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Resources from around the world can inform our creation of a safe, vibrant, and inclusive nighttime economy in Dallas.
- Economic Impact
- Economic Recovery
- Nighttime Economy Management
- Transportation and Walkability
The night is an important economic driver of tourism, leisure, and business growth within our towns and cities. It consists of a wide range of activity in town and city centers between the hours of 5 p.m. and 6 a.m., including arts and cultural events, clubs, restaurants, retail, cinemas, theatres or concerts, meeting friends, or attending community events. The nighttime economy also encompasses the nighttime workforce that does not have access to same services daytime workers enjoy.
Not surprisingly, nightlife is a major economic, as well as cultural driver for New York City. In 2018, the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment presented this study of the city's nighttime economy.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, our nighttime and sociable economies are at risk. Cities must partner with other levels of government, the private sector, and philanthropies to marshal the funding and expertise that is needed to keep the night alive.
There are 59 pandemic recovery actions the City of Dallas can take to help restaurants, bars, music venues, food trucks, special events and festivals, tourism, arts and culture, and hotels. Led by 24HourDallas, the City of Dallas' Restaurant and Hospitality Advisory Committee developed this "Empty Chairs" report.
Dallas was designed for the day. It was not planned for the night. Even if we don't plan to operate as a 24‑hour city, there are strategies that we can implement to take advantage of what the nighttime has to offer ... and to support those who work at night.
As more businesses offer 24/7 service, the demand for people to work the night shift continues to increase. Many of the people who work the night shift provide vital services to Dallas. And yet, transportation and walkability priorities fall off Dallas' radar at about midnight. Why can't our environmental and urbanism ideals continue around the clock?
The American Public Transportation Association commissioned this study to better understand the needs of late-shift commuters and the ways public transit providers and decision-makers can improve commuting options for this growing segment of the U.S. workforce.
There are steps that the City of Dallas and nighttime businesses can take to maintain secure and vibrant businesses for the benefit and safety of patrons. Together, we can deter illegal activity including: drug sales and use, underage drinking, over-consumption of alcohol, violence, prostitution, sex offenses human trafficking, code violations, and other crimes.
The Boston Police Department and Partners in Licensed Premises Safety created this document to assist licensees (owners and managers of licensed premises) in maintaining safe bars, taverns, restaurant-lounges, and clubs.