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by DPatel304
18 Jul 2019 11:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 183
Views: 43823

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Much of the time, the giant display wall will be used to showcase digital art. For special events, it can do everything from showing classic moves to hosting Dallas Cowboys watch parties. I'm pretty sure this was discussed in this very thread, glad to see it being mentioned in this article. If they...
by DPatel304
17 Jul 2019 14:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 100
Views: 27057

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

cowboyeagle05 wrote:Ah, a Texas chain with locations in Austin and Houston already.


Yeah. I guess it makes business sense, but it's weird to me how alike the nightlife is in Dallas, Houston, and Austin these days.
by DPatel304
17 Jul 2019 14:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 178
Views: 36999

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Family Thais: Officially opening on the 22nd!!!
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=491279358364788

This is a Thai restaurant opening in the West End (208 N Market Suite 150). Things are really starting to pick up in the CBD these days.
by DPatel304
17 Jul 2019 14:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 100
Views: 27057

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

A Tropical Rooftop Paradise Brings Vibrant Drinks To Knox-Henderson 77 Degrees is set to debut its four-tiered rooftop layout at 2107 N Henderson Avenue in a 13,000-square-foot space. According to a press release, 77 Degrees is designed “to evoke rum-soaked evenings in the Caribbean or tequila-fuel...
by DPatel304
17 Jul 2019 14:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 610
Views: 134697

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Word will spread pretty quickly about this area once NBA/NHL season starts up again. Glad to hear things are going well so far, though.
by DPatel304
10 Jul 2019 01:27
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: DTD: West End Square
Replies: 1
Views: 202

Re: DTD: West End Square

Amy Meadows, president of Parks for Downtown Dallas, says in a statement that they plan to break ground on West End Square in early 2020, and their goal is to build all four parks by year-end 2022. http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/city-life/07-08-19-west-end-park-belo-foundation/ This article says...
by DPatel304
04 Jul 2019 00:55
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Katy Trail 1.0
Replies: 7
Views: 1678

Re: Katy Trail 1.0

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Saw this on the Katy Trail today. Anyone heard anything about this? It looked like they have likely been working on this for a little while as I could see a staircase behind the fence.
by DPatel304
02 Jul 2019 16:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Davis Building
Replies: 48
Views: 11179

Re: Davis Building

It looks like Zoes Kitchen is going into the former Union Park spot next to Frankies. I noticed their name was stenciled on the front door of this space. I saw that too. Been wanting Zoes to come downtown for ages. There was a post about this on the Downtown Resident's Council Facebook group severa...
by DPatel304
02 Jul 2019 16:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)
Replies: 77
Views: 10042

Re: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)

mdg109 wrote:I actually don't know what's worse, a surface lot or a parking garage with no retail.


Same. It seems like a huge waste to demolish a building just for a simple surface lot. Then again, a garage is way more permanent, and we'd be (likely) stuck with that thing for decades.
by DPatel304
02 Jul 2019 10:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 157
Views: 48044

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Went to Mudhen for dinner on Saturday and the place was pretty dead, enough that it wouldn't surprise me if they closed soon. Food and service were both great and relatively affordable, so I'm a little confused about why it isn't doing well. You'd think that a huge reason for moving to this area is...
by DPatel304
01 Jul 2019 22:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 178
Views: 36999

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Thanks for providing some pictures. I had heard this restaurant was opening soon in the West End, but I didn't know the exact location. I think it'll be a great addition to the area, and it looks like it has a really promiment location which is great! So glad to see all the progress being made in th...
by DPatel304
01 Jul 2019 14:31
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 317
Views: 71538

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Top D-FW community developer Republic Property heads to downtown Dallas with HQ move
Republic Property Group plans to move 70 people from the One Lincoln Park buiding on North Central Expressway to the 12th floor of the 400 South Record building.

https://outline.com/pP2x32
by DPatel304
01 Jul 2019 10:07
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 146
Views: 31413

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Decherd said he'd ideally like to complete Carpenter Park within a year of Pacific Plaza's completion. He believes Harwood Park will take 18 months to two years after that. The West End park, he said, is "the wild card" because it's the smallest site and could conceivably be done simultan...
by DPatel304
28 Jun 2019 13:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 390
Views: 86581

Re: Oak Lawn

Star-studded trio opens fun new cocktail lounge on Dallas' Cedar Springs They're at 3900 Cedar Springs Rd., in the space that was previously Peasant Pizzeria. They've transformed the space into an open-concept lounge with plush seating and a black bar top dusted in glitter. Floor-to-ceiling windows...
by DPatel304
28 Jun 2019 13:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 364
Views: 89098

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

I visited Foxtrot yesterday and really loved the space, and think it's a great addition to the neighborhood. It looks like it provides a bit of everything, and, surprisingly, it seems to execute it pretty well. There's a very decent wine and beer selection for anyone who wants to grab a drink and ha...
by DPatel304
28 Jun 2019 10:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 390
Views: 86581

Re: Oak Lawn

Does anyone know what a map area of actual Oak Lawn looks like. Lately I keep seeing the news report crime and shootings in the "Oak Lawn neighborhood" but they are happening west of the tollway and more towards the Love Field area. They just seem to be looping all of this area into Oak L...
by DPatel304
28 Jun 2019 10:02
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 317
Views: 71538

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

I wonder if certain companies have no interest in Dallas, but, since we known for ponying up the big bucks, they like to use us for leverage. I definitely felt that way about HQ2, and it could have been the case here as well.
by DPatel304
26 Jun 2019 23:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 149
Views: 36158

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

Can't wait to see this one get underway.
by DPatel304
26 Jun 2019 15:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)
Replies: 19
Views: 2039

Re: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)

Wow, well this is a pleasant surprise if it does happen.
by DPatel304
26 Jun 2019 14:07
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 185
Views: 35056

Re: I-345

So overload 635? That will eventually happen anyway, which is why I support decisions that focus on making Dallas more urban, more public transit friendly, and more walkable to try and get cars off the streets long term. With that said, I'm still not exactly sold on this I-345 removal project, so d...
by DPatel304
26 Jun 2019 10:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 364
Views: 89098

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Primo's is returning to it's original location on McKinney Ave as a more elevated concept... The interesting note, it'll be owned by Mehrdad Moayedi of Centurion American who apparently is starting a new company called Refined Hospitality Group. https://cravedfw.com/2019/06/25/primos-mx-kitchen-lou...
by DPatel304
25 Jun 2019 16:47
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 101
Views: 13865

Re: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)

That Massive Airbnb Hotel on Rainey Will Include a Cafe Natiivo is a 33-story building with 249 residential units that will operate as a hotel, with amenities like a 24/7 concierge, valet parking, pool, and fitness center. The units will be individually owned, but those owners can only stay for a m...
by DPatel304
25 Jun 2019 11:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 364
Views: 89098

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

The Foxtrot space looks great! I agree, I hope they set the standard for future developments along McKinney Ave.
by DPatel304
21 Jun 2019 00:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 364
Views: 89098

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Sorry for the late reply. The Uptown location was doing fine, but I'm told the owner got an offer they couldn't refuse. The good news is it will be open the rest of the year so we can enjoy it a little longer. Thanks for the intel. I wonder if they will plan to relocate somewhere nearby? I'm sure a...
by DPatel304
18 Jun 2019 13:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 390
Views: 86581

Re: Oak Lawn

It should be noted that this coffee shop is ran by a Christian organization. I went to the one on SMU blvd and there were bible classes going on and and bible jokes throughout the place..walls, and on these little pamphlet things etc. I guess they support LGBTQ based on the rainbow logo. I don't kn...
by DPatel304
18 Jun 2019 12:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 390
Views: 86581

Re: Oak Lawn

Oh right, didn't realize no address was included. It's located here: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Union/@32.8079408,-96.8086428,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x864e9f0cdcb6947d:0xb41d53d0ee5b7799!8m2!3d32.808388!4d-96.8082961 Thanks, cowboyeagle05 for the pic. I'm also not sure if this will have an insid...
by DPatel304
18 Jun 2019 12:29
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 328
Views: 83068

Re: Legacy West

It's a shame there isn't more cohesiveness among the different developments around here, because this could have turned into a pretty decent urban core, otherwise.

Either way, congrats again to Plano for this one!
by DPatel304
18 Jun 2019 11:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 390
Views: 86581

Re: Oak Lawn

https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/64948764_10157286511627156_5786217354631315456_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_oc=AQlwgTMXrrPi1EFETBqgbQBJ7KHOHZWTiy54kXdwy319U9ELRtC7hxEXhwvq47H4-OU&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=cca68bcc80f52fd8878ea17d367b9274&oe=5D8E6EB5 This opening came soone...
by DPatel304
17 Jun 2019 23:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 463
Views: 116451

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Great pictures, thanks for the update! I'm so glad this project appears to be seeing regular progress these days.
by DPatel304
16 Jun 2019 23:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 183
Views: 43823

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Well said. AT&T is doing wonders for our urban core by not only just staying put, but also re-investing into the area, which is giving other businesses and people more confidence in the city and more of a reason to stick around. I'm extremely pleased with what I'm seeing from this development an...
by DPatel304
16 Jun 2019 23:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 364
Views: 89098

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Wow, that's awful news. With Uptown in a transition stage, I was really hoping the party scene would eventually leave and we'd be left with a few 'neighborhood bars'. That still will likely happen, I'm just sad we have lost Idle Rich and are now going to lose Gingerman. I don't know how well they ar...
by DPatel304
16 Jun 2019 23:48
Forum: Site Issues + Feedback
Topic: Site UI, UX and formatting
Replies: 19
Views: 9139

Re: Site UI, UX and formatting

texasstar wrote:Is it just me, or is Quick Links not working today?


works for me (I'm using Chrome from my laptop). Perhaps try using a different browser?
by DPatel304
13 Jun 2019 16:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 308
Views: 69803

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

quixomniac wrote:Id prefer a play on words, Deep ellum, Deeper Ellum, and Deepest ellum ;)


I really wouldn't be surprised if that caught on, considering we currently have Lower Greenville and Lowest Greenville.
by DPatel304
13 Jun 2019 11:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 308
Views: 69803

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

So does that mean Clutch is staying in Uptown, and this is a sister bar?

Edit:
It looks like the same group has plans for another place called "The Sporting Club" in Deep Ellum:
https://www.soclutchgroup.com/location/ ... ub-dallas/
by DPatel304
12 Jun 2019 15:25
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 146
Views: 31413

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/64393117_2357987921084351_173515433217884160_n.png?_nc_cat=110&_nc_oc=AQlpSKwlUFE1AgbRotPVVNxh5FzePtYY-CAVH11zrqGn54BHBZfhpXFMtrIy8IvPu2Q&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=ce54c175081ab5e4fd6b8460c43ca2a9&oe=5D909391 It's really coming togeth...
by DPatel304
12 Jun 2019 13:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 610
Views: 134697

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I never went here either, and I always thought it was such an odd location. I hope they have plans to relocate somewhere more prominent.
by DPatel304
31 May 2019 12:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on Phil Kingston
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Re: Thoughts on Phil Kingston

I don't know much about the guy either. I met him briefly at the meeting to reduce Lemmon Ave by a lane (which he was in support of), and then ran into him at a coffee shop once, but that's about it. I'm surprised to hear that he is against up-zoning in Oak Lawn. I figured if he was in support of re...
by DPatel304
31 May 2019 12:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Terminal- Fitzhugh @ Katy Trail (Condos + Retail/Office)
Replies: 27
Views: 4855

Re: The Terminal- Fitzhugh @ Katy Trail (Condos + Retail/Office)

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Yay more luxury housing. /s


The price point is insane, but I'll take condos (even at that price) over more 'luxury' rentals. We definitely need more homeowners in the area, although, obviously, I'd prefer more moderately priced housing.
by DPatel304
29 May 2019 14:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 183
Views: 33190

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Again, I don't know what these people expect, buying a home in a major city's central business district. There's a really really really good chance something big/tall is going to be built next door. I'm honestly shocked there are NIMBYs in the CBD. I would think they would want more development nea...
by DPatel304
25 May 2019 14:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 69
Views: 16231

Re: Lower Greenville Development

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This was posted outside the Taco Cabana on Lower (Lowest?) Greenville.
by DPatel304
24 May 2019 17:24
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Texas: A Shopping Paradise
Replies: 4
Views: 508

Re: Texas: A Shopping Paradise

West Village already provides this to some extent, so perhaps, as McKinney Ave continues to re-develop, we could just see more and more shops added to the street.
by DPatel304
23 May 2019 17:12
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New Census Population Estimates
Replies: 105
Views: 24285

Re: New Census Population Estimates

^Wow, thanks for sharing. That number looks extremely low, but I'm curious to see how other cities (aside from Fort Worth) fared during the same time frame.

I figured we were due for a slow-down, but that is quite a drastic drop from the year before.
by DPatel304
23 May 2019 16:08
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 317
Views: 71538

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Hopefully the fact that Lowe’s wants rail access will automatically disqualify Plano and Frisco. I would imagine. But then I look at Google and Apple in Austin and figure they really don't give a crap about that ...but we'll see. Don't you mean Amazon and Apple? I thought Google is moving to Downto...
by DPatel304
22 May 2019 01:04
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 146
Views: 31413

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/60686563_10107763181024958_7343106324705574912_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-2.xx&oh=8c22154a09ee7b0a0355f4c199d6b533&oe=5D5A4C13 Credit goes to Sean Buckley‎ of the Downtown Residents Council (Dallas) Facebook group.
by DPatel304
20 May 2019 22:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 308
Views: 69803

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

cowboyeagle05 wrote:Bottle Blonde will also have to go...


I'm guessing they'll just lease in another nearby space. With Clutch coming to this area, I think this particular part of town is just getting started as the next party spot.
by DPatel304
20 May 2019 16:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)
Replies: 37
Views: 6195

Re: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)

I've always thought the area where all the strip clubs are might make a good place for some Casinos. I couldn't really tell you specifically where to put them, but, given the current state of the area, it would be considered an improvement for many, and you could have some convenient access to the a...
by DPatel304
17 May 2019 09:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 308
Views: 69803

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

LBK2013 wrote:A birdy told me this is pretty much a done deal. We'll see if they are right.


Oh wow, thanks for sharing! I'll try not to get my hopes up, but this would be incredible if true.
by DPatel304
16 May 2019 16:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 610
Views: 134697

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Deep Ellum's biggest landlord acquires Dallas complex Victory Park
http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/real- ... eep-ellum/

I don't really know how important/significant this is, but here it is.
by DPatel304
16 May 2019 16:54
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 317
Views: 71538

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Haha, I also came here to post this. I won't get my hopes up just yet, but that would be awesome if we could get them to come to Deep Ellum.
by DPatel304
16 May 2019 13:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 157
Views: 48044

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/60339668_2167981713285245_7350426306187624448_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-2.xx&oh=a6c4fd012a64d1ddc617d2646fe69c84&oe=5D734797 Even though they've been open for a couple weeks now, this is their official grand opening party. I was...

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