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by Redblock
19 Mar 2019 12:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 290
Views: 64736

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: 153
Views: 33063

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: 290
Views: 64736

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: 224
Views: 43343

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: 84
Views: 14220

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: 8642

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: 84
Views: 14220

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: 363
Views: 87064

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: 13766

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: 363
Views: 87064

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: 98
Views: 27705

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: 84
Views: 14220

Re: TexRail

by Redblock
21 Nov 2018 16:23
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Collin County Transportation
Replies: 58
Views: 14393

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: 103
Views: 21028

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: 1035
Views: 196424

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: 384
Views: 87822

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: 98
Views: 27705

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: 290
Views: 64736

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: 290
Views: 64736

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: 12
Views: 3366

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: 69529

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: 290
Views: 64736

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: 13766

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: 667

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: 290
Views: 64736

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: 67
Views: 15232

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: 84
Views: 14220

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: 253
Views: 42476

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...
by Redblock
25 Jun 2018 15:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 198
Views: 51019

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

The parking lot is blocked off today.
by Redblock
03 Jun 2018 18:47
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: DART: Bus system
Replies: 15
Views: 3578

Re: DART: Bus system

DART Demos New Proterra Zero-Emission, All-Electric Buses The seven zero-emission all-electric buses are partially funded by a $7.6 million from the Federal Transit Administration’s Low or No Emission Vehicle Deployment Program (LoNo Program). The grant also helps fund the infrastructure to charge ...
by Redblock
19 May 2018 19:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 290
Views: 64736

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

The Gap store in West Village is having a store closing sale.
by Redblock
10 May 2018 19:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 522
Views: 129670

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

Checkout theses quick Paint drawings I did of the Dallas skyline with Dallas Amli Fountain Place Thanks for your preview renderings of this new building in the skyline. Another interesting angle will be coming south on Central. After passing under the Fitzhugh bridge there should be a good view of ...
by Redblock
05 May 2018 19:54
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 224
Views: 43343

Re: the Cotton Belt line

Here is link about three upcoming Public Hearings about the just completed Draft Evironmental Impart Statement.

http://dart.org/about/expansion/cottonbelt.asp

You can download pdfs on many segments.
by Redblock
15 Apr 2018 18:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 290
Views: 64736

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Possible action at the Hot Joy (former Texas Land & Cattle) site at Cole and Lemmon.

A zoning change request sign was just posted for case number Z178-223.

Hopefully someone can find out what it is about.
by Redblock
14 Mar 2018 22:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 290
Views: 64736

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

The Fat Rabbit space is now PL8.

Here is their website,

http://pl8dallas.com/
by Redblock
02 Mar 2018 09:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 290
Views: 64736

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Crews were moving the furnishings out of Sambuca yesterday.
by Redblock
29 Jan 2018 14:40
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 330
Views: 69529

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Here is a link to the Texas Central Partners website page about the station. https://www.texascentral.com/2018/01/29/north-texas-bullet-train-station/ The text and notes on the plan map mention pedestrian walkways to Dart's Convention Center Station and Union Station. They also mention possible exte...
by Redblock
24 Jan 2018 20:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 384
Views: 87822

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

If I understand this rendering correctly, this add-on developement is the DART headquarters building with structural steel added outside of and through the existing building to support two six floor towers on top. There have been rumors for several years that DART wants to move to a smaller building...
by Redblock
23 Jan 2018 18:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 290
Views: 64736

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Village Burger Bar at Mckinney and St. Paul opened for business today. Parking is allowed in the building garage or you can take the trolley.
by Redblock
23 Jan 2018 18:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 132
Views: 31907

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

Today is supposed to be the last night that Idle Rich is open. They brought a coffin into the building this afternoon for the wake.
by Redblock
05 Jan 2018 15:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 290
Views: 64736

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Cafe Express in M-Line Tower is opening on Monday, Jan. 8.
by Redblock
05 Jan 2018 14:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel
Replies: 98
Views: 27155

Re: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel

Interior work was happening in the Sugar Building today. Make ready?
by Redblock
05 Dec 2017 16:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel
Replies: 98
Views: 27155

Re: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel

They blocked off the left lane of McKinney today with a long term construction fence. It will make for some interesting traffic.
by Redblock
29 Nov 2017 11:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 290
Views: 64736

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Sallio will open Thursday, Nov. 30 in the former Patrizio space at McKinney Plaza.
by Redblock
25 Nov 2017 22:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 290
Views: 64736

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

The Village Burger Bar will soon have a second Uptown location. They are taking the ground floor space at the McKinney and St. Paul corner of the 1845 Woodall Rodgers Freeway building. I am not sure if this building is still called Advancial Tower now or not. They will open in late Dec. or early Jan...

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