Family believes if it was good enough for grandpa, it's good enough for them
The Dallas Morning News
February 27, 2001
If you telephone H.M. Amirkhan Oriental Rug Cleaning Co., listen closely. In the background, you may hear the faint tip-tapping of a 60-year-old Royal typewriter.
If you had called a few years back, your voice would have been coming through an old rotary phone.
"I got rid of the rotary phones because I guess we needed a touch-tone phone," says company president Ellen Amirkhan, "and we finally broke down and bought a fax machine, too."
From generation to generation, family rug business has stayed put
Published: March 17, 2009
Dallas Morning News
New townhomes speak to renewal along Ross Avenue. Cleared land, empty buildings and fenced-off lots nearby suggest a transition in waiting.
City zoning rules are forcing out automotive businesses and channeling development toward a pedestrian-friendly stretch of housing and retail east of downtown - ideally creating, as some would have it, a respectable gateway to the city's Arts District.