You're Free to Roam the Grass at Main Street Garden. But About That Fountain ...
|The signs are coming down at Main Street Garden, and so are the pants! Either that or someone's shooting a sequel to the new Erykah Badu video. Just don't tell the mayor pro tem.|
So Sam, who had a couple of spare moments, ran downtown a moment ago to snap some fresh shots of the verdant, wide-open space now absent its keep-off warning signage ... only to discover, nope, they're still there. So, senior vice president of marketing for DowntownDallas Kourtny Garrett, what's up?
"They're literally all being taken down as we speak," she said at, oh, 4:40 this afternoon. "They started an hour ago. ... It's green. I can't believe it."
"Right now, it's funded by the city to run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every day," Garrett says. "That's all the Park Department has funding for." She says an advisory committee has been tasked with finding more loose change to extend hours, but, for now, "that's part of the city budget issue." I suggest turning it into a wishing well.