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by flyswatter
28 Nov 2018 17:14
Forum: The Airports
Topic: American Airlines
Replies: 13
Views: 2456

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: 76
Views: 16847

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: 272
Views: 45765

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: 238

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: 99

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: 13
Views: 834

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: 19
Views: 1401

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: 13
Views: 834

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: 6218

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: 272
Views: 45765

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: 272
Views: 45765

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: 64
Views: 10532

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: 103
Views: 18556

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: 103
Views: 18556

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: 16
Views: 1450

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: 22
Views: 3842

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: 252
Views: 47063

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: 252
Views: 47063

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: 103
Views: 16164

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: 252
Views: 47063

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: 213
Views: 29911

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: 64
Views: 10532

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: 64
Views: 10532

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: 272
Views: 45765

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: 1491

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: 252
Views: 47063

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: 1958

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: 71
Views: 10393

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: 164
Views: 32102

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: 242
Views: 40120

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....
by flyswatter
12 Jul 2018 11:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 193
Views: 41244

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

So did it start 3 months ago?
by flyswatter
11 Jul 2018 10:10
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Lowest Stemmons Project
Replies: 21
Views: 2837

Re: Lowest Stemmons Project

Here's a TxDot video of some rush hour flyovers:

https://youtu.be/KtXwJ6s-w8A
by flyswatter
07 Jul 2018 06:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 98
Views: 21811

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

Surely the new plans do not involve the current building? It has to cost more to have security/maintain the building than to just bulldoze it?
by flyswatter
01 Jul 2018 15:07
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Dallas Love Field Airport
Replies: 64
Views: 10532

Re: Dallas Love Field Airport

Southwest may be trying to turn the heat up on Dallas/Delta and adding 15 (!) new daily flights out of Love Field. 195 daily departures. They struggle quite a bit with the current operation, especially early in the morning, so this will be very interesting to watch. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/so...
by flyswatter
25 Jun 2018 13:35
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Meacham Airport
Replies: 8
Views: 996

Re: Meacham Airport

Personally I think the best non-DAL/DFW airport that could successfully do it would be McKinney. With Collin County's huge population boom, there's plenty of room at that airport to build a terminal and start small services, similar to Everett.
by flyswatter
24 Jun 2018 15:33
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Meacham Airport
Replies: 8
Views: 996

Re: Meacham Airport

NIMBYs, lack of concrete to put the planes, lack of passenger infrastructure.
by flyswatter
20 Jun 2018 12:38
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 727
Views: 128214

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Music Factory is quite chill when there isn't an event going on...Free parking and overall quiet for Happy Hour, but probably not busy enough to be sustainable. Big Beat looked kinda freaky. The gates were all open so you could walk in no problem, and all the places were fully stocked of items and b...
by flyswatter
19 Jun 2018 11:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 272
Views: 45765

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Parley is closed or changing how they’re doing things. It’s been dead the past few weeks, something I was so used to seeing that I didn’t think that it might have closed. I looked inside this morning and contractors are all over inside working on it and all the patio furniture is gone or piled up in...
by flyswatter
14 Jun 2018 12:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 272
Views: 45765

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

It wouldn't surprise me if West Village was being super picky on tenants/charging ridiculous rent and therefore they sit vacant.
by flyswatter
08 Jun 2018 11:00
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 164
Views: 32102

Re: DFW Airport

Storms last night likely gave AA's inaugural DFW-KEF a rough start. The airport had 75 diversions yesterday, and the flight got delayed almost 16 hours to a noon departure today. Meanwhile, WOW substituted the A330 for an A321 and had to fuel stop at Bangor, Maine. Icelandair won the battle yesterda...
by flyswatter
07 Jun 2018 22:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 76
Views: 15509

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

Gotta love the mentality of wanting to live close to/in the city but not want the city noise/traffic/life.
by flyswatter
05 Jun 2018 11:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)
Replies: 148
Views: 30413

Re: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)

Lemmon Ave was dug up between McKinney and 75 to lay down new pipes back in April, but they covered it with temporary pavement and it hasn't been repaved yet. The road is like cobblestone (someone's tire popped going over it the other day) and has been like this for over a month. Whoever is in charg...
by flyswatter
26 May 2018 16:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Hall Street Condos (2934 N. Hall St.) (6 ST)
Replies: 31
Views: 8966

Re: Uptown Dallas: New Hotel at Hall and Oak Grove

They are condos that are being built painfully slow. Topic thread should be renamed.
by flyswatter
26 May 2018 16:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Modera Howell (Hall & Howell) (6 ST)
Replies: 12
Views: 3422

Re: Uptown Dallas: Modera Howell - Hall and Howell, 6 Floors

Drive by it frequently. Concrete is only on the corner that points due south, so the units with the best downtown views.
by flyswatter
16 May 2018 21:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 292
Views: 66786

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

Corporate extended stays tend to go for higher dollar than a normal tenant, and since it's a full unit with kitchens and bedrooms it's more desirable. I work with someone who rents out his condo on vrbo for extended stays like that and makes way more than if he rented it out to a tenant. Rent out a ...
by flyswatter
11 May 2018 08:26
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 164
Views: 32102

Re: DFW Airport

I'd love to see them survive to next summer, but it will be tough with AA offering seasonal daily service.
by flyswatter
06 May 2018 12:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: San Martín (former The MAC location)
Replies: 39
Views: 9762

Re: Uptown Dallas: San Martín (former The MAC location)

Last I saw it was still being worked on. Sadly, I have a feeling this place will be open less than how long it took to construct. What a waste.
by flyswatter
06 May 2018 08:52
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike
Replies: 144
Views: 28814

Re: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike

Uptown is starting to put in bike racks, but no one wants to put their bikes in them...Across the street were more neatly lined up Lime Bikes as well so the companies aren't putting them in there either. Also, am I crazy or are those slots in the rack too close together to put bikes in next to each ...

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