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by exelone31
21 Mar 2019 08:55
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 308
Views: 65851

Re: Legacy West

https://dallas.eater.com/2019/3/20/18274351/red-stix-vietnamese-legacy-hall-closed-beijing-brothers-opening Looks like Red Stix is now leaving Legacy Hall as well. I will be curious to see what the long-term viability of Legacy Hall is for truly unique restaurants. It sounds like the margins are pr...
by exelone31
20 Mar 2019 16:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 153
Views: 32911

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

There is a lot happening around the general Galleria area so I think with this demolished and the area around this growing it will become more lucrative for this development. Also has great connection to both airports with LBJ and the Tollway right there which is important for big companies. Agreed...
by exelone31
20 Mar 2019 16:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 286
Views: 64301

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

While it does seem absolutely ridiculous, let's not forget that this very area has hosted the likes of Sisu, so having an absurdly packed pool/cabana scene is not out of the realm of possibility.
by exelone31
20 Mar 2019 08:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 153
Views: 32911

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

I walked by the yesterday and I saw that demolition is in progress on the parking garage. Indeed! Despite little-to-no media coverage, the 3rd Annual Scott Beck Single Week of Demolition is underway! For this entire week, stop by the site to view a individual construction worker doing his darndest ...
by exelone31
19 Mar 2019 11:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 141
Views: 35972

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

I think the rendering looks pretty solid. It doesn't need to be anything incredibly fancy, just a spot folks can do play.
by exelone31
11 Mar 2019 11:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 71
Views: 14909

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

I'm excited to see this development take shape. It should make for a really nice complement to what's already in place at Mockingbird Station.
by exelone31
08 Mar 2019 12:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 198
Views: 50691

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)

Perhaps the artist lofts are managed and marketed separately?
by exelone31
07 Mar 2019 12:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Tennyson Village
Replies: 5
Views: 823

Re: East Dallas: Tennyson Village

Developer drops plans for home community at Timberlawn hospital site Centurion has reversed course, and won't develop the Timberlawn acreage after all. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/03/06/developer-drops-plans-home-community-timberlawn-hospital-site Ghosts 1 Developers 0
by exelone31
19 Feb 2019 11:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 106
Views: 23863

Re: Dallas Smart District

Dallas12 wrote:
willyk wrote:Class A space in a Class C location. It will never fly.

The same thing was said about the Crescent once upon a time...


+1 was thinking the exact same thing
by exelone31
18 Feb 2019 16:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 255
Views: 50734

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

^ Looking at the article, this place looks awful IMO. I know Deep Ellum has been drifting away from it's old image for some time now, but this will seemingly put it over the top. Perhaps the charm will move over to East Quarter or Exposition Park. Or hop the highway over to The Cedars. There's still...
by exelone31
18 Feb 2019 15:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 255
Views: 50734

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

https://dallas.eater.com/2019/2/15/18226405/komodo-deep-ellum-opening-club-restaurant Following the influx of more outsider nightlife spots to Deep Ellum (think Bottled Blonde from Arizona and forthcoming Punch Bowl Social from Denver), a clubby “Asian fusion” restaurant from Miami has also set its ...
by exelone31
14 Feb 2019 11:38
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Collin Creek Mall
Replies: 43
Views: 9404

Re: Collin Creek Mall

Glad to hear this is hopefully moving ahead. I'm curious to see a larger plan for the area, as I thought they were going to try to keep some of the existing mall and incorporate it into the development, but that might be off the table now. I also wonder how this redevelopment will impact the ring of...
by exelone31
13 Feb 2019 12:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 499
Views: 99553

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Welp, for anyone worrying that the notorious Uptown crowd will be taking over Deep Ellum, it seems a beacon is starting to emit from Victory Park. Dibs, bros!
by exelone31
13 Feb 2019 12:12
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 330
Views: 69219

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

For those curious, per Wikipedia, the population of Leon County as of the 2010 Census was 16,801.

After all the back and forth on this, I am honestly kind of amazed that our highway system even exists.
by exelone31
11 Feb 2019 15:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 363
Views: 86714

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Good find!

The person really just says there's "a lot more news", so the definition of that could be stretched depending on how optimistic you want to be.

I am hopeful that there could at least be some appealing retail.
by exelone31
08 Feb 2019 15:30
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 308
Views: 65851

Re: Legacy West

I think some of it may just be the nature of the business as well. I mean, John Tesar (and lots of other notable local chefs) don't really have a great track record for staying in one place for a long time. There are a few exceptions, but it seems like many bounce from place to place. With Legacy Ha...
by exelone31
04 Feb 2019 12:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 129
Views: 22216

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

This area is so exciting. There are already tons of people who visit the Farmer's Market, and this seems to be close enough that it could turn into another big, walkable destination.
by exelone31
28 Jan 2019 14:54
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Richardson: Eiland Coffee Roasters
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: Richardson: Eiland Coffee Roasters

One thing of interest to add, I drove by yesterday and demolition was in progress of the old Pancho's building.

I'm wondering if Eiland is looking to clear out the space to sell it, or perhaps wipe it clean and come back to the city with a new approach.
by exelone31
28 Jan 2019 11:41
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Richardson: Eiland Coffee Roasters
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Richardson: Eiland Coffee Roasters

https://www.dallasobserver.com/restaurants/richardson-city-council-votes-no-on-proposed-eiland-coffee-roasters-roastery-and-cafe-11522598 If anyone is familiar with Central Expressway up in Richardson, you've probably driven by the site of the former Pancho's Mexican Buffet several times. The buildi...
by exelone31
25 Jan 2019 09:26
Forum: Art + Sol
Topic: DTD: Crow Museum of Asian Art
Replies: 9
Views: 1946

Re: DTD: Crow Museum of Asian Art

Wow, I wonder what else might be next for UTD? As a UTD alum, it's been pretty exciting to see how the university has changed since I graduated.
by exelone31
25 Jan 2019 09:20
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Collin Creek Mall
Replies: 43
Views: 9404

Re: Collin Creek Mall

I really hope this gets rolling without any pushback. I know Plano has had its share of NIMBYs making lots of noise, but this development makes a ton of sense.

The question becomes, which redevelopment will finish first: Collin Creek Mall or Valley View Mall?
by exelone31
25 Jan 2019 09:13
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 224
Views: 43132

Re: the Cotton Belt line

I'm sure this is mentioned in plans somewhere, but is the North Lake station planned to be within walking/scootering distance of Cypress Waters? I've seen maps that mention a Cypress Waters alternative, but that seems to be a pretty compelling spot to have a station.
by exelone31
23 Jan 2019 12:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 55
Views: 15641

Re: West Dallas Developments

^ Great find! I'll be curious to see what ends up going there.

It's a bummer to hear about the Bolsa/Smoke folks. Their restaurants are solid, but it's always strange when something you hold in high regard is exposed for lots of financial red flags.
by exelone31
23 Jan 2019 12:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 384
Views: 87428

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

trueicon wrote:Fear not, I found Drever's 10 year challenge pic.

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Lol, too much progress to be accurate tho
by exelone31
17 Jan 2019 15:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower
Replies: 34
Views: 4444

Re: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower

Hopefully they plan to have weekend hours too. They will be fairly close to the revamp Pacific Plaza, so it would be cool to be able to grab something there and go over to the park.
by exelone31
15 Jan 2019 15:43
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike
Replies: 168
Views: 38406

Re: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike

This will be a really interesting test to see which type of electric personal transportation people prefer. I have a feeling the scooters will still win out. To me, they seem to be a bit more universally user friendly. That said, D Magazine isn't complaining about the bikes(.........yet), so maybe t...
by exelone31
15 Jan 2019 12:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas: Medical District
Replies: 123
Views: 30642

Re: Dallas: Medical District

Apparently, "the community" see the hospital as a necessity along the lines of a fire department, police department, sanitation department, parks, street lights.... whatever There's way too much nuance in my opinion to try to lay it all out. I'm not trying to get roasted for grumbling abo...
by exelone31
15 Jan 2019 11:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas: Medical District
Replies: 123
Views: 30642

Re: Dallas: Medical District

Hannibal Lecter wrote:Must be nice to just stick your hand in the taxpayers' pocket every time you want a shiny new building.

Can you tell I paid property taxes yesterday? :-)


Good grief, I was thinking the exact same thing. It would be lovely to have that line item fall of my tax bill.
by exelone31
07 Jan 2019 08:42
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Grapevine: misc. developments
Replies: 2
Views: 653

Re: Grapevine: misc. developments

More lodging/residential/fun coming to Grapevine: * A Wisconsin company is planning a development with 490 hotel rooms, 100 condos (a timeshare format), and an indoor water park on Grapevine Mills Blvd. * A pricey 275-unit apartment complex and a dual-branded (Holiday Inn, Staybridge Suites) hotel ...
by exelone31
28 Dec 2018 11:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 499
Views: 99553

Re: T

I went for a walk through Victory Park on my lunch break yesterday. Usually, I walk through AAC, crossing the plaza. When I approached the steps to the plaza off Olive St, I noticed the center is putting huge concrete planter boxes there along with a "NO TRESPASSING" sign prominently disp...
by exelone31
27 Dec 2018 11:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Hoque Global Cedars- So Good
Replies: 24
Views: 2711

Re: Hoque Global Cedars- So Good

This development looks cool, I hope the "So Good" name doesn't stick, as it is "So Lame" IMHO. I really like that there is this front line of development that is happening in the Cedars bordering I-30. It'll be interesting if there ends up being a deck park, as that could send th...
by exelone31
26 Dec 2018 09:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 153
Views: 32911

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

They also mentioned demo of the mall is in progress and last I heard all court cases still had everything frozen until the spring. I work nearby and have seen sporadic demo work on the former Macy's side. I'll take the transit stuff with a big grain of salt. Hoping some of the other non-Beck develo...
by exelone31
21 Dec 2018 08:24
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Collin Creek Mall
Replies: 43
Views: 9404

Re: Collin Creek Mall

Centurion has completed the Collin Creek acquisition. Plans for the property include: * Retaining about 400,000 square feet of retail space * Several retail and restaurant spots * New townhouses/condos * Moving the JCPenney store to another part of the development https://www.dallasnews.com/busines...
by exelone31
20 Dec 2018 13:23
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The Grocery Store Thread 2.0
Replies: 42
Views: 8562

Re: The Grocery Store Thread 2.0

Also, I am wondering if when they say “Dallas”, that actually means Dallas, or are they referring to the metro area? I could see this going to Legacy or some new development in Frisco. Was the space that was supposed to house Dean and Deluca at Legacy West filled? I'm not sure if it matches at all ...
by exelone31
20 Dec 2018 12:02
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Old Footage of Dallas
Replies: 34
Views: 5464

Re: Old Footage of Dallas

It's interesting to me that the Downtown mall video talks about the huge success of Reunion Tower. Is that still considered a popular attraction? I haven't been to it in a while, so was curious.
by exelone31
12 Dec 2018 15:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 286
Views: 64301

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Kelley USA wrote:Flower Child is owned by the same company that's opening North Italia and The Henry at The Union.


*The Henry inside The Christopher inside The Union inside The Dallas
by exelone31
05 Dec 2018 13:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Most Exciting Project?
Replies: 24
Views: 2586

Re: Most Exciting Project?

I'll go with East Quarter as well, looping in the three new/improved parks nearby (Carpenter/Pacific/Harwood). I am very intrigued by what will happen with the deck park over I-35 near the zoo as well. I wonder what kind of subsequent development will be spurred on by it, and just the overall popula...
by exelone31
04 Dec 2018 11:20
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: Dallas may get XFL franchise
Replies: 12
Views: 960

Re: Dallas may get XFL franchise

I know it's not quite apples to apples, but it reminds me a bit of the old Dallas Desperados Arena League franchise. Those games were GREAT! Hoping they can capture some similar energy at a lower price point.
by exelone31
03 Dec 2018 16:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 90
Views: 20957

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

^ Wow, great photo. It really puts the sudden density into perspective.
by exelone31
29 Nov 2018 11:46
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: Dallas (ex-White Rock) Marathon eyeing name change
Replies: 5
Views: 526

Re: Dallas (ex-White Rock) Marathon eyeing name change

Well I think we know what this means, time for guesses!!! The "World Class" Marathon B....Marathon....G The "We Were Thiiiiiiiis Close to Getting Amazon" Marathon The Mike Sarimsacki Five Thousand Mile Foot Race* * Due to historical precedence and regulations, the actual length o...
by exelone31
28 Nov 2018 16:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District 1.0
Replies: 47
Views: 6859

Re: Design District 1.0

I guess they tried to make a knockoff of the Aloft concept, just way more generic. Also, Tru is an awful, awful name.
by exelone31
28 Nov 2018 11:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 286
Views: 64301

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

flyswatter wrote:I tried to go there once but accidentally ended up at Savor thinking it was Lark. Between Savor and the food trucks, it's no surprise Lark was the one to go down.


Maybe if they would have named it "Lark near the Park", that would have helped alleviate the confusion.
by exelone31
26 Nov 2018 10:09
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Retail / shopping issues
Replies: 8
Views: 1002

Re: Retail / shopping issues

More pain in traditional retail.... Gap CEO says it plans to close 'hundreds' of its namesake stores https://www.dallasnews.com/business/retail/2018/11/21/gap-ceo-said-plans-close-hundreds-namesake-stores Wow, that's interesting. I wonder if at some point they will try to consolidate their three br...
by exelone31
20 Nov 2018 08:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 71
Views: 14909

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

Very nice! Awesome infill of some parking lots with something that hopefully expands the walkability footprint of Mockingbird Station.
by exelone31
19 Nov 2018 11:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 141
Views: 35972

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Did anybody end up going to this grand opening? I'm curious to hear how well-attended/executed it was. Hoping that area starts to pick up!
by exelone31
15 Nov 2018 16:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Terminal- Fitzhugh @ Katy Trail (Condos + Retail/Office)
Replies: 14
Views: 2141

Re: The Terminal- Fitzhugh @ Katy Trail (Condos + Retail/Office)

That looks pretty awesome. I like the train terminal inspiration for the bottom floor. I'll temper expectations on all the hanging greenery, but I really like the color scheme of the building.
by exelone31
09 Nov 2018 14:59
Forum: Art + Sol
Topic: UT-Dallas gets art collection, new museum
Replies: 10
Views: 1540

Re: UT-Dallas gets art collection, new museum

I'm really stoked for my alma mater to get this collection and museum. I have no clue about what other universities have in terms of art collections (aside from the Meadows Museum at SMU), but I wonder how this stacks up? It'd be really cool to have a revered art destination up north, besides the Ar...
by exelone31
09 Nov 2018 12:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 153
Views: 32911

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

I am happy to report that the 2nd Annual Scott Beck Single Day of Demolition is underway! Come one, come all and feast your eyes as one intrepid construction worker uses the world's smallest hammer and chisel to take down this once-great retail destination. After the festivities, help yourself to fo...
by exelone31
05 Nov 2018 16:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 499
Views: 99553

Re: Victory Park 3.0

willyk wrote:
Tivo_Kenevil wrote:
willyk wrote:Hines Residential Tower

Why a mess? Are there other current projects underway? I don't see why it would it be problem.


He was just saying construction will be in full swing.


Probably means fewer available hitching posts in the area, which for a horse would be a big issue.

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