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60TH ANNIVERSARY
LONG-TERM
TENANTS TALK
GOETZ INC.
Leon Goetz, founder and president of Goetz Inc., got his start as a temp in the Dallas Market Center Trade Mart. Thirty-three years ago, he opened his  rst showroom—1,200 square feet. Today, Goetz Inc. inhabits close
to 40,000 square feet in two buildings and represents myriad brands across the home and gift spectrum. TM 2000, TM 2329, WTC 211
“Dallas Market Center is so easy to shop. It’s comfortable and airy. We do business here every day,” Leon Goetz said. He added that with the support of DMC management, he’s been able to grow strategically. “This building [Trade Mart] has changed my life.”
MERLE GORMAN & ASSOCIATES
Merle Gorman, owner of Merle Gorman & Associates, has been selling American fashion since Trammell Crow had his original vision for Dallas Market Center. He signed his  rst lease in the DMC Apparel Mart with founder Crow in 1964. Gorman has seen fashion transform during his tenure in the business. These days, it’s denim that keeps the buyers coming back. WTC 14454
“We have a Market Center like no other. You can  nd anything you need at the Dallas Market Center. There’s also tons of free parking and it’s less expensive to travel here.” Merle Gorman said. He added that he appreciates how DMC management has accommodated his business needs. “It’s been an amazing trip.”
QUOIZEL INC.
Ira Phillips, the president of lighting company Quoizel, estimates he’s been coming to the Dallas Market Center for close to half of his life. He began his career with Quoizel as a national sales manager in 1964. The company started at DMC in
a temporary space, moved to the World Trade Center’s 10th  oor, and then most recently to Lightovation in the Trade Mart. This summer, Phillips will be honored
for his tenure and his 90th in a market birthday celebration! Look for details in the Lighovation Buyer’s Directory. TM 3200.
“Dallas Market Center is the lighting capitol of the world,” Ira Phillips said. “Being
here is good for the company, good for the industry and good for the market.”
GALLERY SIX
Victoria Bixler, owner and president
of Gallery Six, grew up in the Dallas Market Center in her parents’ business—Burlington House Furniture— in the Trade Mart. Twenty-five years ago, she opened her own furniture design showroom, Gallery Six. Now on the 11th floor in the World Trade Center, Gallery Six touts staying on trend and client-focused service as keys to her longevity. WTC 11013
“Dallas Market Center has been the biggest design market for us. It’s centrally located and close to the airport. We don’t need to sell anywhere else,” said Victoria Bixler. “For me, this is home. I love the people. We’re a family.”
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