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by flyswatter
05 Jun 2019 08:11
Forum: The Airports
Topic: American Airlines
Replies: 19
Views: 4204

Re: American Airlines

Hotel is very likely for training employees, similar to the JetBlue hotel in Orlando and honestly I think it is only a matter of time before Southwest does the same thing as I am sure it's cheaper in the long run than having a permanent block of rooms at the downtown Sheraton and having shuttle buse...
by flyswatter
02 Jun 2019 10:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 340
Views: 78943

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Went twice, disappointed both times by overpriced small portions and bad service. I've had better omelettes on airplanes. Sounds like it was poorly run and they're seeking a scape goat.
by flyswatter
01 Jun 2019 15:18
Forum: U.S. + World Urban Development
Topic: Walmart HQ Campus
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Re: Walmart HQ Campus

Walmart has always been headquartered in Bentonville. They have been the primary driver to Bentonville really exploding economically and XNA having impressive connectivity to the largest metros in the US. Fun fact: NW AR has 2 other fortune 500 companies out there: JB Hunt and Tyson Foods.
by flyswatter
27 May 2019 06:59
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 841
Views: 198374

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Gingerman is officially open as of yesterday. Had some opening day kinks but it already had a good crowd there. Will do very well.
by flyswatter
02 May 2019 18:49
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Lemmon Ave. lane reduction (between Turtle Creek Blvd and US-75)
Replies: 18
Views: 1198

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

This is surprising. There are great breaks in traffic that allows safe crossing even without the cross walk signs but if it means wider sidewalks then I have no complaints here :)

It is odd that they're spending the money to resurface parts of it if they're just going to slim it down...
by flyswatter
13 Apr 2019 09:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 585
Views: 120559

Re: Victory Park 3.0

"What's with the Name Change South Victory at Victory Park?"

https://www.wfaa.com/video/news/local/w ... b5e7ce12ba
by flyswatter
31 Mar 2019 22:21
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 104
Views: 21448

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Lark wasn't on the park, but Savor makes a killing inside the park and it is across the street from where Lark was. They will fill that place with fundraisers and events just simply by throwing out words like "unparalleled views" and offering valet parking for the people coming in from Pla...
by flyswatter
24 Mar 2019 01:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 95
Views: 19100

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

Not to sound like a NIMBY, but the traffic flow with 75 exit and frontage road right there makes it kinda nuts, especially at rush hour. People dive bomb to the far right lanes to turn right at Mockingbird while people on the frontage road are dive bombing left to get over to turn left onto Mockingb...
by flyswatter
11 Mar 2019 17:47
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 95
Views: 11103

Re: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)

Looks like Rainey is about to become as soulless as South Lamar and West 6th.
by flyswatter
11 Mar 2019 01:33
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Google Maps updated imagery (Nov 18)
Replies: 6
Views: 787

Re: Google Maps updated imagery (Nov 18)

You have to go on actual Google Earth. It will update there a little bit before maps.google.com does
by flyswatter
05 Mar 2019 15:53
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 229
Views: 54575

Re: DFW Economy

Not only that, but the writer called U.S. Route 75 Interstate 75 instead. I-75 goes from Florida to Michigan...
by flyswatter
05 Mar 2019 12:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: City Lights
Replies: 93
Views: 19344

Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

Looks to me like it is not a stick build but concrete for every floor? That may be causing it to take a bit longer too.
by flyswatter
28 Feb 2019 09:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 361
Views: 76028

Re: Oak Lawn

The airport and flight path directly over Maple and Lemmon will always be detrimental to turning them into more dense, urban neighborhoods. Those planes just fly too low and are too loud. Went through the Starbucks drive through once and the plane landing above was too loud for her to hear my order....
by flyswatter
16 Feb 2019 15:31
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Dallas Love Field Airport
Replies: 77
Views: 18121

Re: Dallas Love Field Airport

I don't think Southwest would mind buying that lot once it becomes available. They already own the lots north and east of that lot.
by flyswatter
10 Feb 2019 21:13
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 841
Views: 198374

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Probably realized having a large open lobby was easier to maintain and cheaper to build than a massive 8+ story atrium while still being able to provide the same amenities. Plus it allows them to enter smaller markets that wouldn't justify a massive hotel.
by flyswatter
07 Jan 2019 05:27
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Lowest Stemmons Project
Replies: 28
Views: 5485

Re: Lowest Stemmons Project

I never travel through there anymore and wish they had a website that showed progress photos like Midtown Express and DFW Connector did.
by flyswatter
24 Dec 2018 18:22
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Dallas Love Field Airport
Replies: 77
Views: 18121

Re: Dallas Love Field Airport

I have heard for awhile that one of the runways (13R/31L I believe) will be basically completely repaved in the near future. This will make things VERY painful for all 3 of the airlines. Last fall 13L/31R was closed for construction and there were decent delays and metering.
by flyswatter
21 Dec 2018 17:53
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Dallas Love Field Airport
Replies: 77
Views: 18121

Re: Dallas Love Field Airport

Starting Aug 27, 2019, Alaska is expanding their flights out of DAL again. Per airliners.net: PDX 3x daily (+1) SAN 2x daily (+1) SEA 4x daily (+2) SFO 4x daily (+1) SJC 3x daily (+1) LAX 3x daily 19 AS, 5 DL, and SWA is expanding to 195 flights a day in January. Going to be one busy airport, both i...
by flyswatter
28 Nov 2018 17:14
Forum: The Airports
Topic: American Airlines
Replies: 19
Views: 4204

Re: American Airlines

Jet Blue is probably the best of all the US Airlines when it comes to "walkability" and HQ being well thought out in Long Island City. Of course, Amazon may force them to move to Orlando (long rumored due to cost of living). Yes, United is at Willis Tower but I have only heard how much of ...
by flyswatter
28 Nov 2018 12:27
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: MATA: M-Line Trolley
Replies: 86
Views: 24937

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

That's one sweet looking car. Looks like a freaking tank too. How big is it compared to Matilda?
by flyswatter
27 Nov 2018 20:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 340
Views: 78943

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

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.
by flyswatter
27 Nov 2018 09:25
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Delta in the Metroplex
Replies: 3
Views: 873

Re: Delta in the Metroplex

Doubt it. Delta has a hell of a PR team. At the end of the day it's just a smaller plane on routes dominated by AA that uses much bigger planes much more frequently. It's like if AA went into ATL claiming they can win Delta frequent fliers over because they bought a new plane. The only mini victory ...
by flyswatter
19 Nov 2018 17:02
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: Fort Worth: Texas Motor Speedway
Replies: 1
Views: 506

Re: Fort Worth: Texas Motor Speedway

I would almost guarantee that it will only be open for race weekends. The location is too obscure to get anything but race weekend traffic.
by flyswatter
16 Nov 2018 12:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Terminal- Fitzhugh @ Katy Trail (Condos + Retail/Office)
Replies: 27
Views: 4284

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

Oops you're right, my bad. Forgot that it was closer to Turtle Creek over there.
by flyswatter
15 Nov 2018 16:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 92
Views: 10292

Re: The Link at Uptown

Body Mountain is the place.

http://bodymountain.com/
by flyswatter
15 Nov 2018 14:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Terminal- Fitzhugh @ Katy Trail (Condos + Retail/Office)
Replies: 27
Views: 4284

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

Great! Will be interesting to see how much the HP side of the Trail complains about another "high rise" on the Dallas side. There's no official entrance there for the trail either so this would be a great add.
by flyswatter
14 Oct 2018 15:19
Forum: Texas Town + City Issues/News
Topic: Hurricane Harvey
Replies: 37
Views: 9943

Re: Hurricane Harvey

If you're willing to live in a flood plain, you better have good flood insurance...Houston does not have strong flood mitigation, mostly due to the urbanized flat terrain and low elevation. A lot of neighborhoods have the houses higher than the roads, so that the roads flood first. I'm sure these ne...
by flyswatter
27 Sep 2018 09:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 340
Views: 78943

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Not only that, but it's only open 3 hours!
by flyswatter
26 Sep 2018 19:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 340
Views: 78943

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

https://dallas.eater.com/2018/9/24/17897286/pazzo-uptown-dallas-closed-unpaid-rent Pazzo is closed. "Clubby" restaurants seem to struggle in Uptown now so it'll be interesting to see how well Circo does. Based on the description of the place and the social club it has, I'm sure the people ...
by flyswatter
20 Sep 2018 11:08
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Dallas Love Field Airport
Replies: 77
Views: 18121

Re: Dallas Love Field Airport

Good. That place gets CRAZY during departure banks.
by flyswatter
08 Sep 2018 15:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Grocery Stores: news/development
Replies: 137
Views: 29826

Re: Grocery Stores: news/development

New Central Market at NW Highway/Midway is open. Not as small and claustrophobic as the location at Preston/Royal but it is for sure more compact than Lovers Lane or any in the 'burbs. Parking was also tight, but it was a very nice Central Market with everything the other locations offer and I will ...
by flyswatter
04 Sep 2018 18:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Grocery Stores: news/development
Replies: 137
Views: 29826

Re: Grocery Stores: news/development

HEB is known to squat on land just to keep competitors out. When I moved out of College Station they had a vacant grocery store on a main drag that they had no plans to move into at the time, but it forced out an Albertsons. They are in no rush to give up that land/build/open a store.
by flyswatter
03 Sep 2018 18:43
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Lakewood-White Rock: Garland Rd./Grand/Gaston intersection
Replies: 18
Views: 3178

Re: Lakewood-White Rock: Garland Rd./Grand/Gaston intersection

People who move onto a 4 lane road in the city have no right to complain about traffic or road noise.
by flyswatter
31 Aug 2018 11:20
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 95
Views: 11103

Re: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)

The Houston and Austin CBD have always "felt" smaller than Dallas CBD, so it feels like they need to build up instead of out like they can in Dallas. In reality the loop around downtown Dallas (bounded by 35-30-366-348) is about 6 miles while the loop around downtown Houston is slightly le...
by flyswatter
29 Aug 2018 11:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 361
Views: 76028

Re: Oak Lawn

I didn't say they would. The city just wants something to replaced an outdated strip mall. I wouldn't expect anything more than the bare minimum from a company that operates almost exclusively out of big box strip malls.
by flyswatter
29 Aug 2018 10:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 361
Views: 76028

Re: Oak Lawn

I may be overestimating the average sizes of Total Wines but this is a pretty long and narrow lot. Wonder if they could build a long, narrow store with an underground garage. Easy foot traffic access and can still have a large store without compromising parking in a super car-centered area.
by flyswatter
26 Aug 2018 11:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 115
Views: 25764

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

I know some buildings will hire a off duty cop to stop traffic from blocking garage exits and let people out. Cityplace Tower does this during PM rush hour, for example.
by flyswatter
22 Aug 2018 12:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 361
Views: 76028

Re: Oak Lawn

They must be place holders or something because those rents are atrocious. The parking is in the Centrum parking garage too with no direct access to the building and lacks a lot of amenities that buildings nearby have for the same price/less.
by flyswatter
18 Aug 2018 06:31
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 271
Views: 50839

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Low ridership = higher fares...that'll definitely get more people on!
by flyswatter
18 Aug 2018 06:27
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Dallas Love Field Airport
Replies: 77
Views: 18121

Re: Dallas Love Field Airport

SWA has two employee shuttles that run to each side of headquarters. It is a very popular shuttle since it allows employees to park for free when they travel. This doesn't include the large buses of people who fly in for new hire training there. The shuttles are well known to always be late and can ...
by flyswatter
17 Aug 2018 12:41
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Dallas Love Field Airport
Replies: 77
Views: 18121

Re: Dallas Love Field Airport

I think they're mostly businesses now.
by flyswatter
17 Aug 2018 12:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 340
Views: 78943

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Social house is surprising. PL8 isn't surprising, although only lasting 6 months is a little bit.
by flyswatter
06 Aug 2018 17:54
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas Zoo
Replies: 4
Views: 2412

Re: Dallas Zoo

$55 is pretty steep for only 6 sample pours...
by flyswatter
03 Aug 2018 11:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 361
Views: 76028

Re: Oak Lawn

Ate there recently in Addison. Was weird to get a plate of french toast with no sides when it was essentially thin slices of Mrs. Baird's bread. Don't think I have ever walked out of a breakfast place wishing I ordered more food. Place was empty on a Monday morning but the bartender told me on weeke...
by flyswatter
02 Aug 2018 13:35
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Midtown Express Project 114 & 183
Replies: 9
Views: 3266

Re: Midtown Express Project 114 & 183

It's a shame because that interchange is dying to have some ramps. It's rough to go through there even without rush hour, especially going westbound 114 to northbound PGBT.
by flyswatter
20 Jul 2018 16:21
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Texas Live!
Replies: 72
Views: 16128

Re: Texas Live!

Concrete maintenance is way cheaper than lawn maintenance. Plus that rendering makes the fountain look like one of those fountains in plazas that kids run through like Sundance Square.
by flyswatter
19 Jul 2018 12:50
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 201
Views: 48792

Re: DFW Airport

lol all because you had an obnoxious cop in JAX doesn't mean it's the same everywhere. Never had a problem at any other airport, even at super aggressive MCI cops or the overcrowded DAL drop off/pick up zones. I'm actually really surprised DFW still let you loiter at an airport entrance.
by flyswatter
14 Jul 2018 16:34
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 300
Views: 65479

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

This map is a little out of date, but I think it shows what PonyUp is complaining about: https://gis.dallascityhall.com/legacyhome/documents/StaticMaps/CityLimit/CityLimit2011_A.pdf Cypress Waters is in a weird, dislocated part of NW Dallas County that is in Dallas city limits, next to Valley Ranch....

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