West Dallas attracts businesses at edge of new bridge

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by DAVID SCHECHTER

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WFAA

Posted on November 13, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 13 at 8:24 PM

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DALLAS -- The wait is over, and it didn’t take long.

A string of businesses are opening their doors at the base of the new Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in West Dallas.

The latest is Four Corners Brewery, on Singleton, where Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings attended a ribbon-cutting event on Tuesday.

"It's amazing,"  said co-owner George Esquivel. "It's beyond my wildest dreams."

Esquivel and three partners are opening in an renovated, big-rig service shop. They've invested heavily on sparkling stainless-steel tanks and given themselves space to expand in a part of town where rent is reasonable. They are counting on West Dallas.

"There's really a whole lot that happens over here," Esquivel said. "A lot of hidden-gem restaurants, shops, and there will be more along the way."

Randall White, with the West Dallas Chamber of Commerce, said the start-up spirit behind Four Corners is what’s driving the energy of this budding business community in the shadow of the bridge.

"The creative class, the entrepreneur that wants to make it big on their own, in their own way, but affordably. That opportunity's here,” White said.

In addition to Four Corners, a new barbecue restaurant, Babb Brothers, will open this month, Hoffmann Hot Dogs is under construction, and 3015 at Trinity Groves, which offers catering, cooking classes, and culinary team building, is already open.

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