A win-win arrangement

Posted on 21 Dec 2011 at 5:01pm

The generosity of Bert Gallagher and Hudson Ferus Vodka is paying off for the new company and for the LGBT community Tammye Nash  |  Senior Editor nash@dallasvoice.com Gay Realtor Brian Bleeker knows how difficult it can be to raise money for a cause. And he knows how difficult it is for someone planning a small-scale […]

Buli now under new ownership

Posted on 24 Nov 2011 at 5:00pm

New owners say they plan to update the interior but keep the Buli name and format. DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com Scott Whittall sold his Cedar Springs Road coffee shop, Buli, to new owners this week and will resign as president of the Cedar Springs Merchants Association. New owners Robert Clawson and Rob Auman […]

It’s beginning to look a lot like Black Friday

Posted on 24 Nov 2011 at 5:00pm

Merchants talk about the importance of the day after Thanksgiving to the overall health of their business DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com Although most gay shopkeepers don’t approach Black Friday with the same frenzied mentality as mainstream retailers, the day after Thanksgiving is nonetheless important to their businesses. To get the edge of those […]

City regulations can stymie new, expanding businesses in Oak Lawn

Posted on 27 Oct 2011 at 7:18pm

Lack of parking, ‘surprise’ new requirements for liquor licensing delayed opening of Thai restaurant, forced other shops to close before they could ever open DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com The number of seats in a restaurant is usually limited by the fire marshal. But in Oak Lawn, that limit is set by parking regulations, […]

Utility work on Cedar Springs not expected to hurt business

Posted on 22 Sep 2011 at 6:31pm

CSMA announces schedule of fall events, including annual Christmas tree lighting in December STRONG SALES | Matthew Evans, the newest employee at Union Jack on Cedar Springs Road, saw his busiest day at the store during Pride weekend. (David Taffet/Dallas Voice) DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com Utility work is scheduled to begin on Cedar […]

BUSINESS: Skivvies goes wholesale

Posted on 25 Aug 2011 at 9:58pm

GENTLEMEN PREFER SKIVVIES | Dave Richardson shows off one of his new Skivvies designs that will soon be available in stores across the country. (David Taffet/Dallas Voice) Owner David Richardson has designed a line of men’s underwear that is now selling around the country DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com Dave Richardson not only sells […]


Posted on 21 Jul 2011 at 7:41pm

AWARD-WINNING SERVICE | Christopher’s Cruises & Tours has been voted 2011 Best Travel Agency in southern Dallas and north Ellis counties. The award was sponsored by the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce and Focus Daily News. Christopher Neal Wigley accepted the award.

BUSINESS BRIEFS: AA endorses ENDA, Allstate recognizes Long

Posted on 21 Jul 2011 at 7:39pm

AA endorses ENDA FORT WORTH — American Airlines has again advocated the passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. The airline supported the bill in 2008 and 2009 in correspondence with congressional leaders. In its current letter of endorsement, American Airlines wrote: “On behalf of our 80,000 employees, American Airlines is proud to express our strong […]

Union Jack celebrates 40th anniversary

Posted on 21 Jul 2011 at 7:22pm

JUST JACK  |  Union Jack owner Richard Longstaff stands behind the counter of his Cedar Springs Road store, which celebrates its 40th anniversary in August. (David Taffet/Dallas Voice) Cedar Springs store may be oldest gay-owned business still operating under original owner — who still retains British citizenship DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com In August, […]

Oak Cliff does gayborhood differently

Posted on 23 Jun 2011 at 7:59pm

In the city’s second-largest collection of gay-owned businesses, gay and straight mix nicely VIEW MORE PHOTOS FROM BISHOP ARTS DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com None of the gay business owners in Bishop Arts could say exactly how many of the other business owners in the Oak Cliff neighborhood were gay. That’s because “no one […]