We have been very busy over the past few months, seeing the highest occupancy rates in years at most of the loft buildings in Deep Ellum. We accredit most of this success to the support for local business and welcoming atmosphere that defines this neighborhood. We specialize in lofts all over Dallas, and have discovered that Deep Ellum is one of the premier areas for artists and start-up businesses right now.
Our clientele spans from small retail businesses to artists and photographers looking for live/work space to renters seeking something other than a traditional apartment. The developers that transformed the historic warehouses and manufacturing plants from the early 1900s made a great decision in converting these existing structures into warehouse lofts. Many of these spaces are now zoned for mixed-use, attracting a community of creative residents and business alike.
I recently had the chance to work with Margo West in relocating her Dallas Bridal Alterations business from Richardson to Deep Ellum. Her business was expanding, and she was looking for a larger space to better accommodate her clients, and continue to grow. I found the perfect space for Margo at 2639 Elm St., just past Trees on the right hand side. I will be doing a follow-up blog with more information about Margo and pictures of her new retail space, but if you know someone in need of bridal alterations, Margo comes highly recommended by her clients!
In addition to new restaurants, bars, and music venues opening regularly, the DEOM – Deep Ellum Outdoor Market, headed by Brandon Castillo, just joined the community last July. Brandon made a point to seek out local artists/vendors and did a great job marketing for this event. The first market was a hit, and has grown ever steadily ever since. The vendors set up once a month behind the Cafe Brazil on Elm. If you missed it this past weekend, the next market is scheduled for April 16th.