Walk down the main drag at Dallas’ Victory Park and you’ll see a familiar urban vibe.
There’s a sandwich shop, a pizza place, coffee shop and spa. A Texas-style pub is buzzing with business across the street from the new multi-cinema. The candy store and an ice cream shop are open, along with the Asian bar and bistro.
Customers coming to the retail street walk over from more than 3,000 apartments in the district. And nearby office towers provide a steady stream of lunchtime eaters.
Twenty years after the project opened, Victory Park is finally coming into its own. While the project on the northwest corner of downtown still carries the weight of failures in the early days, new developments and reconstruction of the retail street have given Victory Park a reboot.
“Come back in October and November and you’ll see even more changes,” said Lance Fair, Victory Park vice president. “Where we have headed is to make it the best walkable food and beverage district in the city of Dallas. I humbly say [this] is going to be the best district Dallas has ever seen.”
Dallas has been hearing that story for a while now.
Built around the city’s new sports arena, Victory Park was…