Elmwood neighbors came out on Saturday afternoon to show support for Monte Anderson's Tyler Station, a 125,000-square-foot "co-working village" to be anchored by Oak Cliff Brewing Company, Stash Design and more. The crowd was treated to a raffle, beer samples and tours of the massive space right on the Tyler/Vernon DART station.
Mr. Anderson explained the history of the building as a polluter of air, soil and water and how numerous developers have long wanted to demolish the complex for apartments. He envisions an entrepreneurial hub with a row of storefronts in the place of former loading docks and showrooms where carpenters, welders, videographers, etc., can collaborate across disciplines and sell their products directly to walk-in customers. Businesses can rent space at Tyler Station starting at $600 per month.
Expect the building to open up to the DART station with the removal of some of its walls. Long-term plans even include a small number of residential spaces just steps away from a beautifully designed taproom. You can follow @TylerStnDallas on Twitter and sign up for updates here.