Although being developed in the early 1800's, one of Dallas's favorite entertainment and art scenes didn't even become what it is today until, well... today. Originally developed as a commercial neighborhood until becoming an industrial business hub in the late 1800s through the early 1900s, Deep Ellum didn't become an entertainment hotspot until the 20's. Even still, it wasn't until the 80's that the city allowed a handful of artists to graffiti on some of the walls.
But lo and behold, Deep Ellum has become a big ol' chunk in the right side of Dallas' brain. The unconventional, lively, idealist sermon of Deep Ellum is one that never gets old to its congregation. Each stroll down Elm street provides a new found inspiration; there's always something you didn't notice before.
Glossy structures, mouthwatering restaraunts, noteworthy shops, streets freckled with culture- we all have our favorite things about Dallas. Mine; its ability to stay present.
It only seemed fitting to me to begin The Abby Notes with a tribute to the city it was born in. Many have contributed to the singularity of Dallas, yet somehow, the city seems to have built itself. It honors its beginnings, welcomes its new-comings, all the while never failing to be present. Dallas is resilient, and that is how it never gets old. I hope for that same resilience to be in The Abby Notes; so cheers, and welcome to new beginnings!