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by Kelley USA
16 Aug 2018 15:58
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 262
Views: 35895

Re: Legacy West

^^ That's definitely super old! I mean we all know now that Restoration Hardware opted to build down at Willow Bend Mall. Even where Del Frisco's is they have it listed as "Steak House". I mean it turned out to be pretty close though. Obviously a number of those proposed tenants backed out...
by Kelley USA
16 Aug 2018 14:09
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 651
Views: 86777

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Looks like Gables & Retail Street Advisors released a Press Release today on Water Street. As a result we're getting a few articles out now on tenants (nothing we haven't already mentioned though). dallas.culturemap.com/news/restaurants-bars/08-16-18-water-street-olivellas-cork-pig-hugos/ https:...
by Kelley USA
16 Aug 2018 11:39
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 651
Views: 86777

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Drove by Water Street yesterday and the sign out in front of Go Fish Poke said "Now Open"... It also looks Olivella's is getting pretty close. Not sure what's going on with Cork & Pig. The place has basically looked the same for 3 weeks now and as far as I know they haven't even starte...
by Kelley USA
16 Aug 2018 09:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 36
Views: 6230

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

That's a great find! So basically sounds like a new 2 story restaurant with a stage for concerts. I'm thinking something similar to The Rustic?
by Kelley USA
14 Aug 2018 09:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 182
Views: 30550

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

I can see some of the top restaurateurs in the city clamoring to take the soda fountain space… Of course it would also make a really cool 2-Level Nike Running concept store, or some other destination type retail.
by Kelley USA
13 Aug 2018 14:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 361
Views: 46829

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Three more tenants announced for Victory Park...

http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/resta ... tory-park/
by Kelley USA
13 Aug 2018 13:00
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 651
Views: 86777

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Article and rendering for the New 12 Story Element Hotel...

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... evelopment
by Kelley USA
13 Aug 2018 12:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 361
Views: 46829

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Thought about going to Cinepolis this weekend, but was surprised to see all the ticket prices at basically $20. I think that would pretty much make them the highest priced movie ticket in DFW. Could be wrong about that. I know sometimes you pay extra for IMAX or 3D movies but haven't seem them that ...
by Kelley USA
13 Aug 2018 11:57
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Cypress Waters
Replies: 15
Views: 1916

Re: Cypress Waters

Here's a little article on some of the restaurants coming to The Sound...

https://www.guidelive.com/food-and-drin ... 1533830969
by Kelley USA
13 Aug 2018 09:21
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 651
Views: 86777

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

It looks like Water Street has a trio of new leases in the works... These potential tenants have signed a LOI. Now these mean nothing until they sign an actual lease and I've seen a number of tenants come and go that have signed an LOI. But here's the info.... Yolk- Breakfast / Lunch spot. I know th...
by Kelley USA
09 Aug 2018 10:13
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 651
Views: 86777

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Important tidbit on the end of the article but am I safe in assuming these two concepts are also going into former Big Beat space? Two additional concepts, Kitchen 101 and Violet Room by the owner of Sambuca, are also under construction and expected to open by year's-end. Actually they are not... T...
by Kelley USA
08 Aug 2018 18:30
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 651
Views: 86777

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Okay, from the DMN. Does sound like it'll be just 1 concept. Not sure what space they'll take though.

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/res ... ace-irving
by Kelley USA
08 Aug 2018 16:50
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 651
Views: 86777

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Big Beat Dallas has been leased by a group out of Fort Worth... The owners of Reservoir and Whisky Garden are taking over. I'm not sure about this. I've been to Reservoir a few times and it was quite the "S" show. Nothing special at all, although I will say it is very popular in Fort Worth...
by Kelley USA
06 Aug 2018 09:25
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 651
Views: 86777

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I went to Erasure Friday night too... Great show, definitely brought back some college memories! We tried to get into YardHouse but the wait was an hour and half, so we tried Gloria's and the line was out the door. We ended up at Thirsty Lion and waited about an hour. Even places like Nosh & Bot...
by Kelley USA
03 Aug 2018 10:25
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 651
Views: 86777

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Lodgic Hospitality has finally pulled permits for their new 12 Story Element Hotel... This is where the old Sfuzzi, Table & Tavern, Republic, yada yada yada use to be. From what I remember of the rendering I glanced at it should be a nice addition!
by Kelley USA
02 Aug 2018 16:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 729
Views: 93858

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

^^ Haha, far from being a victim... I might be a Russian bot but I'm definitely not a victim!
by Kelley USA
02 Aug 2018 15:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 729
Views: 93858

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I'm probably one of the few Conservatives on here (and one of those Evangelical Christians at that- GASP!!)... Some of the comments above sort of make me chuckle, but hey we're all created different with different ideas and different opinions. I'm a proud Trump Supporter and a proud Cruz Supporter. ...
by Kelley USA
01 Aug 2018 09:08
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Wade Park
Replies: 63
Views: 8069

Re: Frisco: Wade Park

I would assume that a number of tenants that backed out would still be open to signing a new lease... And I'm sure they've been working over the past year or so to get new commitments. I doubt they would get any new funding if they didn't already have some signed leases. I'm just confused as to wher...
by Kelley USA
31 Jul 2018 16:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 142
Views: 20039

Re: Museum Tower

All I know is that when I make the turn from 35 onto Woodall Rogers FWY I take a glance and think, "Yep, that tower is a pretty bad ass addition to the skyline". That's about the extent of my thinking with regards to Museum Tower.
by Kelley USA
31 Jul 2018 15:50
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Wade Park
Replies: 63
Views: 8069

Re: Frisco: Wade Park

Hmmm… I guess we'll see what happens. I would love for this to get off the ground though!

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... dy-restart
by Kelley USA
31 Jul 2018 09:11
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 651
Views: 86777

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Forgot to mention, but the City approved a 6 month pedicab pilot program for the Urban Center... Not sure if there's a big need for it but could be cool. I guess on concert nights you could park down at Water Street and pedicab it to the Music Factory?? I mean everything is pretty close "as is&...
by Kelley USA
26 Jul 2018 09:14
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 651
Views: 86777

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

^^ It really is, and to be honest I think it's just getting somewhat started. We still have several additional phases for Hidden Ridge, the big Shops at Las Colinas retail center, the Blue Star Land development at 161 and 114 with the planned Signature Sandman Hotel / Moxie's restaurant, the Sarofim...
by Kelley USA
25 Jul 2018 09:40
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Cypress Waters
Replies: 15
Views: 1916

Re: Cypress Waters

^^ Flying Fish, Rodeo Goat and Landon Winery have also signed leases... Should be a good little group of tenants! Also they're negotiating with Mr Mesero & Eno's.
by Kelley USA
12 Jul 2018 13:49
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 651
Views: 86777

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Thinking about Cypress Waters and all the success Billingsley is having, why don't we give her the old Texas Stadium site? I mean at this point something along the lines of Cypress Water is probably the best we could hope for at that site. And honestly, I'm pretty impressed with what she's done out ...
by Kelley USA
11 Jul 2018 15:55
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 651
Views: 86777

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Back to Water Street... Looks like Gingerman has executed a lease for about 5100 sq ft of space. They'll be taking over the spot that Londoner originally leased. I guess that'll be a cool addition. Also, looks like The Biscuit Bar is in talks to take over the space formerly leased by Main Street Bak...
by Kelley USA
11 Jul 2018 13:59
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 651
Views: 86777

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

You know I hate seeing companies like Nokia moving from Las Colinas to Cypress Waters. When you talk about North Shore, why can't we attract someone like Nokia to this site and turn it into mixed use with Nokia HDQ, apartments, additional retail / restaurants. There's so much opportunity for North S...
by Kelley USA
11 Jul 2018 12:01
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 651
Views: 86777

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I think the Music Factory is going to be just fine! I will say though, I think part of the future success depends on whom ARK chooses to lease space to. We need quality restaurants! I also think some sort of upscale bowling alley / arcade type place would be great for the development. I know they've...
by Kelley USA
05 Jul 2018 12:37
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 651
Views: 86777

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

From the DMN regarding Big Beat... Eviction seems to be final for the most part!

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/res ... enter-site
by Kelley USA
03 Jul 2018 12:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 361
Views: 46829

Re: Victory Park 3.0

If I remember correctly, and others might jump in on this, but Hard Rock originally asked for variances to put their signs much higher up on the building so that they could be seen on Woodall Rogers.
by Kelley USA
02 Jul 2018 10:21
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 651
Views: 86777

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

^^ Unfortunately I don't... I would assume it would start rather soon though. I know the thought is to have those places available for the office workers to grab lunch, happy hour after work etc... It's tough to find any information about the Hidden Ridge Development to be honest. Most of this is pr...
by Kelley USA
29 Jun 2018 15:04
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 651
Views: 86777

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Lots of new info to report today.... 1. The construction you see going on in front of Whole Foods is not another 24hr ER center. After weeks of digging around, it looks like we gettin ourselves a SHAKE SHACK!!! 2. Also on the current P&Z Agenda is an item for a new office building on 13 acres at...
by Kelley USA
25 Jun 2018 09:29
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 651
Views: 86777

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I guess I don't see where all the negativity is coming from?? We have 2 new developments, the Music Factory and Water Street. Is the Music Factory cursed because Billy Bob opened a terrible concept? I was at the Music Factory on Friday and went to Alamo Drafthouse. Theatre was sold out, place was pa...
by Kelley USA
19 Jun 2018 09:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 361
Views: 46829

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Great article in the DMN on Billy Can Can…

https://www.guidelive.com/food-and-drin ... 1529416800
by Kelley USA
18 Jun 2018 09:20
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 262
Views: 35895

Re: Legacy West

Love this development!
by Kelley USA
15 Jun 2018 12:14
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 651
Views: 86777

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

If you think about it, ARK really hasn't signed any new tenants in about a year. Pretty much everyone that's open now or in the process of opening were on the site plan last summer. Are they being picky or are they really over-selling the amount of actual interest? And whatever happened to the Kidd ...
by Kelley USA
15 Jun 2018 09:02
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 651
Views: 86777

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

What a mess! I have a few friends that are lawyers and know Billy Bob's lawyer- Larry Friedman. They said that not only is he a very expensive lawyer but that he really likes to stir things up. I do like that ARK is moving forward in leasing the spaces and vetting current restaurant operators. They ...
by Kelley USA
13 Jun 2018 16:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 208
Views: 26446

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

And remember, on the opposite end you have the Tommy Bahama space that's been vacant for quite some time...
by Kelley USA
12 Jun 2018 11:32
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 651
Views: 86777

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

The ARK agreement with the City requires them to hold a certain number of events / concerts for the Pavilion only. There are no stipulations for the plaza itself, although I'm sure the Texas Lottery isn't happy about sponsoring a plaza that doesn't have any events. The bollards are typically up on c...
by Kelley USA
12 Jun 2018 09:41
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 651
Views: 86777

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Just a few small dining notes today... 1. Looks like the Chick-fil-A on N MacArthur near 635 is going to be torn down and rebuilt. I assume it's to build a much bigger restaurant and expand the drive-thru. The permit is for a total teardown, much like Compass Bank did a few doors down. 2. Pei Wei to...
by Kelley USA
11 Jun 2018 09:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)
Replies: 104
Views: 16685

Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

It does look a little suburban to me, like it would be a great fit here in Las Colinas... But if I'm being honest I don't hate it! It actually turned out much better than I thought it would.
by Kelley USA
11 Jun 2018 09:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 361
Views: 46829

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I drove by this weekend and it did look really good! This is the new concept by Tristan Simon- the guy that founded concepts like Fireside Pies, The Porch, Hibiscus, Victor Tango's... I believe the photo is going to be his take on a modern Texas Saloon. I'm thinking maybe something similar to The Po...
by Kelley USA
06 Jun 2018 12:11
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 651
Views: 86777

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I think we all saw this coming from a mile away... I do know that the City has had several Executive Sessions pertaining to ARK and the $44 million payment. I think the City is seriously trying to get out of that payment. I know it was tied into certain benchmarks that ARK had to achieve in order to...
by Kelley USA
06 Jun 2018 09:41
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 651
Views: 86777

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Pretty good and lengthy article in the DMN about The Music Factory and Big Beat Dallas... I do think it's funny how people are getting The Toyota Music Factory and Big Beat confused. I'll see Facebook postings from The Music Factory for concerts, other restaurants etc... and there's always 2 or 3 pe...
by Kelley USA
05 Jun 2018 16:15
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 651
Views: 86777

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I think the numbers might surprise some people... I've never understood this notion that there's not enough people living in the area to support these places. From a WS Business Summary from 2016 there were 7K people living within 1 mile of the Urban Center, 75K people living within 3 miles and 255K...
by Kelley USA
05 Jun 2018 10:47
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 651
Views: 86777

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I know a few restaurants have pulled out of Water Street but that's probably true for any new development. I actually see quite a bit of development going on at WS. You have Hugo's Invitados, Cork & Pig, Go Fish Poke, Olivella's Pizza, Main Street Bakery and Big Little Market all opening in the ...
by Kelley USA
04 Jun 2018 14:27
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 651
Views: 86777

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

This whole story is really one for reality TV... If you remember Billy Bob and his sister had been trying to build the Irving Entertainment Center back since 2007. In fact, they were big players along with a few other investors in the Las Colinas Group. Billy Bob was going to run all the restaurants...
by Kelley USA
31 May 2018 09:37
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 651
Views: 86777

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

The statements from Billy Bob's lawyer make me laugh... They had 700 less parking spaces than what they were promised? I'm sorry, the parking doesn't work that way! It's an open garage where people park wherever they can find a spot. Each restaurant or venue isn't designated given spots in the garag...
by Kelley USA
30 May 2018 12:20
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 651
Views: 86777

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

After giving this some thought, I think the Music Factory will be much better off without Big Beat. I do have to question Restaurants Unlimited for being the guarantor on these leases. How dumb are they! It's almost as is they had virtually nothing to do with the concept. They run quality restaurant...
by Kelley USA
29 May 2018 15:17
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 651
Views: 86777

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

If in fact Big Beat is closed for good, I will be very curious to see what type of concepts if any will take these spaces. There is still a significant amount of space available for lease including some key spots. The only thing that would make it attractive is that build-out is already complete. Ap...

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