X+ = Creative Mecca

Tour the X+ creative neighborhood from the local pizza joints to the smiling residents always bustling around trying to find new ways to improve the area.

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Holly Jefferson, along with other X+ residents pot plants on Tyler street, as they prepare for the Build a Better Block weekend.
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Edwin Cabaniss recently bought and turned the newly renovated Kessler Theater into a mixed-use theater, dance studio, and art gallery.
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Local X+ business owners and residents are constantly building or improving the area.
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The main stage of the Kessler theater has a warm laid back atmosphere with art and scattered chairs, making it feel like you’re getting entertained in your own living room.
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Photographs ornate the walls of the bar and lounge area of the newly renovated Kessler theater on the first floor, where X+ residents enjoy drinks and music every Thursday night.
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Kevin Obregon, owner of Cube Collective, makes final touches on his bright red octopus looking mural.
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X+ residents consider this mural on 7th street and Tyler as the landmark mural, for the inspiration for the 7th Street mural project.
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This is just one of the murals part of the X+ 7th Street mural project.
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Along Tyler street, X+ residents painted what a bike lane on the street would look like if the city installed them, on Travis street, in front of Oak Cliff Bicycle Company.
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The smaller stage, where almost every Thursday night a different artist performs on the first floor bar and lounge area of the newly renovated Kessler theater.
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Another view of where the streets make a + with Tyler and Seventh, and further up Kings makes an X with Davis Street.
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This is the official “+” occurs on Tyler and 7th Street. Up ahead is where the “X” occurs on Kings and Davis.
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X+ residents hung lights over the street to display how easily it could be done. Currently there is an ordinance against hanging lights over the street.
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Oak Cliff pizza is just one of the many bustling businesses that the X+ residents regularly attend along Davis street
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Original theater chairs were found and placed into the renovated Kessler theater, looking over it’s main stage.
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