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by Kelley USA
17 Jul 2019 16:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 178
Views: 36865

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Already reported, but another article about Cibo Divino's opening DT.

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/downtow ... cibodivino
by Kelley USA
17 Jul 2019 13:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 396
Views: 108555

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

^^ It might be 400 Gradi, which is a Neapolitan pizza chain from Australia.
by Kelley USA
17 Jul 2019 09:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Alpha + Inwood
Replies: 18
Views: 6671

Re: North Dallas: Alpha + Inwood

This link actually has a cool little video and some additional renderings of the project...

https://www.dannyforster.com/project/dallas-alpha-west/
by Kelley USA
10 Jul 2019 11:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 364
Views: 88387

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Wasn't there a proposal for a Pollo Tropical a few years back for this plot? That would have been a disaster seeing as they didn't last very long in this market. The owners would actually make a killing if they tore down the current car wash / gas station and built one of those drive-thru car washes...
by Kelley USA
09 Jul 2019 14:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 134
Views: 29797

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

Okay, I dig it! So Swexan is basically a combo of the words Swiss & Texan?!
by Kelley USA
09 Jul 2019 10:38
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 857
Views: 213636

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Anybody have news on the recent passage of liquor sales in Irving? Is Total Wine still planning to move into the old Toys R Us? I think one positive sign is that Total Wine is a somewhat fairly new member of the Irving / Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce. Seems like an obvious first step to opening u...
by Kelley USA
09 Jul 2019 09:18
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 857
Views: 213636

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Anybody have news on the recent passage of liquor sales in Irving? Is Total Wine still planning to move into the old Toys R Us? I think one positive sign is that Total Wine is a somewhat fairly new member of the Irving / Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce. Seems like an obvious first step to opening u...
by Kelley USA
08 Jul 2019 16:00
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 857
Views: 213636

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Looks like HomeWorks at Water Street has quietly packed up the rest of their belongings and closed shop... It's an empty shell yet again. I think this is a positive. I had heard they were basically a pop-up tenant anyways, but it makes available a key end-cap spot. I think a cool running / bike stor...
by Kelley USA
01 Jul 2019 12:47
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 857
Views: 213636

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

So looks like the Blue Star Project is definitely going now... The land is cleared and being leveled. I haven't seen any permits pulled yet though for construction, so assuming they're just getting the land ready and we'll see those come soon. I have however seen permits for the apartment complex th...
by Kelley USA
27 Jun 2019 09:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 149
Views: 36067

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

So is the hotel component new, or did I miss this originally?
by Kelley USA
27 Jun 2019 09:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 149
Views: 36067

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

exelone31 wrote:McLemmon?!?! One name? One name?


Who are you, Seal?? :)
by Kelley USA
27 Jun 2019 09:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Highland Park Village
Replies: 114
Views: 27254

Re: Highland Park Village

Dallasretail wrote:Draper James website now lists their Dallas store as being located at Windrose Parkway in Plano - disappointing to lose an exclusive store to the suburbs.


Windrose Parkway in Plano is the street for Legacy West...
by Kelley USA
25 Jun 2019 15:07
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 857
Views: 213636

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Had to dig to find this, but finally found some info on the 114 and 161 Blue Star Project. It's pretty meh, but assuming it's a work in progress and does have some potential. https://www.lpcretail.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Las-Colinas-Flyer-05.2019.pdf Well, that is certainly disappointing. Is...
by Kelley USA
25 Jun 2019 10:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 364
Views: 88387

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Primo's is returning to it's original location on McKinney Ave as a more elevated concept... The interesting note, it'll be owned by Mehrdad Moayedi of Centurion American who apparently is starting a new company called Refined Hospitality Group. https://cravedfw.com/2019/06/25/primos-mx-kitchen-loun...
by Kelley USA
21 Jun 2019 12:00
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 857
Views: 213636

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Had to dig to find this, but finally found some info on the 114 and 161 Blue Star Project. It's pretty meh, but assuming it's a work in progress and does have some potential.

https://www.lpcretail.com/wp-content/up ... 5.2019.pdf
by Kelley USA
19 Jun 2019 09:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 125
Views: 27047

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Otronivel81 wrote:
Tivo_Kenevil wrote:I expect nothing but mediocrity from Harwood.


A little harsh, eh?


I guess I have poor taste... I'm generally pleased with the Harwood designs. I think they've design some really pretty buildings and I'm excited to see how the new hotel comes out!
by Kelley USA
18 Jun 2019 09:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 364
Views: 88387

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

I don't think Gingerman corporate sold, I think just the property did. The Gingerman just opened a brand new location in Las Colinas about 3 weeks ago. Assuming a new restaurant or developer wanted the property?!
by Kelley USA
12 Jun 2019 11:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 610
Views: 134182

Re: Victory Park 3.0

The Hard Rock Café is closing... I'm honestly surprised it lasted this long. I'm not sure who ever actually went here? I went once when it first opened and actually thought the place looked pretty cool. But, she gone at the end of July! https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2019/06/12/hard-rock-ca...
by Kelley USA
11 Jun 2019 09:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: City Lights
Replies: 93
Views: 21556

Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

The complex has been ruled totally unusable. None of the residents will be able to return. I'm not sure if Greystar is just going to total the building and tear it down or salvage whatever sections and units they can. As of yesterday all of the June rent payments and security deposits had been refun...
by Kelley USA
07 Jun 2019 09:59
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 857
Views: 213636

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I saw a sign yesterday in the former Top Round Roast Beef space at the Toyota Music Factory... Coming Soon - Pacheco Taco Bar. Never heard of it and can't seem to find any info online. Sounds like it could just be a local looking to open his first restaurant?!? I actually think this spot makes sense...
by Kelley USA
31 May 2019 10:04
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 857
Views: 213636

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Just wanted to share some information... Sent an email to someone handling retail leasing for Williams Square. I haven't really seen much info on this with regards to site plans, available spaces etc... The only thing we've really heard about is re-doing the plaza area. But, they are actively market...
by Kelley USA
29 May 2019 13:39
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Cypress Waters
Replies: 55
Views: 10665

Re: Cypress Waters

On another note, the Point West shopping center going up just on the other side of Beltline seems to be coming along. They've already announced Panera Bread and Dunkin Donuts as tenants, along with Great Clips and a Mexican restaurant.
by Kelley USA
28 May 2019 12:19
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Cypress Waters
Replies: 55
Views: 10665

Re: Cypress Waters

Drove through here on Sunday. Really impressive! Got out and walked The Sound. The restaurants are looking good. High-quality tenants with some great build-outs. I wonder if they have any plans to add a hotel to the mix? I can see a business class hotel on the water, perhaps a Marriott or Hilton or ...
by Kelley USA
28 May 2019 10:44
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 857
Views: 213636

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Wasn't Hopdoddy's already on the Water Street plan back in the day? Maybe I'm dreaming that... But it would be funny if they were to come full circle. I know there were several changes over the years it took to get that place going (I'm still bummed the Londoner didn't make it). Hopdoddy's was neve...
by Kelley USA
28 May 2019 09:48
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 857
Views: 213636

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Looks like the nail has been put in the coffin for The Shops at Las Colinas. Over the weekend the Market Street signs came down and the property has been put up For Sale. This one is done! I wonder if we'll see some of the restaurants that had committed to the project start to look elsewhere? I actu...
by Kelley USA
24 May 2019 10:01
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 857
Views: 213636

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Mama Tried has wasted no time getting started on their build out at The Music Factory. They've already demoed much of the existing space and have started on some new framing. I wonder if they'll redo the patio portion? I also wonder how much if any of the original Bar Manzanilla stuff they saved? Bi...
by Kelley USA
21 May 2019 14:50
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 857
Views: 213636

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

What happen with the Shops of Las Colinas development? Was looking forward to Market Street and the restaurants shown in the renderings. This development has been a head-scratcher! As TXG already indicated the development has been put on pause. I think UCR has done a terrible job at attracting tena...
by Kelley USA
14 May 2019 15:09
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 857
Views: 213636

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I think Mama Tried is taking the old Bar Manzanilla space right by the Plaza stage. Good spot! Although from what I remember it's not that big. I've generally thought most of the businesses were doing well at TMF, but they do seem to be even busier these days. Some of that has to do with warmer weat...
by Kelley USA
14 May 2019 12:15
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 857
Views: 213636

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Well this is awesome news for the Toyota Music Factory! What a great addition and something that's homegrown and run by operators with experience! https://www.guidelive.com/food-and-drink/2019/05/14/country-music-venue-mama-tried-expanding-toyota-irving#_ga=2.10524082.76549811.1557853724-2101085089....
by Kelley USA
08 May 2019 12:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 172
Views: 40873

Re: West End 1.0

D Magazine has a pretty good article that should shed some light on the future DCCCD Campus. No designs as of yet and no location chosen as of yet. Probably should make this into a separate thread as it moves along... https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2019/05/with-1-1-billion-bond-secured-dcccd-...
by Kelley USA
07 May 2019 16:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 519
Views: 127450

Re: Northpark Center

Eataly is now confirmed by NP... Nice little rendering in the article as well.

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/ret ... ing-dallas
by Kelley USA
07 May 2019 10:56
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 857
Views: 213636

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I would have preferred Sixty Vines... not impressed with Mexican Sugar, but lots of people love it. Liquor sales passed, and Total Wine and More alerted the Chamber of Commerce they want the Toys R Us building on MacArthur. Woo hoo! Would love to have Total Wine and More! That would be a great spot...
by Kelley USA
07 May 2019 10:19
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 857
Views: 213636

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

The application for rezoning came before P&Z last night for Mexican Sugar, so this one is moving along now. It's the spot right next to Whiskey Cake. Just to provide context for those that don't know, both concepts are owned by Frontburner along with Ida Claire, The Ranch, Haywire, Legacy Hall, ...
by Kelley USA
07 May 2019 09:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 149
Views: 36067

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

So.... McKinney isn't as much of a party destination as it used to be, but it's sure turning into a food destination! Central Market, Whole Foods, Tom Thumb, San Martin, Eatzi not too far off.... I would expect Royal Blue to enter the neighborhood soon and probably a couple more high end specialty ...
by Kelley USA
06 May 2019 13:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 519
Views: 127450

Re: Northpark Center

A little late to the party, but D Mag is now on the Eataly news...

https://www.dmagazine.com/food-drink/20 ... s/?ref=mpw
by Kelley USA
16 Apr 2019 11:36
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Cypress Waters
Replies: 55
Views: 10665

Re: Cypress Waters

I wonder if they'll incorporate any additional retail / restaurant space into the ground-floor of this building?! I continue to be impressed with the overall development and rapid pace at which they're building and leasing! If I didn't enjoy living in Las Colinas Urban Center so much this would be a...
by Kelley USA
09 Apr 2019 09:24
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 328
Views: 82830

Re: Legacy West

It sounds like the margins are pretty slim, and I wonder how long until the Sbarros and Subways of the world start moving in. Seems to be heading in that direction: http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/restaurants-bars/04-08-19-plano-legacy-food-hall-velvet-taco/ Wow, what a coupe for Legacy Hall to g...
by Kelley USA
08 Apr 2019 14:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 519
Views: 127450

Re: Northpark Center

With NorthPark repositioning the retail and going more upscale, I wonder if they have any plans to revamp the restaurant space? The retail tenant mix doesn't necessarily mesh with the likes of Kona Grill, PF Chang's and Season's 52 which are basically all mid-scale chains. I mean I love them all, ju...
by Kelley USA
08 Apr 2019 12:01
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 857
Views: 213636

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Finally we're getting a coffee shop in the Urban Center... A place called Pax & Beneficia has signed a lease in Water Street in the space right next to Go Fish Poke. Don't know much about it. Only Pax coffee shop I could find is in Kerrville, TX. So might be the same owners. Great addition, espe...
by Kelley USA
04 Apr 2019 09:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 92
Views: 11950

Re: The Link at Uptown

Just saw this posted...The Link is financed and construction is starting. Good news!!

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... rting-work
by Kelley USA
02 Apr 2019 13:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: El Fenix site
Replies: 22
Views: 2229

Re: El Fenix site

If I'm seeing this right, it appears that Hunt Realty owns North End...

http://www.huntrealty.com/north-end-apartments.aspx
by Kelley USA
02 Apr 2019 10:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: El Fenix site
Replies: 22
Views: 2229

Re: El Fenix site

by Kelley USA
02 Apr 2019 10:31
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 857
Views: 213636

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

On the subject of Hops and Vines... I'd really like to know what's going on between the owner and the city. I've heard lots of hubbub in the craft beer community about how the owner has been trying to get up and running for ages BUT... I wonder how much of that is coming from the owner. I used to l...
by Kelley USA
26 Mar 2019 15:46
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 857
Views: 213636

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

A new Axe throwing franchise is Coming to the TMF... I think this is a pretty solid addition!

http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/enter ... ry-irving/
by Kelley USA
26 Mar 2019 10:00
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 857
Views: 213636

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I hadn't heard that about Bar Louie... I mean they certainly could seeing as the space right next door is still vacant. I think Gloria's is boxed in, although they did upgrade their patio facing the plaza. I think the Reservoir has the potential to take some of the Bar Louie clientele once they open.
by Kelley USA
25 Mar 2019 09:54
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 857
Views: 213636

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Wanted to share my weekend experiences at Water Street and Music Factory... Friday Night- Weather was great so a friend and I decided to head down to Water Street to grab some dinner. The entire place was packed! We thought we'd grab a pizza at Olivella's, but they were on a 20 minute wait. Their pa...
by Kelley USA
25 Mar 2019 09:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 95
Views: 20260

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

I love how people always use "traffic" and "congestion" to try and deter projects they don't like. I really doubt the 300 people that will live in this building will have any impact on traffic. The reality is half of the building will be occupied by rich SMU kids that will walk t...
by Kelley USA
19 Mar 2019 09:38
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Cypress Waters
Replies: 55
Views: 10665

Re: Cypress Waters

I will say they did get some serious wind... Half the utility poles right there along Beltline were knocked down and some were even snapped in half. Tons more leaning over. They must have gotten 80+ straight line winds. Still cause for concern though!
by Kelley USA
14 Mar 2019 11:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 191
Views: 62605

Re: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)

The early success of The Henry is the reason I've always thought a Hillstone, Houston's or Café R&D (all same company) would absolutely clean-up with an Uptown location.

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