On February 14, GreenPet Dallas will become the first business to move from the Bishop Arts District to Tyler Station, the former Dixico plant that became a mixed-use collaborative village and marketplace in 2017. The beloved pet supply store will join a long list of shops that have pushed 1300 S. Polk St. to near 100% occupancy.
Crumb & Kettle Bakery, ReyCol Barber Shop and The TX Studio are some of the businesses by young, creative entrepreneurs that have joined nonprofits like 2000 Roses in a diverse roster of tenants – from Church in the Cliff to Rawsome CBD Products and Oak Cliff Brewing Co. – in their eclectic new home.
To boost traffic and give folks an excuse to sip beer and shop, Tyler Station began hosting First Thursdays, a new monthly open house bringing artisans, food trucks, musicians, craftsmen and customers together on the first Thursday of every month from 6-10pm. The next one will take place on the evening of March 7.
As parking is limited, guests are encouraged to park at Hampton Station which is the nearest park-and-ride (p.m. passes are $3 or $1.50 for children and seniors); however, passengers may notice that when the light rail system opened in 1996 there was no pedestrian connection needed between the DART station and what was then an industrial use – in fact a wall was built to separate the two, incorporating a four-panel mural by Judith Inglesas and Leticia Hurta titled A Community Honored.
According to Property Manager Tara Stargrove, DART will begin addressing that barrier with a meeting on March 5, where they’ll discuss plans for removing sections of the wall and preserving the art to make the station more user-friendly for the neighborhood and tenants while providing an open-air and healthier environment.