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by DPatel304
15 Aug 2018 22:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: San Martín (former The MAC location)
Replies: 25
Views: 6731

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

So is this one still not open yet? For some reason, I assumed it already was. They sure took their sweet time, I hope it ends up being worth it.
by DPatel304
14 Aug 2018 13:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 63
Views: 9322

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

That wouldn't surprise me or anyone else one bit; however, I'll be really upset if this results in Campisi's leaving. Agreed, but there is a ton of space in the CBD. Perhaps they could just move close by like what City Tavern is doing, which is perfectly fine with me. At this point it's sounding li...
by DPatel304
14 Aug 2018 10:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 100
Views: 13632

Re: West End 1.0

Totally! The funny thing is, I actually really like the design of the addition... just NOT when it's placed directly on top of the existing structure, lol. Build it next door, convert the top two floors of the old structure, along with some restoration, and call it a day. That would be a huge benef...
by DPatel304
13 Aug 2018 15:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 100
Views: 13632

Re: West End 1.0

So far I'm liking the sound of this project. I agree the color does look like it might be a bit too dark, but the article does say they are willing to compromise. Going into the hearing for comments, Anderson said the upper two stories of the existing garage will be converted to guestrooms. The plan...
by DPatel304
13 Aug 2018 10:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Mid Elm Lofts
Replies: 60
Views: 7273

Re: Mid Elm Lofts

These are gorgeous! I honestly feel like there will be a lot of activity around here, once the new retail opens up here. From what I've seen, Main street seems to be decently lively on a regular basis, and, once word gets out that some new places opened up a block over, I can see a lot more traffic ...
by DPatel304
10 Aug 2018 14:27
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Dallas Mayor Pro-Tem Dwaine Caraway Resigns, Pleads Guilty to Fed Corruption Charges
Replies: 8
Views: 260

Re: Dallas Mayor Pro-Tem Dwaine Caraway Resigns, Pleads Guilty to Fed Corruption Charges

Yeah, fair enough, I'll agree with that. A deck park is something that would probably make more sense 10 years from now, and something we would have been fine without in the meantime. I also agree there are definitely other places that make more sense, and I actually remember saying that when the pa...
by DPatel304
10 Aug 2018 13:16
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Dallas Mayor Pro-Tem Dwaine Caraway Resigns, Pleads Guilty to Fed Corruption Charges
Replies: 8
Views: 260

Re: Dallas Mayor Pro-Tem Dwaine Caraway Resigns, Pleads Guilty to Fed Corruption Charges

I can't help but think about the deck park under construction by the Dallas zoo. It's conveniently in his district. I never understood what the value was in connecting two sides of i35e that clearly aren't very walkable, unless your idea of walkability is the drive thru of Jack in the Box. I hope t...
by DPatel304
10 Aug 2018 11:08
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Fields Ranch development
Replies: 11
Views: 217

Re: Frisco: Fields Ranch development

itsjrd1964 wrote:And that 'engaging nightclubs' thing? Won't happen till Frisco quits having the no-more-drinking-and-clubs-after-midnight mentality every time there is an election. They keep giving 2 hours of potential revenue away every night to Plano and other cities.


How does Concrete Cowboy get away with it?
by DPatel304
09 Aug 2018 11:36
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Midlothian Development
Replies: 7
Views: 132

Re: Midlothian Development

Hannibal Lecter wrote:It's a long way from South Dallas to Midlothian.


Indeed, but more development South will eventually 'pull' the center of DFW closer and closer to the CBD.
by DPatel304
09 Aug 2018 10:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 276
Views: 49863

Re: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)

I popped in to the Statler on Saturday and actually wasn't able to find R&B. I didn't spend too much time looking for it though, but this is definitely a place that's on my list of places to try out.
by DPatel304
08 Aug 2018 22:16
Forum: Texas Town + City Issues/News
Topic: Rooftop movie theater to open in Houston
Replies: 0
Views: 38

Rooftop movie theater to open in Houston

Houston's new rooftop theater will have you enjoying the feeling of an outdoor movie, all while taking in the views of the city. Later this fall, Rooftop Cinema Club will be opening its first Houston location theater. Based out of London, the theater chain already has multiple locations established...
by DPatel304
08 Aug 2018 21:30
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Midlothian Development
Replies: 7
Views: 132

Re: Midlothian Development

"They will develop this project in phases; each phase will be a $500 million capital investment. Over a five-year period, they have to create 40 jobs," Barnett said.


Sounds like a giant rip-off for a measly 40 jobs, all so they can boast about having "Google" in their city.
by DPatel304
08 Aug 2018 13:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 63
Views: 9322

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

I was thinking about that this past weekend as well. I think it depends on time of day. Saturday nights are definitely a lot livelier. I was at ChopHouse Burger Sunday afternoon, and overheard a tourist asking the server why there weren't that many people downtown. Yeah, there are more people aroun...
by DPatel304
07 Aug 2018 23:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 360
Views: 46737

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I think Victory Park will need something else to really make it as a thriving neighborhood. VP needs another ingredient to become a good stew... or brew... Agreed. Is there a reason why they don't do something with the plaza and the screens outside the AAC? Maybe they already are and I'm just not a...
by DPatel304
07 Aug 2018 17:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 63
Views: 9322

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Great update! Funny I was down there on Saturday, but didn't go in the Statler (I've been in there a few times before). I definitely agree with the center of Downtown really coming alive. The walk (or bike or scooter ride) from the Statler to Deep Ellum isn't too far; however, the sidewalk infrastr...
by DPatel304
07 Aug 2018 15:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 63
Views: 9322

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

That's really great to hear that The Statler was packed. Though I haven't been, it sounded like Scout was a really large space, so I was wondering how they were going to fill it up, but sounds like that's not an issue. To be more precise, Scout was 'just the right' amount of busy, meaning enough sp...
by DPatel304
07 Aug 2018 14:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 63
Views: 9322

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

I don't really have an update/announcement regarding Downtown Dallas, but I just wanted to say that I hung out in Downtown last Saturday for dinner/drinks and I was really impressed at how lively it all was. We had dinner at Americano, then walked over to the Statler for drinks at Scout (which was v...
by DPatel304
07 Aug 2018 11:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 217
Views: 33328

Re: Oak Lawn

It Looks Like Matt McCallister Is Planning a New Neighborhood Restaurant in Oak Lawn A weirdly mysterious new Instagram account created for a restaurant called Homewood indicates that chef Matt McCallister is likely planning his new venture. No address is listed for the secretive new eatery, which ...
by DPatel304
06 Aug 2018 12:41
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike
Replies: 135
Views: 21422

Re: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike

...so I'm curious, does the city still try to float a bike rental deal at Fair Park? I was there this past weekend and they still had the docked bikes by the Texas Discovery Gardens. I would be shocked if anyone rides them. $5.00 for the first half hour (or hour), then $2.50 per half hour after tha...
by DPatel304
03 Aug 2018 21:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 2401 Cedar Springs
Replies: 4
Views: 458

Uptown Dallas: 2401 Cedar Springs

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by DPatel304
02 Aug 2018 18:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 217
Views: 33328

Re: Oak Lawn

The massively popular brunch chain Snooze an A.M. Eatery is bringing its creative breakfast twists to its most central location in Dallas yet: Oak Lawn. The Denver-based chain, which made its Dallas debut in Addison in June, will open a restaurant at 3211 Oak Lawn Ave, near the intersection of Ceda...
by DPatel304
02 Aug 2018 16:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 725
Views: 93754

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I'm probably one of the few Conservatives on here (and one of those Evangelical Christians at that- GASP!!)... Some of the comments above sort of make me chuckle, but hey we're all created different with different ideas and different opinions. I'm a proud Trump Supporter and a proud Cruz Supporter....
by DPatel304
01 Aug 2018 11:25
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 158
Views: 24484

Re: DFW Economy

* It’s been so long since Houston scored a major league win in the corporate relocation game, it’s hard to hold hope that economic development can do anything substantive about Houston’s vacancy problem. Is this referring to the entire Metropolitan area, or just Houston proper? I'm not as familiar ...
by DPatel304
01 Aug 2018 10:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 725
Views: 93754

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Just the other day I was thinking how long it's been since we have heard anything about HQ2. Seems like all signs point to DC, which isn't a huge surprise. A part of me thinks this is all intentional and this is just what Amazon wants everyone to believe. Either way, I just want this thing to be off...
by DPatel304
01 Aug 2018 09:37
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 59
Views: 7931

Re: Fair Park

There is no doubt in my mind that Jerryworld will still be a very viable option in 2026. There will be a total of 80 games played during the world cup, so, while Jerryworld might be a bit dated in 8 years time, there is no way they will find a way to play 80 games and not include it.
by DPatel304
31 Jul 2018 15:47
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 136
Views: 16090

Re: Trinity River Park

That isn't something FOKT is necessarily doing wrong, they just, like you said, have a different vision. Personally, I'm not sure what would be better. I do like the idea of a pedestrian only trail lined with residential, restaurants, etc.., but it's also nice to have a quiet 'escape' from the noise...
by DPatel304
30 Jul 2018 14:54
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 136
Views: 16090

Re: Trinity River Park

True, but they are also only working with a mere 11 acres.
by DPatel304
30 Jul 2018 12:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 208
Views: 26434

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

The restaurant and bar is still open, but crews will be doing a renovation to move the parking lot, expand the kitchen and add a new private dining area. Managing Partner Buddy Cramer calls it a "beautification." City of Dallas records confirm that the bar's new certificate of occupancy i...
by DPatel304
30 Jul 2018 12:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 366
Views: 52839

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Yeah, I visited Drugstore a few times for the coffee, but it was never a place that I really wanted to stay at. It felt a little dark and cold in there. Yeah, that's how I felt too. I'm not a huge coffee drinker, so I can't speak on the actual quality of the coffee (most coffee tastes good to me), ...
by DPatel304
29 Jul 2018 20:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 366
Views: 52839

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

A troubled bar in Deep Ellum has closed, but there's already a new concept moving in, from well-regarded veterans in the neighborhood. The closure is Drugstore Cowboy, a coffeehouse-bar that resided at one of the most central locations in Deep Ellum: 2721 Main St., at the intersection of Main and C...
by DPatel304
29 Jul 2018 19:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 239
Views: 28297

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

I went this morning and was terribly disappointed. Very small, and very small selection, unless you want a bottle of wine. Basically a glorified 7-11. Maybe your expectations were a bit too high? I've been to one Royal Grocer in Austin and it was smaller than this location. This was never supposed ...
by DPatel304
27 Jul 2018 09:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 239
Views: 28297

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

I haven't walked by this one, but it looks bigger and nicer than the one I went to in Austin (I'm sure Austin has big/nice ones too, I just happened to go into a smaller one).
by DPatel304
26 Jul 2018 16:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 336
Views: 59609

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

Wow, that's actually pretty awesome! I do feel like Twisted Root and Cane Rosso seem to have gone down in quality (especially Twisted Root), but, that's neither here nor there, because I think those two, along with the rest are very welcome additions to Downtown.
by DPatel304
26 Jul 2018 13:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 62
Views: 9705

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

Oh wow, that's surprising. Isn't Eberhard relatively newish (meaning the last year or so)?
by DPatel304
25 Jul 2018 22:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 360
Views: 46737

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Co-working firm WeWork is growing its footprint with a new location in Victory Park. The New York-based firm has rented two full floors of offices in the Victory Plaza building at 3090 Olive Street — at the entry to American Airlines Center. The new facility will include everything from private off...
by DPatel304
25 Jul 2018 21:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 366
Views: 52839

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

This will really change the way travelers experience Dallas. Now they can fly to DFW, take the DART to this hostel and there's enough in Deep Ellum to really entertain people for the weekend. If not, they can DART elsewhere, bike somewhere, or use the D-Link.
by DPatel304
25 Jul 2018 20:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 360
Views: 55063

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Wow, I haven't been down to this area in months, but this intersection is looking very nice!
by DPatel304
25 Jul 2018 15:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 55
Views: 4978

Re: Lower Greenville Development

I'll have to see this one in person to really judge, but it's definitely looking underwhelming. This won't happen anytime soon, but there is still room to grow to the south where Greenville/Henderson/Ross all converge.
by DPatel304
25 Jul 2018 15:26
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 182
Views: 18502

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

It's not just a money issue, right? The neighborhood is still against it?
by DPatel304
21 Jul 2018 00:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (~273 FT / 23 ST)
Replies: 100
Views: 24835

Re: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (~273 FT / 23 ST)

Has anyone seen any details on the opening of the theater? I couldn't find anything from a brief Google search. They are actually showing movies this weekend (July 21st - July 23rd): https://cinepolisusa.com/locations/cinepolis-luxury-cinemas-victory-park?utm_source=social&utm_medium=facebook&a...
by DPatel304
20 Jul 2018 18:08
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 62
Views: 6758

Re: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava

Dallas cheaped out and now has to spend millions more repairing Calatrava's second bridge Huitt-Zollars' vice president Charles Quade told the city that depending on the fix, repairs should take between eight and 15 months. And it could cost — again, an estimate here, because the contractor hasn't ...
by DPatel304
20 Jul 2018 12:31
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 136
Views: 16090

Re: Trinity River Park

So the new Trinity Park concept is only between the Continental Bridge Park and 35 according to the article correct? Well that's a sizable drop from previously planned improvements all along the flood zone. I thought this had been the plan for a while. I'm all for scaling this project down though. ...
by DPatel304
20 Jul 2018 11:25
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 136
Views: 16090

Re: Trinity River Park

The 200-Acre Harold Simmons Park Between The Trinity River Levees Moves Forward https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2018/07/the-200-acre-harold-simmons-park-in-the-trinity-river-is-moving-forward/?ref=mpw As I suspected, nothing really new is being said in this article. They mentioned the need fo...
by DPatel304
19 Jul 2018 21:25
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike
Replies: 135
Views: 21422

Re: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike

That's good news for now, but I hope the new regulation doesn't scare away all bike share companies.
by DPatel304
19 Jul 2018 12:22
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: Dallas Cowboys: Forbes most valuable sports team
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Dallas Cowboys: Forbes most valuable sports team

I think that just shows how much the focus has been on the "brand" of the Dallas Cowboys. I haven't looked much into it, but I'm wondering how much television revenue plays into the valuations. While we (Americans) have access to view pretty much all the Premier League games, I've heard t...
by DPatel304
19 Jul 2018 11:54
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: Dallas Cowboys: Forbes most valuable sports team
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Dallas Cowboys: Forbes most valuable sports team

It's crazy to me that an NFL team can top a list of WORLD's most valuable sports teams. The majority of the world doesn't care about football, they care about soccer, yet somehow we have bested Manchester United and Real Madrid. That's insane.
by DPatel304
19 Jul 2018 11:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey
Replies: 25
Views: 1792

Re: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey

A colorful addition to the Dallas skyline is one step closer to becoming reality. Imagine a Dallas version of the London Eye - a bright observation wheel where you can look out for miles. The Dallas Planning Commission is expected to approve a zoning change request Thursday from the developers who ...
by DPatel304
19 Jul 2018 09:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 366
Views: 52839

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

The restaurant/bar inside the hostel is definitely way too pricey for a hostel, but I don't think that's a huge deal, considering there are a number of options in Deep Ellum for quick/cheap eats. I don't know how expensive hostels generally are, but I'm not surprised that this is more on the pricey ...
by DPatel304
18 Jul 2018 18:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 366
Views: 52839

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Meet Izkina, a Cocktail Bar and Spanish Tapas Restaurant in a Deep Ellum Hostel Izkina offers guests and Dallas residents alike a Spanish-inspired experience with some simple Spanish cocktails, like red wine and cola, sherry with lemon soda, traditional mixed drinks and sangrias. To finish out the ...

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