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Sylvan Groundbreaking

Sylvan Groundbreaking

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Published by DanKoller3
I covered this ground-breaking ceremony because I had to see it with my own eyes to believe it. We'd been covering the build-up to this event for years.
I covered this ground-breaking ceremony because I had to see it with my own eyes to believe it. We'd been covering the build-up to this event for years.

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01/26/2014

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BY GEORGIA FISHER
People Newspapers
 Enter Kessler Parkfrom the north, and you’llsee yard signs for City Councilwoman Delia Jassoon both sides of Sylvan Avenue. Albert Gonzalez, whocares for his 88-year-oldmother in the sprawl-ing home on the left, saysJasso “doesn’t just stick tothe yuppies” in her con-stituency. Hesupports her because of herexperience,Gonzalez said,her devotion tothe city, and hermulti-genera-tional clout. And the lawn on theright? It’s the turf of octo-genarian Karl Graman.Neighbors call him the“Mayor of Kessler Park,”
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FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013 NEWS FROM YOUR SIDE OF THE RIVER
50 CENTS
VOL. 8, ISSUE 12
HOMES & DESIGN
Our new magazine takesa look at luxury interiors
[ INSIDE ]
 
NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS
Church announces jazz and crafts fair
[ 3A ]
COMMUNITY
Lions Club to honor Dr. Kenneth Cooper
[ 3A ]
Construction Starts at Sylvan Thirty
BY DAN KOLLER
People Newspapers
Brent Jackson had a bitof news to announce dur-ing the ground-breaking ceremony for his SylvanThirty project — he and hiswife, Adrian, are expecting their first child.Jackson was hesitant todraw any parallels betweenhis professional and per-sonal developments,“because I may be in trou- ble when I get home,” but Oak Cliff Chamberof Commerce presidentBob Stimson had no suchqualms.“This has been one of the longest pregnancies inthe history of real estate,”Stimson said.Wednesday morning’sground-breaking cer-emony came two yearsand 12 days after Jacksonannounced Cox FarmsMarket as the first tenantfor his mixed-use develop-ment on the northwest cor-ner of Sylvan Avenue andInterstate 30. He singledout the Duncanville-basedgrocery store’s patientowners during a long list of thank-yous.“They embody so muchof what this project isabout,” Jackson said, citinCox Farms’ tendency tohire neighbors and shareprofits with their employ-ees.Jackson, a resident o
Mixed-use development has gestated for 4.5 years
See SYLVAN, Page 5A
COMMENTARY
Get Your Kicks at Kessler Theater 
B
 y the time I walkedthrough the doors of the Kessler Theaterfor the third timein five nights, I half xpected some blond kid behindhe bar to immediately ask,“How’s the world been treating ou, Mr. Cox?”OK, not really. Although I had already beeno plenty of shows in the formerdilapidated movie theater, attend-ng several of them in a shortamount of time really under-scored what an amazing venuethe Kessler has become in itsnew lease on life. Since reopen-ing three years ago, the gem of alistening room has become a hugehit among fans, artists, and crit-ics. My two favorite things aboutthe Kessler are the intimacy andthe acoustics. When you combinethose, I’m not sure there’s another venue in Texas that can touch theKessler. That’s especially nice forme, since I live about three milesaway from it.My first show of the trium- virate played perfectly to theKessler’s strengths. Vaden ToddLewis, lead singer of the Toadiesand the Burden Brothers, was theheadliner on March 9, with WillJohnson, lead singer of Centro-matic, opening. Both were play-ing acoustically.I’m not sure I’ve ever been toa show at the Kessler where theperformer did not have some-thing great to say about the room.Johnson, who played an incred-ible set capped with a cover of Cyndi Lauper’s “Money ChangesEverything,” raved about theKessler, calling it “sacred ground.”
STAFF PHOTO: CHUCK COX
Butch Walker gets into a song during his March 11 concert at the Kessler Theater, one o three shows in five nights that our own Chuck Cox watched there.
CHUCK COX
chuck.cox@peoplenewspapers.com
See KESSLER, Page 4A
BordersBlurry inRezonedDistricts
Bookstore/barto open soon onresidential block
BY CAITLIN ADAMS
People Newspapers
 Commercial spaces have begun their descent onformerly residential areassurrounding the Bishop Arts District.The newest venture —The Wild Detectives, ahybrid bookstore and wine bar — will open its doorsthis summer in a house onWest Eighth Street.Spain natives Paco Viqueand Javier Garcia delMoral traveled the worldtogether. Now that they have planted roots in OakCliff, it is time for a new journey.This time, it’s all busi-ness.“It feels like the righttime to do something together in a place thatwe like,” Garcia del Moralsaid.The two civil engineerswill open their book-store and wine bar in a1,400-square-foot house at314 W. Eighth St., a prop-erty they are leasing fromSquare Foot’s Joe McElroy.The spot they picked sitsin an area that is a light mix
See BOOKSTORE, Page 5A
‘Mayor’ Isn’t Choosy About Signs in Yard
Competitorstouted in sameprominent spot
See GRAMAN, Page 6A
BY SARAH BENNETT
People Newspapers
 Joggers and walkersnear Kiest Park can nowget a little more out of theirworkouts. Residents andcommunity leaders alikegathered Monday morn-ing to witness the dedi-cation of the KiestwoodTrail.“Trails mean so much,”City Councilman ScottGriggs said. “What makesa community is being out-and-about, running intosomeone you may or may not know, exchanging that smile, and enjoying nature.”The portion of the trailthat runs through KiestPark, known as the KiestPark Loop Trail, is 2.8miles. It connects play-grounds, athletic fields,gardens, a recreationcenter, and a picnic area.With the new dedication,the trail continues acrossSouth Hampton Roadthrough a utility easementin Kiestwood, and keeps
Kiestwood Trail Connects Community
Path now runsbetween park,Kimball High
STAFF PHOTO: CHRIS MCGATHEY 
City Councilman Scott Griggs cuts the ribbon on the trail extension Monday with help rom CountyCommissioners Elba Garcia and John Wiley Price, Nancy Strickland, and Max Wells.
See KIESTWOOD, Page 6A
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