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Kristie Ramirez | November 27, 2016 | Feature Features National

Tim Headington's big ideas have single-handedly transformed Main Street. The best part? The oilman is just getting started.
Tim Headington

"As a young boy, I always looked forward to driving downtown with my family,” says Tim Headington. “Dallas was full of people on the streets and amazing energy.” The billionaire oilman and film producer could’ve just been happy with movie making—he’s produced Argo, Hugo and World War Z, to name a few—but his boyhood memories and the availability of a building at 1530 Main St., now The Joule, created an opportunity he couldn’t ignore.

“When we acquired 1530 Main, there was little to no engagement in the city’s core. It certainly came with challenges, not to mention the fact that we were intent on completing a comprehensive and lasting historic restoration,” explains Headington. “This is always a time-consuming and costly effort, no matter the location. Developing this hotel and all of the amenities came with a sense of responsibility to deliver something truly unique and worthy of the neighborhood’s storied past.”

After the hotel was completed, there was a flurry of activity over the next five years: Traffic LA for men and women, Tenoversix, Weekend Coffee, two restaurants, and a Taschen bookstore and tea lounge—all places to see and in which to be seen that were once frequented by the nine-to-fivers.

This month, the party of all parties will be thrown with the opening of Forty Five Ten, the beloved local fashion emporium that Headington brought into his expanding retail stable. So, what’s next? “Dallas is a city that is not yet done, and neither are we.” We have a feeling the future will be bright.

Pursuing your passion, guacamole, Lanvin sneakers

Complacency, avocados, dress shoes


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