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by Redblock
19 Nov 2019 21:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 402
Views: 132082

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

THE LOON IS CLOSED!!!

Long live the Loon.

Here is the story.


http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/resta ... adwinners/
by Redblock
17 Nov 2019 02:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown: Dual Brand Hilton Tower / Oak Grove & Hall
Replies: 19
Views: 1080

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

The site has had a rent-a-fence around it for about a week. A large backhoe has knocked down 2 of the 3 buildings on the site. I expect the other building and the trees to be gone next week.

This project and the TC Oak Grove Tower across the street could be going up at the same time.
by Redblock
14 Nov 2019 01:59
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 281
Views: 88989

Re: Silver Line

I got a notification from DART. On Monday, Nov. 18 actual work will actually begin on the Silver Line.....actually.


https://www.dart.org/about/expansion/co ... on=12nov19


Mostly it will be removing the existing track and some utility relocation.
by Redblock
22 Oct 2019 20:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 402
Views: 132082

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

^^^ Close, it will be CutiePies Pizza. Here is their FB page.

https://m.facebook.com/CutiePiesPizza/
by Redblock
21 Oct 2019 17:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: TC Oak Grove Tower (13 ST)
Replies: 24
Views: 5842

Re: Uptown Dallas: TC Oak Grove Tower (13 ST)

The tower crane is going up today.
by Redblock
12 Oct 2019 02:15
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 124
Views: 33620

Re: TexRail

Here is a Gordon Dickson article from the Fort Worth Star Telegram about possible interline operation of TexRail and DART's Silver Line. It also mentions a possible regional commuter rail agency under NCTCOG.


https://www.star-telegram.com/news/busi ... 06857.html
by Redblock
03 Oct 2019 12:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 436
Views: 151013

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

A new cafe called Sloane's Corner will be opening this month in Trammel Crow Center at the Ross and Olive corner. Here is their FB page.

https://m.facebook.com/sloanescorner/
by Redblock
03 Oct 2019 12:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 436
Views: 151013

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

The Royal Blue grocery opened September 22 in the Trammel Crow Center at the Ross and Harwood corner.
by Redblock
03 Oct 2019 12:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 230
Views: 75202

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

CiboDivino Centro has opened in Bryan Tower at Federal and Harwood.
by Redblock
03 Oct 2019 12:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 402
Views: 132082

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

TaTa Asian Cuisine opened up in the space vacated by Gui Korean Japanese Bistro at 2719 Mckinney Ave. It appears they had their soft opening on June 3. TaTa just went ta-ta. The space is now Lover's Egg Roll. New signage was up yesterday. It's the same owner. I guess TaTa Asian Cuisine was not as p...
by Redblock
02 Oct 2019 12:43
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: DART: Bus system
Replies: 32
Views: 9204

Re: DART: Bus system

Another D-Town doing a transit study. Sound familiar?


https://www.denverpost.com/2019/10/02/r ... ne-genova/
by Redblock
14 Sep 2019 09:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
Replies: 101
Views: 41257

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: 362
Views: 121671

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: 362
Views: 121671

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: 66
Views: 16947

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: 159
Views: 55447

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: 402
Views: 132082

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: 402
Views: 132082

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: 124
Views: 33620

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: 124
Views: 33620

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: 221
Views: 86864

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: 402
Views: 132082

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: 281
Views: 88989

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: 682
Views: 268590

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: 402
Views: 132082

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: 682
Views: 268590

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: 295
Views: 84853

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: 281
Views: 88989

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: 281
Views: 88989

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: 258
Views: 110800

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: 402
Views: 132082

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: 436
Views: 151013

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: 159
Views: 55447

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: 45123

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: 11824

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: 11824

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: 436
Views: 151013

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: 402
Views: 132082

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: 57275

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: 402
Views: 132082

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: 281
Views: 88989

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: 124
Views: 33620

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: 14462

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: 124
Views: 33620

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: 436
Views: 151013

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: 18295

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.

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