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Go Green… Go Cycle!!! April 5, 2011

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Dallas Cycle Chic is celebrating the release of the updated City of Dallas Bicycle Master Plan in spring of 2011, as well as the developmet of bicycle infrastructure plans for other cities in the metroplex.  Cyclist are invited to join raise awareness of cycling & reaquaint ourselves with our beloved cycles!!!

Cycling is a great way to Go Green and stay in shape.  Nessel Properties have bikes available to borrow,  check with your office for more info.  For upcoming Dallas Cycle Chic events, check out their website:

April 10th:  “Dallas Rides”  Phot Exhibit @ Eno’s Pizza Tavern 7pm

April 11th:  Women’s Ride starting @ Bicylcles Plus 6pm CoEd 6:30pm

April 12th:  Bike-In Happy Hour & Movie feat. the award winning 1948 classic “The Bicycle Thief” @ The Texas Theatre 6pm

April 13th-16th:  Online Voting for the Face of Biking in Dallas Contest

April 16th:  Dallas Photo Scavenger Hunt starting @ Eno’s 12Pm-5Pm
Bike-in Movie feat. “PeeWee’s Big Adventure” @ Main Street Gardens Park 9Pm


Snow Days February 8, 2011

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 Last week, while being cooped up and held hostage by the snow many of our friends from various properties posted their pictures on our facebook page.  Maybe I was just over taken by the cabin fever I was suffering, but it brought me out of my rut and reminded me just how beautiful life’s unexpected turns can be.
It was easy to get caught up in the negative with all the obstacles the snow and ice brought, but after seeing the pictures and looking through someone else’s perspective I was able to look out my window and see the beauty as well. 
Now the snow has melted and the roads are clear and things are somewhat back to normal, life is busy and bustling again.  I am glad I took the time to enjoy the stillness and hope you did too… if not, I hear we’re having another winter blast blow through tomorrow 🙂


It’s all soup! February 22, 2010

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On Friday, some of the corporate team had the pleasure of attending the Empty Bowls event. For those of you who are unfamiliar, Empty Bowls is a lunch event where you pay a donation and sample soups from many major restaurants in Dallas. All the money goes to the North Texas Food Bank. What a great event.

Empty Bowls Nessel Development


How many homicides in Vickery Meadows in 2009? January 26, 2010

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Answer: ZERO!

Here’s a little update on your neighborhood.

The Five Points area saw a 41% crime reduction in 2009. The local police are going to change their focus this year from violent crimes in the area to theft and car related crimes. In 2009, all crime in the VMID (Vickery Meadows Improvement District) dropped 6% from 2008. In total, crime is down 52% since 1990.

The Whole Foods in the Park Lane shopping center is scheduled to open in March, and there is talk of a community garden opening as well.

Exciting stuff going on!


The DART Rail Adventure November 23, 2009

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Here at Nessel Development, we’re big fans of the DART Rail. A short ride down the Red Line will lead you straight to some of the city’s hottest destinations!

DART Dallas


Our first stop: Mockingbird Station.

Home to the Angelika Theatre, Trinity Hall, and tons of shopping and dining, it makes sense why this Dallas hotspot draws large crowds from all over DFW!

Mocking Bird Station Dallas, TX

Angelika @ Mockingbird Station

American Apparel is our number one haunt for fun retro wears. We love AA’s skinny ties, organic cotton tees, and those oh-so-80s leg warmers!

Also on our faves list is Urban Outfitters. The place carries a wide selection of canvas sneakers, budget dinnerware, and up-to-the-minute fashions. (Hint: Check out Urban’s sale rack for unbeatable deals!)

Angelika Theatre is the city’s premier indie-film house. Dallasites love good cinema, and the guys at Angelika know what’s up! Now playing: An Education, Antichrist, Precious, Ong Bak 2, The Men Who Stare at Goats, A Serious Man, and Gentlemen Broncos.

Before a fine flick, we like to grab a quick bite.

Vapiano is a fast-casual German chain that offers fabulous pasta dishes made-to-order! Each patron is handed a tab card upon entering the establishment (making separate-check dining a cinch), and the eatery boasts a diverse following, including students, townies, and young professionals.


Urban Taco is great for healthy dining on-the-fly. We heart the eatery’s Grilled Green Onions (topped with a tomato-heavy pico de gallo), and Ensalada Tropical (loaded with cherry tomatoes, grapefruit, papaya, pickled red onions, roasted pumpkin seeds, extra-tender palm hearts, and served with a passion fruit vinaigrette).

Movie-goers can even enjoy a fine brew before (or after) the show. Trinity Hall serves-up a large variety of beers, including Texas’ own Franconia Hefe on draught (brewed just north of us in McKinney). Live Irish music fills the hall certain days of the week, and the ever-changing clientele keeps the place fresh!

No doubt we’re big fans of Mockingbird Station, but we do realize there’s a lot more to Dallas than just shopping and dining.

Stay tuned as we explore the Big D on our next DART Rail adventure!

thanks to Eddie Garza dallasvegandotcom


4 sites great for a laugh November 18, 2009

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Here in the Nessel office we are constantly laughing. Having a little humor makes the day so much more enjoyable. Most of the time we actually just laugh at each other…we’re an office full of amateur comedians. But sometimes one of us will come across a website that we have to share with the whole crew. Here is a list of our recent favorites:

  1. Unnecessary Quotes. For all you grammar lovers, “people’s” use of unnecessary quotation marks leads to some quite funny signage.
  2. They Didn’t Just. Outrageously funny people, bad ideas, weird signs, and much more.
  3. People of Walmart. Enough said
  4. Doing it Wrong. You always hear that there’s more than 1 way to do something. But is there always more than one right way to do something?
Doing it Wrong

Doing it Wrong


Fall Festivities November 9, 2009

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In addition to Halloween, there are a lot of other great things that happen in DFW for the fall season.
Nessel was happy to donate to the Robert E. Lee elementary Fall Festival on Saturday. Go Cougars!
This weekend was also the 2009 Mud Run in Fort Worth. If you’ve never competed or attended you should really check it out.

First off, if your friends pull you on their team at the last minute, make sure you educate yourself on exactly what you’re in for…i.e. it’s 8.2 miles!

Now I’m perfectly in shape and perfectly capable of doing an 8.2 mile course but the blisters on my feet are angry that my feet were not taped. But all said and done, it is the most fun I’ve had in a while. It’s really nice to be part of a team and see so many people encouraging each other to go further. For more info, check out the Mud Run Website.

Mud Run 2009

Mud Run 2009

And coming up this weekend is the White Rock, For the Love of the Lake event!