Bishop Arts

Jim Lake On Building the Future While Preserving the Past

Jim Lake Companies has carved out a niche in Dallas for redevelopment — not simply knocking down the old to make way for the new, but blending the best of both, to give long-neglected areas a new lease on life. You can find the company's fingerprints in Cedar Hill, Waxahachie, Bishop Arts, and as of this month, Jefferson Boulevard in Oak Cliff.

Here, Lake and one of his Jefferson Tower tenants talk about the impact of investment dollars.
From left: Ezi Negus, Okigwe Creations; Greer Christian, PureNRG Cycle; Awah Chai, Offworld Coffee; Kimberly Matthews, Holy Rollie Pastry Shop; and moderator Tarsha Hearns, The DEC Network. [Photo: The DEC Network]
Meet Four North Texas Entrepreneurs Who Navigated to Success With SBA’s Community Pilot Program
by | Aug 9, 2023
At the recent Entrepreneur Showcase in Dallas, four emerging startups were spotlighted alongside Biden Cabinet Member Isabella Casillas Guzman, who leads the Small Business Administration, and Mark Madrid, the driving force behind SBA's Office of Entrepreneurial Development. “I feel like I’ve just been to a TED talk with these entrepreneurs' words of wisdom,” Madrid said at the event powered by Dallas College and The DEC Network.
Good Space - David Spence
Placemaker: David Spence’s Good Space Helps Transform Bishop Arts Neighborhood
by | Jun 25, 2018
David Spence has embraced Bishop Arts' past as part of his innovative vision for moving the neighborhood forward with apartments, retail, and office space.
VIVO uptown
VIVO Realty Brings Coworking Model to Real Estate Agents
by | Jun 19, 2018
The program's goal is to provide a business structure that better fits the changing ways in which real estate agents are doing business.
Latin America

New Showroom Brings Pieces of Latin America to Bishop Arts

by | Nov 8, 2017
Officially opening Friday, Mercado Artesanal will include galleries featuring original art, jewelry, textiles, and gifts made by Latin American artisans.
Cameron Smith
Bishop Arts Gallery Invites Local Artists to Celebrate Their Talents
by | Apr 3, 2017
Jazz music manager Cameron Smith is transforming his studio space into an art gallery he plans to share with other artists.
Deep Ellum Poet Helps Women
Find Their Voice Through Events
by | Jan 31, 2017
Fatima-Ayan Malika Hirsi created Dark Moon Poetry & Arts to give women of all artistic disciplines a space to share their work.
Monte Anderson
Former Oak Cliff Wax Paper Plant Transforming Into Entrepreneurial Hub
by | Jan 2, 2017
Tyler Station will hold an open house Jan. 7 to give the public a look into the new coworking village.
Photos by Kyla Davidson

The People Making Us a Well-Read City

by | Jan 29, 2016
We take a look at the booming literary scene in Dallas.