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by mdg109
26 Aug 2019 19:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 208
Views: 48276

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Starbucks sign at 1700 Commerce. Wish it were a Starbucks Reserve, but I'll take it.
by mdg109
22 Aug 2019 12:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 433
Views: 93302

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

^(lol, Touché) I just hope this encourages interest to develop the downtown lots between Elm and Pacific.
by mdg109
19 Aug 2019 13:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 535
Views: 151119

Re: Northpark Center

Call me when Structure comes back or Miller's Outpost.
by mdg109
15 Aug 2019 19:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 208
Views: 48276

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

A couple of updates. Walked past the former Sol Irlandes building and looks like renovation is still in progress. At least it's not stalled. The retail space at 1700 Commerce and Ervay is being built out as well. The notices say it's part of the hotel though. I may be wrong on this, but I thought I'...
by mdg109
15 Aug 2019 19:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Mid Elm Lofts
Replies: 74
Views: 21528

Re: Mid Elm Lofts

I didn't see any activity on the street level of this one, but looks like a sky bar/bistro will be on the rooftop.
by mdg109
15 Aug 2019 19:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 174
Views: 50177

Re: West End 1.0

A lot of active construction going. Took these at around 8pm last night. Good to see the old Palm Restaurant getting renovated. Also, anybody know what's going on with 1701 Market building?
by mdg109
15 Aug 2019 19:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
Replies: 99
Views: 32814

Re: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

Here are better views of the entrance. The side facing the Dart rail looks better now with the greenery.
by mdg109
15 Aug 2019 19:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 210
Views: 56680

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Never noticed the shade structure going across Jackson Street.
by mdg109
15 Aug 2019 19:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 210
Views: 56680

Re: AT&T Discovery District

I'm assuming this will be the brewery patio? I also like the patio facing the DPL building.
by mdg109
15 Aug 2019 19:08
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 158
Views: 39273

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

I'm really liking how the old Aston Park section is looking.
by mdg109
07 Aug 2019 22:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: The Quadrangle
Replies: 28
Views: 3509

Re: Uptown Dallas: The Quadrangle

Are retail buildings 3, 4, and 5 facing inward? I was really hoping Howell Street would still have some retail/restaurant facing the street.
by mdg109
26 Jul 2019 12:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 208
Views: 48276

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

So, it's taking over the former Jos A Bank space? Having a nice bar there would be pretty cool. Really excited for how Browder Street will change.
by mdg109
19 Jul 2019 16:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 210
Views: 56680

Re: AT&T Discovery District

This was at 1314 Wood Street.
by mdg109
16 Jul 2019 17:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square
Replies: 134
Views: 39456

Re: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square

This is awesome. Thanks for the update!
by mdg109
09 Jul 2019 12:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
Replies: 99
Views: 32814

Re: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

I believe the entrance is on Houston Street facing the new garage. I walked by there this weekend, and realized that the pacific side of the building will be closed off by the concrete walls.
by mdg109
08 Jul 2019 00:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 208
Views: 48276

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

A few updates from Sunday afternoon. First two pics are from the West End. The third photo is an interior progress shot of the old Sol Irlandes building. Tried Clean Juice today and it was really good. It's good to have a smoothie/juice place especially when it's so hot out. Last shot is one of the ...
by mdg109
02 Jul 2019 12:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)
Replies: 77
Views: 14317

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

I actually don't know what's worse, a surface lot or a parking garage with no retail.
by mdg109
01 Jul 2019 21:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 210
Views: 56680

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Browder Street getting the Disc. Distr. makeover.
by mdg109
01 Jul 2019 21:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 208
Views: 48276

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

I may be wrong, but I feel like the West End is very slowly coming back to life. The Corner Bakery is now open on Saturdays, work was being done on the front portion of the old Palm restaurant entrance, and progress is being made on the new burger place taking over the old Ellen's location. Also saw...
by mdg109
30 Jun 2019 18:56
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 158
Views: 39273

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

I'm excited for this park as it will help connect the KWP side of downtown to EMC. The downtown parks always look good when they open, but I worry about the maintenance. Belo Garden still looks relatively good, but Main Street Garden isn't doing that great IMO. I just walked by today and the lawn is...
by mdg109
17 Jun 2019 16:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 608
Views: 159380

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

It's only been a yellow house for a couple years. I didn't think it was that beloved of a site. Before that, I think it was used as a parking lot. Sure, a smaller scale, mixed-use development would've been great. Interestingly though, wasn't Bowls and Tacos across the street a former gas station lik...
by mdg109
17 Jun 2019 12:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Masonic Temple
Replies: 13
Views: 4373

Re: Masonic Temple

Pretty cool seeing the entrance lit up last night.
by mdg109
07 Jun 2019 12:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 210
Views: 56680

Re: AT&T Discovery District

A few photos from this week. I really like the smaller tiles used for the sidewalk throughout the entire block. Seeing this up close is starting to make me think this really could make downtown into a destination (like KWP). I tend to be an optimist, so I may be wrong.
by mdg109
07 Jun 2019 12:45
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 283
Views: 67678

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

I rode the train on a Sunday evening from Mockingbird Station to Galatyn Park Station in Richardson. The ride itself was really efficient, but everything else about my trip discourages even a supporter like me from taking Dart. Number 1, the ticket kiosks were out of order. Ended up downloading the ...
by mdg109
05 Jun 2019 12:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 317
Views: 112938

Re: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)

Went by this site last night, and it still looks about the same as the photos from late April. Anyone have info on this?
by mdg109
17 May 2019 14:19
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Lemmon Ave. lane reduction (between Turtle Creek Blvd and US-75)
Replies: 18
Views: 2630

Re: Lemmon Ave. lane reduction (between Turtle Creek Blvd and US-75)

My condo is two blocks away from the proposed Lemmon change. I walk to several places around my neighborhood. Having Lemmon more walkable would be awesome. Wish I could've made the meeting. Thanks for the feedback, DPatel.
by mdg109
28 Apr 2019 21:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 633
Views: 163067

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Yeah, I saw their Instagram posts showing the Stars game. The atmosphere looked amazing. Reminded me of World Cup watch parties. I'm not even a sports fan, but I've been telling friends that if there's a game they want to watch we should go to Hero and watch it, haha. I hung out at S Victory on Frid...
by mdg109
26 Apr 2019 12:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 633
Views: 163067

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Yeah, that was confusing to me too. I guess they're thinking everything north of the arena is North Victory now?
by mdg109
25 Apr 2019 18:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 324
Views: 97663

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Glad we'll finally have a CB2. I know it's a pipe dream, but I always thought it'd be cool to have a CB2 downtown.
by mdg109
23 Apr 2019 16:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 174
Views: 50177

Re: West End 1.0

Awesome!
by mdg109
19 Apr 2019 16:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 174
Views: 50177

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: 196
Views: 60384

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: 208
Views: 48276

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: 196
Views: 60384

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: 208
Views: 48276

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Former City Tavern update:
by mdg109
09 Apr 2019 12:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 633
Views: 163067

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: 535
Views: 151119

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: 139
Views: 38343

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: 158
Views: 39273

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Thanks for the info!
by mdg109
28 Mar 2019 18:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 52
Views: 6498

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: 158
Views: 39273

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: 158
Views: 39273

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: 208
Views: 48276

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: 208
Views: 48276

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: 208
Views: 48276

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: 3338

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: 608
Views: 159380

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: 433
Views: 93302

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: 152
Views: 45830

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: 633
Views: 163067

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.

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