The following article originally appeared in the Spring 2018 edition of the DFW Real Estate Review. An excerpt has been reprinted below.
In the heart of North Oak Cliff, the Bishop Arts District is a unique mix of the old made new again, and the new taking on the feel of a nostalgic small town.
It’s a community filled with renovated buildings serving as homes to a new generation—a place where entrepreneurs operate restaurants, shops, and specialty stores. There are more than 60 independently owned ventures including theaters, a record shop, antique stores, coffee shops, clothing boutiques, a wedding venue, and art galleries, to name a few.
The home of Dallas’ busiest trolley stop in the 1930s, Bishop Arts is returning to the vibrant nature it had in bygone times.
It’s a transformation that has been led by visionary developers and community advocates — people like David Spence of Good Space.
In 1995, Spence brought his company Good Space to Bishop Arts, and he has helped lead the neighborhood’s resurgence with thoughtful development that pays homage to the community’s history, independence, and potential.
“It’s a wonderful neighborhood,” Spence says.
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