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by flyswatter
25 Nov 2019 16:39
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 409
Views: 110616

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

The executives making bank at Schwab will happily move from their 4000 sqft house in SF that cost $3.5 million for a 10000 sqft house in Vaquero in Westlake at the same price. Who would've thought...
by flyswatter
20 Nov 2019 18:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 411
Views: 141940

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Looks like a bar called "Gaslight" is replacing Eastwoods, which means this particular building is here to stay: http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/restaurants-bars/11-20-19-eastwoods-bar-mckinney-avenue-gaslight/ Another "craft cocktail" bar in Uptown. Snore. I still think that ...
by flyswatter
19 Nov 2019 21:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 411
Views: 141940

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Not the best location for foot traffic but I guess good for them for going bigger. The Loon was right next to Eastwoods. Wonder if a redevelopment is in the works.
by flyswatter
13 Nov 2019 19:05
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Google Maps updated imagery (Nov 18)
Replies: 12
Views: 2507

Re: Google Maps updated imagery (Nov 18)

Hannibal Lecter wrote:Ah.... Thanks.


And it's now on maps.google.com!
by flyswatter
12 Nov 2019 18:41
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Google Maps updated imagery (Nov 18)
Replies: 12
Views: 2507

Re: Google Maps updated imagery (Nov 18)

Nowhere near that recent in Deep Ellum. Images are from before the Case Building opened and before the previous buildings on the Novel Building site were demolished. The updated images are on Google Earth itself, not Google Maps. On Google Earth you can see the completed Case Building and even the ...
by flyswatter
12 Nov 2019 14:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 159
Views: 58420

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

Probably not related, but the Preston/Royal location took a bad hit from the tornado. I wonder if any of the focus and efforts on Central Market/HEB's end had to be shifted towards rebuilding that location first.
by flyswatter
12 Nov 2019 12:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown: Dual Brand Hilton Tower / Oak Grove & Hall
Replies: 22
Views: 2579

Re: Uptown: Dual Brand Hilton Tower / Oak Grove & Hall

Wish this was a block over at Mckinney/Hall.
by flyswatter
11 Nov 2019 13:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 411
Views: 141940

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

When I lived across the street, Eastwoods was always a good stop for Happy Hour but it definitely wasn't the hot late night place. The Loon was commonly busier. That whole stretch has great "local" bars but it's also awkwardly between the "cooler" bars farther south and the resta...
by flyswatter
11 Nov 2019 13:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 229
Views: 94002

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

Yeah Hall is a boomer and maybe older than that. Nothing against Hall or his development per se but it just seems that the can-do attitude of the city has changed into something else. And yep, I'm a boomer and damn proud of it. Tired of all the whiny gimme free sh*t crowd. You know who you are. Sou...
by flyswatter
26 Oct 2019 08:13
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 409
Views: 110616

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Is it the empty lot between Zona Rosa and Whataburger? Not like that area is hot for redevelopment right now anyways...It's certainly better than plopping it in the Medical District.
by flyswatter
04 Oct 2019 14:52
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 281
Views: 91833

Re: DFW Economy

I'd love to see how Minneapolis vs. St Paul match up and how that compares to Dallas vs. Ft Worth.
by flyswatter
24 Sep 2019 06:40
Forum: The Airports
Topic: American Airlines
Replies: 23
Views: 8482

Re: American Airlines

Interesting to compare the two DFW airline HQs. Southwest is very modest and practical, American's is flashy and luxurious.
by flyswatter
23 Sep 2019 18:55
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 409
Views: 110616

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Their first location was Deep Ellum so guessing that's where their HQ is currently.
by flyswatter
31 Jul 2019 13:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 338
Views: 130285

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

On The Border is closing to be redeveloped for more shopping spaces. I assume they'll tear the building down and build something shorter and closer to the street (similar to Kate Spade building)?

http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/resta ... n-closing/
by flyswatter
31 Jul 2019 13:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 131
Views: 54252

Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Reservations have opened for 12/15 and beyond:

http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/trave ... -december/
by flyswatter
20 Jul 2019 21:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Alpha + Inwood
Replies: 22
Views: 8837

Re: North Dallas: Alpha + Inwood

Looking on Google Earth vs the renderings, they are not quite the same...
by flyswatter
26 Jun 2019 17:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 159
Views: 58420

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

McLemmon is an odd name...Notice how the rendering shows McKinney two way!
by flyswatter
26 Jun 2019 17:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 411
Views: 141940

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Lived in the high rise apartments just north of that (McKinney Uptown) for two years. Both buildings have been closed/abandoned since before summer 2016. I always heard that the owner of that parking lot makes a ton of money off valet/parking for the bars across the street and hasn't had an interest...
by flyswatter
05 Jun 2019 08:11
Forum: The Airports
Topic: American Airlines
Replies: 23
Views: 8482

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: 411
Views: 141940

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: 4
Views: 3505

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: 963
Views: 283447

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: 4303

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: 675
Views: 221756

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: 124
Views: 35494

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: 104
Views: 32981

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: 136
Views: 30161

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: 12
Views: 2507

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: 281
Views: 91833

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: 101
Views: 39423

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: 462
Views: 155347

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: 79
Views: 27086

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: 963
Views: 283447

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: 8636

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: 79
Views: 27086

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: 79
Views: 27086

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: 23
Views: 8482

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: 37259

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: 411
Views: 141940

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: 1771

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: 1446

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: 7413

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: 102
Views: 27010

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: 7413

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: 13850

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: 411
Views: 141940

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: 411
Views: 141940

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: 79
Views: 27086

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: 150
Views: 46246

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 ...

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