research. Dallas has a serious case of “job sprawl,” according to new research highlighted by the U.S. Census Bureau. The research shows that while many of the region’s jobs have been created in suburbs north of Dallas, a lot of low-income residents can’t easily take advantage of those opportunities because they live too far south of those employers.
3. Dallas YouTube channel finds voyeuristic thrills in Deep Ellum parking lot. If you're looking to waste some time cracking up over people getting towed in Deep Ellum, then a YouTube channel called GTOger is your place to be. The channel has over 265K subscribers, and has posted more than 200 videos posted documenting life in a tiny parking lot next door to the Bomb Factory.
4. Hunky chef invades East Dallas with gourmet food and late-night hours. An East Dallas address that has seen a hopeful restaurant come and go has a promising new contender: Called Invasion, it's an indie restaurant that will specialize in wholesome, fast, gourmet-quality food, with late-night hours especially on the weekends.
5. Upscale taqueria closes down location in Dallas' Preston Center. An upscale taqueria known for great tacos and cocktails has closed its only location in Dallas. According to a release, Bartaco closed its Preston Center restaurant for good, with the shutter taking place after dinner service on Tuesday, March 10.