If you were out of town for the holidays, here are some stories you may have missed on our website from December and January:
A unit of Metropolitan Life Insurance took over the deed to the mall and the 400-plus-room Westin Galleria Dallas hotel shortly before Christmas. Despite social media rumors that circulated after the deal became public knowledge, the mall’s general manager says the mall is not closing.
The plan seeks to restore Frank Lloyd Wright’s only theater design built to its original 1959 condition. In addition to restoring the theater, the plan calls for adding four new buildings to Dean Park, a new proscenium theater with seating for about 200, a “black box” theater with seating for 100, a multipurpose building, and a five-story tower. These facilities would sit on what is now largely surface parking. Two underground parking garages would be added as well to accommodate the cars. Some park board members, though, have since raised alarms about the plan’s cost.
The investigation into an attempted carjacking Dec. 30 in the 5600 block of Lovers Lane in the area of the Pavilion on Lovers Lane shopping center in which one of the suspects was shot continues as of mid-January.
Police say the suspect who was shot was taken to a local hospital in a “private vehicle” and two others ran from the scene. No other injuries were reported.