If you are a collective of small business owners, most who have been around for quite some time, how do you go about getting the attention of City Hall that in order for downtown to be successful, you have to support the people who are already there?
Well, The Depot District has not found that formula yet, and the city council should be ashamed at their lack of home grown cultural support they have shown. Other than the terrific Buddy Holly spaces, The Depot is looking really long in the tooth.
The Bluelight is a music institution that needs some fascial love. Same as their partner Tom's.
Cactus theater is the only place with any kind of new ambiance about it and I guess deservedly so as they bring some great acts.
Triple J's is the same it has always been.
Tornado Alley looks like it should and I wouldn't change a thing.
The Uncha Uncha room next to the Bluelight is one of the most dirty and disgusting places I have ever walked into before.
The roadway on Texas and Buddy Holly are derelict, misshapen and dangerous to walk on. The middle of the road sits higher than the curbs in an effort to salvage some kind of drainage system the city screwed up a long time ago. The sidewalks undulate. Powerlines are randomly thought out in placement.
The upsides are the Farmers Market on Saturdays during the late spring through summer. Outdoor concerts at the outdoor Cactus down the street. Bighams BBQ pumping out late night grub with smoke that entices you from 5 blocks away. Sidewalk patios that let you take in night time air and watch the nightlife stroll right past you.
For the sake of Pete, help these folks out. Make this the kind of place you want to take friends from out of town and be proud, not the place you are forced to go to because, well, there ain't much to do in downtown after 4:30pm. Well, unless you need bail money.
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