Deep Ellum Blues, But In a Good Way
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This morning I took a peek at the City Plan Commission's agenda for today in the hopes of getting better grasp on the current state of the University of North Texas Dallas Area Plan, at least as presented during the morning briefing by Peer Chacko in Long Range Planning. (It's a ForwardDallas! thing, if you'll recall. No?) But I found this significantly more interesting (to me, anyway) item on the agenda: Only one day after the Dallas City Council gave Clint Barlow the greenlight to replant Trees, the specific use permit process is beginning for yet another current Deep Ellum not-spot.
It was almost one year ago to the day that the Red Blood Club on Commerce Street shut down, claiming it was a victim of the controversial SUP policies and process put in place by the city council in December 2006. Which isn't stopping Roland Young from trying to open up a new joint in the same location that was also once home to Blue Cat Blues: Today, Young will make his case to the City Plan Commission for "a blues bar, lounge or tavern with live music Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays." The staff's recommending approval for a two-year permit, pending a further look at the plans -- which you can take a further look at right here, matter of fact. Check DC9 later today for results from today's meeting.