Ten years ago Deep Ellum was known for gang territories, bad blood between the gangs, with outskirts patrolled by police warning patrons away. A positive example of gentrification, Deep Ellum received cosmetic makeover repairing damaged streets, polishing grime off historical buildings, and best of all establishing a theme for the community.
An artist community (a personal heaven) giving vivid vibes with bright paint, deep messages on humanity, coming together, moving forward. Attractions nestle in historic buildings leaving no lack in entertainment.a personal heaven) giving vivid vibes with bright paint, deep messages on humanity, coming together, moving forward. Attractions nestle in historic buildings leaving no lack in entertainment.
Here are some of of the draws:
- Theaters a;ways in production
- Retro/reclaim shops – very well priced/full of nostalgia/most random finds
- Well-represented tattoo parlors
- Trendy bars excluding glam. Such as The Black Swan that makes their own infused vodka, there is no sign on the door, quantity control rotating in/out 20 people inside
- THE BEST food Dallas metroplex has to offer
- No lie my favorite pizza spot, Cane Rosso
- Noodles from Monkey King, ect,.
- Deep Ellum Brewey, Brain Dead Brewery
- Concert Halls
I miss it.
A good day was grabbing a companion, park at a meter and go Deep exploring. Street art is all over, tucked in corners, tagged, stamped, masterpiece. Majority of the art displayed below has been painted over, a reminder for how times change. #42 Murals brought a new wave of artist to the walls. A sad transition, but also built curiosity and buzz for the community. I spoke with some of the artist during this time, they were grateful, happy, proud to build reccognition in their home streets.