AT&T, D-FW Economic Growth, Maple Avenue: Friday's Business Briefing

THE BIG STORYDallas' Maple Avenue is back on the map, and here's whyThe boom in Dallas' Uptown and Medical District neighborhoods is putting Maple Avenue on developers' maps.The street running from just north to downtown to near Love Field is one of the busiest thoroughfares in the Oak Lawn district. But it was one of the last to see a rebuilding wave.That's changing with new apartment, office and retail projects springing up. A big land acquisition on the street promises even more development."Maple Avenue is one of the last streets" to develop in Oak Lawn, said real estate broker Candace Rubin. "On the other streets -- like Lemmon Avenue -- there isn't a lot of redevelopment left to do."Maple for so long was neglected -- I couldn't even get anyone to go down there to look at a property."Now, with growth pushing toward Maple on all sides, the street is on more property company shopping lists.-Steve BrownPlus: Find more on D-FW real estateTHE LATEST Stock market: J.C. Penney reports a wider-than-expected loss, stock at historic lows. Jobs: Cognizant, expecting 1,000 jobs for new Irving office, reveals long-term Texas plans. Airlines: Patient's lost luggage brings heartfelt note from Southwest Airlines worker. Health care: Pre-pay for abortions? Texas bill proposes something insurers may never sell. Restaurants: Applebee's to close up to 135 locations.   Continue reading...

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