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by exelone31
21 Jun 2019 09:11
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Prosper: misc. developments
Replies: 4
Views: 707

Re: Prosper: misc. developments

At first I was going to say "Ha! I'll believe it when I see it!"

Then I read the article and realized it's already built! Maybe I've been asleep, but I feel like this lagoon didn't get a fraction of the hubbub that failed lagoon in Rowlett did.
by exelone31
20 Jun 2019 13:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 591
Views: 123411

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Maybe that place next to Blackfriar?




:)
by exelone31
19 Jun 2019 11:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 125
Views: 24167

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

Totally agree with Tivo. I think if you looked and individual properties on their own merits, you would say "eh, not bad". But if you look at the entire neighborhood and what they are saying they are trying to accomplish, it really falls short. This area could have been designed with both ...
by exelone31
19 Jun 2019 11:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 162
Views: 36426

Re: West End 1.0

https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2019/06/the-neon-arches-are-returning-to-the-west-end/ Next Wednesday, the neon arches will return to the West End. Sort of. They won’t be the Dallas Alley connector between the now-shuttered West End MarketPlace and the old Coca Cola Building. And they won’t b...
by exelone31
18 Jun 2019 16:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 71
Views: 19630

Re: West Dallas Developments

Looks good, like the brick.

I also enjoy this creative re-phrasing of "strip center"

12,700 square feet of single story freestanding retail/restaurant space
by exelone31
17 Jun 2019 08:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 354
Views: 80831

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Dang, that's a real bummer. I wonder what that means for the franchise in general?

That was a really cool bar and hopefully whatever takes its place (if anything) maintains the same vibe.

Ditto to DPatel, losing Idle Rich and Gingerman stings.
by exelone31
13 Jun 2019 12:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 565
Views: 126732

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

The eastern sides of Malcolm X and Commerce have always been an unfortunate dead zone with its service stations and parking lots that don't really fit with the rest of Deep Ellum. Fortunately it looks like we're getting a popular fried chicken place on the SE corner and add some much needed life to...
by exelone31
13 Jun 2019 11:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 307
Views: 64504

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Are they going to knock down the building then? This doesn't really look anything like it.

I've got to think that there's going to be a splitting of Deep Ellum into two districts. Maybe not two totally different names, but something like 6th Street and "Dirty 6th" in Austin.
by exelone31
13 Jun 2019 11:09
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: The Cedars: Old City Park & Dallas Heritage Village
Replies: 19
Views: 3473

Re: The Cedars: Old City Park & Dallas Heritage Village

Hopefully there is no "old wiring" in either of these buildings.
by exelone31
12 Jun 2019 13:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 591
Views: 123411

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Yeah I'm also pretty surprised the Hard Rock lasted this long. Maybe with a large-ish company like Hard Rock, they were able to eat the cost for a while before calling it quits. My purely speculative Spidey sense tells me that a steak house is bound to move in there. Something like Fogo de Chao coul...
by exelone31
12 Jun 2019 11:31
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 242
Views: 45378

Re: Trinity River Park

Hannibal Lecter wrote:^ NTTA made in very clear they have no interest in the project unless the city forks over $1B+ up front.


I feel like that will be much easier with fewer dissenting voices in the room. I'm curious more to the legal/political aspects of whether or not the toll road is "dead".
by exelone31
11 Jun 2019 16:14
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 242
Views: 45378

Re: Trinity River Park

Not sure if this is the proper thread, but it relates to the area. Does anyone know if there's the possibility that the Trinity Toll Road could re-appear on the radar? With Scott Griggs and Philip Kingston, two of its more vocal opponents, gone, my gut tells me it is only a matter of time before NTT...
by exelone31
11 Jun 2019 13:27
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Historic Images of Dallas
Replies: 32
Views: 5936

Re: Historic Images of Dallas

lakewoodhobo wrote:Dallas City Photographer Prints from the Mid-20th Century
https://cityofdallaspreservation.wordpr ... h-century/


This is awesome, thank you for sharing!
by exelone31
10 Jun 2019 11:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 188
Views: 41935

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Didn't we JUST do this?
by exelone31
06 Jun 2019 11:45
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 328
Views: 78290

Re: Legacy West

Wow. 4,000 people seems like a lot of people in a 12-story, 540,000 square foot building. https://dealbreaker.com/2019/06/jpmorgan-sending-investment-banking-team-to-texas So it turns out that it's the NY based IB team coming to Plano. I used to work in IB for JP Morgan back in the day. So typicall...
by exelone31
04 Jun 2019 13:34
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Richardson: Main Street Improvements
Replies: 15
Views: 2999

Re: Richardson: Main Street Improvements

It's interesting, the city rebranded the Main Street corridor as the "Core District", which seems to be pretty lacking in terms of charm. But heck, if they are able to pull off this revitalization, they can call it whatever they want.

Looking forward to seeing this one develop!
by exelone31
30 May 2019 14:34
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 242
Views: 45378

Re: Trinity River Park

Which of these happens first:
- Complete tear-down and redevelopment of the former jail site into a mid-to-high rise mixed use building
- A single shovel of dirt being moved on the park itself
by exelone31
30 May 2019 14:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 143
Views: 35615

Re: The Cedars Developments

joshua.dodd wrote:Something just seems off about this...


^This x 1,000
by exelone31
28 May 2019 08:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 92
Views: 10520

Re: The Link at Uptown

D Magazine will have a field day with the glare on those renderings. :)
by exelone31
28 May 2019 08:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 143
Views: 35615

Re: The Cedars Developments

This is so sad, was really hoping this would be a cool restoration. I agree with dallaz, this seems pretty strange, just a "random" fire in the middle of the night in an unoccupied building.
by exelone31
17 May 2019 13:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 188
Views: 41935

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Update: Demolition of Valley View continues in full swing, and there are signs up all over the place showcasing both Beck's plan as well as the Lifetime Fitness complex. Additionally, the old Steak and Shake has been turned into a restaurant that looks like it was ripped straight from the sound stag...
by exelone31
17 May 2019 12:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 307
Views: 64504

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

tamtagon wrote:Does anyone want to call it New Deep Ellum?


I feel like someone called this little area "Douche Ellum", which I heartily endorse.
by exelone31
15 May 2019 09:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 595
Views: 159694

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)

Is this the best commercial/residential architectural addition to Dallas in the last 10 years? Other candidates— M&O, Virgin, Epic? I'd say it has to be this or the Epic. M&O is too short and already seems to have been overtaken by surrounding development. The Epic is great because of the n...
by exelone31
15 May 2019 09:18
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: The Star
Replies: 31
Views: 10049

Re: Frisco: The Star

^ Great photos! It's really amazing to see all of this development take shape. I love that they're are building out what seems to be tons of retail/restaurants and residential simultaneously. I'm not sure what kind of foot traffic is there on a typical day, but it seems that it will only grow as thi...
by exelone31
14 May 2019 16:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 595
Views: 159694

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)

Tnexster wrote:That's awesome and if you zoom in on the last pic in the series you get a great view of the sloping roof line. Thanks for posting!


Yes, I was just thinking that! All my fretting over the sloping roof not actually coming to fruition was unfounded. Whew!
by exelone31
14 May 2019 15:10
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity Forest Golf Course
Replies: 72
Views: 13925

Re: Trinity Forest Golf Course

I don't want this tournament to fail and move to Frisco, not at all. But if it does, I want the folks who forced this deal through, the same ones who forced the horse park through (which by the way supplanted a homegrown, good-for-the-neighborhood horse park) put on a new millennial pillory until t...
by exelone31
13 May 2019 15:37
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity Forest Golf Course
Replies: 72
Views: 13925

Re: Trinity Forest Golf Course

Kind of a rough weekend scheduling-wise too. Heavy rains Saturday morning/early afternoon. The Kaaboo festival (which also seems to have been a bust). The JMBLYA festival (likely different clientele, but another event in the Fair Park/South Dallas area).
by exelone31
09 May 2019 14:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 47
Views: 6275

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

Wasn't there a kebab place that expanded here from Austin recently that flamed out pretty quickly? I think it was Vertskebap, which then became Verts Mediterranean, which has apparently changed its name to Noon Mediterranean. WHICH HAS NOW APPARENTLY BEEN ACQUIRED BY DAPHNE'S MEDITERRANEAN. Not con...
by exelone31
09 May 2019 14:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 47
Views: 6275

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

Wasn't there a kebab place that expanded here from Austin recently that flamed out pretty quickly? I think it was Vertskebap, which then became Verts Mediterranean, which has apparently changed its name to Noon Mediterranean. Not sure how that compares to Doner, but just an interesting recent expans...
by exelone31
03 May 2019 15:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 188
Views: 41935

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

After all of the fits and starts, I really do hope this is when things begin to start taking shape. It's encouraging that the Sears site is about to get underway, in addition to demolition picking up steam on the remainder of the mall site. A couple other random items: - They have taken the boards o...
by exelone31
03 May 2019 12:36
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Collin Creek Mall
Replies: 60
Views: 12568

Re: Collin Creek Mall

Wow, amazing that they were able to hack into Scott Beck's recent search history for their headline.
by exelone31
02 May 2019 14:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 188
Views: 41935

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Life Time has teamed up with Scott Beck of Beck Ventures, a Dallas-based real estate firm, which has been working on plans for years for the revival of Valley View Mall.


The word "working" being stretched so incredibly thin here.
by exelone31
01 May 2019 11:54
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 242
Views: 45378

Re: Trinity River Park

cowboyeagle05 wrote:Looks like more empty promises to me.


This +1000. Anytime I see the phrases "lots of work to go" or "preliminary" or "Trinity River", I take everything with a grain of salt.
by exelone31
30 Apr 2019 08:42
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: Dallas Fuel (esports team)
Replies: 6
Views: 1223

Re: Dallas Fuel (esports team)

Did anyone go to the Dallas Fuel event this past weekend at the Allen Event Center? I didn't get to make it up there, but sounds like it was a pretty resounding success.
by exelone31
29 Apr 2019 11:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 188
Views: 41935

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

I went to see Avengers at the Valley View AMC, and it was amazingly eerie walking through the mall to get to the theater. They are missing an opportunity to shoot any and all zombie shows/movies there.
by exelone31
26 Apr 2019 12:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 591
Views: 123411

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I just don't get the "South" part of it. Victory Avenue is really only in that area.
by exelone31
25 Apr 2019 12:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 71
Views: 19630

Re: West Dallas Developments

Before I forget, I had to drive by the Belmont this morning to get around an accident on I-30. When I made a right turn on Sylvan in front of the Belmont I could not help but notice a survey crew on the sidewalk with their equipment aimed at the hotel. They are clearly doing survey work on that pro...
by exelone31
24 Apr 2019 12:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Demolished (and about to be) Properties 2.0
Replies: 30
Views: 5572

Re: Demolished (and about to be) Properties 2.0

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Sadly Belmont hotel will be next


I really, really hope that doesn't happen, but have a fear that it might based off some of the recent articles that have come out.
by exelone31
24 Apr 2019 12:04
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Collin Creek Mall
Replies: 60
Views: 12568

Re: Collin Creek Mall

I find the references to downtown Plano puzzling. Perhaps it is close on a map, but CC mall is not included in my (current) idea of DT Plano, by a long shot. But even the short distance as the crow flies does not account for the 10(?) lane wall that is NCX. Yeah I don't get that either. I know they...
by exelone31
22 Apr 2019 13:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 595
Views: 159694

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)

This may seem crazy, but if there are only 8 floors left, are we still feeling good that the angled top is going to look as sharp as in the renderings? I think it looks awesome regardless, but just curious when that shape will start to appear.
by exelone31
12 Apr 2019 11:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 165
Views: 34190

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Jay9398 wrote:Ye Olde Scarlet Pimpernel Tavern (yes, seriously...) aka the old City Tavern space opened last night at 6. The space is definitely much improved. We'll see how they do.


Wow, that is an amazing name.
by exelone31
11 Apr 2019 11:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Grocery Stores: news/development
Replies: 137
Views: 30293

Re: Grocery Stores: news/development

Redblock wrote:
LongonBigD wrote:Don’t you get a discount I’d you wear Cowboy logo on Sunday or something?



The discount is on game days.


Now THAT'S choice.
by exelone31
11 Apr 2019 11:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 513
Views: 119223

Re: Northpark Center

I guess that lessens the probability for an Eataly near Cityplace, eh?
by exelone31
09 Apr 2019 15:06
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 328
Views: 78290

Re: Legacy West

Seeing as Frontburner Restaurant Group owns both Legacy Hall and Velvet Taco I'm shocked they were able to get them! Ha! :) It's disappointing that the article was written without acknowledging that. I would have never known that! Thanks Kelley I wonder why Velvet Taco wasn't part of the initial li...
by exelone31
09 Apr 2019 14:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 591
Views: 123411

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Thanks for sharing the photos of Hero. I agree it looks really slick and huge. I worry that it will just feel cavernous and empty a majority of the time, but perhaps there is some "build it and they will come" aspect to this. It would be cool if Victory Park was the de facto game day hang,...
by exelone31
08 Apr 2019 11:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Grocery Stores: news/development
Replies: 137
Views: 30293

Re: Grocery Stores: news/development

Random, but I also noticed they had a 'fan shop' section which was selling a bunch of Cowboys merchandise. Perhaps it is because of the proximity to the AAC and they want to appear as an extension of the Victory Park area? If so, I'm all for that, as this part of town really needs some more cohesio...
by exelone31
02 Apr 2019 08:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: El Fenix site
Replies: 22
Views: 2010

Re: El Fenix site

The whole enchilada: El Fenix's landmark Uptown Dallas property is for sale https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/04/02/whole-enchilada-el-fenixsuptown-dallas-property-sale That would be pretty huge if this site gets redeveloped into something mixed use a la The Union. It wouldn't be...
by exelone31
01 Apr 2019 11:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 188
Views: 41935

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Quick update: Driving by this morning, it appears demolition work has started on the former JC Penney anchor space in the mall. The garage connected to that area on the north side of Valley View has been demolished, so it looks like some meaningful progress. I have made tons of snarky comments about...
by exelone31
29 Mar 2019 15:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 426
Views: 121750

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Thanks for the photos, Alpaca! I went down to Bishop Arts for a date night last Friday and it was awesome as usual. For me, it's great to have a well-rounded set of options in one spot. You can eat anywhere from casual to upscale, there's cool retail (Wild Detectives, various boutiques, art, etc), a...
by exelone31
28 Mar 2019 16:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 565
Views: 126732

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Evolution of Deep Ellum..

Punk, Hard-core, post-hardcore, douche-core.


:lol: this is quality

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