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by Redblock
17 Jul 2019 21:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 184
Views: 57773

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: 364
Views: 89764

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: 243
Views: 57291

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: 608
Views: 180988

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: 364
Views: 89764

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: 608
Views: 180988

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: 273
Views: 55925

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: 243
Views: 57291

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: 243
Views: 57291

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: 223
Views: 69556

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: 364
Views: 89764

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: 396
Views: 109788

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: 149
Views: 36409

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: 138
Views: 32152

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: 43
Views: 8053

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: 43
Views: 8053

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: 396
Views: 109788

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: 364
Views: 89764

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: 45592

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: 364
Views: 89764

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: 243
Views: 57291

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: 94
Views: 19121

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: 11232

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: 94
Views: 19121

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: 396
Views: 109788

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: 16045

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: 396
Views: 109788

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: 149
Views: 36409

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: 94
Views: 19121

Re: TexRail

by Redblock
21 Nov 2018 16:23
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Collin County Transportation
Replies: 58
Views: 17481

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: 134
Views: 30274

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: 239610

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: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 463
Views: 117788

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: 149
Views: 36409

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: 364
Views: 89764

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: 364
Views: 89764

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: 4500

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: 330
Views: 85115

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...
by Redblock
20 Aug 2018 09:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 364
Views: 89764

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

^^^ Speaking of Hot Joy, has anyone found out what the zoning change request for this site involved? The case number is Z178-223 (some prankster moved the sign to West Village by Massage Envy).
by Redblock
16 Aug 2018 12:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: San Martín (former The MAC location)
Replies: 43
Views: 16045

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

They covered the former blue wall that faces McKinney Avenue in brick but only the south traffic facing side. Also, you can see tall stacks of boxes inside from McKinney Ave so I am sure they are doing a lot of unpacking. They have an active Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/sanmartindallas/ ...
by Redblock
03 Aug 2018 01:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Re: Uptown Dallas: William B. Travis School - DISD
Replies: 2
Views: 975

Re: Uptown Dallas: William B. Travis School - DISD

Sighs for a zoning change have been posted outside the Travis Talented and Gifted Magnet School at McKinney and Allen. The case number is Z178-313. Has anyone heard from DISD or community groups about any plans to sell the campus? In early June there were coring trucks working in the teacher's parki...
by Redblock
01 Aug 2018 23:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 364
Views: 89764

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

The Velvet Taco which took over the Urban Taco building has hung a banner that they are opening Monday, August 6.
by Redblock
31 Jul 2018 22:18
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 76
Views: 19656

Re: Fair Park

Cronies lose another one, thank goodness. Now maybe we can get a Springtime Exposition on the same scale as Autumnal State Fair. Some big time soccer games, Earth Day, Dallas Film Festival, Farm Aid Concert featuring Willie Nelson (please), Cinco de Mayo.... I didn't realize this, but I think the C...
by Redblock
21 Jul 2018 02:26
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 94
Views: 19121

Re: TexRail

Here is a June 6 note from KRLD. A VIP train will run on December 31 and regular service will begin Saturday, January 5.

https://krld.radio.com/articles/news/tr ... te-texrail
by Redblock
25 Jun 2018 16:26
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 273
Views: 55925

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Yet now it will never happen because to build it would mean shutting down the red and blue lines for months to build out the station. The neighborhood and developers wish it was there now though. For DART and the neighborhood, it makes more sense to fund the streetcar extension to Knox Henderson th...

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