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by mdg109
19 Apr 2019 16:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 142
Views: 31241

Re: West End 1.0

Nice find! Glad to see something opening up in this part of downtown. Hopefully it does well.
by mdg109
10 Apr 2019 14:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 144
Views: 38192

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Not sure what the plan is, but it looks like it could be used as another open floor for the market, or the whole space could be divided up for retail. When I looked in, it was all empty space with no walls.
by mdg109
09 Apr 2019 17:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 164
Views: 30301

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

It's been a while since I've seen the patios at Stone Street packed. From last night:
by mdg109
09 Apr 2019 17:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 144
Views: 38192

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Farmers Market was pretty busy on Sunday. Glad to see most of the outdoor seating areas being used. Here's a pic of the development off Marilla Street:
by mdg109
09 Apr 2019 16:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 164
Views: 30301

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Former City Tavern update:
by mdg109
09 Apr 2019 12:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 524
Views: 105925

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Looks really good. Hopefully this will bring more activity onto the AAC plaza area.
by mdg109
08 Apr 2019 14:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 463
Views: 103488

Re: Northpark Center

^exactly. Sometimes I wonder what this thread is doing under the urban development category.
by mdg109
01 Apr 2019 12:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Parking Garages
Replies: 128
Views: 29012

Re: Parking Garages

Hampton Inn/AC Hotel/Residence Inn garage: the east side of the garage entrance ground floor is for an indoor pool. Hopefully the Ervay side will get some neighborhood retail.
by mdg109
29 Mar 2019 13:37
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 131
Views: 24082

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Thanks for the info!
by mdg109
28 Mar 2019 18:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 47
Views: 3135

Re: Deep Ellum: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce

Yeah this one is really out of scale for this part of DE.
by mdg109
28 Mar 2019 12:33
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 131
Views: 24082

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Yeah, depending on how the Sheraton parking garage is constructed, it would be nice if that first level could be turned into restaurant/retail. Not sure what the building on Live Oak & Harwood houses, but that would be a good one to convert as well.
by mdg109
27 Mar 2019 17:07
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 131
Views: 24082

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.
by mdg109
21 Mar 2019 14:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 164
Views: 30301

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

^True. I get annoyed/frustrated often but always stay optimistic. West End is supposedly still getting a "food hall" at Factory Six03. Hopefully the WE park, Holocaust Museum, and leasing of the Purse Building will help liven up other areas of DT as well.
by mdg109
21 Mar 2019 12:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 164
Views: 30301

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Agreed. It's annoying af. Sol Irlandes is taking forever - but according to this article it should be completed by this summer as Queso Beso - https://www.guidelive.com/food-and-drink/2018/12/26/most-exciting-new-restaurants-2019-dallas-fort-worth Really looking forward to see how AT&T Discovery...
by mdg109
18 Mar 2019 15:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 164
Views: 30301

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Nice! Didn't know about the juice place. Walked around the West End, and noticed a sign and some construction at the old Ellen's place. Sign says it's for "Burgerim."
by mdg109
26 Feb 2019 17:55
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The Plague of Pancake Development
Replies: 13
Views: 1928

Re: The Plague of Pancake Development

Slot homes... so that's what they're called. These are so ugly at street level.
by mdg109
25 Feb 2019 12:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 541
Views: 113409

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

I really like how they've opened up the old Lula B's building. From the site, the coffee shop should be open next month.
by mdg109
18 Feb 2019 23:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 255
Views: 53628

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Yeah, I agree with Dpatel. It's on the other side of Good Latimer so it does feel separate from DE's EMC.
by mdg109
14 Feb 2019 12:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 117
Views: 30634

Re: The Cedars Developments

Good find. Before and after:
by mdg109
12 Feb 2019 12:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 524
Views: 105925

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Was at VP around 8 last night. A lot of the plywood covering retail storefronts has come down. The Imoto entrance looks better now. There's also a new ramen place with a large patio next to the Cinepolis that looks like it will be opening soon.
by mdg109
06 Feb 2019 19:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: First Baptist Church
Replies: 36
Views: 2692

Re: Downtown Dallas: First Baptist Church

I'm rarely downtown on Sunday mornings, so not sure if people stick around after their services. But when I visit downtown during the week I rarely see anybody around the FBC premises. I haven't kept up, but I haven't read anything that says it will definitely become a garage.
by mdg109
03 Feb 2019 11:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square
Replies: 128
Views: 30339

Re: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square

Visited TGS yesterday morning and was really impressed. It was spotless. A really pleasant experience. As I left, several groups of people came in to explore.
by mdg109
03 Feb 2019 11:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 129
Views: 23207

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

I like how they're extending the enclosed bottom portion of the triangular building for more retail/restaurant space. Also, I didn't realize they're wanting to close the street next to it for pedestrians.
by mdg109
28 Jan 2019 13:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 164
Views: 30301

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

I was just downtown last night from about 6-8pm. I was surprised to see the amount of people on a Sunday night walking around and on scooters/bikes. Luckily Royal Blue stays open until midnight everyday. There were a few of us working on stuff at the cafe section. Walking around, I noticed the Irish...
by mdg109
23 Jan 2019 12:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 164
Views: 30301

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Ugh, The Commissary downtown just announced new hours: 7am-6pm.
by mdg109
19 Dec 2018 12:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square
Replies: 128
Views: 30339

Re: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square

Checked out TGS a couple nights ago. The new landscaping looks really good. Everything looked really clean. I'll try to stop by during the day over the weekend and get some pictures.
by mdg109
14 Dec 2018 15:12
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 103
Views: 24227

Re: Downtown Progress

^That's true. It's better than before, but with so many projects completed I would have thought there would be a pretty consistent level of street activity by now. The thing is there are still too many empty storefronts, construction zones or empty lots separating all the active spots downtown. Hope...
by mdg109
05 Dec 2018 12:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Most Exciting Project?
Replies: 24
Views: 2763

Re: Most Exciting Project?

Agree w/ Dpatel. I'd say Discovery District for creating a destination for downtown, East Quarter for merging downtown and Deep Ellum, and I'd add the Holocaust Museum for hopefully bringing more activity to the West End.
by mdg109
04 Dec 2018 12:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 299
Views: 68953

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Got some close up shots of San Martín over the weekend. Sorry they're so dark. I didn't see any signs for an opening date.
by mdg109
30 Nov 2018 18:19
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Main Street Garden
Replies: 16
Views: 1740

Re: Main Street Gardens

Looks like the cafe will be operated by Hot Off The Press Dallas: https://www.facebook.com/409974622868391/photos/a.437583370107516/437635923435594/?type=3 They're currently at the Unbranded pop-up shop on Commerce this week: https://hotoffthepressdallas.com/ Also, the name is singular, Main Street ...
by mdg109
27 Nov 2018 12:19
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 103
Views: 24227

Re: Downtown Progress

Is work being done on the old Sol Irlandes building? I was downtown on Sunday, and realized how dead it felt not having this building and patio active there anymore. It's crazy that so many projects have been completed, but because they're not contiguous, downtown still doesn't feel as vibrant as it...
by mdg109
21 Nov 2018 15:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 144
Views: 38192

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

I drove by this morning and the area by the Stewpot was pretty clear. Went a little farther down and looks like the crowds are now at the entrance of the Library.
by mdg109
05 Nov 2018 13:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 299
Views: 68953

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

I just went a couple weeks ago, and it's sad bc the interior design and patio were really well done. It made you want to linger there.
by mdg109
24 Oct 2018 13:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Parking Garages
Replies: 128
Views: 29012

Re: Parking Garages

This is the one behind 1700 Commerce. Looks like the lower retail level will get work done soon. Don't remember how many levels this one was supposed to be.
by mdg109
24 Oct 2018 13:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Mid Elm Lofts
Replies: 69
Views: 16538

Re: Mid Elm Lofts

Checked these out over the weekend. Sidewalk is now open. The interior shot is of the building next to Campisi's.
by mdg109
12 Oct 2018 18:10
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 316
Views: 69961

Re: Legacy West

I see your point. Overall, it is better than having nothing. The frustrating thing is that these 3 things (Shops of Legacy, Legacy West, new deck park) could have been a really walkable/pleasant/green area with better planning. I work in the area and go to Shops and Legacy West pretty frequently. Th...
by mdg109
12 Oct 2018 15:36
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 316
Views: 69961

Re: Legacy West

It's like a band-aid on faux urbanism.
by mdg109
05 Oct 2018 12:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)
Replies: 60
Views: 5470

Re: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)

A few years ago when I was in NYC, I saw this building, 488 Madison Avenue, and it seriously reminded me of 505 N Ervay. They were both completed in 1949. Of course the New York one is a lot nicer, haha.
by mdg109
03 Oct 2018 22:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 524
Views: 105925

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Was just there tonight. I had no idea about Hero. I wonder if South Victory is something too or just upgrades. Both Mesero and Billy Can were busy. Popbar was busy too.
by mdg109
03 Oct 2018 14:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)
Replies: 60
Views: 5470

Re: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)

I was just by this property on Sunday imagining it as residential with street retail. I hope it's not a done deal.
by mdg109
02 Oct 2018 17:53
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Old Footage of Dallas
Replies: 39
Views: 6032

Re: Old Footage of Dallas

I love looking at this footage. I wonder if the downtown activity was concentrated mainly at EMC. I'd love to see what West End, Farmers Market, Pacific, and Ross Ave looked like. I did notice some of the same surface lots we have today (Main/Griffin, Commerce/Harwood, behind City Hall). While the o...
by mdg109
01 Oct 2018 18:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 129
Views: 23207

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

I hadn't realized this, but there's already angled parking for a portion of Jackson Street: https://www.google.com/maps/@32.7808243 ... 312!8i6656
by mdg109
28 Sep 2018 12:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hart Furniture Building
Replies: 2
Views: 770

Downtown Dallas: Hart Furniture Building

The upper floors of this building is now a law firm. Here's a photo gallery of the inside: https://www.kelleyfirm.com/our-building/
by mdg109
28 Sep 2018 12:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 541
Views: 113409

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

The Cedars location looks pretty bad. Definitely a downgrade for this part of DE. https://www.google.com/maps/uv?hl=en&pb=!1s0x864e98fccae53903:0x9fb47fb9b41937a5!2m22!2m2!1i80!2i80!3m1!2i20!16m16!1b1!2m2!1m1!1e1!2m2!1m1!1e3!2m2!1m1!1e5!2m2!1m1!1e4!2m2!1m1!1e6!3m1!7e115!4shttps://lh5.googleuserc...
by mdg109
21 Sep 2018 12:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 144
Views: 38192

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

^That's good to hear!
by mdg109
18 Sep 2018 18:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 144
Views: 38192

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Nice. I really hope they follow through with the trees.
by mdg109
14 Sep 2018 11:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)
Replies: 122
Views: 32402

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

It's pretty bad, but at least the sidewalks are wide and they added some trees. Hopefully it will bring more activity to this part of downtown. It would be cool if Cindi's deli next door would extend its hours now that there are more people in the area - that, and remove the privacy screens from the...
by mdg109
13 Sep 2018 22:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)
Replies: 122
Views: 32402

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

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by mdg109
12 Sep 2018 12:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Mid Elm Lofts
Replies: 69
Views: 16538

Re: Mid Elm Lofts

I go every week to check on the status. Can't wait for the sidewalk to be reopened.
by mdg109
12 Sep 2018 12:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square
Replies: 128
Views: 30339

Re: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square

Thanks for the update. I went back this week to check out the park portion of the square, and it was pretty nice and clean.

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