This summer, my parents came up for a weekend visit. My mom had read a magazine article about the Bishop Arts District over in the North Oak Cliff area of Dallas and wanted to check it out.
This is a previously run-down area that has, and is still undergoing a big revitalization.
The funky, hip type feel to it reminded me of some of the neighborhoods in Austin. It is a fairly small area, only taking up a few blocks.
We strolled the tree-lined streets, stopping in at the little boutiques and a couple of galleries along the way.
These weren’t your retail chain stores, they were independent little shops.
One of my favorite shops that we visited was The Soda Gallery.
They sell all kinds of sodas. Sodas that you can’t find just any where. My dad found a soda there that he hadn’t had since he was a kid.
The smells wafting out of the restaurants smelled divine. We were there in the late morning, so the area wasn’t crowded, but I can imagine that at night things really get hopping.