For nearly two years, the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association and other members of the Stop the Curfew leadership team offered to work with the city on an alternative plan to the proposed late-hours overlay.
The city would not take us up on the offer. So, we led an effort to successfully turn back the misguided proposal.
If you attended the Plan Commission meeting decision on the overlay, you heard the GDRA announce it would lead the charge on an alternative solution that would address resident concerns and not be punitive toward good business neighbors.
Initially, this new focus was just going to be in a broadly defined Uptown area (and an enterprise called Uptown Congress) since that is where the political and urban change pressures were most pointed.
With additional information being gathered from around the globe, and a request from several members of our Stop the Curfew leadership team, it has become clear that a bigger look needs to be taken at multiple issues regarding Dallas' late-hours economy.
24HourDallas is the result. As of January 1, 2018, Stop the Curfew and Uptown Congress backed away from the public eye while 24HourDallas prepares to step up.
Watch for more information from us as we organize in early 2018. In the meantime, please follow us on social media.