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by Waldozer
16 Feb 2018 23:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 583
Views: 35444

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I also have a lot of experience here. DMN is right. UTD is trying really hard right now to become Tier 1 but they are thinking a decade into the future in terms of having a global impact. Aside from UTSW, which is not an undergraduate institution, Dallas doesn’t have Tier 1 research universities. Te...
by Waldozer
16 Feb 2018 22:06
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 358
Views: 36309

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Went to El Famoso with my wife tonight. She’s a skeptic Californian but she really liked it. It was surprisingly packed. We will be going back soon.
by Waldozer
16 Feb 2018 15:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 583
Views: 35444

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:
Waldozer wrote:If DC is the clear favorite, then how can any city except for DC be in a far better position than any other?

The same way a second place finisher is better than the third finisher.


If they pick DC, how will you know that Dallas came in second place?
by Waldozer
15 Feb 2018 23:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 583
Views: 35444

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

If DC is the clear favorite, then how can any city except for DC be in a far better position than any other?
by Waldozer
15 Feb 2018 23:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 583
Views: 35444

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Hahaha, great send up of Dallas, hjkll. My money has always been on Atlanta.
by Waldozer
15 Feb 2018 17:12
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 358
Views: 36309

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

April opening for Drafthouse Las Colinas. Jeez.
by Waldozer
30 Jan 2018 02:06
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 358
Views: 36309

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I’ll definitely make an effort to explore the live music scene there. I hope it’s good. Went to grimaldis to pick up a pizza. It was about thirty percent full. The bar has some TVs there to watch games. The outdoor seating should be nice; have good views out to the street and the lake. I talked to t...
by Waldozer
24 Jan 2018 15:09
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 358
Views: 36309

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

“Big Beat Dallas provides free admission to the Texas Lottery® Open-Air Plaza up until 9 p.m., where live entertainment will perform 365 days a year. After 9 p.m. admission will be a nominal $10. “

Can’t I just show up at 8:45 and avoid the $10 cover?
by Waldozer
23 Jan 2018 11:00
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 358
Views: 36309

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Yeah, Yardhouse is definitely open as of yesterday.
by Waldozer
22 Jan 2018 21:23
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 358
Views: 36309

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Hotel, retail and apartment building.
by Waldozer
21 Jan 2018 00:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 122
Views: 15945

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Cbdallas wrote:And now Apple has jumped into HQ2!

http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-bu ... ees-2018-1


Apple has already said they won’t be following Amazon’s long bidding process and they won’t be building HQ2 in Texas.
by Waldozer
19 Jan 2018 12:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 583
Views: 35444

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, ain’t it now? How’s that Willie Nelson song go? “We have all read the beautiful stories of the countries far over the sea, from whence came our ancestors to establish this land of the free. There are some folks who still like to travel to see what they have over...
by Waldozer
18 Jan 2018 08:03
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 358
Views: 36309

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

“This essentially mimics what happened at O'conner across from the Urban Center DART station.”

What development are you referring to? The townhomes on the corner of E Las Colinas Blvd and Riverside?
by Waldozer
05 Jan 2018 00:04
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 358
Views: 36309

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Just noticed a lot of new opening dates for businesses at Toyota Music Factory. Bar Louie and Thirsty Lion have been respectably holding down the fort for a while now but the Brazilian steakhouse is supposedly opening in four days. Grimaldis Pizzeria is opening at the end of January and Drafthouse m...
by Waldozer
27 Nov 2017 15:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: The McKenzie (~240 ST / 22 ST)
Replies: 34
Views: 4636

Re: Knox: The McKenzie (~240 ST / 22 ST)

Even without the lettering, this is definitely Case.
by Waldozer
17 Nov 2017 16:44
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 358
Views: 36309

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Drafthouse Las Colinas is not opening until February 2018, if not later.

https://mobile.twitter.com/AlamoDFW/sta ... 2126147584
by Waldozer
17 Nov 2017 11:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 583
Views: 35444

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Sanctimonious Muslims exist but are probably not as relevant in a discussion of what could tank Dallas’s chances of attracting Amazon as sanctimonious Christians like Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-texas-lgbt/texas-lieutenant-governor-calls-on-christians-to-support-b...
by Waldozer
16 Nov 2017 17:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 583
Views: 35444

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Is it really that controversial to call some Christians out for having a holier than thou attitude towards everybody else? Especially the ones who support this bathroom bill. This is precisely my point. hahaha That could be fine and/or relevant, but talk of ruining civilizations? That part is simpl...
by Waldozer
16 Nov 2017 13:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 583
Views: 35444

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Is it really that controversial to call some Christians out for having a holier than thou attitude towards everybody else? Especially the ones who support this bathroom bill.
by Waldozer
11 Nov 2017 09:49
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 358
Views: 36309

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Parking info here: http://toyotamusicfactory.com/plan-your-visit/directions-and-parking/ Looks like garage parking for restaurant patrons should always be available and free. Maybe it wasn’t open because of construction - grand opening isn’t technically until December. I’ve walked around there. It’s...
by Waldozer
03 Nov 2017 06:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 583
Views: 35444

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Even with some corporate relocations, I don’t know that claims of Texas’s economic strength and California’s economic weakness are supported by the data over the past couple of years. http://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/texanomics/article/Gov-Abbott-keeps-bashing-California-but-Texas-11202452.p...
by Waldozer
02 Nov 2017 14:06
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 358
Views: 36309

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Thanks for linking the article. The article states something interesting at the end, “Gables has even retained a small building site at the west side of Water Street where the developer could potentially add a high-rise.”

Do it. High rise condos would sell like hot cakes. I’ll take one.
by Waldozer
31 Oct 2017 09:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 175
Views: 28138

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

Why no big hole here? Just because it’s all above ground parking?
by Waldozer
27 Oct 2017 06:51
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 358
Views: 36309

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Took the wife to Thirsty Lion last night as people were arriving for the Dave Chapelle concert and was pleasantly surprised to find that Thirsty Lion validates parking for two hours even during events. I don’t know about any of the other places but that seems like it will be standard for restaurants...
by Waldozer
25 Oct 2017 10:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 583
Views: 35444

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

They probably meant in and out of the core. Boston is a completely different beast for sure. The T was my bread and butter for four years. Frequent stops, always busy, always felt safe, but damned if it didn’t stop running way too early at night. Here, even thought it’d be nice to take drat more oft...
by Waldozer
25 Oct 2017 09:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 583
Views: 35444

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I really like the attempts to build up DART. But sunbelt cities don’t compete on the transit. They are built for cars and Dallas especially. That the light rail is large just shows how sprawling the metroplex is, not how great dart is. Anecdotes about taking the DART are most often about how slow it...
by Waldozer
24 Oct 2017 21:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 583
Views: 35444

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Awful lot of groan-inducing pablum in that list. I’ll just highlight the one I groaned the loudest at: “home to the largest light rail” As this recent article makes evident, the DART is useless for most people, especially the ones that need it the most. https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2017/10/...
by Waldozer
24 Oct 2017 00:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 583
Views: 35444

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I’m thinking Atlanta. Boston is my second pick.
by Waldozer
23 Oct 2017 10:18
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 104
Views: 3240

Re: I-345 Teardown

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by Waldozer
22 Oct 2017 13:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 583
Views: 35444

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Dallas also has UT Southwestern Medical Center which is one of the top medical research centers in the world. The most recent ranking has it at number 5 behind MIT. Of the top 50 institutions identified in this year’s list, 38 are in the U.S. High-scorers beyond the top three include the University ...
by Waldozer
20 Oct 2017 01:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 583
Views: 35444

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

tanzoak wrote:
I will scream if it's Atlanta. Philly, I can understand. Same with Boston. DC, I guess, but an annoying pick. Atlanta.. hell no.


Why not Atlanta?
by Waldozer
19 Oct 2017 18:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 583
Views: 35444

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Not sure if Atlanta’s was actually posted:

https://youtu.be/LpvlxV8PUDA
by Waldozer
19 Oct 2017 08:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 70
Views: 5312

Re: Dallas Smart District

Preservation of Dallas’s history and architecture is critical to maintaining its unique identity. Eagles Nest is a beautiful building. I’ve always wondered what it looks like inside. I hope everything that can be done is done to preserve it.
by Waldozer
18 Oct 2017 16:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 70
Views: 5312

Re: Dallas Smart District

I don't know if I would want a 1,500 footer in Dallas until two or three new ~1,100 footers set a foundation in the clouds. The last thirty years have brought no building taller than 560 ft (ok, 562’ if you count AMLI). Bank of America is likely to be the tallest building in Dallas for at least the...
by Waldozer
16 Oct 2017 11:56
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 358
Views: 36309

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I've also noticed that the construction fence around the northern end of Water Street is down and they've even got ceiling fans on in some of the units. Leasing office looked like it was almost ready as well. Hard to believe when you look at the other end of the site. I dig that dark brick color th...
by Waldozer
26 Sep 2017 12:28
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Institute for Creation Research
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: Institute for Creation Research

Oh, Jeffress. That makes sense. That guy wouldn't accept evolution if his tailbone grew back the tail. Wilonsky does a great roast of the guy.

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/dallas- ... our-future
by Waldozer
25 Sep 2017 19:18
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 358
Views: 36309

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Thanks for all the info . I guess palladium is that same company that had proposed the condos . Oh well.
by Waldozer
25 Sep 2017 19:07
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Institute for Creation Research
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: Institute for Creation Research

That's interesting. I've seen their former headquarters; I guess it's on that same bit of land in an industrial district next to Korea town, on Royal and Luna. They also have a creation museum just outside of Dinosaur Valley State Park. I didn't go in but I guess they have compelling evidence that d...
by Waldozer
25 Sep 2017 10:51
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 358
Views: 36309

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

https://s26.postimg.org/zagzygvx5/IMG_2345.png Does anyone know what this is? Drove by Lake Carolyn Parkway. This plot of land is on Lake Carolyn, facing the Orange Line Urban Center stop. Lots of dirt moving. There had been a proposal, maybe a couple of years ago, for twin condo towers to go there...
by Waldozer
23 Sep 2017 12:24
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 358
Views: 36309

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

This will answer all of your questions regarding lake Carolyn:

http://www.dcurd.org/lake-carolyn-frequ ... questions/
by Waldozer
11 Sep 2017 21:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 583
Views: 35444

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

>To be clear, the NYT hates Dallas.

Ha, I doubt the NYT much cares about Dallas one way or another.
by Waldozer
30 Aug 2017 10:42
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 358
Views: 36309

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

According to Dallas Observer, the reason the Foxworthy show is cancelled is because the Houston counterpart was cancelled and canceling this one is "out of respect." Anyway, wasn't that supposed to happen after Dave Chappelle on the 31st? I still can't see them delivering by that date.
by Waldozer
28 Aug 2017 16:47
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 358
Views: 36309

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

The parking for a while will be in the finished parking garage for the towers next door. But I cannot see how they finish the performance hall to a satisfactory degree before the first Chapelle concert. I wonder if they will move it to the Irving Convention Center or cancel "because of" Ha...
by Waldozer
15 Aug 2017 23:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 184
Views: 21597

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

With all due respect to Steve Brown, he's a terrible writer and an even worse reporter. He's one of the main reasons I can't bring myself to buy a subscription to DMN. Every time a business/real estate headline starts with "Construction Project kicks off" or one of those godawful corny att...
by Waldozer
10 Aug 2017 13:44
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 358
Views: 36309

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I've been checking the Las Colinas store page on the Whole Foods website fairly often, and it's been updated recently, as well. It now says "opening Fall 2017" rather than "opening 2017"). And in all caps "NOW HIRING!" http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/lascolinas I...
by Waldozer
03 Aug 2017 19:19
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 358
Views: 36309

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Bar Louie has a ribbon cutting ceremony open to the public on Tuesday, August 29th. http://local.irvingchamber.com/events/Bar-Louie-Music-Factory-Grand-Opening-RibbonCutting-Ceremony-3114/details Thirsty Lion Pub opening October 10. http://www.thirstyliongastropub.com/thirsty-lion-music-factory Also...
by Waldozer
24 Jul 2017 22:08
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 358
Views: 36309

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Paywall blocks article but looks like Thirsty Lion won't open by Labor Day. Article says instead "late September."


https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... g-its.html
by Waldozer
26 Jun 2017 12:46
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 358
Views: 36309

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

It'll only partially open for September. The rest won't be finished for several months.

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