Millennials Move Downtown
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Henry S Miller’s 26-year-old Andrew Doster (right, with colleague Darden Orand) moved downtown to South Side on Lamar four months ago. As more companies are making the move to the CBD, young professionals are moving downtown to be able to walk to work, he tells us, creating a growing residential market. Another reason he cites for downtown’s appeal: cheaper rents.
One of his best discoveries: the D-Link, a free DART bus service that operates late into the night (or is that early in the morning?). It spans Oak Cliff, the Bishop Arts District, The Cedars, Victory Park, Uptown, the Main Street District, and the West End Historic District. What’s lacking are restaurants and retail, Andrew says. A Monday announcement may help: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema plans to open an eight-screen theater and Glass Half Full Taproom, as a part of the South Side Lamar District on the southwest corner of South Lamar and Cadiz streets, in mid-2015. (Not only will it lure Millennials, but based on the rendering, guests will include ghosts.)