"The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission approved rules Aug. 25 intended to make it easier for bars to legally operate as restaurants during the Covid-19 pandemic. The state agency greatly expanded rules that had already offered a limited lifeline for some bars to temporarily reclassify themselves and generate a sliver of sales during the coronavirus crisis. The goal is to provide more ways for businesses to qualify as restaurants under Gov. Greg Abbott's executive order GA-28, which prohibits bars from reopening but allows restaurants to remain open at 50% capacity."
"Dallas and Houston's economic stability are projected to be somewhat of an anomaly in the U.S. over the next several years, even as much of the world's economic growth slows, according to research firm Oxford Economics."
"From the arrival of the In-N-Out burger chain to the open-air retail shopping mall concept and breezy environmentally sound high-end homes, Dallas-Fort Worth for a long time has mirrored the commercial and residential trends of Southern California. Now, a report from CommercialCafé is putting numbers behind everyone’s suspicion that Californians themselves are flocking to the Metroplex."
Star-Telegram | March 22, 2018 | Bill Hanna - "The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area's 146,000-resident jump in 2017 was the most of any metro area in the United States...Overall, Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington ranked fourth, with 7,399,662 residents, behind only the New York, Chicago and Los Angeles metro areas and ahead of Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, which ranked fifth."
Bisnow Dallas-Ft. Worth Real Estate News | August 31, 2017 | Jeremiah Jensen - "It has been one week since Hurricane Harvey first hit Texas (and mere days since it left), so it is hard to say with any certainty how the Texas economy will respond over the next six months to a year...whether or not Dallas sees an increase [in multifamily activity] will largely depend on how many people decide to move from Houston."