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Nice to Meet You! Introducing Juana Coreno, Downtown Arlington Board of Directors

As the governing body for the Downtown Arlington Business Improvement District (BID), our Board of Directors represents the diverse interests found within our vibrant community. Each member of our Board brings incredible insights to our planning and programming, and we're proud to serve beside them. In our Q&A series, Nice to Meet You, we introduce you to one of our newest Directors. 

Today we're chatting with Juana Coreno, Director of Operations at J. Gilligan’s Bar & Grill.

Juana Coreno

Downtown Arlington: What do you love most about Downtown Arlington?

Juana Coreno
: What I love the most about Downtown Arlington is the diverse group of people that makes up Downtown Arlington and all the amazing places there are to visit. I love being able to enjoy live music at the Levitt Pavilion during the summer time without having to travel any farther.   

: Name a leader in our community who inspires you.

: Randy Ford. He is the epitome of southern hospitality, has proven himself to be a leader throughout the years, and has been shown to be respected in the community.

:  What's your favorite thing about your job?

Juana: Being able to meet so many different wonderful people every day.

: Outside of your business, what is one of your personal passions?

Juana: Family! When I am not at J. Gilligan’s, I am usually spending family time with my loved ones. I am so thankful to have wonderful parents who are there for me every step of the way.

: When you're out for drinks in Downtown, what is your favorite cocktail or hot beverage and where is your favorite spot to order it?

Juana: I don’t want to sound biased, but J. Gilligan’s is my favorite place! You can find so many familiar faces to converse with from all over Downtown any day of the week. It is always a good time!     

: When you think about a bright future for Downtown, what one thing do you think will contribute most to its long-term success?

Juana: Working together! I believe that if we all work together to meet all the needs to make our Downtown Arlington a wonderful place to live, work, and raise our new generation will help the most with our long-term success to a wonderful downtown!

DA: What's your Texas Rangers walk-on song?

Juana: Run the World by Beyoncé.

J. Gilligan's Bar & Grill
400 E Abram St
Arlington, TX 76010

About Downtown Arlington   

Designated by the State of Texas as the Arlington Cultural District, Downtown Arlington is where creativity, authenticity, and hometown pride thrive and drive what's next. Within its less than a two-mile radius, Downtown is home to a top tier public research university, prolific visual and performing artists and arts institutions, live entertainment, exciting NCAA and professional athletics, one-of-a-kind dining and retail, and a supportive business climate.

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