This Week's Hot Headlines
New Henderson bar, expensive Dallas dirt and more popular stories this week
Editor’s note: Another week has come and gone, and there’s a lot we all probably missed. But we’re looking out for you, kid. Here are the most popular stories from this past week:
1. So & So’s team slides Whippersnapper into old Slip Inn space on Henderson. A bar-and-restaurant team known for its success in Uptown Dallas is expanding its turf to Henderson Avenue with a new bar called The Whippersnapper, opening in the old Slip Inn space at 1806 McMillan Ave. The owners are Brandon Hays and Phillip Schanbaum, for whom this is familiar territory.
2. New Midtown development will put declining Valley View Center to rest for good. Once a prosperous and popular mall, Valley View Center at Preston Road and Interstate 635 has been in decline for a decade. If developer Scott Beck’s execution can match his vision, that location will become the new Uptown with Dallas Midtown, the ambitious mixed-use entertainment center he has in the works.
3. Ten Dallas hot spots where young professionals like to party with purpose. With nearly a year of fun behind us, we looked back on the young professional philanthropy scene to figure out the top venues in Dallas to host a memorable charitable event. We asked organizers within the city’s most active YP groups — and those who throw the best events on their behalf — where they like to party for a cause.
4. Trammell Crow’s historic Highland Park estate carries hefty price tag. A slice of local history has hit the market: The Highland Park estate of the late Dallas real estate developer and art collector Trammell Crow and his late wife, Margaret, is now listed for $59.4 million. Located between Preston Road and Turtle Creek Boulevard, the 10,000-square-foot Tudor-style house has a price tag that reflects storied history, palatial size and tony creekside location.
5. Troy Aikman puts one of his Highland Park mansions on the market. Was it really a year and a half ago that we told you about Troy Aikman’s Highland Park real estate moves from Highland to Normandy to St. Johns? Almost: It started in July 2013. Well, Aikman’s Normandy home is now on the market for $5.3 million, listed with Allie Beth Allman, who is also the agent for the Trammell Crow estate.