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by exelone31
17 May 2019 13:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 181
Views: 39005

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: 295
Views: 59502

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: 564
Views: 147226

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: 9476

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: 564
Views: 147226

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: 12710

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: 12710

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: 46
Views: 5427

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: 46
Views: 5427

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: 181
Views: 39005

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: 11560

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: 181
Views: 39005

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: 226
Views: 41230

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: 893

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: 181
Views: 39005

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: 564
Views: 114935

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: 64
Views: 17904

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: 5183

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: 11560

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: 564
Views: 147226

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: 164
Views: 31939

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: 28685

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: 486
Views: 111191

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: 316
Views: 73318

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: 564
Views: 114935

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: 28685

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: 1760

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: 181
Views: 39005

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: 115336

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: 552
Views: 120215

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Evolution of Deep Ellum..

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


:lol: this is quality
by exelone31
28 Mar 2019 13:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 117
Views: 32265

Re: The Cedars Developments

I can not wait to see what historical building CVS tears down to build a boring pharmacy that would look at home in Garland... While completely unrelated to this area, there was recently a 7-11 and former Black Eyed Pea that was torn down in Far North Dallas to make way for.....a CVS. The best part...
by exelone31
28 Mar 2019 11:58
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 134
Views: 26178

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Thanks for the pics. I really hope the Medusa night club turns into something else once the park is completed. For sure. It's kind of surprising (or maybe not) how little street-level retail space exists around the park. The Medusa and maybe one or two other spots are it. Hopefully there will be en...
by exelone31
28 Mar 2019 11:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 117
Views: 32265

Re: The Cedars Developments

For those who are rolling their eyes at the transition of the Uptown scene to Deep Ellum (ie - myself), it seems the Cedars is being groomed to become the next "hip" area. I know there's a bunch of stuff there now, but it hasn't reached the tipping point IMO. There's a gap in general retai...
by exelone31
27 Mar 2019 14:18
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 834
Views: 189726

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Axe throwing is a ton of fun. I've been a couple of times to a spot in Richardson (hidden within an industrial park off Arapaho), and it's cool.

I could see that being a huge hit there, and it doesn't require quite as much space as similar attractions like bowling.
by exelone31
27 Mar 2019 11:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meet-Up: Wednesday, March 27th 6PM-8PM @ Purse Building (West End)
Replies: 8
Views: 603

Re: Meet-Up: Wednesday, March 27th 6PM-8PM @ Purse Building (West End)

+1 on the "caw" code word. I'll just go ahead and shout that when entering any public space, just in case...
by exelone31
27 Mar 2019 11:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 552
Views: 120215

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

https://i.imgur.com/344LH49.jpg This banner was displayed on this building (across the street from Bottled Blonde): https://www.google.com/maps/@32.7854552,-96.7878295,3a,75y,11.45h,86.85t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1soKYT18Be1Eb-19kY06UADQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192 So I guess it's official, this northern section ...
by exelone31
25 Mar 2019 14:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 189
Views: 57086

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

joshua.dodd wrote:Another Starbucks? Why?


I've got zero problem with a Starbucks down there. It's great to have unique, local options in an area, but some of what draws critical mass to an area is familiarity. Plus, Starbucks usually goes hand-in-hand with Tom Thumb.
by exelone31
25 Mar 2019 12:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 64
Views: 17904

Re: West Dallas Developments

As West Dallas' iconic Belmont Hotel grows sad and shabby, a push to make it a historic landmark https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2019/03/22/west-dallas-iconic-belmont-hotel-grows-sad-shabby-push-make-historic-landmark I know this article doesn't really blow the alarm trumpets, but the...
by exelone31
21 Mar 2019 08:55
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 316
Views: 73318

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: 181
Views: 39005

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: 312
Views: 74313

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: 181
Views: 39005

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: 148
Views: 41245

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: 95
Views: 18220

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: 212
Views: 60209

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: 1046

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: 26050

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: 295
Views: 59502

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: 295
Views: 59502

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 ...

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