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We had four days of slip-sliding on the roadways or telecommutinglast week, so when the ice and snow arrived Wednesday, DFW CRE types knew how to enjoy it. The Weitzman Group's Jonathan Diamond snapped this view outside of the downtown Dallas office.Ian Pierce, director of corporate communications for Weitzman/ Cencor, tells us it was slow moving on the roads, but not as scary as last week. Unfortunately, at least one of his colleagues had afender-bender on the way to work, but no one was hurt. ?As always, the problem is the way other people drive!? Ian assures us. He says the TWG/Cencor offices were going ?great guns here with a full house, unlike some of the worst days last week.?
Jonathan Tobolowsky
TWG assistant VP Jonathan Tobolowsky was in the office Wednesday, but went snowboarding last week with his cousin atWhite Rock Lake. As you know, that's not a normal activity at White Rock. Jonathan tells us he just finished a deal in Watters Creek for an eyelash extension studio (they have places just for that?). He also recently completed a Williams Chicken deal in West End repping the landlord in a direct deal. He's working two Dickey's BBQ deals—one in Flower Mound and the other in North Dallas. He's also in the process of assisting an experienced bar operator in opening a sports bar in the Uptown area.
Meet Tucker, a four-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, who has determined he likes the snow much better than the ice, his human Cencor SVP Jim Greenfield tells us. When he's not putting snowboots on Tucker (we have photographic evidence of this), Jim?s directing the management of the 765k SF Golden Triangle Mall in Denton, which he took over in September.
Logan French
UCR director of marketing and communications Janie Frenchsnapped a picture of her 10-year-old son, Logan, snacking on some ?snow ice cream? at their home Wednesday. She says they had ice Tuesday night and snow yesterday morning. Her son?s school in Carrollton closed and like many of her colleagues who live north of 635, Janie worked from home Wednesday. The family enjoyed an old Indiana family snow ice cream recipe (made with snow, vanilla, sugar, and milk, if you like). Janie tells us UCR is kicking off its third annual Retail as Art photography invitational on Feb. 24 in partnership with Dallas Independent School District. The contest is designed to showcase the best local photographic talent (amongDISD high school students) that captures the essence of Dallas retail. Winning students will receive scholarships and their art departments will also get a financial contribution.
Our DFW writer kept her toes warm next to the fireplace last week and yesterday. One more nasty cold day and we'll be up close to 60this weekend (gotta love Texas weather).