Monthly Archives: January 2017

Five Questions with Bob “Daddy-O” Wade

Texas artist Bob “Daddy-O” Wade is best known for his sculpture and hand-tinted photographs depicting Texas style and culture. At Waterside, he’s the centerpiece of a public art program that celebrates the site’s history with sculptures made from repurposed amusement rides and murals using historic site photography. Here, he talks about the impact of public art, how history inspires him, and plays... read more

Consciously Enhancing Communities

Community is at the very core of Conscious Place. We believe that good places become great because they are an active part of the community – they celebrate what makes it unique, they offer a gathering place, and they continually work to provide services that benefit the greater good. To create this kind of special place, the “if you build it, they will come” mentality won’t work, which is why... read more

Shopping Centers “Sell” Experiences To Attract Customers

CBS DFW Written by: Gilma Avalos NORTH TEXAS (CBS11) – At a time when traditional anchor stores like Macy’s are closing locations across the country and customers are turning to the convenience of online shopping, store owners and developers are starting to think outside of the retail box. Customers are no longer just interested in buying goods, said Edward Manuel, Senior Vice President of Development... read more

How North Texas’ Brick-And-Mortar Shops Are Attracting Customers

D Magazine Written by: Steve Kaskovich The fastest-growing retailer in North Texas doesn’t have any stores. Meanwhile, shopping centers are pouring money into atmosphere and amenities, knowing that it takes more than a department store and a parking lot to attract people. This new e-commerce world is bringing remarkable convenience and massive disruption. Enclosed malls are out, smartphones are in, and the... read more

Five Questions with Piattello Italian Kitchen

Chef Marcus Paslay, executive chef & owner of Fort Worth-favorite Clay Pigeon, recently opened his much anticipated second restaurant, Piattello Italian Kitchen at Waterside. Here, he talks about menu favorites, his philosophy when it comes to food, and how to stand out in the Fort Worth dining scene. Q: What makes Piattello different from other Italian restaurants? A: Piattello is set apart by the fresh... read more

Rice Village reworks parking plan, changes to start next month

Houston Business Journal Written by: Olivia Pulsinelli Rice Village District, a shopping district that’s been undergoing renovations, will launch a new parking plan in February that incorporates some suggestions from a 2015 study about the area. Changes include switching the location of the area’s free and low-cost parking. Storefront parking will be metered, starting at $1 for the first hour, to help maintain... read more