The Dallas Brick and Joe’s bar and dance club are scheduled to shut down soon but they will have a final Farewell before the curtain shuts for good. Some of us have been going to the Brick and Joe’s bar for years since they were located on maple. They then moved in the shopping center just off of Wycliff and the Tollway.
They have struggled to maintain a busy crowd during the week although they do have some weekends that are busy it is most likely not enough to support the lease on such a prime location as rent and real estate has been going up each year in Oaklawn. We have enjoyed many parties at the Brick including the Dallas Purple Party events and “One Night in Bangcock”. They have also been bringing in Ru Paul’s Drag Race girls each month which can get rather costly as they get celebrity bookings these days. We thank them for being part of the community for so long and wish their staff well. Who knows maybe the Tin Room and Marty’s Live with buy them… they seem to own all of the other smaller bars such as the trashy tuesday hot spot “Zippers”.
The Brick Dallas would like to thank the community and our patrons for 25 wonderful years in Oak Lawn. We have seen many changes in the last 25 years in the LGBT community and the bar industry, made many new friends over this time, and lost some along the way. The Brick has an amazing staff who has been loyal and now are some of our closest friends. This includes DJ’s, promoters and entertainers. We have strived to provide a fun, entertaining and safe environment for everyone.
Shark Tank star and Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban has always been a Knight and Shining armour when something tragic happens and considered a local hero and inspiration to most of us in Dallas. He has done it again this time by donating $1 million for the Dallas police response to the Orlando mass shooting. The money will be earmarked for an estimated 16,000 hours of Dallas police overtime to be utilized at Chief David Brown’s discretion for enhanced counterterrorism efforts, including additional police presence in the Oak Lawn area.
“I’m proud to be able to help the City of Dallas,” Cuban said.
Mark shows he is a man of action who cares deeply about his fellow Dallasites. Cuban’s donation comes days after a gunman killed 49 people inside the Pulse nightclub on Sunday morning. Also on Sunday, a man arrested in Santa Monica armed with guns and explosive chemicals was said to be on his way to the Los Angeles Pride festival.
Opened up my email today to find a great surprise. That Google is exploring bringing the fastest speeds of fiber to the Dallas area. They just want us to spread the word and see what kind of response they get. Let’s show them that we want it badly.
Exploring bringing Fiber to Dallas
We wanted you to be among the first to hear the news. Today we announced we’re exploring bringing Fiber to Dallas.