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Visions of Bayside Danced in our Heads
If you want to boost the attendance at a local MLS meeting, have someone from the city of Rowlett come talk about Bayside. At least, that's what I've observed over the last few years. Way back in August of 2017, Spot On Images had just joined MetroTex and I attended my first Rockwall MLS meeting. I sat transfixed as the Bayside developer shared his vision. It was amazing, but there was also a faint hint of snake oil in the air. Developers are salesmen before they are anything else.
I dutifully shared what I had learned here on the blog and I was very enthusiastic about it, but I wondered if they could actually turn little old Rowlett into an entertainment destination. I'd watched the Kemah Boardwalk grow from nothing into something. The same thing had happened at Lakeway near Austin. But Kemah came in on the coattails of Galveston, which was already a tourist draw and Lakeway had Austin, live music capitol of the Southwest. Would the DFW Metroplex be able to pull off the same sort of miracle?
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