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by Redblock
14 Sep 2019 09:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
Replies: 101
Views: 33047

Re: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

The Holocaust Museum will opening its new building Wednesday, September 18.

Here a Channel 5 report with a video.

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Exclu ... 74611.html
by Redblock
11 Sep 2019 11:46
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 345
Views: 99629

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Dear Friend, (...) ...and join the thousands of Texans who want a seat on the Texas Train! For Texas, Holly Reed I've read the reports on this, but most of them are just copy-pastes of the press release. I still don't understand how this fits into the FRA approval process or how it represents a tan...
by Redblock
09 Sep 2019 15:59
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 345
Views: 99629

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

What it we just build a giant zip line between Dallas and Houston? Will that satisfy all parties? For those curious, I just did a calculation off a zip line tutorial, and the Dallas-to-Houston zip line would only need to be about 60,000 feet tall. Totally doable! You can probably get a government g...
by Redblock
05 Sep 2019 15:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 51
Views: 9722

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

Here's a mega list of restaurant openings put together by CultureMap.

http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/resta ... -openings/
by Redblock
06 Aug 2019 23:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 155
Views: 43723

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

Cbdallas wrote:Would love to see some construction equipment start moving dirt on this one.....


A coring truck was working again today. And a large construction debris bin was set near the building. Maybe they are ready to strip out the building.
by Redblock
30 Jul 2019 00:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 373
Views: 108726

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

A little luck....maybe something good will happen here. Just read on Nextdoor that the security guard there (gas station/car wash at Lemmon/Cole) is saying it is to be a RaceTrac. For the love of God I hope this is a very misinformed source. Just when you thought that block couldn’t get worse than ...
by Redblock
29 Jul 2019 15:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 373
Views: 108726

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

A little luck....maybe something good will happen here. Just read on Nextdoor that the security guard there (gas station/car wash at Lemmon/Cole) is saying it is to be a RaceTrac. For the love of God I hope this is a very misinformed source. Just when you thought that block couldn’t get worse than ...
by Redblock
25 Jul 2019 12:30
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 99
Views: 23659

Re: TexRail

Just noticed TEXRail will have a bus bridge between Fort Worth Central Station (former ITC) and Fort Worth T&P Station in July 28 until 3 PM. Not the best timing, but at least it's not in the middle of the route. TrinityMetroAlerts (@TrinityMetroAlt) Tweeted: If you're traveling Sunday morning, ...
by Redblock
24 Jul 2019 19:05
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 99
Views: 23659

Re: TexRail

Texrail has announced their increased schedule to begin Sunday, July 28. A simplified description: 30 minute headway will leave Fort Worth T&P Station between 4:43 and 10:43 am and between 3:43 and 7:43 pm. Midday and after 7:43 pm will hourly headway. The one-way schedule has been lengthened by...
by Redblock
17 Jul 2019 21:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 196
Views: 70086

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

Here is CultureMap's take on the Hall restaurant news.

http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/resta ... ic-dreyer/
by Redblock
10 Jul 2019 00:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 373
Views: 108726

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Car wash/gas station closed?

The car wash/gas station at Lemmon East and Cole has all the pay slots on the car wash and gas pumps covered over and marked out of service. There was a small rig taking samples. Perhaps checking for gasoline leaks.

Has anyone heard of a problem there?
by Redblock
25 Jun 2019 09:21
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 246
Views: 69369

Re: Silver Line

On the Orange Line, the Carpenter Ranch Station is now called Hidden Ridge Station.

https://www.dart.org/news/news.asp?ID=1389
by Redblock
14 Jun 2019 23:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 641
Views: 227086

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)

R1070 wrote:And all of the fountain place windows were fixed this week. That was fast.


I noticed that, too. I assume the building under construction has an ample supply of matching glass.

Are the existing FP and the new one under the same ownership?
by Redblock
14 Jun 2019 14:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 373
Views: 108726

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Foxtrot corner store has set a planned opening date of Tuesday, June 25.

Here is a DMN article.

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... rsity-park
by Redblock
05 Jun 2019 10:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 641
Views: 227086

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)

Here is a rendering I stole from a DALBruin post from last July.

download/file.php?id=1123&mode=view

The slant has begun on one corner but on the other side the apartments will continue for several more floors.
by Redblock
05 Jun 2019 10:20
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 283
Views: 68170

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Here is the link to the changes coming to the bus routes on August 12.

https://www.dart.org/incs/meetingsincs/ ... #establish

Note: Core Frequent Route Network is DARTspeak for running buses on near light rail frequencies and service hours.
by Redblock
05 Jun 2019 09:41
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 246
Views: 69369

Re: Silver Line

electricron wrote:
Redblock wrote:DART has ordered 8 FLIRT Emus from Stadler.
https://www.dart.org/news/news.asp?ID=1402


They will be DMUs, not EMUs.


Of course you are right and I knew that. I don't know if that was my bad typing or auto-cottect.
by Redblock
03 Jun 2019 09:27
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 246
Views: 69369

Re: Silver Line

DART has ordered 8 FLIRT DMUs from Stadler.

https://www.dart.org/news/news.asp?ID=1402
by Redblock
14 May 2019 09:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 236
Views: 83845

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

A banner just appeared on the construction fence showing retail space available Third Quarter 2020.
by Redblock
10 May 2019 00:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 373
Views: 108726

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

CTroyMathis wrote:Miriam Cocina Latina is open for (currently) dinner meals now at the former Lark On The Park and also MIXT is open at M&O Tower.


Here is the menu for Miriam's. It is open for dinner only.

https://www.miriamcocina.com/menu

Tap on the page to get it to open.
by Redblock
25 Apr 2019 23:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 407
Views: 127205

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

I am involved with the McKinney Avenue Streetcar. We were told before the construction began on the parking garage that they would need us to relocate some of our poles along Olive Street that hold up the wire. This would accommodate access to the apartment tower. Well, now they say it will be at le...
by Redblock
17 Apr 2019 07:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 155
Views: 43723

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

A coring truck has been working in the parking lot this week. There was some coring done a year ago. Maybe potential contractors wanted more info before submitting bids.
by Redblock
10 Apr 2019 23:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Grocery Stores: news/development
Replies: 150
Views: 37712

Re: Grocery Stores: news/development

LongonBigD wrote:Don’t you get a discount I’d you wear Cowboy logo on Sunday or something?



The discount is on game days.
by Redblock
30 Mar 2019 02:19
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Old Footage of Dallas
Replies: 44
Views: 10093

Re: Old Footage of Dallas

Here is another video of Reunion Tower under construction. The general fireman used his CB radio to schedule workers and supplies. The height of the tower also led him talk to people across the country and around the world. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6GrvoshJZd8&fbclid=IwAR2NUPCPfBCumkYkepBj9...
by Redblock
28 Mar 2019 11:01
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Old Footage of Dallas
Replies: 44
Views: 10093

Re: Old Footage of Dallas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC_reaiwbIM I don't remember this being posted before, but it's gold. It is a 70's Soviet documentary on life in Dallas that devolves into JFK conspiracy stuff by the end. I saw and translated this when I worked at the Dallas Historical Society years ago, but had com...
by Redblock
27 Mar 2019 09:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 407
Views: 127205

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

^^^ I had thought the solid white clading would be boring. This shows the play of light and shadow will be quite interesting.
by Redblock
19 Mar 2019 12:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 373
Views: 108726

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

A concept out of Las Vegas has opened in the former Nazca Kitchen space in the West Village. It is on Cityplace West across from Grimaldi's. The name skinnyFATS refers to the fact that they have two menus. One is the Healthy Menu of 600 calories or less (for the smart people). The other is the Happy...
by Redblock
05 Mar 2019 08:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 188
Views: 52587

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

The wheels of bureaucracy grind on. A new plan for demolition is agreed to.

https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/comm ... -years-end
by Redblock
26 Feb 2019 02:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 373
Views: 108726

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

GUI is closed. The Korean restaurant at McKinney and Worthington had a Closed For Maintenance sign in early February. Now that sign has been replaced with a change of locks sign.
by Redblock
22 Feb 2019 10:16
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 246
Views: 69369

Re: the Cotton Belt line

How much extra is double tracking going to add to the cost of this epic boondoggle? If they're going to be spending all this extra money to bring a 3rd rail line to DFW Airport, I would like to see a plan to integrate the 3 lines into one central station at DFW, and then buses from each terminal to...
by Redblock
23 Jan 2019 13:37
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 99
Views: 23659

Re: TexRail

Great report, itsjrd1964. I took a similar trip on Monday the 14th. There are also no TEXRail signs at the T&P Station in Fort Worth and only a screen mentioning TEXRail at the ITC station. I emailed Trinity Metro about these problems and they said they are working on their station signage and w...
by Redblock
14 Jan 2019 13:07
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The Grocery Store Thread 2.0
Replies: 42
Views: 12820

Re: The Grocery Store Thread 2.0

Amazon/Wholw Foods cancels Whole Foods 365 store plans.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/whole- ... res-ending
by Redblock
04 Jan 2019 19:38
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 99
Views: 23659

Re: TexRail

FLASSH.....FLASH......FLASH

TEXRail will NOT operate ANY service on Saturday, January 5.

https://twitter.com/TrinityMetro/status ... 1272208384
by Redblock
22 Dec 2018 21:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 407
Views: 127205

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

They removed the other tower crane today.
by Redblock
15 Dec 2018 17:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: San Martín (former The MAC location)
Replies: 43
Views: 17100

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

San Martin did a rehearsal serving today from 9 to about 1.

They will be doing it again on Sunday. If you are in the area you can check it out.

If management feels they are ready, they will open for real on Monday.
by Redblock
15 Dec 2018 17:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 407
Views: 127205

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

A giant truck crane was set up Friday and was taking down the taller of the two tower cranes today. It will probably finish that task on Sunday.
by Redblock
09 Dec 2018 17:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 155
Views: 43723

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

Zoning change request signs have been posted for the HEB property. It is case no. Z189-141.

I think someone said they would request a slight increase in height.

At least it shows they are trying to move the project forward.
by Redblock
05 Dec 2018 03:15
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 99
Views: 23659

Re: TexRail

by Redblock
21 Nov 2018 16:23
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Collin County Transportation
Replies: 58
Views: 19318

Re: Collin County Transportation

DCTA is studying a plan for commuter bus service between Old Town Station in Lewisville and McKinney along SH 121.

https://communityimpact.com/dallas-fort ... -mckinney/
by Redblock
18 Nov 2018 19:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 136
Views: 36974

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

They finished erecting the crane on Saturday, November 17.
by Redblock
13 Nov 2018 13:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1054
Views: 258721

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Here is the reaction of a Fast Company magazine writer. Fast Company is based in NYC.



New York got played by Amazon

http://flip.it/Kodoa7
by Redblock
16 Oct 2018 10:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel
Replies: 489
Views: 138914

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

FLASH......FLASH.....FLASH

Another lender is arriving to save the project!!!


https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... w-investor
by Redblock
12 Oct 2018 00:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 155
Views: 43723

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? Well according to HEB they are in the design phase so it is not too far off and sometimes it's cheaper to maintain than having to dig up the foundation's an...
by Redblock
29 Sep 2018 11:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 373
Views: 108726

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Do ppl still party in Uptown?


Uptown is no longer Party Central but last night One Sette Dallas (ex-idle Rich) was hopping. It had a full parking lot, a SRO patio, and a line at the door.

It may just be the crowd who goes to the new hot place...until the next new hot place opens.
by Redblock
23 Sep 2018 02:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 373
Views: 108726

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Circo Dallas in the One Uptown building is now open.


http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/resta ... high-rise/

I expect all of you beautiful people to dress to impress and report back on what it is like.
by Redblock
16 Sep 2018 13:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Adolphus Renovation
Replies: 13
Views: 4905

Re: Downtown Dallas: Adolphus Renovation

An article from the New York Times travel section.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/15/trav ... eview.html
by Redblock
12 Sep 2018 11:57
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 345
Views: 99629

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Exclusive: Here's what a Texas Bullet Train station could look like https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2018/09/10/exclusive-heres-what-atexas-bullet-train-station.html This is the winning design in a design competition for the HOUSTON HSR station. This may or may not have any influence on what...

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