OAK CLIFF - We may be in the beginning of fall but one North Texas area continues to spring into new life. It's a seed that started to bloom with the much celebrated Bishop Arts District which features a unique selection of shops and restaurants.
But on Friday, Oak Cliff let it be known that there's plenty of room for growth. Dallas city leaders were on-hand at Southwest Center Mall to announce the next phase of Oak Cliff's resurgence.
Peter Brodsky and his Dallas based company HBC Investments closed on a deal that gave them ownership of about 341,000 square feet of Southwest Center Mall. Brodsky plans to breathe new life into the struggling shopping center.
“I intend to lead a redevelopment and it's going to take everyone on this stage and everyone in the audience,” Brodsky told NewsFix.
It’s part of Mayor Mike Rawlings' Grow-South campaign which focuses on revitalizing and rebranding South Dallas by investing in the people, neighborhoods and businesses of South Dallas.
In fact, Rawlings received cheers from the crowd at Southwest Center Mall when he emphatically stated, “Southern Dallas is not a charity case. It's an investment opportunity.”
An investment that the mall's shoppers and business owners can't wait to see bloom.
Here's hoping Brodsky and company can make the place once known as Red Bird Mall rise like a Phoenix from the ashes.