October 2014 Featured Project: Dallas Farmers Market

Since 2011, GFF has been engaged with the new owners and managers of Dallas Farmers Market in the master planning and execution of a comprehensive new vision. Spectrum Properties now owns the lion’s share of the district, and enlisted the skills of well- known Dallas restaurateurs and foodies Janet and Phil Cobb in defining the mix of tenants and vendors to bring a diverse and authentic flavor to a more pedestrian-friendly market environment.

A milestone was achieved in September with the re-opening of “The Shed” and the first phase of streetscape improvements. Still to come are a complete renovation of the air-conditioned “Shed 2” with tenants including Rex’s Seafood and Market, Stocks & Bondy and a new restaurant concept by Michael Karns’ Firebird Restaurant Group. Out front, at Marilla and Harwood will be Shannon Wynne’s latest concept, Mudhen.

And early in 2015, ground will be broken on Harvest Lofts, a four-story, 244-unit apartment development with 17,500 SF of new ground floor retail and restaurant space and public parking for 300 cars.