This unique shopping and dining district in Dallas’s Oak Cliff area was originally developed in the 1920s when the Street Car ran into the Southwest suburbs from Downtown. Back then the area was composed mainly of warehouses with some shops interspersed. The warehousing district boomed until the 1960s, when social factors began to take their toll on this portion of Dallas and the Bishop Arts area fell into decline. Fortunately, in the late 1980s, and continuing into the 1990s and 2000s, the area began the process of gentrification with independent shops and restaurants moving into the formerly abandoned warehouses and storefronts. Today, Bishop Arts District is one of Dallas’s most bragged about hidden gems. A lively entertainment district, the streets of Bishop Arts are filled with tasty treats, unique shops, and festivals year round, right in the middle of Oak Cliff.