After three years of quiet, steady work, we were thrilled to finally unveil our vision for 508 Park. Even more thrilling was the positive response by the press.
Peter Simek of D Magazine, referred to 508 Park as "an unacknowledged shrine in the history of music." After his hard-hat tour of the 508 Park and an introduction to our vision for Encore Park, he wrote, "Encore Park seeks to adapt and reuse the historic property in a way that doesn't necessitate displacement and gentrification. Standing on the roof of the building, which features what is perhaps the most magnificent view of downtown and will surely be a popular spot for events and weddings, you can immediately see 508 Park's significance with regards to the redevelopment of the rest of downtown."
The headline to Sharon Grigsby's blog for the Dallas Morning News exclaimed, "508 Park's bluesy historic restoration in downtown Dallas shows how to do it right." She writes that what we are doing with 508 "shows what can happen when preservation and new urban ideas are braided together."