Real Estate Bisnow

Today’s edition of the Real Estate Bisnow – Dallas featured Matt Miller, Jim Lake Realtors Broker, standing with owner/brewer of the Noble Rey Brewing Co., Chris Rigoulot for whom he helped find a location for their growing company!

The Noble Rey Brewing Company is located at 2636 Farrington, and faces the Trinity Strand Trail.  While they aren’t open for business quite yet, you can bet that when they do there sure to be packed full.  With their beers drawing inspiration everywhere from the Rhine River to the Mexican celebration, Dia De Los Muertos, there is sure to be something everyone can enjoy.

We can’t wait to take a pit stop here as we’re walking the Trinity Strand Trail when they open!


Maverick’s 5k Run


Last week, King Grossman and Matt Miller, of Jim Lake Companies, participated in “Mavs Run This Town”, a 5k run put on by the Dallas Mavericks.

The event benefited the Dallas Mavericks Foundation, which aims to assist young people through emphasizing education, good health, and skills necessary to lead successful lives.

The course started and ended on Olive Street, between the W Hotel and AT&T Plaza, and wound through the Design District.  A post-run party was held, featuring live music from the Old 97’s.   The event was a huge success!

Both men did outstanding:

Matt Miller                                                                             King Grossman

Finished in 27:59                                                                         Finished 31:52

357th out of 1,825 runners overall                                           539th out of 1,825 runners overall

281st out of 813 males                                                                390 out of 813 males

56th of 145 in age group [30-34]                                              81st out of 150 in age group [25-29]

9:01 minute mile                                                                          9:52 minute mile

Wow!! We are honored that Jim Lake Companies participated in such a great event.


SCBA Business Luncheon

Trinity Parkway 

Join us as we attend a business luncheon to learn more about the status of the Trinity Parkway.  Informed guest speakers, Craig Holcomb [Executive Director of Trinity Commons Foundation and former City Councilman], Michael Morris [Director of Transportation for North Texas Council of City Governments],  Mary Suhm [former City Manager], and Scott Griggs [City councilman], will be there speaking about all things Trinity Parkway.


Monday, October 27, 2014 at 12 noon

Located in Season’s Gallery at the

Trade Plaza [Next to World Trade Center]

 2000 N. Stemmons Freeway

Dallas, TX 25207


Registration opens at 11:45 am and begin at 12 noon.

——> Register Online

Active SCBA Members : No charge

Prospective Members: $20 [Cash or Check at the door]

Sponsored by Dallas Market Center


Hope to see you there!









Sand, Palms, and Cold Beer Await at This Saturday’s Design District Market

Design District Market is invading Community Beer Company once again, this time for a beach-themed indoor/outdoor market and summertime gathering.

From 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on July 12th, 30+ local vendors will be slinging handmade wares in the air-conditioned taproom and brewery, offering samples of homemade food, showcasing unique vintage pieces and giving attendees an opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind gifts in an unusual setting.

Community Beer Company (1530 Inspiration Drive, Dallas, TX 75207) will provide local craft beer for purchase, and give market-goers a look into their brewing process on rotating tours throughout the day.

When you’re not sipping beer or shopping, watch the World Cup on the big screen, lounge by our mini pools, challenge your friends to a water gun duel, or battle it out on the volleyball court.

Food trucks present include: Say Kimchi, BellaTrino’s Neapolitan Pizza, Texas Burrito Company, Gandolfo’s Deli, What’s Da Scoop, Aloha Shave Ice, and Mad Grill

Live music and jams from George Quartz and Moonbather.

The event is FREE to attendees, with beer available for purchase.

RSVP on Facebook here.

Design District Market + Meddlesome Moth: Outdoor Movie, Marketplace, and Beer Garden

Mark your calendars for next Thursday, June 19th, when The Meddlesome Moth and Design District Market are teaming up to organize an outdoor movie, beer garden, and local marketplace on the 1900 block of Hi Line Drive from 6 to 10 p.m.

Playing on the big screen will be Stanley Kramer’s The Wild One, a 1953 classic starring Marlon Brando as the leader of the infamous “Black Rebels Motorcycle Club.” Visitors are encouraged to bring their own blankets for lounging on the lawn and to come early to secure a good spot.

In addition the movie, there will be beer, wine and food curated by the master sommeliers at Meddlesome Moth, as well as local artists, craftspeople, and designers lining Hi Line Drive. Vendors will include an artisan popsicle cart by Steel City Pops, clothing, housewares and prints from Dowdy Studio, handmade jewelry from f. is for frank, hand-woven blankets from Free Spirit Creations, clothing from The Hawaiiana airstream trailer, and many other local vendors.

RSVP on Facebook.

Presented by Jim Lake Companies and Do214

Beauty in the Process: Design District Mural by artist Kyle Steed

One of our favorite local artists, Kyle Steed (check out his website, here) recently finished the super cool typographic mural on our Trinity Market Center along The Trinity Strand Trail. The mural features words inspired by JFK’s famous quote encouraging a sense of community within Dallas’ ever-growing Design District.

But of course, in addition to the amazing results—which we couldn’t be happier with—there is always beauty in the process itself. Thanks to Doug Klembara, we get to share that sentiment with this video, which documents the process behind the work of art.

This Weekend in the Dallas Design District

This Saturday, Fashion Art Network is hosting a soirée celebrating the grand opening of their Design District gallery. Make sure to stop by for a chance to tour the gallery and studio, as well as network with creative professionals in the fashion and art industries. For more information on the event, click here. RSVP here.

Fashion Art Network
3001 Quebec St, Ste 102
7 to 10:30 PM

Also this Saturday, the galleries on Dragon Street and the surrounding area will be open   after hours to give art lovers the chance to sip on a glass of wine and join them in their celebration of new art, artists, and exhibits. Here’s our list of galleries for you to stop by and check out some of the newest art in the Design District.


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Indulging for a Good Cause

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Caroline Wright, author of Twenty-Dollar, Twenty-Minute Meals (who’s credentials include being a trained cook and influential food writer, as well as studying in Paris and working as a food editor for Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food magazine) presents a bake sale at CityCraft: Modern Fabric to benefit Café Momentum (check it out, here) this Saturday, May 10 from 10 AM to 2 PM. The Dallas-based restaurant and training facility provides an opportunity for the community’s most at-risk youth to receive intensive culinary, job, and life-skill training, as well as mentoring and support. Not that we need an excuse to treat ourselves to something sweet, but there’s nothing like indulging for a good cause. Whether you’re scrambling to get a gift, starting the festivities early, or just find yourself with a sweet tooth, stop by CityCraft: Modern Fabric and satisfy your craving for some sweet confections all while supporting a worthy cause. Plus, now you have a reason to eat that second piece of cake.

CityCraft: Modern Fabric
2104 Irving Blvd
Dallas, TX 75207

Dwell With Dignity Thrift Studio Returns This Thursday

Thrift Studio is one of the events I look forward to most every year; it’s a great way to infuse some designer pieces into your home decor at a fraction of their retail price, all while supporting a great cause.

This year, Thrift Studio will take place at the International on Turtle Creek Design Center: 15o Turtle Creek Blvd., Suite 204. The preview party is this Thursday, April 10th, from 6 to 9 p.m., and the studio will open to the public the next morning. Thereafter, the pop up store will be open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., until May 10th. All proceeds benefit Dwell With Dignity, an organization that helps families escape poverty and homelessness through design.

A few of the designers that will have vignettes at the pop-up include Jan Showers, Culp Associates, Mecox, Robert Allen Design, SWOON, and David Sutherland Showrooms.

Make sure to come early; pieces sell out fast!

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Sponsored by Jim Lake Companies