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by flyswatter
20 Jun 2018 12:38
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 590
Views: 74441

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: 191
Views: 23258

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: 191
Views: 23258

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: 123
Views: 18703

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: 53
Views: 8223

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: 139
Views: 20491

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: 6822

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: 2432

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: 257
Views: 45064

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: 123
Views: 18703

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: 21
Views: 5877

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: 122
Views: 19319

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 ...
by flyswatter
06 May 2018 08:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 191
Views: 23258

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

TABC application sign is up for the open space next to Pok and across the Magnolia Theater in West Village. The restaurant will be called NAMO. Google search found a Craiglist job posting that says: NAMO is founded on the four pillars of food, music, design and togetherness. Fresh fish and local ing...
by flyswatter
26 Apr 2018 16:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 121
Views: 16494

Re: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)

Has anyone else noticed the huge drop in pedestrian activity on McKinney Avenue? Yes, I’ve noticed it too. I guess I wasn’t the only one... I have noticed that since So&So's became Parlay, it has been the most dead bar on that strip. I think the area is really shifting away from the party atmos...
by flyswatter
23 Apr 2018 09:56
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 590
Views: 74441

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I hope Drafthouse can come up with a deal with the parking company to get longer validation. I can't remember the last time I was in and out of a theater in two hours. Why go there when you can go down the street to NW Highway/35 and park for free at Studio Movie Grill?
by flyswatter
20 Apr 2018 10:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 275
Views: 38235

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Has anyone heard how well the recently opened residential buildings are leasing? Quick glance at Ascent Victory Park's site yields 153 units currently available out of 302...so just under 50% leased. A June 2017 article said it was going to be fully completed in August 2017, so about 8 months in of...
by flyswatter
19 Apr 2018 09:18
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 590
Views: 74441

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I went to the soft opening for the Alamo on Monday and it was, well, a soft opening. Monday was the absolute first day of operation for them, so I bet they were a bit frazzled. I've been to multiple Drafthouse locations and they are pretty consistent, so I feel pretty good that they will be fully r...
by flyswatter
15 Apr 2018 09:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)
Replies: 137
Views: 28814

Re: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)

Man, between M Line Tower, Ascent, Victory Place, 23, The Katy, and Ardan all finishing up and having rents in excess of 2000/month, you have to wonder how much these will all fill during summer leasing.
by flyswatter
05 Apr 2018 16:32
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 123
Views: 18703

Re: DFW Airport

Considering how far out and inconvenient it can be to park at The Parking Spot locations or Park n Fly, I would be willing to park at the terminal for a couple bucks more. I'm tipping the drivers a couple bucks each way, so it's not like I'll be paying more to begin with. Love Field has terminal par...
by flyswatter
04 Apr 2018 18:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 100
Views: 20173

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)

Wouldn't want to have just bought into Museum Tower facing this or be selling a unit on that side...Lower levels will certainly lose some of their view.
by flyswatter
20 Mar 2018 12:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 257
Views: 45064

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

I looked just yesterday at availability online and they showed almost nothing. Maybe because of the problem they took all the inventory offline temporarily?
by flyswatter
19 Mar 2018 17:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 275
Views: 38235

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Fun fact, the Mavericks are in a contract at AAC until July 28, 2031! I know Cuban has publicly complained about all the parking being sucked up for construction and has said they've considered looking at the contract to find a way out earlier...not to mention that the AAC will be considered quite o...
by flyswatter
15 Mar 2018 06:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 112
Views: 15528

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Considering Mill Creek's track record in Dallas so far, it will be a midrise that they will sell within 1 year of completion:

Avenue H -> Bell Knox District
Modera Uptown -> Uptown @ Cole Park
by flyswatter
06 Mar 2018 14:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 125
Views: 23703

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Yikes! Werent there presales on this building? I thought they wanted to reach a certain threshold before they even began construction? Maybe they don't include presales? Don't know how it all works but maybe they do not consider it sold until the unit has been finished out and the keys are handed o...
by flyswatter
26 Feb 2018 20:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 191
Views: 23258

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Likely a new bar or restaurant will open there, although I would love to see them squeeze a residential building on that lot! As bars on McKinney Avenue slowly continue to close/renovate and bars continue to thrive/grow in Deep Ellum, this just more evidence that Uptown is becoming less of a place t...
by flyswatter
16 Feb 2018 05:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Katy (310 FT / 30 ST)
Replies: 58
Views: 12556

Re: Victory Park: The Katy (310 FT / 30 ST)

Really surprised that they put the pool on the ground level. For a high rise with a view like that, I would have figured it would have a swanky deck pool like the other buildings in VP. Residents won't like that the building will block the sun every summer afternoon :) Looks like Richardson Bike Mar...
by flyswatter
13 Feb 2018 23:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 275
Views: 38235

Re: Victory Park 3.0

That's disappointing to hear about Skyhouse lowering rents, but I've always felt Victory Park has been overpriced for quite a while. The residential buildings are definitely super nice, but the district is severely lacking, yet they want to charge prices that are comparable (and sometimes more) tha...
by flyswatter
05 Feb 2018 13:45
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 123
Views: 18703

Re: DFW Airport

by flyswatter
26 Jan 2018 15:54
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Reverchon Park
Replies: 3
Views: 407

Re: Reverchon Park

Considering it's proximity to Uptown, I think having a legit concert venue or even a festival like FPSF in Houston would be killer here.
by flyswatter
15 Jan 2018 16:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 211
Views: 30395

Re: Oak Lawn

Parking there is atrocious during peak shopping, especially now that Tom Thumb is there. They should have built a garage instead of that tiny surface lot, and the garage across the way that's attached to the office buildings are not convenient and I do not even think shoppers are allowed to park the...
by flyswatter
03 Jan 2018 19:47
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Southwest Airlines
Replies: 17
Views: 2388

Re: Southwest Airlines

Rumor mill says that we (SWA) have to pay DART fees to use the air above the DART tracks. The bridges are also oddly angled because they have to cross the tracks at 90 degree angles.
by flyswatter
14 Dec 2017 18:01
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: Frisco: National Soccer Hall of Fame
Replies: 7
Views: 1034

Re: Frisco: National Soccer Hall of Fame

This is lame. The hall of fame should be in Columbus. There's no history for the sport in Frisco. This should go somewhere where the community has a passion for the game. Of all the places in the USA, where this could've gone ....IT'S NOT FRISCO,TX. Columbus may be passionate about their soccer tea...
by flyswatter
18 Nov 2017 23:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 92
Views: 16372

Re: The Cedars Developments

There was a 2 alarm fire in the Ambassador Hotel this evening. This was all I could find on it for now:

https://twitter.com/Box4Firebuffs/statu ... 3373496320
by flyswatter
17 Nov 2017 11:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 57
Views: 12843

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

There's quite a few electrical contractor vehicles parked out front of the building today. I'm trying not to get my hopes up, and thinking they're doing work inside to keep the building from falling into disrepair.
by flyswatter
16 Nov 2017 07:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace West/West Village: Residential Tower (~250 FT / 23 ST) / Hilton Canopy (8 ST)
Replies: 72
Views: 13752

Re: Cityplace West/West Village: Residential Tower (~250 FT / 23 ST) / Hilton Canopy (8 ST)

Don't know if the pictures do it justice, but the highly reflective glass on the building really make it stand out from all the buildings around it. It's quite a different look in West Village.
by flyswatter
10 Nov 2017 11:26
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Dallas Love Field Airport
Replies: 23
Views: 4375

Re: Dallas Love Field Airport

A somewhat similar example to Love Field would be Chicago Midway (coincidentally another fortress hub for SWA). Very dense area using less surface area with only Cicero Ave being the main way in and out of the airport. Hell it's so tightly packed the TSA checkpoint is on a bridge over the 6 lane roa...
by flyswatter
10 Nov 2017 07:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 290
Views: 41527

Re: Northpark Center

You count every single person coming through the door of Northpark and ask where they are from, there's a pretty good chance they won't say "Dallas", so it will obviously have a higher number than Sixth Floor Museum. I just wouldn't call them tourists either, because they could just be com...
by flyswatter
09 Nov 2017 13:50
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 590
Views: 74441

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Waldozer wrote:Do it. High rise condos would sell like hot cakes. I’ll take one.


Correct me if I am wrong, but Gables only builds apartments.
by flyswatter
09 Nov 2017 13:42
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Dallas Love Field Airport
Replies: 23
Views: 4375

Re: Dallas Love Field Airport

A part of me is hoping that this is all a push to make the 20 gate limit cap go away. Every airline (especially SWA) currently wants to expand, but can't.
by flyswatter
01 Nov 2017 12:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 191
Views: 23258

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

I hope something goes in there. If not, we have two large empty buildings that will be sitting for awhile at one of, if not the busiest, cross streets in Uptown.
by flyswatter
29 Oct 2017 16:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: M Line Tower (240 FT / 20 ST)
Replies: 64
Views: 15127

Re: Uptown Dallas: M Line Tower (240 FT / 20 ST)

Blue Sushi's website says they open on Halloween. Got a $10 off coupon in the mail from them and walked by yesterday and the interior looks fantastic. Cafe Express still has some work to be done inside before it opens it looked like.
by flyswatter
27 Oct 2017 19:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)
Replies: 137
Views: 28814

Re: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)

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by flyswatter
27 Oct 2017 11:28
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 137
Views: 15256

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

I can't even remember the last time I saw someone checking tickets on a train. The honor system only works if it is policed heavily otherwise we need to gate up the whole system and if caught without a ticket the penalty is way higher. I have only seen them check tickets in the Cityplace Station, a...

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